Based in Amsterdam, the Robin Nolan Trio is an all-acoustic gypsy jazz band inspired by Django Reinhardt. Personally endorsed by Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones, Willie Nelson, and George Harrison (who regularly hired them to perform at his estate), RNT has played some of the world's most prestigious musical events. The trio, while rooted in gypsy jazz, Latin, and Hot Club de France, has a decidedly contemporary feel, peppered with hypnotic rhythms and rippling melodic themes.
Though richly influenced by European gypsy musicians, Madison’s own Harmonious Wail bursts through the boundaries of the genre with its enticing arrangements and sheer joy. Smoldering vocals are laced with jazzy mandolin and guitar for an infectious blend of continental jazz, swing, and gypsy music. Harmonious Wail has won multiple Madison Area Music Association (MAMA) awards.