When: Nov. 13, 2020, 7:30 p.m.


When Bluesman Max Schang met Clint Hoover at a recording session in 2018, he knew he found a kindred spirit when Clint launched into Swing 42, by Django Reinhardt, on his harmonica.

Max always had a great love for Django’s music, travelling many times to Paris, which ultimately led to the recording of his ‘Time Away’ CD, where he played both rhythm and lead.

The two of them parted ways, saying “we definitely should get together again and play this music more often”. This idea stuck and when Jim Spears, who regularly plays bass with Max Schang’s Trio of Blues, heard about this project, he was immediately on board and dusted off his upright bass.

The three regularly got together to rehearse at Jim’s house, to the delight of his wife, Holly, who knew right away that they were on to something very special.

The name ‘Sweet Atmosphere’ is a nod to Django Reinhardt’s ‘Douce Ambiance’ but the Trio will not just play Django Reinhardt songs but a broad variety of European swing style music and it is time to share this wonderful genre with a broader audience – we guarantee it will make you smile!