Born and bred in New Orleans, Sabertooth Swing carries a rich musical tradition of swing jazz with old roots and exciting new ramifications. Tracing its origins within the local swing dance community, their music embraces a foot- taping energy supported by serious musicianship and varied influences. Sabertooth Swing excels at bringing a fun experience and enhancing it with musical overtones that enrich their sound with beautiful jazz idioms that can be either be a source of exciting dancing or serious listening.
Sabertooth Swing just finished recording their debut album “Extinct Possibilities”. They are now focused on promoting their music and bringing it to new places. Locally, they are busy playing on the music scene and organizing different dance events, their most recent being a successful cross-over between swing and salsa.
The group is composed of musicians of various origin and musical background, with influences stretching from french chansons, folk & bluegrass, new wave and reggae with, of course, much love and respect for New Orleans’ own musical heritage. This variety is well reflected in their upcoming album, with musical experiments such as arranging a ska tunes a-la New Orleans marching style, merging the poetic beauty of Georges Brassens’ chansons with Amy Winehouse ’s sultry jazz and even covering the english rock band The Kinks with an interesting mix of latin and swing rhythms, following an idea originally laid down in tunes such as St. Louis Blues.