For all booking inquires contact:

Chris Ruppenthal
Phone: (608)217-2758
Or simply email the band HERE!

Concerts and Festivals
Since its inception in 2003 Caravan has performed worldwide in a wide variety of concert settings including theaters, outdoor summer festivals, jazz clubs, university and city concert series, house concerts, and more.  We have had years of experience with professional performance situations and always deliver a lively and compelling show! If you would like to add some truly unique world music to your schedule roster please Contact Us!

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Check out what folks are saying in our Press Room!

Have a look at our Past Performance Experience

On stage at Windmills Craftworks in Bangalore India!


"It was a pleasure to present Caravan as part of our series. The audience appreciated the excellent musicianship of this group! For many in our audience, this was their first exposure to Gypsy swing music and they really enjoyed it. We really enjoyed meeting all of you and your group was such an easy group with whom to work! Our best wishes to you as you continue to present Gypsy Swing music."
Carolyn White, President, Verona Area Performing Arts Series

"Caravan transfixed a jazz loving crowd in the Windhover Center for the Arts Great Hall. Fond du Lac is home for great jazz, and CGSE did not disappoint. A performance style in the tradition of Django Reinhardt, Caravan's artistic excellence was on display throughout the evening. The band brought the appreciative crowd to its feet amidst a clamor for a return engagement. On behalf of the entire Windhover Center, we look forward to the future return of CGSE with another outstanding concert!"
Kevin Miller
Exec Director, Windhover Center for the Arts (now Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts)

"I have the opportunity to work with many performers throughout our season. Caravan is such a pleasure to work with. They are a professional group of musicians. We sometimes need to present a performance based on the event and they are creative and extremely flexible. They make the work I do very fun and our audiences enjoy them!"
Mary Lou Krase, Community Programming, Overture Center for the Arts

Caravan GSE at the Portage Center for the Arts


Weddings and Private Parties
Caravan has had experience performing at weddings, private parties, and events of every kind! We would be happy to discuss the details of your event, and work with you to incorporate some fun upbeat Gypsy Swing music into your event. Please get in touch.

"Thank you for the wonderful music on Saturday. We were too shy to dance for more than just our one prepared dance, but we were so happy listening to the music all evening. I had many guests say how interesting the music was and how much it added to the reception. We will be happy to continue to recommend you to others. Thanks again - everyone really appreciated that you stayed so late while they were cleaning up!"
Rachel and Terri

"Caravan was fantastic! Everyone I spoke to at our wedding thoroughly enjoyed your music. You wouldn't believe the number of our guests who said they thought it was the perfect music to accompany our wedding celebration. And they meant it, I could tell by the excitement in their voices. As a musician myself, I was impressed with both the virtuosity of the individual musicians and the accessibility of the music. Amazing! I will definitely recommend Caravan to anyone I know who needs music for their wedding reception or for any other function."
Bryan Z
Happily Married Man

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