ISLE OF BUTE JAZZ FESTIVAL

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Viper Swing are:


Dirk Ronneburg - Violin and vocals, Paul Paterson - guitar, David Lawson - guitar, Matt Curtis - double bass



Edinburgh-based Viper Swing plays hot gypsy jazz: infectious rhythms, joyful improvisations, and Louis Armstrong style vocals blend to evoke the swing-era spirit of the 1920’s, 30’s, and 40’s. Whether on a festival stage or at an intimate cocktail reception, the band sets toes to tapping, hips to swaying, and hearts to singing. Years of dedication and consummate artistry shine through every note they play. Their repertoire includes works of the legendary gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, songs from the Great American Songbook, and original compositions—along with gypsy swing arrangements of modern pop songs (Michael Jackson, Abba, and Daft Punk, to name a few). They perform regularly throughout the UK. Past performances include the highly successful stage play, "Playing Django", about the life of Django Reinhardt. Edinburgh Jazz Festival, Kelburn Garden Party, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Northern Roots Festival, Lindisfarne Festival, Callander Jazz Festival, Dundee Jazz Club, Garioch Jazz Club, several TV appearances, and an ongoing Sunday residency at the Edinburgh Sheraton Hotel for the past 4 years.