the big cat menagerie
prohibition era jazz and blues

The Big Cat Menagerie plays music from a gilded past, when jazz topped international pop charts, soul-selling bluesmen rambled the Mississipi delta, and proud Europeans resisted occupation by swing dancing to the rhythms of a gypsy-born genius. Drawing repertoire from the royalty of vintage jazz - Duke Ellington, King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt, Billie Holiday, Jelly Roll Morton - and stylistic instinct from American folk and blues traditions, the group brings a salt-of-the-earth sophistication to every piece of music and every performance. Watch. Listen.

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