Band Profile










The Swing Niglots plays jazz manouche(Gypsy Swing Jazz) which was made by Django Reinhardt who is a legend guitarist. You can see a performance of a powerful guitar with a thick pick and a graceful swingin' violin performance.

They performs broadly from old swing jazz to a chanson, popular music, and original music. Please enjoy not only refind jazz but also Music which is simple and has warmth.

[The main activity histories]
*The Swing Niglots is formed in autumn of 2002.
*The movie "Swing" a performance by Tchavolo Scmitt.(Shibuya)
*The concerts which is the 50th anniversary of after a death of Django Reinhardt.(Ginaza)
*A talk event by Romane.(Tokyo)
*A costarring concert with chanson singer Ashino Hiroshi.(Gunma)
*Django Reinhardt Festival in Tokyo.
*A Dinner show at Seimei no mori Resort.(Chiba)
*Institut Franco-Japonais De Tokyo Special Live.(Iidabashi)
*Released 2nd CD which is titled "Niglots Swing" May,2004
*A costarring concert with Jean Claude Laudat (acc) and Jean Yves Dubanton (g).October,2004
*Released 3rd CD which is titled "Swing Noir" July,2005
*Hokkaido tour (Otaru,Iwamizawa) September,2005

This band was carried by the magazine which is titled by "JAZZNIN". JAZZNIN's October-November issue is the special edition of Japanese Gypsy jazz. The live report of The Swing Nglots can be seen in Japanese and English.

The Swing Niglots was introduced to the Japan Times on-line.

The Swing Niglots offer the most authentic revival of the seminal Hot Club Quintet. Keeping the original lineup of two rhythm guitars, bass, lead guitar and violin, the Niglots get the rhythms and tones just right. Not only that, but they also know their history. Lead guitarist Nobutake Ito has presented a series of evenings that are part-lecture, part-demonstration and part-hardcore playing. The Niglots also replicate the music with vintage guitars and handcrafted specialty instruments. Just ask rhythm guitarist Laurent Prieur about his guitars and you will set off a club-wide discussion of wood and strings. But more than being just Hot Club otaku, the Niglots can swing hard. With two rhythm guitars humming, bass thumping and lead guitar and violin trading melody lines, they get right to the heart of the music's appeal, one which easily transcends cultures. Their authenticity seeps out of their warm and luminous sound. The heart of Django's pieces, they have realized, is not the fingering but the feeling.

The Japan Times: Sept. 23, 2005
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solo guitar : Nobutake Ito
his URL

use selmer#760.
He managed
Django Reinhardt Society of Japan
Writing about Django and How to play Jazz manouche guitar and CDs etc.
EVintage Guitars vol.8@ 2003.9
Ejazz guitar book Vol.2 2004.7.8
EAccorstic guitar isnt. 2004.9.28
Ejazz guitar book Vol.10 2004.7.8


violin : Sotaro Kitatoko
his HP

He is The Yokohama Jazz Best player 2005.


rhythm guitar FSusumu Kuribayashi

use Jacques Favino #681


bass :Kusui Satsuki

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