Swing und traditioneller Jazz zurück in Hamburg: Das 2. Swing-O-City Festival!

The Swedish-Connection - 2017

Freitag 25. und Samstag 26. August 2017
im Cotton Club Hamburg, ab 20.30

Festivalmacher/ Musiker:
Jan-Hendrik Ehlers, piano & Ralf Böcker, saxofon

in Zusammenarbeit mit Swinging Hamburg

Hamburg and it's connections to Jazz always brings back warm memories dating back to the days of our first international tour, when we were booked in Denmark. We had to wait a while at Hamburg Hauptbahnhof and were then approached by local jazz enthousiasts who had heard about our band. That was even before we had recorded Ice Cream!

No wonder the lovely city at the port of the Elbe was then included in our first German tour and the ties grew so strong that at some point there was even mention of the "Freie und Barber-Stadt Hamburg". What greater honour can a man recieve? Nowadays, our annual October concert in the Laeiszhalle still is one of the best attended shows we are allowed to perform.

So it is a great pleasure for me to know that the tradition of our music carries on and lovely initiatives like the new Swingfestival: Swing-O-City offer quality music to the listeners. The Cotton Club is of course a wellknown venue for our kind of music. I'm happy to see that my Star Clarinet Soloist Bert Brandsma is booked as one of the guests of honour. Keep swinging!

Chris Barber



Kontakt/ Impressum


Ralf Böcker, Rellinger Str. 18, 20257 Hamburg
Telefon 040-8550 8633
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Björn Ingelstam, born in 1990, is living in New York since 3 years.
As trumpet player and singer he is one of the most recognized in Scandinavia.
He is known for his devotion to the New Orleans/Louis Armstrong tradition
and also for culturing the legacy of Clark Terry, Freddie Hubbard and other trumpet legends.
He runs his own quartet in Copenhagen and is active with his own band and others in New York.  
In 2016 he was invited as soloist at the Breda Festival in Holland as well as the Copenhagen
and Maribo Festivals in Denmark. 
Hans Ingelstam, born in1944, Sweden,
has been one of the most prominent trombone players in the trad/swing style
in Scandinavia for almost 60 years and is still more active than ever. He played
with the best Swedish band, among them the Jazzin’ Jacks for 30 years and
a dozen tours to USA and many tours in Germany and Denmark. He is currently
working with his own quartet, Norbert Susemihl’s Joyful Gumbo and the
Swe-Dane quintet Dixie For You.