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Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble

Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble is an instrumental group based out of Madison, Wisconsin. They are primarily influenced by the legendary Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt. The ensemble also pulls influences from jazz, swing, traditional Latin, Parisian waltzes, and other vintage-jazz sources. Expect a range of tunes from the “Hot Swing” repertoire, originals and standards done in uniquely arranged styles.

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A recent Thursday evening at the Brink Lounge found the great local combo Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble on stage, and their sophisticated, Django Reinhardt-inspired music perfectly fit the mood of the room, in which well-dressed men and women were quietly sipping wine.” Kenneth Burns, Isthmus Newspaper

”Articulate speed with control and loads o swing characterize this group of local rebels. They'll transport you to a land of slow moving covered wagons, incense and dancing.” Prentice Berge, Restaurant Magnus

”Ruppenthal's quick-stringed guitar meshes perfectly with upright bassist Kevin Tipple, clarinetist Timm Gould and guitarist Ed Fila.” Aaron Conklin, Isthmus Newspaper

”Original, energetic and really talented..

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