BRINGING IT TO LIFE
Genuine swing music requires energy and precision, audacity and elegance, roughness and style. Aiming to bring the sound of the swing era back to life, we brought together some of Swedens foremost musicians. This is nothing but an array of professionalism, authenticity and pure nerve. We hope you’ll enjoy!
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This is the Swingharmonic Orchestra – a fifteen man band with the aim of getting your feet to move! With a repertoire containing some of the very best from the swing era, and with a line up containing some of Swedens foremost up coming musicians of today, the Swingharmonic Orchestra will bring lot’s of joy to the dance floor!
The band was founded in 2015 by guitarist Anton Ottosson and pianist Gunnar Åkerhielm, and is currently lead by the latter. The Swingharmonic Orchestra has performed at various swing dance events, such as Herräng Dance Camp, where it has become a yearly reoccurring, and highly appreciated guest.
The bands repertoar consists mostly of transcriptions of arrangements, that originally was written for - and played by - some of the great swing orchestras of the 30's and 40's, such as the ones of Fletcher Henderson, Edgar Sampson, Duke Ellington, Chick Webb, Benny Goodman, Benny Carter and Artie Shaw. To mention a few.
The bands line up is presented below. Frequent substitutes are written in slanted text.
Jonne Bentlöv / Erik Tengholm
Johan Åström / Hampus Adami
SAXOPHONES AND CLARINETS
Johan Christoffersson / Anders Sjögren
Klas Toresson / Fredrik Lindborg
Kristian Brink / Linus Lindblom
Gunnar Åkerhielm - piano
Anton Ottosson / Martin Widlund - guitar
Vilhelm Bromander / Clas Lassbo - bass
Wille Alin / Mattias Puttonen -drums
We are looking forward to hear from you!