The Blue Devils are a Melbourne based band playing traditional and swing jazz. Led by reed player Jon Hunt, the band focuses on the music of Sidney Bechet, Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington and has a passion for featuring some lesser known 1920s and 30s Australian gems in their sets. Before 2020 Jon spent 3 years living in New York, regularly playing and recording with Grammy winners Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, and Loudon Wainwright III. He also toured frequently throughout the US, Europe and Asia with one of the world’s most in-demand Lindy Hop/swing dance bands led by Gordon Webster. Before moving back to Melbourne permanently, Jon recorded his own album ‘House Rent Blues’ with many of the musicians from these bands, and this is available now in limited release.