The Krewe of Swing Plays Greenhouse Denton
DENTON – Having joined forces only about a year ago, this band has a chemistry that would suggest decades of collaboration. Appropriately named, The Krewe of Swing dazzled and entertained patrons on this past Thursday night at Greenhouse Restaurant & Bar in Denton.
While Greenhouse is already largely considered to be the premier destination for University of North Texas and Texas Women’s University students in search of live jazz, this most recent presentation gave a facelift to the typical weekly lineup of performers, and provided for a much needed journey into the dynamics and roots of Jazz music’s original foundations of exploration and raw emotion.
Performing before an unsuspecting crowd of listeners accustomed to the sounds of Swing or Traditional Jazz, these guys served up a unique mixture of both. However, the distinctions between The Krewe of Swing and the typical, ready-made jazz band end there. The fact is that the moment these guys sound off, their music demands your attention and absorbs you into a maelstrom of tunes with styles ranging from that of Traditional New Orleans Jazz, Straight Ahead Jazz Contemporary Jazz and Swing, to Funk, Rhythm and Blues, Hip-Hop and Reggae. Simply put, missing The Krewe is not a mistake that you want to make twice. “I didn’t know jazz could sound like that,” said Michael Robinson, a University of North Texas business student who shared his thoughts on the performance after the show.