Bonjour Swing at Tauranga Jazz Club 9 December 2012

Posted by Marion on November 16, 2012

Bonjour Swing is a dynamic Gypsy Jazz themed band comprising Robbie LAven and Marion Arts on gypsy guitars Parisian style, along with Oscar Laven on soprano sax, clarinet and trumpet. Tauranga bassist Milan Wilshier will join them at the Tauranga Jazz Club, RSA Greerton at 5pm.

A wonderful weekend at The Auckland Double Reed Society

Posted by Marion on October 25, 2012

Oscar Laven and I played the Vivaldi Bassoon Concerto, which marvellous work I have arranged to be playable with guitar acccompaniment. Such a delight to play this music.

New Recording - My Ukulele And I

Posted by Marion on October 25, 2012

My Ukulele And I is an exciting new CD- a little gem in fact - packed with character, original interpretations of 30's songs and tunes, and features some delightful classical style fingerpicking, original work by Marion.

18 August at Le Chat Noir, Greerton, Tauranga, 6.30pm

Posted by Marion on August 9, 2012

Rhythm Palace does: French chansons, classic Brazilian repertoire in Portuguese and English as well as Marion's original guitar music and  songs. Over the years her music has been much influenced by Brazilian harmonies, rhythms and melodies. Make it a dinner date!

For Ukulele Lovers

Posted by Marion on August 9, 2012

'Love That String Four' is an exercise I composed which explores that special interval between strings 1 & 4 on the uke. It's that delightful (and sometimes confusing) interval that goes a long way to defining the pretty sound of our beloved ukulele. It's a free download so have a go. There is a tab only version, as well as one which has notation as well.

New Review: The Flame by Bonjour Swing

Posted by Marion on July 20, 2012

Read a review of the new recording by Bonjour Swing, The Flame.

Bonjour Swing at Le Chat Noir Greerton, Tauranga

Posted by Marion on July 3, 2012

Bonjour Swing are pleased to feature sax/trumpet sensation, Oscar Laven at Le Chat Noir. He will be playing a great selection of gypsy jazz standard repertoire. Also there will be a set of original knock-out material from their popular new recording 'The Flame'.

Armazem, The Mount 17 June 3.30pm

Posted by Marion on June 11, 2012

Marion will be playing with her duo Rhythm Palace, which is herself with Brazilian percussionist and fine singer, Carlos Souza. They play well together and the duet singing is quite special.

Sunday afternoon 27 May

Posted by Marion on May 23, 2012

Rhythm Palace are a duo of Marion Arts and Carlos Souza. Marion has long loved and been influenced by the varied and wonderful music of Brazil. Carlos interprets both modern and traditional rhythms and the dynamic collaboration is exciting. Much of the music is original, though you will also hear some great interpretations of Jobim's classic songs.

The Bunker 1st July Devonport 8pm

Posted by Marion on May 14, 2012

Bonjour Swing plays Gypsy Jazz themed music. They are a concert only duo (sometimes trio with Oscar Laven)