Founded by Martin Jarl, Swing’it Dixieband takes the music of the swinging 20’s and brings it to the modern era.
Travelling back in time, Swing’it Dixieband brings you to New Orleans 100 years ago. their music tells the stories of the roaring 20’s about jazz, about “bootleggers, speakeasies and illegal parties during the Prohibition and flappers and dappers partying their nights away in the opulence and decadence of the Golden Era!”.
They’ve performed for jazz festivals through Norway and UK, including more than 60 concerts total at Kongsberg Jazz festival, Molde Jazz festival, Edinburgh Jazz Festival and Sildajazz.
Fun Fact: In 2018 they made it to the semi finals of “Norway’s Got Talent” with their performances of Jazz Disney covers.
“We were inspired by how Postmodern Jukebox was so successful covering pop songs in various genres, so we decided to try something similar – and there’s just so many good Disney tunes to choose between. We already had a couple in our repertoire and thought to ourselves ‘who doesn’t love Disney?’,” explains Martin Jarl, the band’s founder.
Known for their music available on Spotify and YouTube, as well as concerts throughout the world. In 2019, they released their fist single, Party Like it’s 1923, which describes the life of flappers and dappers within the era of the 20’s. It was also their first music video. This single brought them huge success as it hit 1 million streams on Spotify. Later on in 2019 and then again in 2020, they released two more singles Booze Cruise and Champagne.
“Our songs are based around historical people and real events in the 1910s and 20s in America, from the Prohibition Era and Great Gatsby’s glamour, but with our own twist. We released the EP in April 2020 and have now recorded a full album that’s due to be released in 2021. The album is a concept album where there’s an overarching story that takes the listener through New Orleans and the music from the early 20th Century,” explains Jarl.
This musical group has become one of the most successful jazz bands throughout Europe. They’ve made quite an audience for themselves throughout the world. With their YouTube channel hitting 732,816 views and 5.27K subscribers since joining in August of 2014.
“These guys are a firework of a band! The atmosphere has been perfect every time Swing’it played at our bar! Highly recommended! (and the girls love them, too!)Review from Cecil’s Cocktail Club
Here are some of their highlighted music for your listening pleasure.
“Under The Sea” Vintage 1920s New Orleans Jazz Cover By Swing’it Dixieband Orignally By Samuel E. Wright From Disney’s The Little Mermaid (1989).