Bands

Carolina Reapers Swing

Friday and Saturday- Casino

We already know what happens when Carolina Reapers Swing go on stage: the irresistible swing, the explosion of energy, the craziness — and not to forget the exquisite repertoire, the tenderness and the subtlety, the contrasts — and one sure thing: dancing won’t stop until that last note is played as they bring one hell of a party.

Fernando Morrison, musician and Lindy Hop dance instructor, called upon his favorite jazz musicians in Montpellier to create this swing dream team.

Four gifted and creative soloists: trumpet and singer Benjamin Faconnier, trombonist Sami Khalfoune, clarinetist David Tavani and saxophonist Mickaël Pernet. Behind them, the solid and swinging rhythm section: pianist Joseph Vu Van, guitarist and singer Audrey Leclair, drummer Arthur Defrain, and Fernando Morrison, bassist and band-leader.

Their performances are always surprising, full of inspiration and creativity, and you’ll never hear a song played twice the same way. Together they are a group of outstanding musicians and passionate individuals who take it upon themselves to make every Carolina Reapers Swing show a one-of-a-kind experience.

Carolina Reapers Swing

María Esteban Quartet

Thursday

Maria Esteban Quartet is a band mixing different styles and artistic influences. Their music brings together many classic references of the genre: Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, Nancy Wilson, Billie Holiday… Their repertoire has been carefully selected and the artists offer creatively crafted arrangements, on top of an original presence on the stage.

María Esteban Quartet