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An evening spent with Benoit Viellefon and his orchestra is an extraordinary experience. It is the leading vintage dance ensemble to have emerged from the UK in recent years, taking the British scene by storm. Benoit directs an ensemble of internationally acclaimed musicians in a manner reminiscent of Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and Charles Trenet at the very height of their popularity.
Benoit and his orchestra provide the perfect soundtrack for all those who revel in nostalgia and admire the elegance of a by-gone age, with a repertoire consisting of the most beautiful and uplifting songs from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. A specialist in vintage dance music, Benoit's authentic vocal renditions of French chanson, swing, jive, Russian-folk, charleston, Latin American and Cuban dance music have captivated audiences all over Europe, America, and the far East.
High Profile Clients
The Orchestra is in extremely high demand, bringing their evocative show to life for a host of A-list clients including many celebrity parties, corporate engagements, Prince William's 2011 Royal wedding and international embassies. They also headline many major festivals including the jazz stage at Glastonbury, the Royal Albert Hall, and can regularly be seen at the most exclusive nightclubs in London town.
As versatile as he is virtuosic, Benoit leads the orchestra in many sizes from a small 3 piece to the full 8 piece, at the discretion of the client. Indeed Benoit is just as adept at providing a gentle musical accompaniment to an intimate dinner as he is at performing to thousands of fans on a main stage, making him the outstanding band-leader in the UK today.
swinging fast … an authentic wall of sound … romantic and distinctly Parisian angle …quite striking and perfect, it all felt rather filmic ...Latin/swing...dexterity ...the rhythms were tight and hot. Benoit Viellefon and His Orchestra definitely reside within the cabaret end of jazz but their combined individual skill almost makes them a crossover ensemble.
Jeanie Barton - London Jazz
Something very beautiful: Benoit Viellefon and his Orchestra combine
French chanson, musette with swing. A very addictive mixture...
Nathan Nörgel - Wasser-Prada (Germany)
Benoit Viellefon, a 36-year-old musician who regularly attracts more than 250 dapper vintage enthusiasts to his midweek swing nights.
Jane Mulkerrins - The Times - 3 Aug 2011
If you missed Benoit Viellefon’s festival show, you missed a treat. - We'd all be much happier if Benoit’s music was the soundtrack to our lives.
Lauren Rodgers - Norfolk Norwich Festival 2011
We don't get enough of this kind of class act and excellent musicianship.
Lousie Slater - Harrogate Int Festival 2011
Glastonbury Festival 2011
Harrogate International Music Festival 2011
Norfolk Norwich Festival 2011
French Embassy (London)
Name: Benoit Viellefon & His Orchestra
Main Category: Jazz Bands
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6 Piece Band (default): Guitar/Vocals, Clarinet/Tenor Sax, Trumpet/Vocals, Accordion, Double-Bass, Drums
Standard Set Times: 2 x 60 minute sets
Space Required (w x d):
6 Piece Band (default): 5.0m x 4.0m
2 x 60 minute sets
Location: This Artist is based in London View Other Jazz Bands in London
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