Past Shows


December 10, 2017
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA


December 9, 2017
Spring House in Boston


December 7, 2017
Private event in Boston


November 26, 2017
Concert at Loring-Greenough House


November 5, 2017
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA


October 27, 2017

Private event in Boston


October 5, 2017
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA


September 24, 2017
Newtonville Village Day & Jazz Festival


September 10, 2017
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA


August 13, 2017
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA


July 9, 2017
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA


June 11, 2017
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA


May 14, 2017
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA


April 9, 2017
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA


March 26, 3:00 pm
Sunday Concert Series at Loring-Greenough House


March 5, 2017
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA


February 12, 2017
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA


January 8, 2017
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA


December 31, 2016
New Year Eve Jazz at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA


December 15, 2016
Private holiday event, Boston MA

December 11, 2016
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA

December 10, 2016
Outreach Concert Series at Spring House, Boston MA


December 1, 2016
Private holiday event, Boston MA

November 13, 2016
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA

October 15, 2016
Outreach Concert Series at Goddard House, Brookline MA

October 9, 2016
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA

September 11, 2016
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA

August 14, 2016
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA

July 10, 2016
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA

June 19, 2016
Father's Day Jazz at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA

June 5, 2016
Private event, Concord MA

May 8, 2016
Mother's Day Jazz at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA

April 10, 2016
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA
With Claire Dickson, vocal

March 12, 2016
Outreach Concert Series at Spring House, Boston MA

March 13, 2016
Jazz Brunch at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA
With Michael Harrist, bass

February 14, 2016
Valentine's Day Jazz at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA

January 23, 2016
Outreach Concert Series at Goddard House, Brookline MA

January 1, 2016
New Year Day Jazz at Trail's End Cafe, Concord MA

December 10, 2015
Private holiday event, Boston MA

December 3, 2015
Private holiday event, Boston MA

November 21, 2015
Outreach Concert Series at Laselle Village, Newton MA

October 11, 2015
Afternoon Concert Series at Newton Free Library, Newton MA

440 expands the gypsy jazz tradition of Django Reinhardt and Stephane  Grappelli with danceable swing standards from the era of Cole Porter,  George Gershwin & Benny Goodman as well as originals by the band.   Their toe-tapping, snappy, hot jazz, swinging style is a delight to experience. 

Sven Larson came to Boston in 1995 and began studying with bass virtuoso Steve Neil. Sven continued to learn, perform, and record in many genres, while becoming an in demand bassist on the local jazz and blues scene. He has also studied different styles of music, including Hindustani Classical music and West African Drumming. Sven has played on many bandstands across the US, Canada and Europe including Symphony Hall, Tanglewood Jazz Festival, and King Biscuit Festival to name just a few. He has performed with Toni Lynn Washington, Charles Neville, Michelle Willson, Roses Pawn Shop, Albert Cummings, Nicole Nelson, and others.

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440 - Gypsy Jazz


Tomoko, the Jazzy Violinist

440 is:

Tomoko Iwamoto, violin

Mark Chenevert, clarinet

Zach Pearson, guitar

Sven Larson, bass

Mark Chenevert has been playing clarinet and tenor sax in the Boston area for some forty years now , working with various projects including Limbo Race ( 1982 WBCN Rumble winners ) , Willie Alexander , and Hypnotic Clambake . Currently , besides 440 , he works with the Hot Tamale Brass Band , David Champagne , Bertrand Laurence and others . You can find out more by visiting his website : www.markchenevert.com . 

Zach Pearson has been playing gypsy jazz professionally for more than 10 years. His first group in the genre, Vol de Nuit, helped expand the traditional repertoire by arranging pieces by composers like Charles Mingus and Wayne Shorter. After several years building that group - and a short stint in Paris learning from the masters of the genre - he joined Ameranouche, where he had the pleasure of playing with one of New England's premier gypsy jazz musicians, Richard Sheppard.

About Us

  • Why Why1:15
  • Lulu Swing1:15
  • Topsy1:15
  • C'est Si Bon1:15
  • Reflection1:15
  • Waltz For You1:14

First CD "Why Why" is available via CdBaby

Contact

Email: gypsyjazz440@outlook.com

facebook.com/440jazz

Toe-tapping Snappy Hot Jazz

Tomoko Iwamoto has been in Boston jazz scene for more than 25 years. With a strong background as a classical violinist, she expanded her repertoire in jazz while studying Jazz Composition and Arranging at Berklee College of Music. She has played with Hypnotick Clambake and A La Modal, and currently the first violinist and composer & arranger for J-Way (jazz string quartet) and Axis Strings.

Upcoming Shows


CD release party!

Thursday December 14, 8:00 pm

Third Life Studio

33 Union Sq, Somerville, MA 02143

$10 at the door


Friday January 5, 2018

Outreach Concert Series at NewBridge on the Charles, Dedham MA


Sunday January 7, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Afternoon concert at

Cultural Center of Cape Cod


Saturday January 20
Outreach Concert Series at Goddard House, Brookline MA

Here is what people say about the CD...


The blend you achieve with the clarinet is extraordinary. Your CD is very musical and very precise. Intonation is flawless. You must be very proud of your music.   — Christopher Baird


I listened to your CD on the way home. I love it!  It cheers me up.   — Kathy Larsen


Reminds me of music from Woody Allen’s film. This is the music I like and you guys executed very well. I want two more as presents for my friends!   — John Kloubcher


I just wanted to compliment you on your beautiful CD. I love all the music, but the pieces that you wrote yourself -- "Why Why" and "Reflections" -- are extraordinary! The passion and musicianship of your pieces remind me of the great Cuban music in Calle 54. It's a real treat this time of year with the chill in the air outside to have something warm and beautiful to listen to inside! Many thanks,   — Mary Beth Hagen


I listened to the CD yesterday, and I found it very enjoyable. I didn't grow up with 'gypsy jazz,' and in fact have scarcely been exposed to the idiom. I do remember a Stephane Grappelli duet with Paul Simon (called "Hobo's Blues," if memory serves) on an early Simon & Garfunkel album. I've always loved that tune -- the joy of the playing is so palpable. The same is true of your album, where all the tunes are played with great joy and brio. I know that your covers are 'standards' of the genre, but I was rather more excited to hear the original compositions. After all, the jazz classics are already out in the world, but this will be the first time people will get to hear your music.   — Bruce Sesnovich


As a Grappelli/Reinhardt fan, I can vouch for/heartily recommend this CD. Excellent music and I believe Tomoko's playing compares very favorably with Stephane's. The original compositions are especially nice.   — Dino LaChiusa