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 with a late night party on Saturday evening.
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!
STEVE COOMBE'S HOT BAND - Where do we start? From playing all over the world at the biggest and best Swing dance events, to our humble event in Brighton, we are so honoured that Steve is bringing his band back to Brighton again! He is a firm favourite with dancers, being a fantastic dancer himself, he truly knows how to set the atmosphere and get the crowd swingin' out!
KATHARINA RÜBERG (GER) - Since Katharina recently moved to Brighton, it would be plain wrong to not invite her to DJ at JATS. Her tunes are on point with the vibe we try to create at our event and we can't wait to dance to her swinging music. Apart from her awesome DJ credentials, Katharina is also an avid social dancer with a passion for Lindy Hop. She also started the incredibly successful Edinburgh University Swing Dance Society when she was a student!
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.