A jump back into the roaring 20’s\30’s, when the music of New Orleans was yielding a mixture of sounds from an abundance of cultures. Back then, the music was hot and swinging, catching everybody under its spell, thus leaving them no other choice but to dance and enjoy. Roaring Cats are a great contemporary example for melting different identities and musical ideas into the genre that ruled the charts for so many years. The band is based in Amsterdam and includes: Sam Ghezzi on vocals, Ian Cleaver on trumpet, Mo van der Does on clarinet, Gideon Tazelaar on tenor saxophone together with the rhythm section formed by Davor Stehlik on guitar and banjo, Tomek van Leeuwen on upright bass and sousaphone and Joe Korach on drums. Their repertoire consists of original arrangements of the finest tunes by the top artists of the time: from Fats Waller to Jelly Roll Morton and Sydney Bechet, Duke Ellington to the Hot Five and Five Pennies. The abovementioned gentlemen are specialized in performing swell notes for hyperactive swing dancers and for sedentary drinking listeners.