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!


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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