The Dutch Swing College Band started secret rehearsals in the cellars of The Hague during Nazi occupation of The Netherlands three years before D-Day in May 1945.
On their 2017 world tour, today’s line-up celebrate the band’s unofficial 75th anniversary of its launch on 5th May – just one day before their performance on this the opening night of Newbury Spring Festival, making this a very poignant appearance.
The DSC Band is one of the world’s great traditional bands and has over 100 albums to its name. These fiery, soulful and enthusiastic players appear at festivals, theatres and royal occasions on all continents. They get a tremendous thrill playing with the world’s longest-established international jazz band and a great kick from performing to their audience.
“The Dutch Swing College Band is simply world class.”
Duration: 2 hours
Sir Bob Kaper - Leader
Supported by The Friends of Newbury Spring Festival