Bands

Andrew Garton and His Pantheon of Swing

On Saturday night at the Danish club, we are very excited to be having Andrew Garton and his Pantheon of Swing performing fantastic live swing music for your listening and dancing pleasure.  

The Pantheon features the classic small combo music of the swing era, with influences including Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Illinois Jacquet, and Sidney Bechet. The songs have been transcribed directly from original recordings of the greatest dance bands of all time.

The authentic vintage repertoire is aimed squarely at swing dancers so the band is always grooving hard and the joint is always jumping!

The Pantheon of Swing has recently played to packed houses at many dance events across Queensland including regular appearances at the renowned and rambunctious Sunday Hot Club at Wandering Cooks.

The group is made up of young gun musicians from many of Brisbane’s finest vintage and modern jazz ensembles and this talented amalgamation brings unbridled vitality and drive to the swinging sounds of the 1930s and 1940s.

Jan Van Dijk and his Balboa BAIT

On Sunday evening (Oct 6) we will be dancing to Jan Van Dijk and his Balboa BAIT at Wandering Cooks!

Balboa Bait is a hand-picked jazz quartet just for Brisbane Balboa Weekend that has been specifically created to ensure a great Balboa shuffling time. With Gypsy jazz in their hearts and swing on their minds, Balboa Bait will be murder on the dance floor.

Kym Ambrose (Madeleine’s Couch/Cigany Weaver & more) on snare provides the shuffle, Stu Barry (Bowery Hot 5/Fishlane & more) on upright bass provides the pulse and groove, Cameron Ford (Cameron Ford 4tet/Shenzo Gregorio 4tet & More) on guitar brings “le pump” and his virtuosic solos, and Jan Van Dijk (Swing Dynamique/Van Dijk 4 & More) on violin brings the scratch & wail that always leaves us wanting more.