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Bands

An exciting line-up of renown bands will be joining us for the weekend

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Saturday Night Party

The Shirt Tail Stompers!

Fine City Swing is so excited to announce the Shirt Tail Stompers as our live band for our Saturday Night Social.

 

The Shirt Tail Stompers have 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 2023.

 

Truly appreciating the art of swing and knowing its place in history, they are heavily influenced by Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Count Basie and many other greats from the swing and trad jazz era of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.
 

The year before the pandemic 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. 

Sunday Afternoon Party

Corina Kawmi 

To round off your weekend, we are delighted to welcome Corina Kwami and the Swing Selection. 

 

Described as a "modern Renaissance woman," Corina Kwami fronts ‘Corina Kwami & the Swing Selection. She has performed in countries across the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia with her projects and dazzled dance festivals in the UK and abroad.

 

Born in New Jersey, USA, to a Ghanaian and Irish family, her inspiration in jazz is influenced by stride piano, West African high-life, Irish folk music to and soul. 

 

From Gatsby Age to Ellington, from Basie to the Jazz Messengers, Corina Kwami & the Swing Selection’ have dazzled international festivals (Berlin Solo Jazz Festival, Copenhagen Lindy Exchange, Nighthawks, Cambridge Lindy Exchange, Swingfest, Leapin Lindy and Cambridge Lindy Exchange) and London’s dance scenes alike. An accomplished dancer herself, she is at home with solo jazz, tap and swing dances - blending rhythms routed in movement and story-telling. 

 

Corina’s extended work also includes contributions from the arts to innovation, future cities and sustainability. As a recognized thought leader with a PhD, she has deepened pedagogy in bridging the arts and sciences in order to facilitate exchanges between these worlds. You can see her face on series for the Discovery Channel and Science Channel. She lives in London.

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