Bio

In December 2011, the Jazz and Swing big band Kind of Dukish was formed.
They are renowned on the Berlin scene for their commitment to preserving and authentically presenting 1920s, 30s & 40s jazz and swing. All the band members are well-known professional musicians from the Berlin jazz scene and play mostly on original instruments from the swing era.

The band’s repertoire includes arrangements of Duke Ellington, Jimmie Lunceford, Benny Carter, Chick Webb, Fletcher Henderson, Cab Calloway, Count Basie, Charlie Barnet, Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, Larry Clinton, John Kirby, Raymond Scott, Django Reinhard, Skeets Tolbert, Urbie Green, Red Nichols and others.

In similarity to the great dance orchestras of the time period, Kind of Dukish works closely with local swing dancers to help them create a corresponding repertoire.

Within a short period of time the band’s reputation has spread quickly among the swing dancing scene. Kind of Dukish has been invited to play for various international events including:

​Balboa Revival  Malmö,Sweden 16th Nov. 2019
Berlin Swing Festival 14th Sept. 2019
Berlin Bauhauswoche 7th Sept. 2019
Großbeeren Kulturfest feat. The Skylarks 1. June 2019
Sevilla Swing Festival 6th April 2019
Berlin Balboa Weekend 01.March 2019
Balboa Revival 2018, Malmö, Sweden
Berlin Swing Festival 2018
Berlin Balboa Weekend 2018
Balboa Revival, Malmö 2017
Berlin Swing Festival feat. Gunhild Carling 2017
​Berlin Balboa Weekend 2017
Hamburg Lindy Exchange 2016
Herräng Dance Camp 2016, Sweden
Berlin Balboa Weekend 2016
Swing By The Riverside – Radialsystem 2015
Plenty Hot Dresden 2015
Berlin Balboa Weekend 2015
Frankie 100 Berlin 2014
Plenty Hot Dresden 2014
Berlin Balboa Weekend 2014
Golden Maritim Hamburg 2014
Jump for Joy 2013
Jazz Up! Your Lindy 2013
Kiez Kupala Festival Berlin 2013
BB-Dance Camp München 2013
Berlin Swing Dance Exchange 2013
Berlin Balboa Weekend 2013
Jump For Joy 2012
Balboa Castle Camp 2012
Jazz Up! Your Lindy 2012
Berlin Swing Dance Exchange 2012
Let’s Misbehave 2012
Berlin Balboa Weekend 2012
Jump For Joy 2011

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Website

http://kindofdukish.de

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