Swing Biographies
Louis Armstrong (1901-1971)
Cab Calloway (1907-1994)
Benny Goodman (1909-1986)
Fletcher Henderson (1898-1952)
Louis Prima (1910-1978)
Gene Krupa (1909-1973)
Frankie Manning (born 1914)
Artie Shaw (born 1910)
Duke Ellington (born 1899)
Chick Webb (born 1905?)
Ella Fitzgerald (born 1917)
  • Recent swing music releases :
    • Count Basie : This & That (03/21/06)
    • Chick Webb : Stomping at the Savoy [Box Set] (01/17/06)
    • Gene Krupa : Starburst (01/17/06)
    • Brian Setzer : Dig That Crazy Christmas (12/06/05)
Did You Know...
Dixieland Jazz and what is often called Traditional Jazz are often refered to as being the same thing. However, "Traditional Jazz" is the original form of Jazz developed by African-Americans from New Orleans, while Dixieland Jazz was a Euro-American interpretation of the other.
Styles of Swing Dance
Lindy Hop
Smooth Lindy or Hollywood
West Coast Swing

    Pseudo-swing styles
      East Coast Swing
           Ballroom Swing

    Jazz Dances

Styles of Swing Dance Music
Hot Jazz
Swing Jazz
Boogie Woogie
Jump Swing (neo-swing)
Jump Blues
1950's Rock

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