LIVE: The Roamin’ Jasmine (New Orleans)
They have rocked Berlin’s dance floors in such an outstanding way last year that we absolutely needed to have more of them – much more!
We predict them to not only rock the whole camp 6 nights in a row with their exciting mix of 1920’s country blues, 1950’s New Orleans R&B, vintage Calypso from Trinidad, 1930’s swing, 1950’s Country tunes as well as stunning original songs (!) – but also to become Europes new darlings in no time… (Listen here.)
“The Roamin’ Jasmine play Jazz, Ragtime and blues in their own highly listenable style that echoes the rootsy jazz of New Orleans with a mix of guitar, double bass, trombone, sax and sometimes clarinet. They are highly skilled, play with real feeling and have a vocalist whose youthful persona is at odds with his incredibly raw, expressive style and they are definitely a band to watch out for.”
Listen here for a classic:
And some more:
And here for the party they’ll bring:
Born in Hamburg, self-taught artist Andreas Michalke published his first illustrations in the hardcore magazines Trust and Zap in the late 1980s. Playing in a band himself, he combined his two activities by making flyers and posters for other bands…
Andreas Michalke has been collecting records since 1980 and has DJd for 20 years. In the past years particularly for Swing dancers, amongst others at Herräng Dance Camp. He will bring a beautiful collection of 78s to the castle, but he especially likes 45s – those small vinyl records. Just because they leave no space for bullshit: All killer – no filler.
A ‘lost daughter’ of the Berlin swing scene, but one of the most active swing DJ’s in Stockholm and a popular house DJ of their renowned Chicago Swing Dance Studio. Since a couple of years back she’s been playing regularly at Herräng Dance Camp, often in charge of musical theme nights tributing various genres and styles within jazz.
Frida discovered jazz in her early teens– way before she even knew the words Lindy hop– a passion that definitely has given color and range to her library and choice of tunes. She’s quite turned off by the snappy potato hits but she can’t get enough of that notorious bebop swing and those magnificent big bands of Harlem prime time.
Jack has been a passionate record collector for many years and has amassed an enormous collection of the hottest leg-shaking LPs and 78s. Two year ago this unhealthy and highly neurotic behaviour was cut short when he moved to Berlin with nothing but his guitar and a hard-drive full of the hottest club hits of the late 20s and early 30s – from hot jazz and blues to western swing and the odd calypso. Jack very much enjoys playing his music for large crowds of sweaty, gyrating, euphoric humans (or lizard people) and believes that such primal occult activities will undoubtably lead to the return of The Dancing Lizard King from Proxima Centauri. All Hail The Dancing Lizard King.