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The Schwings are a vintage swing and New Orleans style jazz band hailing from the capital of Lithuania, Vilnius. Founded in 2011 by legendary jazz musician and multi-instrumentalist Remis Rančys, The Schwings rapidly rose to popularity in Lithuanian jazz festivals, clubs and lindy hop dance events. Initially the band played golden standards of swing, Brazilian, and gypsy jazz, but has since begun recording original compositions.

Their most recent album Teisutis (March 2019) reached the #1 bestseller in swing/jazz category on Bandcamp – a popular online music distributor. Now performing internationally, they have ‘schwung’ their Lithuanian spirit across the UK, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Poland, Estonia, Finland and Russia.

Catch them at the following times and places:

 

Fri 19th  12:30 Marmalade – Launch 
Fri 19th  17:00 The Brasshouse
Sat 20th  13:00 The Forum
Sat 20th  18:00 Rosies, Broad Street
Sun 21st  13:00 Marmalade
Sun 21st  19:00 Thimblemill Library