Jerry Senfluk & his Capital Swing recapture the exciting days of the Swing era with a small band recreation of all that was best in the famous V-disc sessions of the mid '40s.
Reflecting the highlights of Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw, yet creating an original sound, Capital Swing has its own roots - roots which are nourished by the backgrounds and wide experience of its members who have played in a wide range of styles and in richly varied company.
The ethnically most diverse, truly international band, having gone to globalisation long before the word was invented, presents a splendidly hot and enthusiastic music. Jerry likes to take the material from some of the forgotten but fascinating backwaters of the American and European musical heritage as well as giving standards a freshness in treatment that brings them to the listener anew.
The band's six-month residency introduced live jazz into Chelsea Harbour. Their history includes appearances at the Pizza Express, the Barbican Centre, the 100 Club, the Royal Festival Hall and Tufnell Park Tavern. They were featured on BBC Radio 2, France's Antenne 3 and Czech Radio's World Service as well as at Festivals in Canterbury, Lucerne, Schaffhausen, Seville and other Andalucian locations, Munster in Alsace, Hay-on-Wye and Silkeborg.
The band's first audio cassette was released in May 1995, just in time for their first tour of Switzerland. With a grant from The Arts Council of England, the quintet released a compact disc in June 1998. Four months later, the band started a residency at the Dock's Bar & Grill in Whitechapel and was involved in preliminary plans of opening new jazz venues in London's Docklands and Greenwich as well as in Zurich's Niederdorf.
Currently, further festival appearances are being negotiated and sponsors for various projects sought.
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