Bands & DJ
The Rollin' Stomps,
Doc Scanlon's Cool Cat Combo Sextet &
DJ Mr. Patxi "Crazy Legs"
The Rollin' Stomps
The Rollin’ Stomps was created in Madrid in 2015 and has close ties with the city’s Lindy Hop scene, performing regularly at dance and concert halls, swing academies, festivals or outdoor stages throughout Madrid.
The sextet’s carefully selected repertoire is faithful to the original works of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Fats Waller, Benny Carter, etc. Besides these classics, the Rollin’ Stomps also cover swing versions of contemporary pop-rock songs, bringing some freshness to the usual swing repertoire.
The carefully crafted arrangements for the wind and rhythm sections show the band’s excellent musicianship, and their swing and short solos show that they play their music with dancers in mind!
The band members are
- Guillem Ferrer – saxophone
- Victor Aguilar – trumpet
- Carmen Vela – flute and clarinet
- Erika López – piano
- Jorge Frías – bass
- Jimmy Castro – drums
Doc Scalon's Cool Cat Combo (Sextet)
Spanning the Atlantic Ocean, Doc Scanlon’s Cool Cat Combo claim home addresses in New York (Bassist-leader Doc), Barcelona (Clarinetist Juli & Drummer Marti) and St. Petersburg, Russia (Banjoist Mikha) and a burgeoning international following. The band is very popular with dancers, clubbers and festivals and Doc has established his reputation worldwide touring Spain, France, Germany, the USA and China. The music they love to play is Swing, Hot Jazz, Jump Blues and New Orleans of the 1920’s, 30’s & 40’s, and they excel at the dance rhythms of that colorful period. As you will able to tell, they also have a LOT of fun playing together. Each member has a distinctive personality that comes across in all their live performances.
DJ Mr. Patxi “Crazy Legs”
Our local DJ Mr. Patxi “Crazy Legs” has been around for more than 20 years and has been a well-known figure in the city’s dance scene. Though he has experience with many different music styles, he now focuses exclusively on classic jazz, and this has been his contribution to building Donostia’s Swing scene.
He has participated in numerous international swing festivals in Barcelona, Hertfodshire, Paris, Montpellier, Toulouse, Bordeaux,... and just like last year, we will enjoy his wonderful swing collection at the Donosti Belle Swing Festival!