Mark O'Connor's Hot Swing
The electricity and nuance of this performance can only be described as spectacular!
Manager: Mark Z. Alpert
Management Territory: Worldwide
"No matter what he plays, when you're listening to O'Connor, you know you're listening to genius." THE SEATTLE TIMES
"A direct disciple and former sideman of [Stephane] Grappelli...Mr. O'Connor makes Mr. Grapelli's long, swiveling lines even longer and smoother." THE NEW YORK TIMES
"What I find to be more exciting about Hot Swing is the collective willingness of its members to knock down the artificial boundaries between seemingly different musical idioms." WASHINGTON POST
O'Connor's jazz performances and compositions pay tribute to his friend and mentor; the legendary French jazz master Stephane Grappelli. While performing a number of tunes closely associated with Grappelli, O'Connor's albums and live performances extend the repertoire with O'Connor's original compositions. Joined guitarists such as Frank Vignola and Julian Lage, "Hot Swing" continues to celebrate acoustic string jazz in new and exciting ways.
Personnel: Hot Swing consists of a co-op of musicians. Any combination taken from the following artists can make for a fantastic Hot Swing concert presentation.
Mark . . . O'Connor - violin
Frank Vignola - guitar
Julian Lage - guitar
Matt Munisteri - guitar
Gary Mazzaroppi - bass
Heather Masse - vocal
Grammy Award-winning violinist/composer/fiddler Mark O'Connor is widely recognized as one of the most gifted contemporary composers in America and surely one of the brightest talents of his generation. Mark O'Connor incorporates many musical styles and genres into a sound that is uniquely his own. As noted by The Los Angeles Times, Mark O'Connor has "crossed over so many boundaries, that his style is purely personal."