Joe Carbery Swingtet


The Joe Carbery Swingtet  plays in the style of the small groups of the Swing Era but is firmly in the present - "Modern Traditional Swing Music."
 Ellington, Basie, Johnny Hodges, Eddie Condon, Louis Armstrong, Louis Jordan, Fats Waller, Louis Prima and Gerry Mulligan are just a few of the influences that may be heard in the music of the Swingtet. The swing repertoire is leavened with Latin American rhythms - what Jelly Roll Morton called "the Spanish tinge."
Founded on a solid rhythm section of pianist John Wilcox, bassist Stuart Lawrence and the vastly experienced Don Hales on drums, the group has a front-line of Warwick Simpson  on clarinet and Joe Carbery on alto & baritone saxophones, clarinet and vocals.

Joe Carbery is a life member of the festival.