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LOS LOBOS (USA)

In 1973, in East LA, a group of high school friends hanging out together decided to start a garage band. What they created however, was far from “Just another band”. In 1984 their album “How Will The Wolf Survive?” was such a major success that it still ranks #30 on Rolling Stones list of the 100 greatest albums of the 1980s. Their worldwide smash hit […]

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JIMMY CLANTON (USA)

Jimmy started playing the guitar when he was so young that by the age of 17, he was already considered an expert playing in the Baton Rouge neighbourhood of his hometown in Louisiana. By 18, he was the leader of what was considered one of the best R’n’B bands on the Gulf Coast, ‘The Rockets’. By 1958 he was signed to Ace Records and had made his first appearance on the famous tv show “American […]

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Jimmy Gallagher (USA)

Born in Brooklyn, the heart of the New York Doo-wop scene in the 1950s, Jimmy Gallagher was destined for stardom from a young age. At high school he was already singing in bands, and whilst still in his teens sang lead vocals for Doo-Wop sensations The Passions! A group that is held in high esteem […]

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Alex Mendham and his Orchestra (UK)

Alex Mendham and his Orchestra are widely celebrated for their spectacular shows, combining jazz and swing music of the 1920s and 1930s with the modern energy and passion of their youthful years. They epitomise Hollywood’s golden era. When it comes to evoking the sound, charm and white-tie elegance of vintage Hollywood or the intoxicating speakeasy vibes of the Roaring Twenties, the Orchestra […]

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Miss Betsy Rose (UK)

Miss Betsy Rose is considered one of the most prestigious performers in London; a true star of the international Burlesque scene. Her quintessential beauty has been dazzling audiences on every continent of the globe for almost a decade, and she adds more glamour to your classic striptease than you can shake a feather boa at. […]

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Kid Ramos (USA)

When his opera singer parents gave their son an electric guitar at the tender age of eight, little did they know it would spark the talent and genius that would become the undisputed Blues guitarist king supreme – Kid Ramos! He has played in some of the most famous and influential American Blues bands for well over a […]

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BIG BOY BLOATER BLUES TRIO (UK)

Yes, that’s right, your eyes aren’t deceiving you – BIG BOY BLOATER is returning to his roots in this special gig to celebrate 20 years of The Summer Jamboree with two stalwarts of the roots music scene Al Gare & Dean Beresford for a show packed full of boogie! Big Boy Bloater (Guitar/Vocals) has been […]

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The Tail Gators (USA)

Once described by Rolling Stone Magazine as “Swap-rock heaven”, the Austin based ‘Tail Gators’ combine the essential ingredients of Rock’n’roll with elements of traditional American music ranging from Cajun and Zydeco to Rhythm’n’Blues, Country and Surf, all served up in a special recipe that is uniquely their own. Grammy nominated guitarist Don Leady formed the […]

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Peter & the Wolves (CAN)

Peter and the Wolves: a fresh-faced rockabilly outfit, driven by an unstoppable and feverish desire to make music worthy of their ancestors’ pride. These three young guys from Calgari in Alberta, Canada, are packing their instruments and a whole lotta talent to come and perform for the first time in Italy in a European exclusive […]

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Charlie Thompson (UK)

Call it honky-tonk, call it Ameripolitan, call it Rockabilly or Hillbilly… whatever it is that the UK’s Charlie Thompson sings, he does it with a true Country soul. On this very special occasion however, the national treasure that is Charlie Thompson will be trading his famous vintage hillbilly style for a tuxedo and white bucks as he shows off his vocal prowess and […]

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Dr. Bontempi’s Snake Oil Company (DE)

Imagine Hank Williams with a shot of Rhythm’n’Blues, or Bob Wills with a razor sharp essential line-up. Hillbilly and Western Swing with a cottonfield holler to keep your little sister busy on the dancefloor! From “Bonfire” to “Country Cousin”, and “Why Don’t You Love Me” to “All I Can Do Is Cry” – the Snake Oil Company delivers the hottest […]

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Ray Collins ́ HOT-CLUB (DE)

Ray Collins’ and his HOT-CLUB have been an integral part of the international swing and vintage rhythm and blues scene since 2000. The ten piece band play their own mixture of boogie, swing and rock’n’roll (think Wynonie Harris, Buddy Johnson or Cab Calloway, just to give you a little idea of their flavour) and to […]

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Shaun Young and the Texas Blue Dots (USA)

Shaun Young needs little introduction. He is most well-known for fronting the famous rockabilly trio ‘High Noon’. His collaboration with the Texas Blue Dots (aka Alberto Telo, Massimo Gerosa and Paolo Bortolomiol) started back in 2011 in Austin, Texas. Inspired by the late 50’s and early 60’s Rhythm and Blues and Rock‘n’Roll rhythms of the likes of Freddy King, T-Bone Walker, Elmore James, […]

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I Belli di Waikiki (ITA)

I Belli di Waikiki formed back in 2000 under the influence of the Hawaiian films of Elvis Presley. They quickly shot to fame and notoriety on the Rockabilly circuit and showcased at the second edition of the Summer Jamboree in 2001. After (and courtesy of) which, they were invited to numerous European Festivals and in […]

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Max & Veronica feat. Freeda Frank (ITA)

Successful and highly respected artists in their own rights, together, Max and Veronica are truly something special. With just their voices and a few acoustic instruments, this delectable duo have put together an extraordinary repertoire of American Roots music from Country and Folk, to Ragtime and Swing, from Gospel to Blues and back again. But […]

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The Hoo-Doo Sinners (USA/ITA/DE/CH)

This band is made up of five international musicians who have been playing around the world for almost thirty years in various different formations. However as the Hoo-Doo Sinners, it all started one hot August day about five years ago when an American Singer, a Swiss guitarist, a German saxophonist, a Swiss drummer and an Italian bass player all walked into a bar… […]

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Walter Broes (BE)

The name Walter Broes should be no stranger to the ears of all you Roots music lovers. He released his first record at the age of 18 with neo-Rockabilly/Psychobilly band “The Ratmen”, and continued to play in various Blues bands until he founded the well-loved Belgian Roots Rock’n’Roll band “The Seatsniffers”. Broes spent 16 years on […]

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Fancy Dougherty (USA)

Hailing from Los Angeles, California, Fancy fell in love with Jazz, Lindy Hop and Shag in 2008. She’s been hooked ever since, devoting herself to the technical mastery of historical dances and her own unique style. She has appeared in music videos and television shows in the US, Mexico and France, and has been fortunate […]

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Stephen Sayer (USA)

Coming from Los Angeles, California, Steve brings that LA Jitterbug spirit of the 40’s and 50’s. His dancing turned serious back in 2010 and soon he took the scene by storm winning competitions in Lindy, Shag and Blues at such events as Camp Hollywood, ILHC, US Open, ULHS and Camp Jitterbug. He is one of […]

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Aaron Dunmore (USA)

Era il 1999 quando Aaron prese la sua prima lezione di danza swing, alla lounge Hi-Ball di San Francisco, da allora non ha mai smesso di ballare. “Sono stato subito attratto dai balli di coppia e dal dialogo creato tra musicisti e ballerini, così nel corso degli anni ho deciso di imparare vari tipi di […]

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Billy and the Crazy Dogs (ARG/ITA)

It all started many moons ago under the hot Argentinian sun, when a love for Rock’n’Roll and all things 1950s united three friends and their musical talents. And that love, and friendship has never waned in all of the concerts and gigs played over the years. In fact, it is that love that matters the most to Graciela on […]

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Jimmy Dale (USA)

US artist Jimmy Dale began playing clubs professionally in Oklahoma and Kansas at the age of sweet 16. Jimmy grew up taking in all kinds of obscure music by traveling with his dad Melvin Richardson who plays upright bass in Oklahoma. He is also firmly rooted in tradition by his grandfather Hubert Pearce, who is […]

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TODD YANNACONE (USA)

Todd Yannacone is one of the most recognizable names on the swing dance circuit today. He has been a fixture on the international teaching scene since he was a teenager, and holds countless titles from such prominent competitions as – The International Lindy Hop Championships, The European Swing Dance Championships, The American Lindy Hop Championships, The Ultimate Lindy Hop […]

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The Velvet Candles (ES)

The Velvet Candles are a band that barely need an introduction… with a repertoire than spans from mid 1950’s Rhythm’n’Blues to the great Ital-American Doo Wop bands of the early 1960’s, Spain’s most popular Doo Wop group have been performing all over Europe for the last decade, and to the utmost success. Name a country… and they have performed […]

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Blasco ‘n’ Vince Combo (ITA)

Blasco “The Razor” and Vince Mannino have been active on the Italian Rockabilly scene since the 80’s and are both renown individually for their former musical histories; Blasco as a double bass player for the ‘Boppin’ Kids’ and Vince as guitarist of the ‘Ramblers’. Despite their various line-ups, projects and collaborations over the years, the […]

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Al Bianchi (ITA)

Al Bianchi, otherwise known as ‘Mr. Enthusiasm’, was a mere 10 years old when he first encountered the music and charisma of rock’n’roll legend Elvis Presley, and from that moment on he has remained one of his most devoted disciples. These days, Al is the lead founder, singer, and sex symbol of Roman band ‘Four […]

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Johnny and Jaalene (USA)

Buckle your seatbelts and prepare to be amazed at the incredibly powerful performances of these two crazy kids from LA! Aged just 19 and 16 (that’s only 35 years collectively!!), Johnny Ramos (son of Kid Ramos) and Jaalene DeLeon (teen prodigy extraordinaire) have got that special something that makes Rock’n’Roll sound as if you’re hearing it for the very first time, as crisp and fresh as […]

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Boogie Banausen (DE)

They have been swinging and rocking their way around Germany and Europe for the last couple of years, and now, finally, performing exclusively at the Summer Jamboree Festival for their Italian debut, teenage sensation ‘Boogie Banausen’ are bringing their unique rock’n’roll flavour to the fore of the rockin’ scene with a bang! With Lorenz on Sax, […]

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The New Tones (ITA)

Think New York City high school talent show, think busy Brookyn street corner as dusk begins to fall, think crowds of kids spattered along the porch steps of New Jersey singing their hearts out… carrying on where the ‘Ital-Rockers’ left off, The New Tones strive to bring the best of 1950s American Doo Wop back to life. From romantic ballads to rock’n’roll beats, this suited and booted vocal trio deliver their perfect harmonies in perfect […]

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The Class of ’58

The hills are alive with the sound of music – and it’s Rock ‘n’ Roll!! The Coleman family are “The Class of ’58”. This band is recognised around the world as one of Europe’s best and most well known 50’s Rock & Roll and Doo Wop bands. Consisting of Howie (Dad) on Guitar/Vocals, Chris (Mam) […]

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Bailey Dee (USA)

In a European exclusive performance, Chicago’s lead Rock’N’Souler and Ameripolitan Rockabilly Female of the Year Bailey Dee is ready to cast her spell on you! With the ferocity of a young Etta James, the sweetness of Lorrie Collins, and the soulful swagger of Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Dee’s warm and rich voice has an impressive range that emanates love, respect, and pure joy, and produces a vintage […]

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Max-Tone & Hot-Tempo (ITA)

As every hep cat and kitten knows – there’s no school like old school… and old school “honking blues” is the inspiration and core of Max-Tone & Hot-Tempo’s scathing sounds that bounce up, down, and all around between West Coast Blues, Jump Blues, Swing and Boogie. With Max Baj on guitar and vocals, Ermano Dardanelli on sax, Francesca Nicassio on […]

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The Good Fellas (ITA)

The Good Fellas, better known as the ‘Gangsters of Swing’ have been rocking and swinging now for twenty-five years solid – these ain’t no amateurs! Bringing you nothing but the very best Italian/American music and style from the 40s and 50s, their spellbinding performances showcase the timeless notes of unforgettable greats such as Frank Sinatra, […]

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Abbey Town Jazz Orchestra (ITA)

The Abbey Town Jazz Orchestra has been honking its horns and swinging the blues for a stonking twenty-one years. Under the direction of American Trumpet Player Kyle Gregory they have collaborated with all of the most important Italian jazz musicians, participated in all of the major Italian jazz festivals, and since 2007 have backed more than 100 hundred Swing, Blues and Rock’n’Roll artists on the Summer Jamboree stage. And it doesn’t […]

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Don Diego Trio (ITA)

Don Diego Geraci is no newcomer to the music industry. Master of swing manouche, expert on rockabilly guitar, a regular at Europe’s biggest and most well-known rockin’ festivals, he has performed with artists like Slim Jim Phantom, Ray Campi, and Pep Torres, and shared a stage with the likes of Deke Dickerson, Brian Setzer, the […]

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The Waikiki Leaks (ITA)

The Waikiki Leaks are one of a kind on the Italian scene, bringing back the unique sounds of Hawaii and America in the 30s, 40s and 50s. The quintet formed in 2016 when ​​Flavio Pasquetto – steel guitar aficionado extraordinaire – had the idea to perform a “Hapa Haole” set live, and for those of […]

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GREG, MAX PAIELLA & THE JOLLY ROCKERS (ITA)

The Jolly Rockers have been rockin’ for over thirty years now, thanks to a eureka moment, somewhere in Rome, at some point in 1982. There have been a few changes over the years, including the addition of new faces and friendships, however the musical project that still lies at the heart of this band, is dedicated to the […]

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Rudy Valentino e i Baleras (ITA)

Rudy Valentino e i Baleras are an established name both nationally and internationally on the vintage music scene. Over the past 10 years the band has shuffled its line-up of highly talented musicians, expanded its epic repertoire, and refreshed its name with a brand new shiny one. However their recipe has always remained the same – swing, boogie, rock’n’roll, a pinch of irony, and […]

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FREDRICK DAHLBERG & MIMMI GUNNARSSON (SWE)

Mimmi & Fredrik hail from Stockholm, Sweden, where they are well known and well-loved on the social dance scene. They have been members of the world-famous performance dance troupe the Harlem Hot Shots since 2012, and between rehearsing and coaching at the Chicago Swing Dance Studio, they travel around the world to perform and teach, all the way from Australia, Korea, and the US, to Brazil, Singapore, Mozambique, and China, and of course all-around Europe too.   Fredrik & Mimmi are renown for their vernacular jazz movements. When teaching, they […]

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PAOLO LANNA (USA)

Paolo is a 20 year veteran of Swing Dance specializing in Lindy Hop, Balboa, Collegiate Shag, Charleston and The Madison. During the 1990s he studied with Lindy Hop legends like Frankie Manning & Norma Miller and together with his original partner Janice Wilson, they became the first Lindy Hoppers to tour with Wynton Marsalis & The […]

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Alice Balossi (ITA)

Summer Jamboree is pleased as punch to welcome the one and only Alice Balossi as MC this year! You may well recognise Alice from the popular TV show Bake-Off Italy! Since the TV programme was aired, Alice has been super busy teaching, blogging, writing, and collaborating with magazines and TV channels sharing her retro-tastic recipes […]

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Jackson Sloan (UK)

Jumpin’ Jive pioneer, dynamic performer, astounding MC, and the man with ‘The voice’ – it can only be Jackson Sloan! From his early success in the 1980s with his band ‘Rent Party’, Jackson Sloan has grown to become an international household name with a reputation and style that has influenced many other bands following in […]

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ISABELLA GREGORIO & PONTUS PERSSON (ITA/SWE)

Isabella Gregorio is a well-known international dancer. She teaches and performs around the globe, exhilarating students and audiences of all ages. She is well known for her crazy style and her great expression. Her professional career started in Italy 2002 claiming several titles in numerous international competitions as well as teaching across the world with […]

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Rasmus & Tove (SWE)

Tove & Rasmus Holmqvist are two very happy siblings from Sweden that love nothing more than spreading their passion for swing dancing! They have danced for as long as they can remember, Rasmus started when he was 6 years old, and Tove at the age of just 3! Their dancing career together really took off when […]

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KATHARINA ZELLER (ITA)

Katharina started dancing at the age of 7 and never stopped since then. After trying out different dance styles she discovered Lindy Hop and Balboa in Rome by accident – it was definitely love at first sight! From that moment Katharina started travelling around Europe to participate at many Swing Events, Workshops and Competitions. Right […]

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Jay Cee (Fra)

JayCee fell head over heels into the 40’s and 50’s scene long long ago and ever since that moment he has dedicated his life and love to the dance music of that era. He’s been teaching his smooth, elegant and immediately recognisable ‘Gentle Jive’ for more than 10 years now. “With this style you just […]

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Katja Završnik (SI)

Katja Završnik started dancing at the age of 5 and through the years studied various forms of dance such as Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Ballroom, Gymnastics and Acrobatic Rock and Roll. Since 2005 she has focused on early American dances from the Jazz age and Swing era, such as the Lindy Hop, Swing, Balboa, Charleston, St. Louis Shag and […]

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Moe Sakan (JAP)

Moe Sakan has had professional training in many types of dance, including jazz, ballet, tap and contemporary dance. In 1999 Moe fell in love with the world of Swing, and ever since this has been her dance of choice. A pearl of the Orient, Moe moved to London in 2000, bringing a sparkle to the […]

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Lizette Rönnqvist (SWE)

Lizette started dancing lindy hop very young as a competition dancer. Today she focuses more on stage performances and social dancing. For the last couple of years she has been teaching and performing both locally in Stockholm and all around the globe. She is also a member of the internationally famed dance troupe ‘The Harlem […]

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Peter Loggins (USA)

Dancer, Teacher, Musician, Performer, Jazz Historian… there are many strings to Peter Loggins’ bow, and they are all finely-tuned! His research on the history of American Jazz Dance is considered world-leading, and his vast knowledge of the subject, which includes personal interviews and encounters with dancers and musicians of the period, lend a historical accuracy […]

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Vincenzo Fesi (ITA)

Vincenzo Fesi is a worldwide recognised dancer, teacher and choreographer. Cape Town, Melbourne, Paris, Stockholm, Seoul, London… Vincenzo is a real globetrotter, he teaches and performs at the most prestigious swing dance events all around the world and has a dazzling reputation on the international swing dance scene. Inspired by the legendary Fred Astaire, Gene […]

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Markus Rosendal (SWE)

Markus Rosendal is a professional dance teacher, performer and DJ.  His dance titles include twice winning 1st place at the Swedish Championships, runner up at the European Championships and 3rd at the World Championships.  Markus started dancing in 1998, and after 8 years building a successful career in his home country of Sweden, he began travelling around the globe teaching and performing, sharing […]

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Marie Cordin (FRA)

From the romantic streets of Paris, Marie is no stranger to the swing and rockin’ scene in France and Europe and beyond. She has been an active member of the vintage community for many years and is always one of the most well-dressed and stylish follows to grace the dancefloor. A seasoned dancer, Jive comes […]

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