Natty Congeroo And The Flames Of Rhythm
The Flames have earned a reputation as a top festival/party Swing band for their high-energy performances and immersive crowd experiences. The repertoire of the band is a combination of tight original numbers and explosive interpretations of classic Hot Jazz, Swing, Rhythm ’n’ Blues and Gospel numbers from the golden era of this music in the 1920’s-50’s. As well as a reputation for a hot authentic sound the band is well known for its unique sense of style and presentation with its members dressed to the nines in sharp and eccentric tailored vintage attire.
LAST CHANCE RAGTIME BAND
A stomping Lindy Hop Jazz Band from Bedford, playing the best swing music especially crafted for dancers, the Last Chance Ragtime Band is a group dedicated to putting jazz on the dance floor. Taking their inspiration from the New Orleans Jazz Bands of Frenchman Street, LCRB plays music especially crafted for swing dancers from greats such as Jelly Roll Morton, Ella, Benny Goodman, Louis Prima, Louis Armstrong and Hoagy Carmichael.
Corina Kwami and the SWING SELECTION
Described as a "modern Renaissance woman," Dr Corina Shika Kwami is a performer on stage and screen. She has performed in countries across the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia with her own band “Corina Kwami & the Swing Selection”, as a featured musician with projects such as Wildcard, Down for the Count and more!
Born in New Jersey, USA, to a Ghanaian and Irish family, her inspiration in jazz is flavoured with influences such as stride piano, West African high-life, Irish folk music to and soul. She is motivated by the story-telling power of jazz and its potential for connecting people across cultures.
Django’s Tiger is a gypsy jazz band based in Cambridge, playing burning hot gypsy jazz repertoire from the roaring twenties to today.