Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Swing Fever

Swing music, also known as swing jazz or simply swing, is a form of jazz music that developed in the early 1930s and became a distinctive style by 1935 in the United States.

Swing uses a strong rhythm section of double bass and drums as the anchor for a lead section of brass instruments such as trumpets and trombones, woodwinds including saxophones and clarinets, and sometimes stringed instruments such as violin and guitar, medium to fast tempos, and a "lilting" swing time rhythm.


The verb "to swing" is also used as a term of praise for playing that has a strong rhythmic "groove" or drive.

JazzMatazz Music Band are: Maria Vassilopoulou, Apostolos Papapetros, Dimitris Manolopoulos, Michalis Kraounakis, Pavlos Katsivelis


Photos are from the Savoy Ballroom Party organised by the Athens Swing Cats

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