Formed in early 2024, Jerry Roll Bakers trio —featuring Alexios Alexopoulos on electric guitar/vocals, Raphael Meleteas on organ, and Yiannis Papadoulis on drums— mixes R&B, rockabilly, boogie, and blues with funky elements. They’ll be jamming to tunes by Smiley Lewis, Elmore James, T-bone Walker, and more.

For the third consecutive year the impro jazz lab organizes the  jam session of the Athens Rhythm hop festival.
An open invitation to dancers and musicians for interaction and communication.
Bring your instruments and swing shoes and let’s play!

House band

Pavlos Nikou-clarinet
Andreas Papagiannakopoulos-guitar
Panagiotis Charalampopoulos-double bass
Serafeim Tourikas-drums

Ιmprojazz lab is a music school that focuses on jazz and contemporary improvised music.
more info: improjazz lab

“Corner Pockets” is a 6-person jazz band based in Athens, Greece. Their unique sound and fresh style combines their love for swing era, with a twist of bebop and hard bop elements. For the past years, the band has established its presence to the Greek Lindy Hop Community and had the pleasure of performing at the Athens Rhythm Hop Festival 2023 and Blender Swing Weekend 2024, which were a resounding success. Don’t miss out Niki Perdikaki on vocals, Orestis Petrakis on the piano, Gabriele Milozzi on saxophone, George Koutsikoulis on guitar, Grigoris Theodoridis on bass and Dimitris Kontos on the drums.

The Jeepers Creepers band is a group of musicians from Athens(Greece) that specialises in playing the really beautiful popular or more rare tunes of the 1920’s, 1930’s, 1940’s and also original melodies inspired mostly by the jazz idiom. The band was named after the popular Harry Warren’s tune that became widely known by Louis Armstrong. Their dedication to the swing-jazz idiom leaves the listeners with no choice but to dance and party all night long! They won the Swinging Europe Contest for 2021. They have given a lot of concerts in Athens and other cities of Greece, in New York and in Holland and they have participated in many festivals like the Swing n’ Sail festival,Kardamili International jazz festival, Carnival of Swing,Festival International de Hot Jazz Mexico, the Petit Paris d’ Athenes etc.

The Shirt Tail Stompers have quickly been recognized as one of Europe’s best social dance bands. Formed in 2010 for the London Lindy Exchange and led by Trumpeter Steve Coombe, they have played numerous dance camps and shows throughout Europe. They have a passion for swing music and movement, with their extensive knowledge and experience of social dancing, they are definitely the band to dance to in 2024.

Truly appreciating the art of swing and knowing it’s place in history, they are heavily influenced by Fats Waller, Fletcher Henderson, Wingy Manone and many other greats from the swing and trad jazz era of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. They are also influenced by the likes of the early Duke Ellington, Sidney Bechet and the old musical roots of New Orleans.

Last year alone saw them playing for dancers in Sweden, France, Hungary, The Netherlands, Finland, Norway, Italy and throughout the UK to rave reviews.