Ian Pike noon, Dec. 8
Sound description: A twist to jazz standards of the '20s and '30s.
RIYL: Django Reinhardt, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington
Upcoming Local Shows
Inception: San Diego, 2004
Ex-Band Members: Patrick Marion, Upright bass
The guys from the Zzymzzy (rhymes with "whimsy") Quartet say they have simple ambitions – to "play it like it was when music was unamplified, melodic, swinging, dreamy, and full of sly surprise." The quarter look to capture the glory days of Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, humbly and humorously echo the old mantra "it don't mean a thing without that swing."
Peter Miesner is the guy on the right with the megaphone and the librarian's knowledge of old show tunes. Beston Barnett, the guitar in the middle, went so far as to name his first-born son after the famous gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Patrick Marion plays that bass he's holding like a big fish swimming in the surf. Matt Gill, he'll be the one with the mellow tone playing Mood Indigo.