VIDEO: Havana Swing bring Hot Club jazz to Bute

Dundonian four-piece Havana Swing brought the gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt to Bute on Sunday in the Isle of Bute Jazz Festival’s latest ‘Jazz at the Vic’ concert.

The quartet - Walt Smith (clarinet), Dave Rattray (lead guitar), Ashley Malcolm (lead guitar), and Calum McKenzie (double bass / vocals) - have become a firm favourite at the annual festival each May, and proved a popular addition to the event’s monthyl series of winter sessions when they took to the stage at the Victoria Hotel.

Havana Swing in concert at the Victoria Hotel in Rothesay on Sunday, March 8, 2015.

Havana Swing in concert at the Victoria Hotel in Rothesay on Sunday, March 8, 2015.

The video above features three extracts from the band’s set - apologies for the poor lighting, just close your eyes and enjoy the Parisian jazz sound!