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August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$20 – $25
Brooklyn’s The Bailsmen play Hot Jazz and Gypsy Swing. Their sound is straight from New York by way of New Orleans and Paris, nodding to Django Reinhardt, Sidney Bechet, and the Duke Ellington Cotton Club band. Since meeting at New York City jam sessions in 2011, these young musicians have been dishing out acoustic dance music from the 1930’s with a fresh spin. The Bailsmen are Abraham Pollack, bass; Charlie Castelluzzo, guitar; Gabriel Yonkler, sax; and joining the band for this tour, gypsy jazz master musician, Luca Pino on guitar. Find the band on Spotify and at www.thebailsmen.com
Since last appearing at Focal Point, The Bailsmen released their third stuido ablum, From Up Top (2020). Recorded over two days in New York City, the band utilized vintage recording equipment and live studio techniques to capture the chemistry and whim of a live Bailsmen concert. The album features 13 tracks of swing and hot jazz standards, rags from 1909, calypso waltzes, and original compositions.