The Coquette Jazz Band is the newest striking phenomenon from jazz world of Vienna. Even though the Band only had their first rehearsal a year ago 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 standalone atmosphere that one can only find at their concerts led them to many invitations for 2017, amongst others they will perform at New Orleans Jazz Festival in Siofok, at the Sziget Festival in Budapest and they will tour in France.
After many years of playing together in different formations in 2016 Leaders of The Coquette Jazz Band Matyas Papp (21) and Matyas Bartha (26) decided to make the band, which plays the music they adore the most. The main profile of the ensemble became the 1930s 1940s danceable swing music and the sound of the Dixieland “revival” era. The members of the band are based in Austria, where they take an important part of the jazz scene.
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.
Lately they also started working with swing dance groups like the Lindy Cats, and work on publishing their first CD, estimated to come out in June 2017.
“…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