It Had To Be You

Everyone Loves Gypsy Jazz!

It Had To Be You Band is Warren Sirota and Dave Levitt, and have performed and numerous venues including the 2017 Hudson Valley Jazz Festival. Most people have never heard the term "Gypsy Jazz", but they've heard and enjoyed plenty of this infectious, fun music, originally created by Django Reinhardt and the Quintet of the Hot Club of France in 1929. You will recognize the style when you hear it (hint: click on the Listen! button) It Had To Be You features the sound of acoustic guitars (always), and often violin, string bass and perhaps clarinet, depending upon the occasion and the venue. We are based in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY, and are available to play all sorts of engagements. Come hear us or engage us for your next party - everyone loves gypsy jazz!

Recordings
Sweet Chorus, Live at Ethical Brew

Warren Sirota, Dave Levitt and Travis Bleen perform the Django Reinhardt tune "Sweet Chorus" as part of the Ethical Brew… Read More

After You’ve Gone (entire song)

Another excerpt from a 2017 performance at Cafe Couleur, Brooklyn - After You've Gone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W87Qw20Vf04 Read More

Minor Swing, live at Milkweed (excerpt)

In 2017, we performed at the Milkweed center in Sugar Loaf, NY as part of the Hudson Valley Jazz Festival.… Read More