Friday

Appen Dixie & Miss Mikey May

Prague, Czech Republic

Appen Dixie | Prag, Tschechien Miss Mikey May | Prag, Tschechien

Saturday

The Kalishnikovs

Eindhoven, Netherlands

The Kalishnikovs | Netherlands

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Appen Dixie & Miss Mikey May

Prag, Tschechien

Appen Dixie | Prag, Tschechien Miss Mikey May | Prag, Tschechien

Appen Dixie & Miss Mikey May

Prague, Czech Republic

• Friday & Saturday •

AppenDixie is a band that driven by the local swing dance scene combine the elements of the early swing and traditional jazz with a slight touch of craziness.

The band has been given a great oppurtunity to play at big dance events and are a regular part of the Prague Swing festivals (PSSF and PSX). Along with the Prague’s festivals the AppenDixie has played for the lindy hop scene of Brno, Dresden, Pilsen and by the end of 2017 they’ll have played for VIenna aswell. (We all do like it hot!)

The band regularly organises dance parties themselves and raid the existing ones with their powerful live music.

Guest: Miss Mikey May

Israeli-American blues and jazz singer, Mikey's powerful and soulful vocals are inspired by the great jazz and blues divas and deliver a double-dose of musicality and emotion that radiate on and off the stage. Mikey grew up on the stage, singing, acting, and dancing since her school years and well into her twenties. In 2012 she joined the global swing and blues dance communities, dancing throughout Europe and absorbing the best swing and blues bands from the dance floor.

YouTube Videos:

Appen Dixie & Miss Mikey May - St. Louis Blues Appen Dixie - Mellow Tone Appen Dixie & Miss Mikey May - Darktown Strutters Ball

The Kalishnikovs

Eindhoven, Netherlands

• Saturday •

The Kalishnikovs is a small big band that is specialised in 30-40 swing music for Lindy Hop dancers. No matter if you just started dancing or are more experienced or even advanced, everybody will have a good time when we start to play. Since we are a small band, we perform in any setting, from a pub, an outdoor jazz event, even to a dance palace!

In 2008 Hein, Ruud and Gijs had a plan. They wanted a big band that wasn’t so big. A small big band, playing dance music. In this day and age, where the stages and bars are not large enough to accommodate a full size big band, the Kalishnikovs were to be a more flexible smaller band, but still bring the sound, feel and vibrance that should go with this particular style of music. After visiting a dance school, that specializes in Lindy Hop they decided to write music suited for Lindy Hop. Because playing big band music with only half a big band isn't so obvious, Gijs asked Walter Kalischnig (who is a retired arranger for the Skymasters) to be his co-arranger, together to rearrange and rewrite typical tunes of the swing era for the experienced musicians that became soon part of the Kalishnikovs.

YouTube Videos:

The Kalishnikovs - Blommenkindersfestival The Kalishnikovs - Swingin on Nothing The Kalishnikovs - Rotterdam Stadspodium
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