The Coquette Jazz Band is the newest striking phenomenon from jazz world of Vienna. The members of the band are based in Austria, where they take an important part of the jazz scene. Even if they’re young, they are committed to play as good as possible and to keep alive this elegant music of the previous century.
They already performed on several of Europe’s leading stages and festivals like the Jazzland in Vienna, Spirit de Milan in Italy or the New Orleans Swing Festival in Budapest.
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, amongst others they performed at festivals like New Orleans Swing Festival, Maribor Swing Festival, Int. Dixie & Swing Festivla Fürstenfeld, Ljubljana Sweet Swing, Spirit de Milan, Amsterdam Lindy Exchange, Lindy Cats Festival, Ice Swing Holiday, Jazz Capital Festival, Sziget Festival, New Orleans Jazz Festival…
After many years of playing together in different formations in 2016 the leaders of The Coquette Jazz Band Matyas Papp and Matyas Bartha decided to make the band, which plays the music they adore the most. The main profile of the ensemble became the „Golden-age of Jazz music”. Our repertoire contains the best of the 1930’s, 1940’s danceable swing, and the sound of the New Orleans dixieland “revival” era.
Their goal is to have 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 Cout Basie, Fats Waller, John Kirby, Louis Armstrong, Jimmy Lunceford, Bobby Hackett, Benny Goodman, Bix Beiderbecke, Ruby Braff, Chick Webb, Ben Webster, Eroll Garner, Lester Young. You might as well find something new at their performances since they are not afraid of coming up with their own arrangements, ideas.
The Coquette Jazz Band is working regurarly with swing-dance groups like the Lindy Cats in Graz, Pepita Dance Community in Budapest, All That Swing in Salzburg, The Swig Brats in Maribor. They performed on many swing dance events like Maribor Swing Festival, Ice Swing Holiday, Upside Down (Ghent), Amsterdam Lindy Exchange, Belgium Lindy Exchange, Ljubljana Sweet Jazz, TranSwingania, April Swing Break or the One Minute Challenge.
They released their first, introduction album in 2017 entitled “Isn’t This A Lovely Day”.
The second in 2018 with the name “Jive At Five” which is dedicated specially to the lovers of swing dancing.
“…with lightness and humour in their playing as well as great feeling and passion for swing-jazz, this band makes you feel the music swingin’, makes you happy and makes you wanna dance…”
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