The members of Tea Cup Gin share a passion for crafting their own original musical cocktails under the influence of an eclectic blend of early 20th century genres (deco era jazz standards, tin pan alley classics, ragtime & delta blues, torch, chanson, cabaret, bossa, tango, & show tunes). Serving up an approach to the great American jazz tradition that is both authentic and unconventional, the band includes two blazing acoustic guitars, impassioned vocals, dynamic upright bass & percussion, plus occasional guests on trombone, trumpet, violin, sax, & more. Why the name “Tea Cup Gin,” you might ask? During prohibition, speakeasies served bootleg gin in ordinary tea cups to hide what was inside, and though the band’s original songs may look innocent enough from the outside, you’ll soon taste a deliciously intoxicating blend of unexpected ingredients. So “Tea Cup Gin” evokes vintage jazz, while being catchier than saying “you can’t judge a book by its cover.”
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