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8½ Souvenirs

Formed: July 25 1993
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8½ Souvenirs

8½ Souvenirs is an American swing jazz band active from approximately 1993 to 2000 and based in Austin, Texas. The band was signed to the RCA Victor label and had two releases under that label, as well as two other releases under Austin, Texas indie labels.

The band is named in tribute to the Federico Fellini film 8½ and the Django Reinhardt song "Souvenirs." The band was instrumental in Austin's 1990s Swing Revival dance scene centered at the Continental Club. The band was notable for its Django Reinhardt, gypsy jazz and other European influences.

The band was featured on Austin City Limits broadcast in April, 1998.