Due to the Covid-19 situation, the usual spring dates of the festival have been moved to this autumn. The Festival will take place on the 16th and 17th of October. In spite of the current situation and thanks to the organisation team, the programme of the festival will feature two large concerts, which will affirm Sevilla Swing as an indispensable part within the European panorama of swing music and dance.

Vocalist Tatiana Eva-Marie, one of the jazz performers best valued by the international press and the New York music scene, will perform this Saturday, 17th of October, at the Alameda Theatre in Seville. She will perform with the band Duved & His Transatlantic Five.

Tatiana Eva-Marie is named emerging jazz star by the prestigious Vanity Fair magazine. This Brooklyn-based Swiss artist has also received acclaims from publications in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Downbeat, for her exploration of swing through the lens of 1930s Paris with her renowned group Avalon Jazz Band. Often compared to vocalists of the stature of Cécile McLorin and having become the opening act for Norah Jones, Tatiana Eva-Marie performs two or three times a week in New York, as well as in Hollywood movie premieres (and series like Mad Men) and at festivals around the world. In Seville she will lead the band of Duved Dunayevsky, an Israeli guitarist recognized as the main current interpreter in the manouche style popularized by Django Reinhardt.

The night before (Friday,16th of October), on the same stage, the sextet Le Dancing Pepa will perform live for the audience. The Valencian band, made up of new generation Spanish jazzmen specialized in recreating the sound of 1920s New York is based on piano, drums and double bass, together with a brass trio (trombone, trumpet and alto sax). They will bring to Seville their rhythmic and very enjoyable mix of classic swing and frenetic blues.

Regular at national and international events such as the Shake That Lake festivals in Switzerland and Swing Aout in France, they were recently invited to perform in The World Jam, the battle between the best swing bands in the world. There they became the big surprise for their ability to revolutionize the scene, through their powerful and fun stage presence and their versatility in the repertoire.

In addition to both concerts, the Center for Cultural Initiatives of the University of Seville (Cicus) will host a performance by the Radio Huachaca trio. This band, made up of the Chilean musician Sebastián Orellana (guitar and voice, La Big Rabia), the Sevillian Marcos Padilla (guitar and voice, O Sister!) and Daniel Abad (double bass, Tamal Hot Band), will stage a repertoire of jazz, waltzes, boleros and Latin American folklore with a special tribute to the figure of Roberto Parra. The brother of Nicanor and Violeta invented the jazz huachaca, a style that mixes the manouche of gypsy-Belgian origin with the cueca typical of Chile. Eminently popular, traditional music that will recreate the atmospheres of clubs and cabarets for which it was conceived. 

Sevilla Swing Festival is supported by the Institute of Culture and the Arts of Seville (ICAS), Center for Cultural Initiatives of the University of Seville (Cicus), the Swing and South Association and the Creative Europe program of the EU through the Swinging Europe Network project.