THE SCHWINGS (LIT) will be playing for you on Friday and Saturday and CONIGLIO CONNECTION (CH) on Sunday
The Schwings are a vintage swing and New Orleans style jazz band hailing all the way from the capital of Lithuania, Vilnius! They were founded in 2011 by legendary jazz musician and multi-instrumentalist Remis Rančys. The Schwings rapidly rose to popularity in Lithuanian jazz festivals, clubs and lindy hop dance events. Initially playing golden standards of swing, Brazilian, and gypsy jazz, the band has since begun recording original compositions.
Their recent albums “Plombyras” ( January 2022 )“Fyodor” ( June 2019 ) “Teisutis” (March 2019) ”Good Thing” ( August 2020 ) and “Plazi” ( November 2020 ) reached the #1 bestseller in swing/jazz category on Bandcamp.
Spotify data suggests that most of The Schwings fans live in the USA, Spain and Germany. Now performing internationally, they have ‘schwung’ their Lithuanian spirit across the UK, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Greece, Poland, Estonia, Finland and Russia. With music as diverse as the seasons – the Schwings can burn like summer, be nostalgic as autumn, pure as winter and uplifting as spring – all in the space of one evening.
When music in the styles of the 20s and 30s resounds and pure musical joy gets the legs moving, only Coniglio Connection can be at work: The swing sextet from St.Gallen has been thrilling the Lindy Hop scene with their live performances in Switzerland and Austria for almost five years. For rarely does a band bring the jazz of the last century on stage in such an authentic and joyful way – an irresistible invitation to dive into the roaring 20s.
In their performances, the band focuses on the classics of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and other jazz greats. After all, it’s all about the typical sound of swing. But it wouldn’t be Coniglio Connection if the repertoire wasn’t supplemented by their own adaptations or even compositions. Mani Matter’s “Hemmige” suddenly sounds like a swing song, or the band’s own compositions show impressively that the songs can definitely compete with those of the golden era. Coniglio Connection is simply a guarantee for a varied journey through the sound world of swing!