Due to Public Health Guidelines, Lily Tea & Tea for 20’s won’t be able to get together to play for us.
But you will be able to listen to their music in our dance film Follow on the Road !
Lily T. & Tea for 20’s
From the get go, Lily Tea & “Tea for 20’s” have been specialized in jazz roots and mainstream jazz; the music born during the post-war period of the early 20s. Their style fixed in the spirit the traditions of the music that has influenced the countless generations of dancers and musicians that followed. They joyfully reinterpret this festive music as if they themselves were warming a clandestine cabaret, nightclub or great ballroom in United States or even Montreal during the time of prohibition.
Since 2008, they have played countless times for the swing dance community; Lindy Hop, Charleston and Blues dancers from different dance schools. They have played the Saguenay Jazz and Blues Festival, the Edwin Bélanger Kiosque, at the Quebec Jazz Festival and the Lévis Jazz Festival. In a formula specially brewed for Followlogie 2018, the band will be composed of Lily Thibodeau with vocals, percussions and surprises, Antoine Breton (Polémil Bazar, Heavy Artillery) on piano and dobro guitar, Renaud Paquet (Swing Station, Bazirka) on the bass, Eric Lavergne (Mardi Gras Band, Manouche and Martini) on the guitar and a horn section. We will be transported directly to the time when the Flappers first dared to… cut their hair, show their knees and twirl their pearls and fringes. Shocking!
Recently, they launched their first album that can be heard on all digital platforms and on which their experience and stylistic expressions bear fruit, notably on a trilingual version of “« Bei mir Bist du shoen »” which attracted the attention of radio stations at an international level. This attention not only speaks of the band‘s verve, but also that swing musiccontinues to be relevant to the masses today, conventional wisdom be damned. They are currently cooking up their second album, which will be released in 2019.
Tea for 20’s promises to keep the crowds dancing while honouring the roots of popular jazz in a festive and refined way.