Swingsize Orchestra (Friday)
The Swing Size Orchestra; eleven elegantly dressed, handsome gentlemen with brightly polished instruments, and one charming top-notch vocalist.
This band loves appealing to your basic human instincts (that’s musician jargon for dancing), and if there’s one thing these musicians know how to do, it’s getting the crowd to swing. Look forward to brilliant arrangements by bandleader Jens Hunstein, who will take you back to the times of the old big band greats. Extra tidbit: try to keep an eye on the band – especially the trumpets – as shenanigans will definitely ensue.
NOC Jazzband (Saturday)
We cannot think of a more fitting name for the New Orleans Connection Jazzband. Not only have they been spreading jazz across the globe for over 25 years, some of them have been honorary citizens of New Orleans for just as long. And on top of that, they have been fostering and promoting young musicians from overseas since 1993.
With classics ranging from Ain’t Misbehavin‘ to Won’t You Come Home Bill Bailey, this band plans on taking you Up The Lazy River, and showing you just why the Crescent City is still relevant in today’s swing scene.