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DSJC Life Members John and Bridget Martin enjoyed the night

 

Melbourne based gypsy swing band Ultrafox are hitting the road again in early May . A whistle stop tour promoting the release of their new CD " Le bruit des Cabarets { the noise of bars} " which will see them play in Canberra, Narooma , Merimbula and Wodonga..

'Ultrafox' was formed by well known guitarist Peter Baylor over six years ago and has built a growing reputation of one of the finest swing bands around. Seeking their inspiration from the famous " manouche swing " of The Hot club of France featuring Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelly of pre war Paris.

Their music is characterized by the muscular hard driving swing of gypsy style acoustic guitars laced with lyrical yet fiery solos . Hot swinging jazz, tender lyrical ballads, French melodies, gypsy waltzes and original compositions make up the band's extensive repertoire.

Recent appearances at major music and jazz festivals include, White Night Festival, Wangaratta Jazz Festival, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Oz Manouche, Stonington & Eltham Festivals as well as regular performances at Bennett's Lane and The Paris Cat Jazz Club

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One of the hardest working jazz bands in Australia, Ultrafox create an atmosphere of elegant swing and exuberant , dynamic dance tempo jazz. Joining Peter is Jon Hunt on clarinet and saxophone, Jon Delaney on guitar and Kain Borlase on Double bass.