May 14th – Swing at the Silo with the Groningen Student Big Band & Let’s Swing

Together with Let’s Swing – The Groningen Student Big Band presents Swing at the Silo on May 14th at 15:00 for an afternoon of dancing (lindy, boogie woogie, charleston – take your pick), swing music, and frivolous festivity.

Bring your friends and family and strap on your hoofing shoes for this 4th annual spring ritual as we celebrate the social jazz dance tradition which first arose in the 1920s in Harlem and Chicago during the great Jazz Age and has erupted again and again throughout the world since its inception.

In three sets of music, we feature two unique vocalists (Hyewon Jung and Kelsey Breure) and music from the 1930s to the 1950s including works of the great dance bands of Basie, Herman, Miller, Ellington, Hampton; vocal features recorded by the amazing Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, Julie London and a few lesser known arrangements from the Terri Gibbs Dream Big Band and Bennie Carter’s big band.

We hope to see you there.

Where: De Silo, Achterweg 47, Groningen

When: Sunday 15:00-19:00

How Much: 5 Euros