SARAH SPOON (UK) - We've been trying for a while to get Sarah to grace us with their swinging tunes at JATS and we are so pleased to finally welcome them! Having DJ'd throughout America and Europe, Sarah has a wealth of experience on the decks with their music encompassing all types of Swing but also with a healthy dose of.....partaay, oh yes, you may have guessed it, Sarah will join Max in the DJ booth at the after party too!
MAX WHITBY (UK) - Since Max is such a regular at JATS we simply had to give him something to do...thank goodness he has great taste in music. Max is an avid social dancer himself, he knows what to play and when so you can be sure to hear some of the best jazz music when he is playing. Max has also become somewhat of a regular at our infamous JATS after party on the Saturday night, however, his music can be akin to a box of chocolates...
SAM APTELIS (UK) - Sam turned his attention of Swing music as soon as he started dancing back in 2013 and when he began to teach the Lindy Hop, a deeper interest was sparked! Now you can catch Sam DJing at many events around Europe, whether it be in Herrang, Snowball, Smokey Feet, London Lindy Exchange as well as in London and Brighton. Sam gets a real kick out of using the recorded music to play with the atmosphere in a dance hall as well as playing conscientiously around live music and has learnt this over the years from playing at his own events in the UK, Jumpin' At The Seaside. You can expect to hear recorded music from Count Basie, Jay McShann, Lester Young as well as many of the other great swing artists of the era.
We believe that great music adds so much to an event and nothing beats the sounds of live music alongside original recorded tunes so we have a live band every night! Each evening the bands will also be accompanied by some recorded music from our brilliant guest DJs! Social dances will run from 8pm-midnight.
BJORN AND THE BROTHERS OF RHYTHM - Bjorn and his band have played at JATS since the beginning and with the growth of our event, the band has also grown. A crowd favourite playing tunes with a tailored repertoire for dancers, there is no way we aren't having them back! Playing a mixture of some of the best music from the Swing era, these guys don't disappoint!
DUNCAN HEMSTOCK and his ALL STARS - Making their debut at JATS, Duncan is bringing his band from London to swing our hearts out! You better beleive, Duncan knows a thing or two about Swing, hailing from Australia you might think his music will be upside down....but far from it.
As well as playing an integral part of the world renowned band, Shirt Tail Stompers, Duncan's own band is equally as (if not more*) exciting, playing regularly all over London it's a rare treat to catch his own band in action and we can't wait for his fresh ideas and raw sax appeal!
*only joking Steve!