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Gypsy Mania Quartet
Nov 25, 2023 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hot Club Swing Jazz
A Twin Cities-based swing jazz band performs a timeless jazz tradition commonly known as gypsy jazz, a blend of traditional Roma music and swing jazz. The ‘Hot Club’ jazz tradition brings back happy memories of the swing jazz era.
Glen Helgeson guitarist, bandleader
Gary Schulte violin
Steve Pikal bass
Jay Epstein drums
Composing and performing for nearly three decades, Glen Helgeson has recorded eight CDs with combined sales of over 50,000 units. His professional recognitions include a Minnesota Music Award for “Best Instrumental, Experimental, Environmental” album, a Minneapolis Walker Art Center commissioned grant for the Sculpture Garden, and the Jazz Composer Grant from the West Bank School of Music.