Bologna Swing Band

Gypsy Jazz & Swing Band

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Bologna, Italy
€1,878 (avg. price)
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About Bologna Swing Band – professional gypsy jazz & swing band based in Bologna, Italy

Bologna Swing Band was founded in 2010 in Bologna by four musicians with diverse artistic backgrounds who discovered a shared interest and passion for Gypsy Jazz music, commonly known as manouche.

They quickly began performing at various events, festivals, and weddings around Italy, quickly becoming one of the most sought after Gypsy Jazz & Swing bands in the country.

We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Zunfthaus zur Meisen in Switzerland, Villa Rosa in Montepulciano and Abbazia San Pietro in Valle in Umbria, Italy.

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The quartet resumes, investigates, and presents a repertoire authentic to the Manouche culture, always referencing Django Reinhardt, widely regarded as the finest exponent of gipsy music.

Fascinated by the stories of the many musicians who crossed Europe in the last century, the four musicians enrich their concert with original songs, themes from the Standard Jazz repertoire, and arrangements of music from different traditions reinterpreted in the Gypsy Jazz style.

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"We hired Bologna Swing Band for our wedding ceremony and drinks reception and couldn’t have been happier with our choice! A super classy addition to our day and created the perfect atmosphere for our guests. Carlo was easy to communicate with and I would highly recommend Bologna Swing Band in any combination for their talent and professionalism."

Sarah Annakin, 1 June 2024, wedding at Zunfthaus zur Meisen, Switzerland
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"We chose Bologna Swing Band for an important event at our restaurant, helped by images and videos found on the web. And once we got to know them in person, after listening to them play live, after talking and joking with them, after the success of the evening, the enthusiasm of the customers, we would like to be able to express to those who don't know them yet their great professionalism, ability and humanity. Dear Bologna Swing Band, for us it's a goodbye, we thank you very much and... your CD is listened to every day in our club!!! Thank you again!"

Tiziana & Alberto Paterlini, 8 March 2024, restaurant event in Bologna, Italy
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"Thank you so much for helping me add to my welcome party last minute. It created an incredible atmosphere. Highly recommend and the sweetest musicians!"

Amanda Tissue, 9 October 2023, party at Relais Abbazia San Pietro In Valle, Ferentillo, Terni, Italy
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"Bologna Swing Band filled our amazing wedding day with great music. They were formidable, from the first telephone contact to the greetings on the evening of the party. They knew how to accompany dinner well, without any flaws or imperfections, adapting to the unexpected (bad weather) and last second requests that saw them in procession (including double bass) accompanying the bride and groom, after a warm-up improvisation, to the nearby court from the cake cutting room. They received compliments from all the guests, friends, parents and older people, for their skill, elegance, stage presence and sobriety. Positive feedback also from the rest of the technical staff, who shared the table with them during dinner, for their sympathy and cordiality. I'm sure I'll find them soon at the wedding of friends in the hall! Great guys, thanks thanks thanks!!!"

Marco & Mela Orrico, 26 September 2023, wedding in Modena, Italy
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"Bologna Swing Band is made up of real and passionate artists, they know how to entertain the public like real professionals by modulating the velvety sounds with a lot of class and skill They are able to cheer up party evenings even by improvising new keys and scores and as very good jazz musicians who are immediately immersed in the atmosphere of the festive host environment, but without ever going over the top, without ever exceeding the notes, with the right discretion of those who "listen" and at the same time chat ..., aware that each of their notes, every sound they make ... will go straight to the heart!"

Roberto Esposito, 12 June 2023, corporate event for E-On Reality in Bologna, Italy
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"I have loved them for many years and I find that the more they grow, the more faithful they become to the style they interpret. It is easy for me to propose them to our spouses because they have a formidable curriculum. At the event "they fall in love" and not only for their indisputable talent but also for their flexibility, availability and ability to adapt. To say that I recommend them, therefore, is an understatement. Let's say they are a guarantee."

Floriana Molano (wedding planner), 1 June 2023, weddings in Florence, Italy
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Set List

Songs list for Ceremony (to choose from) we are available to perform
any requests, as long as they are similar to our repertoire.
- Somewhere over the rainbow
- What a wonderful world
- La vita è bella
- Can’t help falling in love
- Halleluja
- I’ll be seeing you
- La vie en rose
Song List for Aperitif/cake cutting (not in order of performance)
1 Dream a little dream of me
2 Sheik of araby
3 I can't give you anything but love
4 I've found a new baby
5 Caravan
6 Bei Mir bist du schon
7 Blue skies
8 Menilmontant
9 All of me
10 A flor e o espinho
11 Sweet Georgia Brown
12 che coss'è l'amor
13 Trem DAS onze
14 Love
15 Take the A train
16 Putting on the Ritz
17 mille lire al mese
18 Besame mucho
19 It 's a sin to tell a lie
20 Tre cumpari (Josef Josef)
21 manha de Carnaval
22 Out of nowhere
23 lullaby of Birdland
24 Something stupid
25 There will be never be another you
26 In Cerca di te
27 Amore fermati
28 Estate
29 Un bacio a mezzanotte
30 lullaby of the leaves
31 Fly me to the moon
32 Swing 12
33 Fleur d’ennui
34 It Don’t Mean a thing
35 Via con con me
36 Dream of you
37 Lullaby of the leaves
38 Mister sandman
39 Tuyo
List of instrumental songs
- Nuages
- La poinciana
- Paquito
- Manoir de me reves
- je t'attendrei
- Indifference
- Danse norvegienne

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