The Lucky Five
Saturday, April 17, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Livestream from the Academy stage- Broadcast on YouTube
NO registration necessary
The Lucky 5 is a hard-swinging jazz band that blends swing and gypsy jazz to create a unique, foot-stomping blend of music that appeals to a wide range of music lovers. The Lucky 5 performs both original compositions as well as putting a new spin on old jazz standards.
The band is comprised of Kip Beacco on guitar/vocals, Jonathan Talbot on violin/vocals, Carolyn Dufraine on vocals/trombone, Matt Downing on bass/vocals, and Tom Parker on drums. These highly seasoned touring musicians, having been part of The Hunger Mountain Boys, Lauren Ambrose & The Leisure Class, and traveled, performed and recorded with artists such as Neko Case, Iris Dement, Bobby Previte, Del McCoury, Jim Lauderdale, just to name a few.
The Lucky 5 brings verve, high energy, and an unpredictable impulse to the tradition of jazz from the ’20s, ’30s and ’40s, grooving deeply, and keeping feet moving on the dance floor.
“I love these guys. Wonderful musicians, wonderful people. Very impressive!”
– Alan Chartock, WAMC Radio
If you have not had the chance to spend an evening with the FABULOUSNESS that is THE LUCKY FIVE, then you really don’t know what you’re missing. They are 5 GIFTED MUSICIANS who are altogether TRANSPORTING and AMAZINGLY FUN!! If you like Jazz, historic music and fun, then you’ll love The Lucky Five as I do!!
-Wanda L. Houston, Singer, The Wanda Houston Band