Swingamajig is a father-son jazzy musical duo based in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
The Fiddler: Young Michael Fraser has been fiddling up a storm since he was four. In 1998, he won the Southwestern Ontario Fiddle Championship in the 9-and-under category. Lately Michael has been immersing himself in Gypsy jazz and Swing jazz standards. His favorite jazz fiddler is Stuff Smith and one can sense Stuff’s hard-swinging influence in Michael’s improvisations. In 2001 Michael was the recipient of a B.C. Hall of Fame Scholarship in recognition of his “demonstrated talent, dedication and future potential in the field of music.”
The Guitarist: Don Fraser has played various styles of music including Bluegrass, Swing and Musette. In 1996, he won the Western Canadian Bluegrass Guitar Championship. Equally at home playing lead as he is playing rhythm guitar, Don doesn’t mind taking the backseat and letting his son Michael bask in the spotlight.
“Swingamajig’s repertoire selections display a keen sense of the importance of tradition and innovation. Swingamajig comfortably navigates between these two worlds with an irresistible passion for music.”
Swingamajig’s repertoire features popular Jazz Standards, especially the ‘Hot Jazz’ style, as played by Django Reinhardt, Stephan Grapelli, and others.