2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Velvet Caravan

Thursday, March 17
9:00PM - 9:40PM


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Based in Savannah, GA., Velvet Caravan brings together musicians from as close as Austin, TX and Des Moines, IA and as far away as Venezuela and Slovenia. The quintet's varied lineage contributes to its eclectic sound as the group weaves thick threads of Latin and Gypsy music into acoustic swing Jazz. The term "Gypsy Jazz" has stuck, and it seems a fitting way to describe the freewheeling virtuosity that has enlivened so many clubs and festivals since the group's founding in 2011.

Velvet Caravan's music is indeed strongly rooted the gypsy jazz of guitarist Django Reinhardt and his Hot Club de France. In abundance during their live shows, and in full display on their new album Acoustic in Nature, are rich veins of New Orleans jazz, Latin music, Western Swing and even Afro-Caribbean time signatures.

More than just a carbon-copy of the gypsy jazz so eloquently laid down by the early 20th Century masters, Reinhardt and...

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Savannah, GA
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