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"Two musicians doing the work of a quintet. I've been catching my breath since hearing them last. This duo makes music that sizzles, swings, and sets me up for a letdown when they stop!"
~ Therese Joseph AT THE SPEED OF SOUND Youngstown, Ohio
"Minor Swing closed out the Lawrence County Arts Festival in a very upbeat fashion. Your musical act is one of the most unique and likeable offerings in the region!"
~ Susan Miller The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts New Castle, Pennsylvania
It was in Django Reinhardt's music that Perrett found
inspiration and challenge. Attempting to reduce the
work of a quintet to that of a duo, Perrett arranged
songs that were patterned after the Quintet of the
Hot Club of France and taught his sideman to perform
with him in the Hot Club style.
The duo called “Minor Swing”, a tongue-in-cheek reference
to using only two guitars to swing, performed
improvisations of originally arranged versions of 1930’s
and 1940’s swing and jazz standards, blues and novelty tunes.
The artists costumed in vintage clothing and played vintage
instruments. They debuted at the Three Rivers Arts Festival
in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and for years were a staple act
at many venues in Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio
especially at the Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts for art show
openings and special events.
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