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ColaJazz Presents: Les Flat Out Strangers

On the first episode of ColaJazz Presents, we spotlight the Columbia, SC, ensemble Les Flat Out Strangers.

The group specializes in gypsy swing, a European-tinged sound featuring popular music of the 1920s through 1940s, a seminal period in the development of the jazz idiom. Les Flat Out Strangers is a fixture in the Capital City, playing in clubs and festivals and offering a dance friendly vibe and sophisticated sound.

In this clip, Les Flat Out Strangers perform two standards, "My Blue Heaven" and "Me, Myself, and I." You can watch their full performance on The ColaJazz Foundation's YouTube page here.

Sean Birch brings his passion for engaging with listeners and delivering high-quality radio and podcasts to his role as Director of South Carolina Public Radio. Working with his team, he guides the creation of news and programming which informs, entertains and reflects the diverse population of the Palmetto State. He also chooses the national programming heard on stations and oversees the day-to-day operations of the radio network.