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.
Formed in the summer of 2015, the group 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 Red Lion Pub in Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood, and have performed on a national stage at venues such as First Avenue, Untitled Supper Club, Union Hall, Beachland Ballroom, the Whistler, Cake Shop, Pianos, and Schubas.