The musicians of the Berlin band Careless Cats share a great passion for New Orleans-influenced hot jazz and its playful improvisational power. Nina Thaler's rousing vocals transport a lively mood of the music of the 1920s and 30s. The Cats play compositions by Clarence Williams, Georgia White, Jelly Roll Morton or W.C. Handy, among others, and carry a wide range of moods and character in their arrangements, from a quivering blues to driving uptempo pieces. Whether the Cats are playing for a dance-loving audience or listening jazz enthusiasts, anyone who hears them can hardly keep their feet still.
Introduction for swing beginners: 8 pm