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Jack's Cats

Exciting, intelligent, and fun, the Cats could swing any nightclub in the Golden Age of Jazz — yet they deliver a show that audiences connect with today!

Swing clarinetist & saxman Jack Malmstrom’s sextet of the most in-demand players from Los Angeles’ thriving vintage jazz scene entertain audiences with a hybrid new/old sound unmistakably grounded in 30s - 40s swing, yet contemporary and alive. The Cats have been winning friends at clubs, private events, and jazz festivals by sidestepping modern jazz’s “faster/louder/higher” trend and instead delivering the warm, melodic sound of small jazz combos from the pre-bop era. The Cats’ arrangements overflow with one half hand-picked standards, one half forgotten gems... and a third-half, Jack’s Cats originals done in a period style. Dancing — as well as listening — is encouraged! 
Sponsored by Opus Bank


Earlier Event: July 13
Firebird Balalaika Ensemble
Later Event: July 27
Flatfoot & Fancy Free