Eight bands dedicated to Lindy Hop dancers

Reverent Juke

Are you ready to HuHuHaHa? Reverent Juke is one of the most acclaimed Belgian swing band. They are crazy, they are wild, they venerate Gene Krupa, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman and their music is dedicated to Lindy Hop dancers: no wonder we love them.

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The Hop ’sh Bam Connection DELUXE

An excellent swing jazz band, brilliantly guided by Marie Anne Standaert. Heavy Swing and Hot Jazz will make your feet move like never before!

The Hop ’sh Bam Connection pays tribute to the era of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, Bennie Goodman. A real time machine!

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Professor Cunningham and His Old School

Professor Cunningham and His Old School is one of the most sought-after groups on the international swing scene, performing around the world at major events and festivals – we feel so lucky to have them!

Formed and fronted by in-demand reedman and vocalist Adrian Cunningham - Australian native based in NYC - Professor Cunningham and His Old School consists of some of the most energetic and accomplished musicians on the New York scene. It has been a regular hit in the NYC underground party and swing dance scene since its formation in 2012; performing at some of the world's finest events.

This band performs the most swinging and grooving repertoire deeply steeped in the New Orleans tradition; from early jazz to early R&B in the aesthetic of Sidney Bechet, Fats Waller, Professor Longhair and even Fats Domino!

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Hermann Little Big Band

Albeit an exciting and fresh 2018 creation, the musicians of Hermann Little Big Band are well known to Brussels dancers and music lovers.

This mini big band was born out of swing dancing parties and endless jam sessions. These 12 musicians no strangers to late night shenanigans!

Their repertoire is entirely dedicated to dance and inspired by Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli, Duke Ellington, Count Basie et many more.

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Lester’s Blues ft. Delphine Gardin

A swing jazz septet formed by saxophonist Tom Callens, Lester’s Blues pay hommage to and play the energetic effortless swinging style and music of 1930’s small groups of Count Basie, Lester Young and their peers.

The group started their existence in 2016. Having played at many jazz and lindy hop dance festivals since, Lester's Blues recorded their first album “Red Label: Hommage to Lester Young & the Basie-Ites” in March of 2018. Issued on CD as well as vinyl, the album will be officially presented during the BRUX!

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Student Jazz Orchestra Brussels

The Student Jazz Orchestra is a fabulous big band coming from the Université libre de Bruxelles and directed by the remarkable Rob Spelberg.

Don’t let the word “student” fool you, they are spectacular, and many are on the verge of a glowing professional career!

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The Morning Call Jazz Band

Created in 2017 in Brussels, The Morning Call Jazz Band is a New Orleans jazz band of ever-shifting constitution. The quintet doublebass – guitar – trumpet – trombone – sax may be their structure of predilection, but they’ve been known to surprise us by playing in twos, threes; with banjo, clarinet, piano, etc.; sitting down or wandering about town!

Named after the famous New Orleans café known for its mouth-watering beignets, “The Morning Call” draw its inspiration from NOLA’s present-day bands such as the “Shotgun Jazz Band”, “The Palmetto Bug Stompers”, “The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional Jass Band”, “New Orleans Jazz Vipers”, “Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses”, “DinosAurchestra”, “Smoking Time Jazz Club”.

If you’re in Brussels on a Tuesday night with itchy feet, chances are that you’ll find them playing in one of the cities’ most welcoming bars.

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The Brussels Blues Gangsters

These gangsters will take you on a thrilling adventure filled with gospel, soul, blues and boogie. They’ll put a spell on you and take you to a trance-like state where the only thing you’ll want to do is dance, and clap, and shout, and dance.