John Saavedra is the leader of the New Orleans Swinging Gypsies and is mostly heard playing his gypsy jazz guitar on Frenchmen St., near the French Quarter. His music is primarily influenced by Django Reinhardt and New Orleans jazz, a sound that embodies swing rhythm with traditional jazz. His soulful voice will draw any tourist from the street to the venue; ready for an enriching jazz experience. As a New Orleanian, John works with other locals, including internationally renown musician, “the female Louis Armstrong”, Doreen Ketchens. He has also worked with “The Jazz Vipers”, a band that has been featured on the HBO series, “Treme”. He was featured as a guest performer on NCIS and co-wrote a song for the show. Although he primarily plays lead in his band, rhythm is his business and business sure is swell. From french jazz to new orleans swing, John adds elements from this gumbo of sounds to create a unique type of playing that brings people together.
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Giselle Anguizola has dedicated her life to swing and jazz era dances since the 90’s revival movement. She has been an unmissable voice in the swing dance community; as a social dancer, competitor, DJ, performer, instructor, judge, and organizer. One of the top proponents of syncopated footwork, personal style, improvisation and communication - Giselle will breathe rhythmic life into any dance, class, or stage appearance. She frequently performs with traditional jazz & swing bands, blending live music and dance improvisation.