Electro Jazz are a high energy Sydney Electro Swing Jazz band.
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Electro Jazz may as well be the first Electro Swing band in Sydney!
Jazz instrumentation meets electronic dance music. Electro Alley infused their love for Swing, Gypsy Jazz and EDM into a style known around the world as Electro Swing. A style relatively unheard of in Australia, Electro Alley have taken to task to help spread this unique style by infiltrating clubs around Sydney with their high energy dance music. Technically exciting, dynamic and catchy, the Electro Alley crew enjoy writing songs with jazzy hooks, bouncy beats and pop arrangements with a twist of humor, adding to the feel good atmosphere of their shows.
Their love for 1920’s Swing, Gypsy Jazz and Electro dance music have compelled the group into combining the intricacies of electronically produced music with live band arrangements for a truly entertaining and festive stage production.
Wikipedia describes Electro Swing music as, ‘a musical genre fusing swing styles with contemporary production techniques including house, hip hop, EDM and more. Contemporary artists of the genre incorporate loops, samples, melodies and styles from the swing, jazz and big band era such as the works of Django Reinhardt, Cab Calloway and Benny Goodman to create new, sometimes more club friendly or more accessible sounds.
The genre is also connected with a revival of interest in swing dances like the Lindy hop, the popularity of Neo-Burlesque and the resurgence in an appreciation of vintage fashion and culture in mainstream society, championed by numerous style icons Dita Von Teese or television shows like Boardwalk Empire or films of the period like The Great Gatsby or The Artist.’
You only have to listen to their contemporaries like Parov Stelar, Caravan Palace or Caro Emerald to understand what these guys are about.
Please note that their live shows have been known to attract troupes of dancers showcasing their infectious style of contemporary swing dancing.