Panique is a gypsy jazz band from San Francisco specializing in Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli‘s music of the ’30s and ’40s. Think of the backdrop to romantic Paris cafes, smoky underground jazz clubs, and Woody Allen flicks.

The group features Vic Wong on lead guitar, Benito Cortez on violin, and Nick Christie on rhythm guitar. Hailing from prestigious local acts like Gaucho, Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, they are experts in the struttin’ swing, passionate ballads, dazzling waltzes, and blazing bossas.

“Panique is a rare group, subtle and inventive… In their mix of standards and less-known material, they embody the great virtues of memorable swing improvisation: a speaking eloquence in their solos; delightful ensemble interplay; extraordinary subtlety in their dynamics, tempos, and shadings; and a real understanding of how deeply listeners need melodies.  Although the members of the group look youthful, they are mature improvisers with well-developed imaginations, ears, hearts, and wit.” —Michael Steinman, Jazz Lives





We would love to play your wedding, party, or event! Drop us a line at:

Email: info (AT) paniquejazz.com
Facebook: paniquejazz


Events on Sep 20, 2017
Sep 20, 2017: 5:00pm-7:00pm
w/ Dan Fabricant @ the Page, SF
Events on Sep 21, 2017
Sep 21, 2017: 8:00pm-11:00pm
w/ Sean Krazit @ Cigar Bar, SF
Events on Sep 25, 2017
Sep 25, 2017: 7:00pm-10:00pm
w/ Jeff Magidson @ Mr. Tipples, SF
Events on Sep 26, 2017
Sep 26, 2017: 7:00pm-10:00pm
w/ Jeff Magidson @ Le Colonial, SF
Events on Sep 29, 2017
Sep 29, 2017: 12:00pm-1:00pm
w/ the Cottontails @ People in Plazas 425 Market St. SF
Events on Nov 1, 2017
Nov 1, 2017: 6:00pm-9:00pm
w/ the Alcatraz Islanders @ Club Deluxe, SF