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 Jimmy Gibb on drums, the group has a front-line of Warwick Simpson on clarinet and Joe Carbery on baritone saxophone and vocals.

Joe Carbery is a life member of the festival.