I was looking for regional gypsy jazz bands (we only have one in Cleveland), and stumbled upon Twin Cities Hot Club's web site. Out of the several groups (Hot Club of ___) I found in the US featuring gypsy jazz, they look pretty good - has anyone seen them live?
Some of the bands I found weren't really up to snuff, not even on the level of European buskers. I was looking to hire a group for a summer event, but I can't afford to bring Bireli to Cleveland, unfortunately. These guys in Minnesota sound pretty genuine.