The Swinging Strings, featuring Howard Alden and Allen Ames, along with the rock-solid rhythm section of Ted Sistrunk and Dom Moio, come together for a lively evening of gypsy infused jazz at The Nash.
Seven-string guitar master Howard Alden comes from California, inspired by Armstrong, Basie and Goodman, and guitarists Barney Kessel, Django Reinhardt and George Van Eps. In New York Alden’s skills were quickly sought out by a glittering array of jazz stars, including Joe WIlliams, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, as well as pop/rock icon Steve Miller and Jay Geils. In 2009 DOWNBEAT magazine named Howard “a Modern Maestro”, one of the 75 Greatest Guitarists of all time.
Howard Alden - guitar, Allen Ames - violin, Ted Sistrunk - bass, Dom Moio - drums.
Images of Jazz by Joseph Berg Concert Photography.