ANDREJ HERMLIN and his SWING DANCE ORCHESTRA
– FROM RAGTIME TO SWING –
Jazz – the music of America. For some, its history begins with Miles Davis at the earliest…
One more reason for Andrej Hermlin and his musicians to shine a light on the first fifty years of jazz.
From Scott Joplin’s ragtime to Louis Armstrong’s oldtime jazz, to Benny Goodman’s swing – a concert programme with rarely before seen variety, many different arrangements and interesting guests. “The Story of Jazz” – a fascinating history of a music, that has seen vast change and transformation over the decades.
Featuring : ANDREJ HERMLIN and his SWING DANCE ORCHESTRA in various arrangements
THE SKYLARKS ( Vocals )
Solos: Rachel Hermlin, David Hermlin and guests
This show aims to present the history of classic jazz styles in an entertaining way – a trip through time from the turn of the century until approximately 1945.
Among the stopovers are :
RAGTIME – the music of Scott Joplin
OLDTIME JAZZ –- L. Armstrong, B. Beiderbecke and more
EARLY SWING – from oldtime jazz to swing – the music between 1930 and 1935
BOOGIE WOOGIE – a predecessor of rock ‘n’ roll
SWING GOES TO HOLLYWOOD – music in film
JAZZ IN EUROPE – remembering European swing orchestras
THE SMALL BANDS – with ANDREJ HERMLIN and his SWING DANCE BAND
THE BIG BANDS – the large orchestra plays the hits of the most famous bands from the 1930s and early 1940s ( Goodman / Dorsey / Ellington / Basie / Miller / Hermann )
THE STORY OF JAZZ – a unique show about the world’s first pop music and its fascinating history!