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Jack’s Swing is Alive and Well and Living in L.A.

Jack’s Cats: The State of Swing 2019  Jack Malmstrom: Bandleader, reeds Phil Small: Piano Gretje (Kitten) Angell: Vocals Blake Handler: Vibraphone Mark San Filippo: Drums Bryan Dedlow: Guitar Marcus Buser: Bass When I heard that “Ain’t Gonna Be Blue” was … Continue reading Jack’s Swing is Alive and Well and Living in L.A.

In Conversation with Jack Malmstrom, Part I

by Wanda Waterman The Voice Magazine, Volume 22 Issue 20 2014-05-16 “Memory is a paradise out of which fate cannot drive us.” – Alexandre Dumas, fils Jack Malmstrom is the swing clarinetist who put together Jack’s Cats, a vintage-style jazz sextet based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, that also includes keyboardist Gordon Fader, guitarist Dylan Quinn, bassist Mark Roberts, drummer Dave Skinner, and vocalist Kitty Farmer. The project, which quite successfully revives the “pre-bland” portion of the big band era in music, has also attracted the participation of some of the best jazz names in Atlantic Canada, including Holly Arsenault, Adam … Continue reading In Conversation with Jack Malmstrom, Part I