Following a sell-out event last year, the Skye Swing Jazz Festival returns
“Zany melodies, striking harmonies, breakneck rhythms and a kaleidoscope of styles… a major achievement”
KENNY MATHIESON (THE SCOTSMAN)
The Skye Swing Jazz Festival is a 4 day extravaganza of fabulous music, dancing and fun covering 4 events from 45 talented musicians.
The line up includes:
Thursday 30th October – Rick Taylor and The Ron Johnson All Stars
Friday 31st October – Nosferatu – A Symphony of Horror with Graeme Stephen
Saturday 1st November – Big Band Night with ‘Rooty Ma Toot’
Sunday 2nd November – Stu Brown Septet
On the Saturday Broadford Village Hall will once again be transformed in to a 1940s Dance Hall with festival goers encouraged to dress in the style of the times and hair stylists available for extra help required.
Learn a few basic steps
Prior to the event there will be 6 weeks of dancing classes to help equip anyone interested with a few basic steps – there are now just 2 dance workshops left to run on the 22nd October and 29 October.
About the Event
The Skye Swing Jazz Festival is a joint production between FOTS Records (www.fotsrecords.com) and SEALL (Skye Events for All) – one of the liveliest rural arts promoters in Scotland who this year celebrated their 1000 event. (www.seall.co.uk)
Pam Allan of FOTS Records, organiser of the festival said
“Last year we had a brilliant weekend – people came from all over the island and much further afield and really entered into the spirit. We had people from multiple generations dancing together, some wonderful costumes and everybody had a great time. People told us it was the best weekend they had had in years.’
Duncan Macinnes from SEALL (Skye Events for All) who are helping to support the festival said
“Last year there was the winning combination of some of Scotland’s most talented jazz and swing musicians, combined with a real community spirit and sense of fun. Together it made for a fabulous weekend for locals and visitors alike and one which we hope to repeat this year.”