Blending Big Band Swing, Jazz, Western Swing, Texas Blues and Rockabilly, the award-winning Texas Gypsies brings gypsy jazz to the Allen Public Library at live concert and also virtually at allentx.swagit.com 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 17 at the Allen Public Library and the concert is free.
With sounds evocative of the European Jazz movement in the 1930s, the Texas Gypsies feature guitar, violin bass, drums, keyboards, and horns. Both earthy and sophisticated, their music appeals to a diverse audience.
In 2006, the Texas Gypsies was voted best band at the City of Richardson’s Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival. Bandleader Steve Curry asserts, “We hope the audience enjoys the fun and also the artistic aspect of the music. We perform an eclectic mix and the audiences always respond to the high energy and enjoy watching us play and listening to something different.”
Former Dallas Morning News critic Mario Tarradell declared of their latest release, Café du Swing, "A buzz is building for the swinging Texas Gypsies....The CD comes loaded with charm and chops!"
This concert is made possible by a generous grant from the Texas Commission of the Arts.
The library is located at 300 N. Allen Dr. Call 214-509-4911 for more information.