Bio

Chez Coucou is Boulder's favorite Gypsy Swing Band!
 

Celeste Johnson - Violin/Vocals
Scott Johnson - Bass
Channing Lynn - Clarinet/Vocals
Al Scholl - Guitar
Alan Mishell - Mandolin

Chez Coucou is a Boulder Colorado based acoustic Gypsy Jazz String Quintet consisting of Mandolinist Alan Mishell, Clarinetist Channing Lynn, Bassist Scott Johnson, Violinist Celeste Johnson, and Guitarist Al Scholl. The repertoire is drawn from American Jazz standards of the '20s, '30s' & '40s, the music of Django Reinhardt & Stéphane Grappelli, early European Jazz, as well as early Latin American Jazz. 

Alan Mishell - Mandolin

Mandolinist Alan Mishell has performed solo and with many groups at numerous venues throughout his home state of Colorado, in the Midwest and Mountain West since the 1990s. His styles range from Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Rock, Blues and Jazz. Past Jazz projects include performing with Rollinsville, CO based Jazz Fusion band, Bigger Than Plywood. Alan has performed guest sessions with Nederland, CO based Jazz band New Family Dog and Jazz Fusion band Shanti Groove. Alan's current jazz project is a Gypsy Swing String Quintet called Chez Coucou that performs regularly in the greater Boulder, CO area.

Scott Johnson - Bass

Bassist Scott Johnson has over 30 years of professional playing experience in a wide variety of musical situations. He began his career playing the electric bass in a variety of roots rock and blues bands in the Cleveland, Ohio area and relocated to the Front Range in late 1991. 
In 1998, Scott picked up the upright bass and has since made that his primary instrument. In 2013, Scott added the sousaphone to his repertoire of instruments. He loves to play all kinds of roots music from traditional/New Orleans jazz to honky tonk, swing, bluegrass and blues music and anything in between! 
Past groups he has played with include Chicago Skinny, The Homewreckers and The Honky Tonk Hangovers. 
Currently Scott performs with The Beloved Invaders (surf), Felonius Smith (acoustic/delta blues), The Cowboy Dave Band (honky tonk/western swing), The Mile High Club (trad jazz/swing), Chez Coucou (gypsy swing), as well as several other Front Range based bands.

Find more about Scott at his site Shackdaddybass.com

Celeste Johnson - Violin

Al Scholl - Guitar