We have always been proud to book some of the finest Swing and Blues acts in the UK to play at Oxford Lindy Exchange and have booked many great acts over the last 14 years. OLX 2023 will be no different and we have some great bands to look forward to.
Corina Kwami is a musician on stage and screen. She has performed in countries across the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia with her projects (Corina Kwami Quartet, Jazz Age Dance Bands and Pangea) as well as a featured musician with projects such as Wildcard, Down for the Count and more!
From Gatsby Age to Ellington, from Basie to the Jazz Messengers, her bands (Corina Kwami & the Swing Selection’ and Corina’s ‘Jazz Age Dance Band,’) have dazzled international festivals (Berlin Solo Jazz Festival, Copenhagen Lindy Exchange, Nighthawks, Cambridge Lindy Exchange, Swingfest) and London’s lindy hop dance scene (Swingland, the Mildmay, Bishopsgate).
An accomplished lindy hop and solo jazz dancer herself, she is at home with solo jazz, tap and swing dances lindy – blending West African dance and latin rhythms routed in movement and story-telling.
Returning to OLX after their sensational debut in 2022 the Jim Wynn Swing Orchestra.
Hailing from Birmingham, this 16-piece big band play authentic swing from the 1930s and 40s from the likes of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman & Fletcher Henderson.
The Orchestra have been a hugely popular at many Lindy Hop festivals across the UK and we can’t wait to welcome them to Oxford for the first time. We will have the full 16 piece orchestra, at OLX so you can bet that their big band sound will be raising the roof of The Oxford Union!
Playing for our Sunday Tea party are Oxford Classic Jazz.
Great friends of Oxford Lindy Hoppers, for many years, they will keep your toes tapping, with some fabulous tunes while you enjoy your tea, cake and ice cream!
The Shirt Tail Stompers need no introduction to Lindy Hoppers around the World!
Shirt Tail Stompers are favourites of international Lindy Hop festivals playing Harlem Swing and the Hot Jazz of the 1920s, 30s and 40s. Featuring music from composers such as Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Count Basie.