Benoit Viellefon & His Orchestra
Born in France, Benoit started to play music whilst in his teens with the firm ambition of becoming a rock star and a 1920's aviation pioneer in the like of Charles Lindberg, Roland Garros or St-exupéry.
He moved first to California USA in 1998, and disillusioned, quickly moved to London
...swinging fast … an authentic wall of sound … romantic and
distinctly Parisian angle …quite striking and perfect, it all felt
rather filmic ...Latin/swing dexterity ...the rhythms were tight
and hot. Benoit Viellefon and His Orchestra definitely reside
within the cabaret
end of jazz but their combined individual skill almost makes
them a crossover ensemble.
- Jeanie Barton - London Jazz
...Benoit Viellefon, a 36-year-old musician who regularly
attracts more than 250 dapper vintage enthusiasts to his
midweek swing nights.
- Jane Mulkerrins
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