Swing DeVille


Blending stringed instruments and a myriad of musical styles, this ensemble creates a unique, "unplugged" listening experience.   They draw their musical influences not only from the early Western Swing sound, but also from Old-Time Fiddle,  Bluegrass, Big Band, Gypsy Jazz, New Orleans Jazz, Pop Music of the 20's through the 40's, and a variety of traditional and contemporary styles.  In addition, the band continues to compose original songs and add them to its repertoire.  Swing De Ville has a stage presentation designed to delight concert audiences and dancers alike.  Their lively stage show is known for it's musical energy and is sure to make you pat your foot.  They play acoustically, with or without a P.A. system, on quality vintage instruments, and can quickly adjust to fit any volume level or ambiance. 


CLINT HASSE (Vocals & Guitar)

Clint has a great appreciation for almost all forms of music but in particular the songs of "The Great American Songbook". His rich baritone voice has become one of the signature elements of the St. Louis gypsy jazz ensemble, Swing DeVille. Clint is responsible for supplying the driving "guitare rhythmique" for this band with his custom made French guitar from the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains in Southwestern France, built by the legendary luthier Jean-Pierre Favino. When Clint isn't playing music, he is developing broadcast and digital marketing campaigns for his clients through his employment at KSDK NewsChannel 5.