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The King Swings

A Rotterdam-based Hard-Bop Collective

Now available for streaming

Our debut album “Statement” is now also available for streaming on all major platforms (Itunes, Spotify, Youtube Music). Please contact us to get a physical copy!

"Statement" Tour (NL)

Proudly presenting the dates of our "Statement Album Release" tour in the Netherlands. Make sure to come by when we're in town!

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What is the King Swings?

 
"Straight Forward Maximum Energy" and "No Nonsense Bop In Your Face" are good ways to describe the immense power of The King Swings, a new Rotterdam based collective of young talented musicians. Inspired by the great Hard-Bop bands from the 50's, such as Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and Shelly Mane's Men, they strive to revive hard-swinging music and skyrocket it to a whole new level. By playing modern arrangements and original compositions they create a fresh, swingin' but most of all exciting new sound which will bring the genre right back on top of the charts!

 

Tom Ridderbeekx - Trumpet

Stan van de Wetering - Tenor Saxophone

Robert Koemans - Piano

Mitchell Damen - Drums

Tomek van Leeuwen - Double Bass

 

 

Upcoming Shows

 

5-7-19              jazz culinair (Voorburg)

11-7-19            Jazz Op het het water (Rotterdam)

1-9-19              Jazz in het dorp (Amstelveen)

 

 

Past Shows

2-6-19              Breda Jazz Festival

25-5-19            Amersfoort Jazz Festival

27-4-19           Official Kingsday Celebration (Amersfoort)

24-4-19           Kingsday at the Embassy (Belgrado - SErbia)

7-4-19              DJS Podium (DOrdrecht)

5-4-19              Van gogh Museum (Amsterdam)

16-2-19              Blue Note Club Sessions (Eindhoven)

19-12-18 De Observant (Amersfoort)

9-11-18              Album release, de doelen (Rotterdam)

28-10-18            Swing Festival Breda

15-9-18            Loosdrecht Jazz Festival

24-8-18              Jazz in de gracht (Den Haag)

14-7-18              North sea Jazz 'Round Town (Rotterdam)

4-7-18                Sfeerhaven jazz 2018 (Rotterdam)

22-4-18              Florence Swingt Festival (Den Haag)

8-2-18                Cafe de stier (EIBERGEN)

6-2-18                STADSBRASSERIE (ROTTERDAM)

25-1-18              Jazzpodium "the duke" (Nistelrode)

16-9-17              Late summer jazz (uden)

8-7-17                North Sea jazz Festival (rotterdam)

11-5-17              Eduard flipse zaal, de doelen (rotterdam)

9-5-17                Paradox (tilburg)

16-4-17              De twee spieghels (Leiden)

4-4-17                Stadsbrasserie (Rotterdam)

24-10-16            Murphy's Law (Den Haag)

 

 

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