Swing Ninjas

The Quintessential Gentlemen of Swing

The Wild Gentlemen of Swing. Playing and singing a mix of New Orleans' swing and Parisian jazz from 1930s and 40s, with a modern musical flair, this Brighton based quartet is taking the world of swing to places it never dreamt possible. Singing original tunes and classic standards, 100 year-old music is given a breathe of fresh air by the highly skilled energetic performance, immaculate dress and tongue-in-cheek charm of the band as they guide you on happy journey through musical tastes. This is not stagnant boring swing as you know it.

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"Their take on the music taps into the lascivity and humour inherent in the 40s/50s original [bands], resulting in songs you actually want to return to. And, for that matter, dance to…The Swing Ninjas are that rare thing: a revivalist band that actually has contemporary relevance."

Record Collector Magazine

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The Quintessential Gentlemen of Swing. Playing and singing original songs as a mix of New Orleans swing and Parisian jazz from 1920s, 30s and 40s, with a modern flair, all of which is energetically played and sung. 

Starting out life as a busking trio, the Swing Ninjas now headline festivals from Virginia to Istanbul. Playing and singing a mix of New Orleans' swing and new UK swing, with a modern musical flair, this Brighton (UK) based band is taking the sound of a raucous 1930s band to all stages and parties that can fit them on.  With 2 original albums and 4 albums of classic NOLA-UK jazz/swing, it’s little wonder this fun-loving, charming and soulful group play over 150 shows a year.

100 year-old music is given a breathe of fresh air by the highly skilled energetic performance, group vocal harmonies, immaculate dress and tongue-in-cheek charm of the band. This is not stagnant swing and jazz as you know it. 

The band comprises of Alto sax, Helicon/Tuba, Maccaferri Guitar and Double Bass. Luscious 4-part vocal harmonies ensure any audience is blown away - not just by the massive horns. Playing to celebrities and Royalty alike, smiles are spread one note at a time.   

Recent public gig highlights include Winter Blues Jazz Festival (Virginia, USA), Allways, (New Orleans, USA)  Jazz Tage (Lenk, Switzerland), Trondheim Festival (Norway) the Guiness Jazz Festival (Cork),  Moulin Rouge (Paris), Womad Festival (UK), Love Supreme (UK) Chill Out Festival (Istanbul), White Mink (London), Royal Albert Hall (London). 

http://www.theswingninjas.co.uk