Third Coast Swing is heavily influenced by the music of the late Belgium born Romani Gypsy, Django Reinhardt & His band, The Hot Club Of Paris 1930’-1940’s. Django’s music is steeped in tradition of a rich culture from Europe, and blended with Swing era jazz.
Third Coast Swing specializes in the styles of Gypsy Swing, Gypsy Bossa, Bolero, French Musette & more. Think Louis Armstrong with a French accent.
Third Coast was founded by guitarist Stephen Plummer whose love for this music led him to reach out to study and play with musician & Gypsy Jazz educator Denis Chang, and later the Manouche Guitarist Favino Lorrier who hails from the legendary Lorrier & Schmitt family. A family of Gypsy musicians in France who are direct disciples of Django’s music.
Third Coast Swing has shared the stage with Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniollo at Westshore College, Denis Chang in Cleveland, OH, & in 2020-21 were picking up the pace with concerts at Crooked Tree Art’s, The Ludington Amphitheater, Kal-Tone Guitar clinic w Tom Knific, & The Jimmy Grant Trio at Ludington Center for the Arts.