Members of Haferflocken Swingers are starting anew under a new flag. the Blue Mingos are now on their way to France. “This new combo is picking up where we left off with Haferflocken, but of course we all had a lot of side projects the past years and broaden our horizon.” explains Andrea Roberts, front woman & singer in the Blue Mingos and Dirty Honkers. Their first show at the Altitude Jazz fest was a smashing hit and Johannes Hagenloch (bass) and some of the musicians took part in a workshop designed for adults and children interested in learning more about Marching Band music from New Orleans.
The workshop took place in the main Theater in Briançon and let to 3 performances in rather unusual places such as the top of a mountain, public hot bath and as part of the closing night of the festival. A great exemple for all music educators out there! Go ahead and invite touring musicians to take part.