Perhaps imagine Lester Young, and Billie Holiday traveling to Paris and jamming with a stripped down hot club-style rhythm section. Or Mildred Bailey sitting in with Edmond Hall; Charlie Christian on acoustic guitar.
This may give an idea of the influences, but the music is truly the result of the harmonious balance of the personalities that comprise it.
The band's name refers to the Gershwin tune and the Woody Allen film of the same name, "Sweet and Lowdown".
The musicians have played jazz with a number of prominent Australian jazz musicians, including Len Barnard, Graeme Bell, Bob Barnard, Geoff Power, Graeme Coyle, John Morrison, Steve Grant and the late Tom Baker, to name just a few - and are now honoured to regularly join such great performers on festival bills around the nation.
The Sweet Lowdowns recently played at high profile events such as the 2007 Noosa, Newcastle and Devonport Jazz Festivals, where they were received with great enthusiasm.