Despina & The Bee’s Knees (Switzerland)
Home Jazz Band (Lituania)
Home Jazz Band are an innovative and playful traditional jazz and swing band from one of the most important places in the Jazz revival: Vilnius, Lithuania. Consisting of some of the best jazz musicians and guided by their band leader & international jazz dance instructor, Mindaugas Bikauskas, Home Jazz Band is a perfect match for dancers and people who love a Hot Jazz Party. The band rediscover old jazz songs and spices them up with a hopping New Orleans flavour and the Swinging Style of Golden Era Jazz. Their concert is an easy time machine ticket back to the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. Every song is a different story told by young musicians with old souls. This music will light up your heart, put a smile on your face and move your feet like they’ve never moved before.
Milda Stasaitytė, best known as the face and voice of traditional jazz band “Rhythm Junkies”, spices up Home Jazz Band at it’s best. Her very original, raw and passionate way of singing is renowned in the international swing scene. Influenced by her favourite singers Bessie Smith, Billie Holliday and Meschiya Lake, she takes jazz to a new level of originality by being very authentic at the same time.
Swing Shouters (France)
The Swing Shouters are an explosive band from Tours, France, bursting with a catching energy, rearranging famous musical standards from the 20s to the 40s. With more than 200 concerts they’ve become one of the most popular bands on the international swing dancing stage.
From Paris to Quebec including Sweden, Spain, Germany, and Romania, they’ve fired up the public and the dance floor since 2013. They have a large musical repertoire focused on quintessential Swing music that originated from New Orleans and Rhythm & Blues extensions.