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 a lively acoustic gypsy jazz band influenced by the music of Django Reinhardt, 1930-40’s swing and Romani songs.

The band consists of the sublime Asher Truppman Lattie on clarinet and saxophone, the exceptional Phillip Beatson on gypsy guitar, the rock-solid Travis Hill on la pompe guitar and the incomparable Djordje Nikolic on double bass. The sense of rhythm, musicality and dynamic interplay between band members creates an atmosphere that is highly energetic and engaging. They alternate this vibrancy with slow melodic ballads and medium swing tunes, suitable for any occasion.

Twistin’ the Swing have been performing extensively for the past several years, at parties, weddings, swing dance events, theatres, corporate events, markets and festivals such as Auckland Arts Festival, Auckland Jazz Festival and Music in the Parks.



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

Many thanks to Twistin' The Swing for playing at out wedding lunch, they provided the perfect atmosphere for our rustic but classy shindig. We received many great comments about the band. Cheers Fellas. Peter Lee - Wedding - 28 January 2018

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Audio Samples

Minor Swing

Beautiful Love

Song List

After You’ve Gone
Ain’t Misbehavin’
All Of Me
Anniversary Song
Artillery Lorde
Bei Dir War Es Immer So Schon
Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
Blue Drag
Blue Skies
Bossa Dorado
China Boy
Clair De Lune
Dark Eyes (Les Yeux Noirs)
Django’s Castle (Manoir De Mes Reves)
Django’s Tiger
Douce Ambiance
Dream Of You
Elena’s Bossa
For Sephora
I’ll See You In My Dreams
I’ve Found A New Baby
It Had To Be you
Joseph Joseph
La Vie En Rose
Lady be good
Made For Wesley
Made In France
Melodie Au Crepuscule
Midnight In Paris (Si Tu Vois Ma Mère)
Minor Blues
Minor Swing
Night And Day
Norwegian Dance (Dance Norvegienne)
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Petite Fleur
Prohibition Dirge
Satanic Blues
Seul Ce Soir
Si Tu Savais
Some Of These Days
Sweet Georgia Brown
Sweet Sue
Swing 42
Swing 48
Swing Gitan
Tchavolo Swing
Tea For Two
The Sheik of Araby
Them There Eyes
There Will Never Be Another You
Troublant Bolero
Viper’s Dream