Carolina Reapers Swing


The Carolina Reapers Swing was born from the meeting of young, crazy musicians of the ’30s and ’40s and the “swing” dance. This synergy produced a group that is interested in jazz standards and in the rare pieces that bring together music and “swing” dancing since the early days of “lindy hop”.

By its energy, their style is alive in spite of their chiseled arrangements. That is to say that they combine classicism and a new approach of the “ole’ trad jazz songs” of the “swing” era… and their name is already synonymous with “ça va chauffer !

They did not choose their repertoire at random. Besides the tunes familiar to the dance community, our musicians, through careful research, will unearth little gems from the repertoire of Fats Waller, Duke Elligton, Sidney Bechet, Artie Shaw, Johnny Hodges, Billie Holiday, Coleman Hawkins among others. With such respect for the original recordings, the Carolina Reapers Swing will surprise you with tunes you’ve never heard before, and play familiar tunes as if you were hearing them for the first time.

The Musicians:
Benjamin Faconnier (voc & tp), Sami Khalfoune (voc & tb), Mickael Pernet (ts), David Tavani (cl), Audrey Leclair (voc & g), Joseph Vu Van (voc & p), Fernando Morrison (cb) and Arthur Defrain (drms)


Live, on Friday, July 21, 2023 at 7pm, at the opening of the festival

and Saturday, July 22, 2023 at 9:00 pm, for the gala evening at the castle of Flaugergues