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From left to right:
Calum McKenzie – double bass, vocals
Alain Legrand – rhythm guitar, vocals
Walter Smith – clarinet
Ashley Malcom – lead guitar
John Whyte – lead guitar
Havana Swing are inspired by the music of the Hot Club de Paris, Django Reinhardt’s fabulous quintet of the pre and post war jazz scene in the French capital, and Havana have gone to great lengths to emulate the sound and feel of this timeless music. In addition, the band provides their own compositions, which creates the opportunity to play original material in that inimitable jazz style so popular with jazz audiences throughout the world.
Based in Dundee, the band can be heard at annual Scottish Jazz Festivals, and they provide entertainment for weddings and corporate functions, birthday parties etc at local jazz venues, hotels and restaurants.
Since the release of their last album ‘Django’s Lion’, interest has spread and the band are now travelling more and their commitment now extends to participating in the main European Jazz Festivals on the continent.