The Russell Welch with Swing 21


Russell Welch presents Swing 21.  Formed in New Orleans in 2021, specializing in waltz, traditional swing, and taking any request, regardless of style or genre, to butcher before your very eyes!

The Russell Welch Hot Quartet is New Orlean’s premier gypsy swing outfit, having performed for festivals, concerts, clubs, and vintage dance events in over 12 countries world wide.  The group combines traditional acoustic hot jazz ala Django Reinhardt with the energy and unmistakable sound of New Orleans. The group has released three albums in the last three years:

– nominated for best traditional jazz album 2012 by the Offbeat Music Awards, 

“…a tour de force of all-acoustic gypsy jazz insanity…”

” the kind of spiritually dense record that sparks the mind to be sharper, the tone to be warmer, the heart to be more open.” -Offbeat Magazine