BAND

Our repertoire and fresh sound thrills listeners and dancers immediately. We perform songs from Louis Jordan, Nat King Cole, Ray Charles to even Ray Collins. Our golden rule is that if it has Swing, Groove, Drive and Jive – we’ll play it! We are a seven piece band of great musicians and Bun-Jon, as a swing dancer himself, knows how to send the beat straight to your feet.

Unser Repertoire und der erfrischende Sound begeistert Zuhörer und Tänzer gleichermaßen  vom Fleck weg. Wir interpretieren unter anderem die Musik von Louis Jordan, Nat King Cole, Ray Charles bis hin zu Ray Collins. Eben alles was Swing, Groove, Drive und Jive hat. An den Instrumenten haben wir 6 großartige Musiker und Bun-Jon, selbst dem Swingtanz verfallen, weiß genau wie man den Rhythmus auf das Publikum überspringen lässt.

Stefan Back, Udo Kern & Michael Nix, Horn Section
Rainer Frank, Piano
Guido Jäger, Double Bass
Matthias Friedel, Drums

Mario Stresow, Guitar
Bun-Jon Winkelmann, Vocals

Some people say a man is made outta' mud
A poor man's made outta' muscle and blood
Muscle and blood and skin and bones
A mind that's weak and a back that's strong...
Sixteen Tons by Merle Travis

REFERENCES

Starting with the idea to create a band to serve the needs of Lindy and Boogie dancers ‎“Bun-Jon & The Big Jive“ developed very fast to a well known Swing’n Jive band playing meanwhile on different kind of events all over Germany and also abroad.

Aus der Idee eine Band für Tänzer aus der Lindy und Boogie Szene zu formen entwickelte sich schnell eine Swing’n Jive Band die mittlerweile auf unterschiedlichsten Events in ganz Deutschland und auch im Ausland ein gern gesehener Gast ist.

Please find some examples of concerts we played within the last years.

Hep Cats Holiday, North Somerset & Suffolk, UK
Paris Flying Festival, France
Parma Swing Festival, Italy

Duckstein Festival, Hamburg/Berlin/Lübeck/Kiel/Binz
Internationale Jazzwoche Burghausen
Jazzfest Gronau
Jazzfestival Ahrenshoop
Swinging Ballroom, Lübeck/Kassel

Harlem Nights, Frankfurt
Noels Ballroom, Leipzig
Hafengeburtstag, Hamburg

and many more…