Herräng Dance Camp

2nd July to 6th August

Prepmode for Camp 2016
Lindy Hop, Boogie Woogie, Balboa, Solo Jazz & Tap

Bands

For the summer to come, Herräng Dance Camp offers four regular orchestra nights per week: Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Additional bands and musicians might appear on other days of the week on short notice. All bands playing at the event are rooted in classic 4/4-swing or sometime even post-swing styles.
 
Andrej Hermlin and his Swing Dance Orchestra
In 1987, the SWING DANCE ORCHESTRA was founded under the direction of “Swing King” Andrej Hermlin. Since then it has developed into the most outstanding and successful swing band in Germany. In addition to frequent radio and TV performances, the orchestra has played countless gigs in prestigious hotels, delighted its audiences in German and European concert halls and has been engaged for glamorous, glittering ball events. The SWING DANCE ORCHESTRA has undertaken highly successful international tours to major cities including Brussels, Zurich, Hong Kong and London. In New York – the old and new metropolis of swing - Andrej Hermlin has appeared with his musicians in the renowned “Rainbow Room” of Rockefeller Center and in the not less famous “Hotel Pennsylvania“. Recently the orchestra has performed in several film productions, among them “Taking Sides” under Oscar-winning director István Szabó and “Cold is the Breath of Evening” after a novel by Ingrid Noll. The orchestra has a multifaceted repertoire containing many familiar but also rarely played original American arrangements from the ‘30s. These include melodies of Benny Goodman’s orchestra, Artie Shaw, Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Glenn Miller and many other stars of the swing era. The SWING DANCE ORCHESTRA is authentic down to the details: the sound, the arrangements, the microphones and music stands, the instruments and the musicians’ outfits are like the American originals of that time. The sound of this big band is completely distinctive and not driven by trends or fads. Most important, the SWING DANCE ORCHESTRA plays music for listening and dancing – from an era whose glitter and glamour continues to fascinate audiences today.
Week 2
 
 
Stockholm Swing Allstars
 

Week 3 - Sunday, Monday
Week 5 - Friday
 
 
Åström Quintet
Week 3 - Wednesday
Week 4 - Wednesday
 
 
Swingharmonic Orchestra
Week 3 - Friday
Week 4 - Friday
 
Hornsgatan Ramblers
 

Hornsgatan Ramblers is a jazz octet from Stockholm Sweden. Their emphasis is on thirties and forties swing, striving after the sound of the small bands of giants, such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Benny Goodman. This paired with the bands' own adaptations and arrangements of big band originals has given the Ramblers a sound of their own. By now their music has brought them to countries such as Korea, China, Greece, Italy, Germany, Finland, Turkey, Denmark, Lithuania, UK, Belgium, Netherlands, etc. And of course all over Sweden. The band was started in the autumn of 2009, when a couple of swing dancers in Stockholm decided to form a band and to start playing the music that they loved to dance to. The band name comes from a street in the neighbourhood in Stockholm where the world famous Chicago Swing Dance Studio is located – and in which the very first rehearsals took place. Several of the band members also dance in the renowned swing dance company Harlem Hot Shots, teach swing dancing, and have won and judged numerous dance contests all over the world.

Fredrik Dahlberg – trumpet/vocals, Rikard Ekstrand – piano/guitar/vocals, Anders Huss – double bass/vocals, Emil Håkansson – trombone, Sakarias Larsson – drums, Christopher Mair – banjo/guitar/vocals, Wilhelm Novák – clarinet/soprano saxophone, Sebastian Svensson – tenor saxophone/vocals

 
Week 4 - Sunday
Week 5 - Sunday
 
 
Hoodlums of Bebop
Week 5 - Monday