Davina & the Vagabonds and Hot Club of Cowtown
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Davina & The Vagabonds and Hot Club of Cowtown: The Finest Hour
The Finest Hour

Davina & The Vagabonds and Hot Club of Cowtown

Mar 08
Miner Auditorium
SunMar 8
7:00 PM

$25 | $45 | $65

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Bluesy, blustery, bawdy and irresistibly fun, Davina & The Vagabonds have carved their own niche in the blues world with their high-energy live performances and rollicking compositions that combine elements of boogie-woogie, ragtime, early rock and Basin Street, anchored by the prodigiously talented pianist and singer Davina Lozier. With a musical signature that marries Sowers’ barrelhouse piano and gutsy, sweet vocals with a loose-limbed rhythm section and boisterous brass, Davina and Vagabonds bring an irrepressible energy.

Taking equal inspiration from Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli’s pioneering gypsy jazz Quintette du Hot Club de France and the Western Swing of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, Hot Club of Cowtown have created a seamless and delightful hybrid that has built a global fan base and earned them a place on stage in performances with Bob Dylan, Roxy Music, Willie Nelson, the Avett Brothers, and more. The trio was inducted into the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame in 2004.

Two SFJAZZ favorites that bring a raucous blend of vintage sounds with new attitude, Davina & the Vagabonds and the Hot Club of Cowtown share this double bill that celebrates the 75th anniversary of the timeless American music that ended WWII.

Davina is a one-of-a-kind performer whose singing… has a sassiness bearing some comparison to that of heart-thumping blues queens Ma Rainey and Ida Cox.

DownBeat on Davina Lozier

Davina is a one-of-a-kind performer whose singing… has a sassiness bearing some comparison to that of heart-thumping blues queens Ma Rainey and Ida Cox.

DownBeat on Davina Lozier

Personnel

DAVINA & THE VAGABONDS
Davina Lozier vocals, piano, & ukulele
Zack Lozier trumpet & vocals
Steve Rogness trombone & vocals
Andrew Foreman bass
George Marich drums

HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN
Elana James violin
Whit Smith guitar
Jake Erwin bass

The threesome of high-heeled violinist Elana James, guitarist Whit Smith and bassist Jake Erwin showed from the beginning that jazz and country music could exist together on the same page, a highly commendable achievement if ever there was one.

The Wall Street Journal on Hot Club of Cowtown

Personnel

DAVINA & THE VAGABONDS
Davina Lozier vocals, piano, & ukulele
Zack Lozier trumpet & vocals
Steve Rogness trombone & vocals
Andrew Foreman bass
George Marich drums

HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN
Elana James violin
Whit Smith guitar
Jake Erwin bass

The threesome of high-heeled violinist Elana James, guitarist Whit Smith and bassist Jake Erwin showed from the beginning that jazz and country music could exist together on the same page, a highly commendable achievement if ever there was one.

The Wall Street Journal on Hot Club of Cowtown

Watch & Listen

Davina & Vagabonds

Little Miss Moonshine

Hot Club Cowtown

Look Out Cleveland

Davina & Vagabonds

Little Miss Moonshine

Hot Club Cowtown

Look Out Cleveland