Herräng Dance Camp

2nd July to 6th August

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

Bands

Bands

Week 1

Monday July 2:  Alexander Brott Bebop Quintet
A constellation of some of Sweden's finest bebop musicians. Highly influenced by the early recordings of Charlie Parker and Tiny Grimes, this group offers old school swing-meets-bebop with a rare level of authenticity, energy and creativity. 

Klas Lindquist - Alto sax
Alexander Brott - Guitar
Carl Orrje - Piano
Björn Lundén - Bass
Mattias Puttonen - Drums


Wednesday July 4: JH Allstars 
Jen Hodge, a busy Vancouver-based bass player, bandleader, and arranger, is a versatile musician who can be found playing with a wide variety of artists all over the world. When Jen is leading the band, she likes it hot – hard swinging grooves, boisterous New Orleans style horns, cheeky lyrics, intriguing arrangements, plenty of spontaneous fun, and an evident, infectious love for making music. Jen’s particular expertise in the arena of traditional jazz has taken her to stages all over Canada, the USA, China, Spain, France, the UK, and the Caribbean. On home turf, Jen can be found leading a band on Wednesday nights at Guilt & Co, a bar in Vancouver’s historic Gastown district and a major hub for the city’s musical creative minds, where she has held a regular gig since January 2011.

We are happy to have Jen Hodge at Herräng Dance Camp this year, were she will be playing together with some of the local stars of the Swedish swing jazz scene.

Jen Hodge - double bass
Karl Olandersson - trumpet
Fredrik Lindborg - sax / clarinet
Johan Åström - trombone
Alexander Brott - guitar
Daniel Fredriksson - drums
 

Friday July 7: Lönnkrogen
Since the start in 2016, Lönnkrogen have been playing for a full house - the Scala theater in Stockholm - every other Friday. With their swinging 20's tunes they take us back to the time of Prohibition, when everybody -  young and old, rich and poor - would find their way to the speakeasies to forget their problems and enjoy the music.
Lönnkrogen have become veterans on the music scene in Stockholm and around Sweden. This will be their debut at Herräng Dance Camp and it will be a night to remember!

Karl Olandersson-trumpet
Fredrik Lindborg-sax/clarinet
Johan Åström-trombone
Filip Ekestubbe-piano
Niklas Fernqvist-double bass
Daniel Fredriksson-drums

Week 2

Sunday July 8: Hornsgatan Ramblers
Hornsgatan Ramblers is a jazz band from Stockholm Sweden. Their main focus is set on rhythm and swing, from the more or less legal ballrooms of New York in the thirties and forties. With the bands' own adaptations and arrangements of the music of jazz giants such as Duke Ellington, Jimmie Lunceford, Count Basie, Cab Calloway and Charlie Christian, the Ramblers have developed a sound of their own. By now that unique sound has brought the band to countries such as Greece, Italy, Germany, Finland, Turkey, Lithuania, UK, Belgium, Netherlands, etc. And of course all over Sweden. The band was started in the autumn of 2009, when a few swing dancers in Stockholm decided to form a band and to start playing the music that they loved to dance to, to explore it further and reach a deeper understanding of it. The band name comes from a street in the neighbourhood in Stockholm where most members work and live, and 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 and 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 / Mattias Friberg – double bass/vocals
Emil Håkansson / Gustav Lindström – trombone
Sakarias Larsson – drums
Wilhelm Novák – clarinet/soprano saxophone
Sebastian Svensson – tenor saxophone/vocals
Albin Axelsson - guitarr


Monday July 9: Hoodlums of Bebop
Abel Haile - altsax
Erik Palmberg - trumpet
Niklas Wennström - double bass
John Runefelt - piano
John Hugardt - drums


Wednesday July 11: Lönnkrogen
Since the start in 2016, Lönnkrogen have been playing for a full house - the Scala theater in Stockholm - every other Friday. With their swinging 20's tunes they take us back to the time of Prohibition, when everybody -  young and old, rich and poor - would find their way to the speakeasies to forget their problems and enjoy the music.
Lönnkrogen have become veterans on the music scene in Stockholm and around Sweden. This will be their debut at Herräng Dance Camp and it will be a night to remember!

Karl Olandersson-trumpet
Fredrik Lindborg-sax/clarinet
Johan Åström-trombone
Filip Ekestubbe-piano
Niklas Fernqvist- double bass
Daniel Fredriksson-drums


Friday July 13: Swingharmonic Orchestra
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. 

Fredrik Oscarsson - trumpet
Erik Tengholm - trumpet
Erik Palmberg - trumpet
Johan Åström - trombon
Martin Pålsson - trombon
Hampus Adami - trombon
Johan Christoffersson - alto sax / clarinet
Linus Lindblom - alt or tenor sax / clarinet
Fredrik Lindborg - alt eller tenorsax / clarinet
Kristian Brink - tenor sax
Emma Josefsson - bariton sax
Gunnar Åkerhielm - piano
Vilhelm Bromander - double bass
Wille Alin - drums

Week 3

Sunday July 15: Hoodlums of Bebop
Abel Haile - altsax
Erik Palmberg - Trumpet
Niklas Wennström - contra bass
John Runefelt - piano
John Hugardt - drums

Monday July 16: Stockholm Swing Allstars
The idea was to form a band with top jazz and swing players in Stockholm. The four horn players in the front line play a important role in the band. With cleverly written arrangements, mostly by Klas Lindquist and Fredrik Lindborg, the band can play softly as a small group and seconds later explode in a big band fortissimo. The rhythm section gives the band a bouncing ground where solos and ensemble playing become a joy. The members of the Stockholm Swing All Stars are considered as the best in its field in Sweden.
The Stockholm Swing All Stars play swing and jazz music suitable both for concerts and for dancing. The band often plays at lindy hop and other dance events as well as in concert halls around Europe.

Karl Olandersson - trumpet / vocals
Fredrik Lindborg - reeds
Klas Lindquist - reeds
Dicken Hedrenius - trombone
Daniel Tilling - piano
Göran Lind - double bass
Mattias Puttonen - drums

Wednesday July 18: Jesse's Swing Wing feat. Dan Barrett


Friday July 20: Andrej Hermlin & his Swing Dance Orchestra
Welcome on a retro trip with me and my orchestra back in time to the America of the 1930s – and experience music undergoing a remarkable Renaissance – swing! Listen to the unforgettable classics of the famous American big bands of that epoch, the melodies of Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Count Basie, Glenn Miller and many other stars of the swing era. Listen and enjoy! Not only does this orchestra purvey the original sound of the swing era, even the outward trappings of SWING DANCE ORCHESTRA – the instruments, the bandstands, the microphones and the musicians’ tailored outfits - are absolutely authentic. Just get up and swing out and imagine that you are in a ballroom of a New York hotel sometime towards the end of the ‘30s. 

Andrej Hermlin-Leder
David Hagen
Ann Sophie Dürrmeyer
Semjon Barlas
David Steven Hermlin-Leder
Michael Wirth
Frank Fredo Bach
Stefan Schätzke
Andrej Ugoljew
 

Week 4

Sunday July 22: Hasse Ling & His Syncopaters of Swing
Mainstream jazz, swing and blues från 30's, 40's and 50's. Veterans of the jazz joints around Stockholm. These cats have a lot of experience playing for dancers and are ready to get your feet moving.

Hasse Ling - band leader / sax / vocals
Wojtek Rutkovski -  piano
Hasse Carlsson - drums
Peter Buskas - guitar / vocals
tba - double bass


Monday July 23: Hornsgatan Ramblers
Hornsgatan Ramblers is a jazz band from Stockholm Sweden. Their main focus is set on rhythm and swing, from the more or less legal ballrooms of New York in the thirties and forties. With the bands' own adaptations and arrangements of the music of jazz giants such as Duke Ellington, Jimmie Lunceford, Count Basie, Cab Calloway and Charlie Christian, the Ramblers have developed a sound of their own. By now that unique sound has brought the band to countries such as Greece, Italy, Germany, Finland, Turkey, Lithuania, UK, Belgium, Netherlands, etc. And of course all over Sweden. The band was started in the autumn of 2009, when a few swing dancers in Stockholm decided to form a band and to start playing the music that they loved to dance to, to explore it further and reach a deeper understanding of it. The band name comes from a street in the neighbourhood in Stockholm where most members work and live, and 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 and 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 / Mattias Friberg – double bass/vocals
Emil Håkansson / Gustav Lindström – trombone
Sakarias Larsson – drums
Wilhelm Novák – clarinet/soprano saxophone
Sebastian Svensson – tenor saxophone/vocals
Albin Axelsson - guitarr

Friday July 27: Stockholm Swing Allstars
The idea was to form a band with top jazz and swing players in Stockholm. The four horn players in the front line play a important role in the band. With cleverly written arrangements, mostly by Klas Lindquist and Fredrik Lindborg, the band can play softly as a small group and seconds later explode in a big band fortissimo. The rhythm section gives the band a bouncing ground where solos and ensemble playing become a joy. The members of the Stockholm Swing All Stars are considered as the best in its field in Sweden.
The Stockholm Swing All Stars play swing and jazz music suitable both for concerts and for dancing. The band often plays at lindy hop and other dance events as well as in concert halls around Europe.

Karl Olandersson - trumpet / vocals
Fredrik Lindborg - reeds
Klas Lindquist - reeds
Dicken Hedrenius - trombone
Daniel Tilling - piano
Göran Lind - double bass
Mattias Puttonen - drums
 

Week 5


Monday July 30: Stockholm Swing Allstars
The idea was to form a band with top jazz and swing players in Stockholm. The four horn players in the front line play a important role in the band. With cleverly written arrangements, mostly by Klas Lindquist and Fredrik Lindborg, the band can play softly as a small group and seconds later explode in a big band fortissimo. The rhythm section gives the band a bouncing ground where solos and ensemble playing become a joy. The members of the Stockholm Swing All Stars are considered as the best in its field in Sweden.
The Stockholm Swing All Stars play swing and jazz music suitable both for concerts and for dancing. The band often plays at lindy hop and other dance events as well as in concert halls around Europe.

Karl Olandersson - trumpet / vocals
Fredrik Lindborg - reeds
Klas Lindquist - reeds
Dicken Hedrenius - trombone
Daniel Tilling - piano
Göran Lind - double bass
Mattias Puttonen - drums


Wednesday August 1: Othella w friends
Othella Dallas, the Grand Old Lady of Jazz and Blues, was born 1925 in Memphis. Her mother, also a singer and a great pianist/composer, was the first black singer to appear on St. Louis Radio. Louis Armstrong was a regular guest in her grandmothers house and W.C. Handy, the composer of St. Louis Blues was her babysitter. Being surrounded by all this talent, she started at the age of five to tap and earn money for the family. 
When Katherine Dunham discovered her at a school talent show when she had just turned 19, she immediately got engaged to join the Dunham School of Theater and Dance in New York. After her graduation she became a dance teacher and an acclaimed soloist in the company. The tours lead her to South America and Europe, where she met her future husband. In 1949 they get married in Paris. Already in 1950 she has two dance schools, one in her new hometown Zürich and one in Paris. Inspired by her husband who is now also her manager, she starts a second career as a singer in the Jazzclubs of Paris being on stage with Edith Piaf, Sidney Bechet and Josephine Baker. 
Just 3 years later, back in New York, the famous singer and composer Phil Moore becomes her new manager. He writes songs for her and soon she is touring Canada, the USA und Kuba. Being on stage with King Curtis and Nat King Cole and appearing in the same program with Sammy Davis jr. at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. Duke Ellinton wrote two songs for her and she was part in his show Jump for Joy.The Opera Free and Easy, directed by Quincy Jones led her back to Switzerland in 1960 where she has stayed ever since. Othella then toured many coutries like Africa, Israel , Germany and Russia. Still always faithful to her first passion in 1975she opened the Othella Dallas Dance School Basel, where she is teaching Katherine Dunham technique as one of the rare living legends of this cultural heritage. 
For the last 10 years Othella has been Artist in Residence at the Jazzfestival of St.Moritz, highly respected for her incompareble liveshows.
A great documentary, Othella Dallas „ What is luck“ by Andres Bruetsch was released for her 90th Birthday. 
Experiencing Othella is touching upon the great musical history of Jazz and Dance and is deeply inspiring.

This year we have the great pleasure to welcome Othello Dallas back to the camp, performing together with some of the local stars of the Stockholm jazz scene.
Othella Dallas - vocals
Daniel Svensson - guitar
Gunnar Åkerhielm - piano
Clas Lassbo - double bass
Mattias Puttonen - drums


Friday August 8: Kustbandet
Kustbandet is a Swedish jazz orchestra founded as a school band in Stockholm in 1962 by Christer Ekhé (né Jansson) and Kenneth Arnström. Originally playing in traditional New Orleans jazz style and, as the band grew, moving towards big band style as played by Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Luis Russell, Jelly Roll Morton et al. in the 1920s - 1930's.

Kustbandet perform regularly at concerts, dances and festivals and have toured extensively in Europe, Asia, Australia and The USA. Highlights have been three Nobel Prize Galas, Prairie Home Companion radio shows and New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festivals.

Kustbandet was formed in the wake of the "jazz war" between traditionalists and modernists in the early 1960s. With time these labels have become redundant, as jazz styles have become more homogenous. This is also reflected within the orchestra nowadays moving freely between the early jazz styles. Kustbandet's concerts are labeled: "From Ragtime to Swing" presenting blues, ragtime, boogie woogie, Dixieland, swing, gospel, New Orleans brass band-style. The band has recorded more than 20 albums (LP, EP and CD), mainly for the labels Kenneth Records, Stomp Off, Circle Records and Sittel.

Jens "Jesse" Lindgren has been the band leader since 1987.

BENT PERSSON - trumpet
FREDRIK OHLSSON - trumpet
PETER LIND - trumpet, vocals
BO JUHLIN - trombone, sousaphone
JENS ”JESSE” LINDGREN - trombone, vocals
KLAS TORESSON - alt sax, clarinette
JOHN HÖGMAN - tenor sax, clarinette
AMANDA SEDGEWICK alt sax, clarinette
PETTER CARLSSON -  piano
HANS ”ROSTEN” GUSTAFSSON BJ - guitarr
GÖRAN LIND - double bass
KRISTER OHLSSON - drums