Bands & DJ’s

Luca Filastro & His Bal Boys – Luca Filastro is definitely one of our favourites, whatever he plays, it swings and makes you wanna dance! As a pianist and composer he is not a promise but a guarantee in the world of jazz. He discovered his musical vocation when he was five years old due to the discs of Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet and Louis Armstrong. The complex pianism of Filastro is easily recognizable by his incredible sense of swing and improvisation. In 2016 he released the Album Shirt Tail Bounce – Shirt Tail Stompers feat. Luca Filastro.

Luca Filastro – piano, voice

Francesco Lento – trumpet

Giuseppe Ricciardo – tenor sax

Emanuele Zappia – Drums

Miss Lara Luppi – the fabulous Lara Luppi will sing and play toghether with our bands. We are very happy to welcome her as Special Guest at Swing Splash 2019!

Swingwerk Hausband – we are very happy to introduce our Swingwerk resident Band. They will play for us at the farewell party on Sunday! <3

Ale G (ITA)- Alessio Grimaldi, aka Ale G, is a swing dj that offers a constantly evolving musical proposal, inspired by the contamination between music genres, sound and musical languages. He is native of Naples and based in Rome, but in the last decade he was very active as a DJ on the Italian and international scene. With roots in electronic music that led him to play with artists of the calibres of Skrillex, Sean Paul, Pendulum and EPMD currently offers a pure swing DJ set from the years 20/30 up to the contemporary swing bands.

DJ SASHA T. (BLR) – Hello there! This is Sasha T. on the air. This may surprise you, but I’m not just a teacher and a dancer. I got involved in DJing when I was 16 and that influenced my attitude to music. In the beginning it was electronic music, especially music from vinyl, but all of that changed when I got to know the amazing jazz and swing dance world. If you ask me what influenced my musical taste in jazz, I will answer Benny Goodman and clips from Bobby McGee’s. But the world of jazz music is amazing. Every day I find something new that inspires me and my dance. That’s why I love to share this as a DJ.

Big Mama Swing DJ (ITA) – In the beginning it seemed that she was meant to be a classical musician and instead… Life took her elsewhere, to many places near and far, looking for something she already had. “It does not count where or how you are: the music is always with you”. That’s why Big Mama aka Eloisa Montevecchi loves to be a music selector – “the mixer is the most varied and complete instrument you have: infinite colours, infinite notes, endless souls”. She is a little bit musician, a little bit lindy hopper and she loves jazz, blues and swing music! Big Mama will take us on a musical journey from the shores of Mississippi to Harlem via West and East coast, arriving in Europe with lindy, balboa, shag, blues and all that music genres we love so much!

Lord Arnas (LIT) – Driven by a love for The Jazz Age (Ages of Jazz) dance and music, as well as the whole culture that surrounds it, Lord Arnas represents exceptional quality DiscJockey services – Rhythm Lord Brothers – who are committed to ferry their listeners almost a century back, to a time where a party was no paltry matter and a swinging dancer’s feet were never allowed to stop… ever. We are very happy to have Arnas, one of our favourite Swing DJs in the team!

Lilo B. (GER)- Elisabeth aka Lilo B. is being an absolute passionate Balboa and Swing dancer herself. She knows exactly how to keep the dance floor packed. Her music selection includes a broad of genres: traditional classic style from the 30s to 50s, big bands from the swing era, as well as newer sounds. Always looking for new tunes and recordings. She favors clear rhythms and playful melodies, just great music for dancing all night long. Let you inspire!