Gypsy Jazz and all that Swings
London-based band Latchepen were born out of a collective admiration of Django Reinhardt and all that swings.
The word Latchepen is an exclamation of happiness and contentment in the Romani language.
Acoustic by nature but with projection and a heart beat that can rival any amp or drum, this is jazz on a string with influences ranging from Romani music to bebop.
The band members are Matt Holborn, violin; Kourosh Kanani, guitar; Jeremie Coullon, guitar; and Simon Read, bass.