mc & djs
The Bandwagon Swing Orchestra
The Bandwagon Swing Orchestra is a Stockholm based band consisting of nine musicians with a shared passion for jazz and swing. The band met at university through involvement in various others bands and have been playing together since the spring of 2014. When not playing many of the members express their passion for swing music through dancing instead.
The Bandwagon Swing Orchestra has performed at, among other places: Stockholm Jazz Festival; Nant-in-Swing, Nantes; Søpavillonen, Copenhagen; Nochtspeicher/Swingwerkstatt, Hamburg; Chicago swing dance studio, Herrang Dance Camp, the Swedish Swing Society and Stampen in Stockholm and more.. And now, they will be with us in Istanbul, performing in Crosseover Istanbul 2019!!
tin pan band
Tin Pan is American Roots Music – Early jazz traditions, New Orleans flavor and New York City high energy delivery. Founded in 2008, Tin Pan performed in Central Park six days a week for nine years honing it’s magnetism and music to a fine edge!
Tin Pan’s founder Jesse Selengut says he knew he was onto something when he witnessed people of all walks of life and ages dancing and enjoying their music.
In the world of Lindy Hop, Selengut has been very fortunate to tour with Gordon Webster for the last 10 years performing at major swing dance events, world-wide.
Tin Pan is also touring regularly in the Swing Dance scene having done shows in locations as diverse as Korea, Spain, England, The Netherlands, France, The United States and now in Turkey!!
dj rija ball
As the first DJ of Crossover Istanbul Festival 2019, Rija Ball is going to be with us playing swinging tunes!
Rija Ball is a swing lover from the Paris swing scene who used to travel around the world for dancing on swing music. He learnt a lot by listening and watching his dj friends playing and who appreciate him for his sense of rhythm and musical tastes, that’s why he’s sometimes deejaying for swing parties of great events.
Join us for sharing the joy of swinging tunes!
Ahter Sönmez, also known as Dr.A, will be both our MC and DJ for Crossover Istanbul Festival 2019!
Dr. A is an international swing DJ who travels around in the world DJ’ing and broadcasting amazing swing music with Global Swing Broadcast. He has different tastes in swing music, he likes to play authentic and hot swing jazz, fast swinging blues with warm intimate melodies and flavors of New Orleans Jazz. His inspiring selection of tunes will surely push the limits of you musicality.
Join us for sharing the joy of swing!