Welcome to the website of The Coquette Jazz Band!
The Coquette Jazz Band is the newest striking phenomenon from jazz world of Vienna. they already performed on several of Europe’s leading festivals like the Jazzland in Vienna or the Jazz Capital Festival in Kecskemét.Thanks to the popular melodies the band can be a great introduction for jazz newcomers and with their experiences and finely tuned sound an impressive showcase to please long-time fans of the music.
The main profile of the ensemble became the 1930s 1940s danceable swing music and the sound of the Dixieland “revival” era. Their goal is to bring joy to the audience by bringing back the music of the Golden-age of jazz, therefore, you can find many famous songs and arrangements by Fats Waller, John Kirby, Bix Beiderbecke or Duke Ellington. You might as well find something new at their performances since they are not afraid of coming up with their own arrangements, ideas.
“…It consist of very good young musicians who are playing this music from the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s with a joy that is quite infectious. Interesting choice of material, for instance, the beautiful “Little White Lies” sung by Elina Viluma, one of the rarer Fats Waller pieces, “Yacht Club Swing”. Great choices of material from those eras, “Mood Indigo”, “Air Mail Special”, “Rose Room”. All goodies. I guarantee you will have a fun time listening to The Coquette Jazz Band…”
Michael Abene – Grammy Winning Arranger/Producer, Educator
“…The Coquette Jazz Band is swingin’! They’re playing great arrangements of classic jazz tunes and they’d be great band to dance to also…”
Evan Arntzen – NYC jazz musician
“Jive At Five” – New Album
We dedicate this album for the lovers of swing music and swing dance!