dizzy atmosphere

dizzy atmosphere

 Edwardsville, Illinois, USA

Dizzy Atmosphere is an elegant, lighthearted trio inspired by the 'Hot Club du France Quintet'. It is the embodiment of insouciance. It represents a collusion of European and American jazz idioms, a collision of breathless gypsy bravado and spellbinding, scintillating American swing.


Here's a heartfelt testimonial from jazz icon Jean Kittrell, describing Dizzy's show at the Sheldon in 2013:  "How proud of you I was last night.  It was my first time to hear Dizzy Atmosphere, and what a delight it was.  Chris, you are a fine MC and an incredible violinist.  Your guitarist is terrific, and your bass player gives you two excellent harmonic support and swinging rhythm.  He plays the part of piano, banjo, drums, with ease as your solid bassist."

Jon Ferber has been one of St. Louis most prominent proponents of swing, especially adept at interpreting and channeling the guitar stylings of Django Reinhardt. He has performed and recorded with Swing Set, the Orbits, the Lettuce Heads, the Erin Bode Trio and the Western Satellites.

Christopher Voelker has performed as a featured guest with Coco Rico, Fleur De Lou, Gene Lynn, and Swing Set, and has contributed to recent CD's by Building Rome, Michelle Isam and Elliot Ranney. He has played viola with the Diamond String Quartet and with orchestras in Boston, San Antonio, Kansas City and St. Louis. Earthy and swinging, his violin lends an air of casual elegance to this trio's sound.

Richard Tralles has performed and recorded with Miss Jubilee & the Humdingers, Swing Set and Diesel Island as bassist, vocalist and songwriter. His swinging sensibilities, percussive solos and soulful singing have added a lot to Dizzy's harmonic and rhythmic substance.

Collectively influenced by an range of American (Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang, Stuff Smith), European (Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli) and Latin (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Xavier Cugat) recording artists, Dizzy Atmospere demonstrates an enormous variety of repertoire, equally adept at playing America's greatest standards, vocally and instrumentally, interpreting the understated charm of Brazilian composer Jobim, or presenting the dazzling dance rhythms of Xavier Cugat.

Dizzy Atmosphere has performed at the Missouri History Museum, the St Louis Art Museum, the Festival of Nations, Laumeier Art Fair, the Shaw Art Fair, the Whitaker Music Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden, and at the Sheldon Concert Hall, portions of which have been broadcast by HEC-TV.

Call 314 664 2479 for booking or email cyvoelker@sbcglobal.net or cvdizzyatmosphere@gmail.com


featured on Elliott Ranney's "Bellevue Shuffle" 2013

Live at the Sheldon 2009
Jammin' at the Gazebo, Again 2007
Jammin' at the Gazebo 2005
Live at the Missouri History Museum 2002
Dizzy Atmosphere 1999 

These recordings have been featured on local stations HEC-TV, KDHX at 88.1 FM, KMOX at 1120 AM, WQNA at 88.3 FM and on KFUO at 99.1 FM.

If you want a CD and aren't near St. Louis, just send us a check for $15 and we'll mail it to you. Make your check payable to Dizzy Atmosphere and mail it to 505 Quince St, Edwardsville IL 62025. Be sure to include your return address!

Set List

All of Me
After You’re Gone
April in Paris
Are You in the Mood?
Ain’t Misbehavin’
A Night in Tunisia
Autumn Leaves
Black Orpheus
Besame Mucho
Blue Drag
But Beautiful
Django's Castle
Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans ?
Exactly Like You
Have You Met Miss Jones
Honeysuckle Rose
HCQ Strut
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
I've Got the World on a String
I’ll Remember April
In a Sentimental Mood
Knock Me a Kiss
Lover Man
Minor Swing
Melodie au Crepuscule
My Funny Valentine
Oriental Shuffle
Palm Springs Jump
Satin Doll
Sheik of Araby
Softly, as a Morning Sunrise