Twistin’ The Swing

Gypsy Jazz Band - Auckland

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Artist Bio

  • Artist Type Bands
  • Location Auckland
  • Genre Acoustic, Jazz, Retro
  • Members 4
  • Price Mid-range

Twistin’ the Swing is an all-acoustic band, influenced mainly by Gypsy Jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli.

The repertoire of Twistin’ the Swing is a great mixture of world and gypsy swing music. They can do Django with their eyes closed (and the proverbial arm tied behind their backs), but get them to open at least one eye and you’ll hear some great Latin, American Jazz and European music rendered through their own interpretation.

Twistin’ the Swing has managed to perform on many different occasions including festivals such as ”Music in the parks”, ”Taste of Auckland” and ”Alliance Française Music Festival”. They had played in venues like ”The Tuning Fork” and have been operating as a regular band in many places including ”The Occidental” and ”Le Touquet”.

Apart from performing, Twistin’ the Swing is working behind the scenes on their own original program. in 2015 they have released their debut album ‘Late Night Coffee with Django”.

Band Members: Travis Hill, Asher Truppman Lattie, Djordje Nikolic, Phillip Beatson



I was impressed with these guys. A lot of people at the party commented very positively about the band. My dad said "finally some real music"! They made a massive difference to the ambiance of our soirée (seemed like they enjoy playing). Really refreshing to see young guys playing the old songs so well. Mike & Sarah Wilson - Wedding - 7 February 2016

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Audio Samples

Minor Swing

Beautiful Love

Song List

All of Me
After You’ve Gone
For Sephora
Minor Swing
Django’s Tiger
Honey Suckle Rose
Bossa Dorado
Autumn Leaves
Troublant Bolero
Swing 42
Tea for Two
Heavy Artillery
Norwegian Dance
Sweet Georgia Brown
Tiger Rag
Douce Ambiance Coquette
Lulu Swing
Just Friends
Lullaby of Birdland
Swing Gitane
You’re the Sunshine of My life
Isn’t She Lovely
Limehouse Blues
Girl from Ipanema
Beautiful Love
When Day is Done
The Sheik of Araby
Them There Eyes
Dark Eyes
Kali Sara/ Tchavolo Swing
Night and Day
Stompin’ at Decca
Blue Skies
I’ll See You in My Dreams