Balhalla Weekend

Seattle, WA

Russian Center

9:00 PM

Greg Ruby & the Oscar Aleman tribute project

We will be playing the compositions & arrangements of the great 1930’s swing guitarist, Oscar Aleman. An unsung hero of the Parisian jazz guitar scene of the swing era, Aleman rivaled the infamous Django Reinhardt. Come listen to Aleman’s compositions and arrangements of swing standards at Balboa friendly tempos!!


  • Greg Ruby – lead guitar
  • Julian Smedley – violin
  • Saul Cline – clarinet & tenor sax
  • Eric Eagle – drums
  • Ryan Hoffman – rhythm guitar
  • Matt Weiner –  bass

“It has always been a mystery to me as to why this other remarkable proponent of acoustic swing guitar has been so ignored and unrecognized in relation to Django.”

– David Grisman (liner notes to Acoustic Disc Aleman compilation Swing Guitar Masterpieces)

Venue Details

704 19th Ave E,
Seattle, WA 98112