Jan 8, 2021
This episode of the Bainbridge Pod Accomplice features song selections from Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” as well as a chat with Ranger and his Dad, Mike.
Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” evoke the spirit of a Paris cafe and the raucous energy of a Gypsy campsite with their version of Gypsy jazz. “At the heart of their sound is Ranger Sciacca's sweet violin playing… his sense of melody and daring improvisations” (World Rhythm). The band’s repertoire includes swing standards, traditional Gypsy melodies, the music of Django Reinhardt, and Ranger's unique originals.
Ranger and his father Michael formed the band in 2006, after a pilgrimage to the world’s foremost Gypsy Jazz event, the Django Reinhardt festival in Samois Sur Seine, France. The band has now released 4 CDs and performs over 100 times each year at music festivals, concerts in the park, swing dances, weddings and events of all sorts.
Past Shows have included Edmonds Concert in the Park, Seattle Art Museum, Djangofest Northwest, Best of the Northwest Arts Festival, Highline Classic Jazz Festival, Ethnic Fest Tacoma, and Vin du Lac Winery (Chelan).
The band includes Ranger Sciacca (Violin), Dave Stewart (Mandolin), Mick Nicholson (Bass), Jeffrey Moose (Percussion), and Mike Sciacca (Rhythm Guitar).
For additional information visit online at www.RangerSwings.com.