Hailing from Chicago, Bowmanville strives to bring Gypsy Jazz, the form made popular in the 1930’s by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli with the Hot Club of France, to a wider audience. The group draws inspiration from their diverse musical backgrounds, which include Classical, Rock, Bluegrass, blues, Jazz, and Latin Jazz, to push the boundaries of this beloved art form. The result is a vibrant, bouncing sound that crackles with electric energy and leaves listeners always hungry for more.
The group, which just returned from a Sept 2017 appearance at the LIVE AT HEARTfestival in Sweden, is led by violinist Ethan Adelsman, with Graham Nelson on Harmonica and vocals, Mason Jiller and John Garza on guitar, and Pete Wojtowicz on bass. They can be heard regularly at the the Whistler and the Drifter in Chicago, and have performed on a national stage at venues such as First Avenue, Untitled Supper Club, Union Hall, Beachland Ballroom, Cake Shop, Pianos, and Schubas.