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Music at DJam

Music is at the heart of a great swing dance event. At DJam, we're super excited to bring you both a live band and a team of top international DJs – all well known for keeping the floor jumping and you dancing all night.

Swing Music

The music of the Swing Era, which inspired dances like Lindy Hop, is exciting, and vibrant. The underground club music of its day, it’s kept its appeal for decades, which is one reason why these dances remain so popular.

Music at DJam

We pride ourselves on playing music that most suits the dance - the best of the old swing music - music that kept people dancing for hours on end, night after night.  Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Jimmie Lunceford, Chick Webb, Louis Armstrong, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Cab Calloway and more are among the legendary artists who made the Swing Era one of the biggest musical revolutions in history. You’ll hear their music all weekend at DJam.

 

The Shirt Tail Stompers

This year, for the very first time, we will be welcoming the incredible Shirt Tail Stompers to DJam.

The Shirt Tail Stompers have long been recognised as one of Europe's best social dance bands. Formed in 2010 for the London Lindy Exchange and led by Trumpeter Steve Coombe, they have played numerous dance camps and shows in over 25 countries all over the world. They have a passion for swing music and movement, with their extensive knowledge and experience of social dancing, they are definitely the band to dance to in 2019.
 
Truly appreciating the art of swing and knowing its place in history, they are heavily influenced by Fats Waller, Fletcher Henderson, Count Basie and many other greats from the swing and trad jazz era of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. They are also influenced by the likes of the early Duke Ellington, Sidney Bechet and the old musical roots of New Orleans.
 Last year alone saw them playing for dancers in Sweden, Thailand, France, South Korea, Hungary, The Netherlands, Greece, Norway, Italy and throughout the UK to rave reviews.

Our DJs

Head DJ Andy

Andy has been DJing since 2007, and has got the party hopping at some of Europe’s  largest dance festivals including Herrang, the Snowball, ESDC and most recently he has twice been the Head DJ at the Chase Festival in Heidelberg, not to mention countless events in the UK, including Hullzapoppin', LSF, Swing Revolution, ELX and others.

Ali Taghavi from Swing Step says that Andy is one of the few DJs who makes him feel like he is dancing to a live band.

With an enviable collection of great swing tunes, and a sixth sense that lets him read the floor to work with the energy of the room, he’ll have you dancing ‘til you drop.

Don't miss Andy’s fascinating insights into the history and nature of swing music at his taster seminars. And if you’re a budding swing DJ, or want to pick up some tips from the best in the business, then his DJ seminar is a must.  
 

Tel: 07719174544  Email: info@lindy-jazz.co.uk
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