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Alfonso Ponticelli

Alfonso Ponticelli and Swing Gitan is Chicago’s premier gypsy-jazz band.

The group plays the 1930s-style music of guitarist Django Reinhardt -- foot-tappin' swing played on acoustic instruments. It's a blend of the jubilant swing of early jazz with the feisty passion of gypsy music, plus a strong dose of guitar pyrotechnics and virtuosic improvisation. Read more about the band and its music.

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The 12th annual 2014 Chicago Gypsy Jazz Festival
October 1 - 4

See this year's schedule