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Lazy SwingersLazy Swingers Band grew from the inspiration of the music of swinging 30s and the fascination of a unique, noble tone of bands that played at that time. Nine people, divided sectionally in minimalistic version that refers to the big-band (some of them are lindy hop dancers) focuses on maintaining the characteristic swinging articulation and fluid dynamic changes in such a way that the body starts to tremble and a smile appearing in heart of the dancers doesn't let them stay still! The band is a part of Krakow Section of Culture, Music and Swing Dance called KMiTa Swing.

The creation of ‘The Facepalmers’ took place in 2012 as a result of party jam sessions in Moscow growing from humble beginnings into a seven piece band. Inspired by swing era jazz music, they have been following their own path, true to their ability of making people dance to their swing tunes!

They rock the continent having been to many cities from Ekaterinburg to Tel-Aviv. The distinction of the band is that it is almost entirely made up of dancers – and who knows how to play Lindy Hop music better than dancers!?

 

 

Put together salt, cayenne pepper, oregano, thyme, garlic and paprika to recall the smell of Louisiana. Mix the washboard, banjo, guitar, sax, double bass, violin and accordion to discover it’s sound. The Cajun Spices are a unique combo of passion to music and swing dancing. It is also the only jazz band in Poland created by dancers and for dancers. They find inspiration in the legendary jazz-bands from 20-ties na 30-ties, gypsy jazz, and contemporary musicians from the streets of New Orleans.

The Cajun Spices:

Michał Oblaciński – washboard, vocals, kazoo

Paweł Gałązka – guitar, banjo

Filip Górski – guitar, vocals

Ewa Chamczyk – violin

Kamil Smukowski – sax

Jacek Trzmiel – accordion

Grzegorz Dąbrowski - double bass

Guillermo Lozano - trumpet

Leliva Jazz Band, collaborating with Tarnowskie Centrum Kultury, was established in 1978. The name of the band originates from the crest “Leliva”, which belonged to the founders of Tarnow city. In the beginning musicians had a strong preference of ragtime music, but later on the repertoire was enriched with jazz standards from 20s and 30s. The arrangements of musical compositions refer to one of the best traditions of that genre – new orleans jazz, especially Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five and Hot Seven bands.

Leliva Jazz Band is a “Zlota Tarka – Gold Washboard 2005” prizewinner during the XXXV Old Jazz Meeting in Iława and also a few other traditional jazz contests winner. The annual polls of Jazz Forum Monthly titled JAZZ TOP consistently classify Leliva Jazz Band in the middle of top ten Polish traditional bands.

LJB team annually participates in many festivals in the country and abroad. In 2006 Leliva Jazz Band had the honour to represent Polish traditional jazz during the Euro Jazz Festival – Rueil-Malmaisone in Paris. In 2014 play 44. Internationales Dixieland Festival Dresden. The bandhosts the annual festival "Jazzowy Rynek” in Tarnow.

Leliwa Jazz Band played at Dragon Swing 2014, Dragon Swing 2015 and at first and second edition of Lindy on Track festival.

Django SistersThis band was born from Lindy Hop community in Brno, Czech Republic. Half of the members are dancers, one of them is also dance teacher. The rest also plays in other bands designed for Lindy Hoppers and dance parties.
They love swing and know how to satisfy eager dancers with the right tempoes. Repertoir consists of Andrews sisters three-voice arrangements accompanied by 7-piece swing band. Lovely girl vocals are alternateted by Sinatra style big band tunes arranged for smaller band. Your feet will tripple-step wildly in a syncopated rhythm of Django Sisters and their boy band, we guarantee that.

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