Swing & Funk, Gypsy Jazz & Mainstream, Risk & Tradition
Oscillating between Swing and Funk, Gypsy Jazz and Mainstream, between risk and tradition, SWUNKY LONG LEGS is a group from the Hérault with communicative energy!
Instruments played by masters, a singer with hoarse voice and plenty of rhythm in the legs: what more can one ask to open th festival! Emily Przeniczka (vocals), Symon Savignoni (guitar), Arthur Anelli (guitar) and Michel Crosio (piano) have met each other many times on the Jazz stages of the South of France, but it is in July 2016 that they really came together musically. It was a strong start and they immediately went to Lille for a week-long tour! In addition to their recognized talents, it is their complicity that gives them an edge: on stage, it releases a communicative, crazy energy!
They "play", and the audience loves it! They have so much fun that, to the great pleasure of the spectators, they have even been known to engage in friendly fights with guitar / vocal improvisations!
Emily Przeniczka – vocals
Symon Savignoni - guitar
Arthur Anelli - guitar
Michel Crosio - piano
Tuba Skinny take a direct flight from New Orleans especially to come to Blauzac. Founded in 2009 this energetic band has steadily evolved from a loose collection of street musicians into a solid ensemble dedicated to bringing the traditional New Orleans sound to audiences around the world. They are now recognized as one of the very best! Drawing on a wide range of musical influences—from spirituals to Depression-era blues, from ragtime to traditional jazz—their sound evokes the rich musical heritage of their New Orleans home. The band has gained a loyal following through their distinctive sound, their commitment to reviving long-lost songs, and their barnstorming live performances.
Shaye Cohnc- cornet, fiddle, piano, accordio, banjo, trumpet, spoons
Craig Flory – clarinet, saxophone
Barnabus Jones -trombone, banjo, fiddle, guitar, vocals
Robin Rapuzzi - washboard
Todd (Winfield Newton Burdick III) -tuba
Max Bien-Kahn – guitar
Justin Lawrence - 6 string banjo