Seepark Thun

Seepark Jazz: Dutch Swing College Band

20 January 2016, 20 Uhr

Jazz music was banned in the Netherlands during the Second World War. Even so, a few young jazz enthusiasts were able to keep this musical genre alive by practising in secret. On 5 May 1945, Liberation Day, the orchestra of the Dutch Swing College made its public debut. The band became a professional orchestra in 1960, and went on to win countless awards. The ensemble's worldwide success continues today, and it sets the tone for traditional Dutch jazz. To mark their 70th anniversary, the Dutch Swing College Band has recorded a new album – "LIVE!" – which proves that the addition of younger members has made the ensemble more vivacious than ever before.

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