Salut, friends!

 

Named afer the driving rhythm characteristic of French gypsy jazz, we are La Pompe! Led by multi-lingual vocals, this swingin' bunch of cats bring the best of  French wartime classics, American jazz standards and gypsy instrumentals. 

 

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 A little bit of gypsy,a little bit of French,a whole lotta swing! 

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Phil Minshew- bass

La Pompe is thrilled to have Phil on upright bass to help keep us all in line. Phil, a native of Dallas, began his musical studies as part of the inaugural class at the High School for the Performing Arts at Booker T. Washington in Dallas. He continued his studies at the University of North Texas under the instruction of Jack Petersen. Philip has been teaching guitar and bass for the last 10 years in the Forney/Terrell area and currently is an instructor at Troubadour Music in Terrell, TX.