Swingin’ Groningen

Being a lover of Jazz -both the traditional and the more swinging, funky kind- I look forward to the Swingin’ Groningen festival every year. The festival has been put on hold a few times as it’s a free festival and money is tight, but if they’re on and I have a chance I wil absolutely check out some of the band and so it was I was in Groningen last night.

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North European Jazz Talent and 20th Anniversary of Swingin’ Groningen

It’s the 20th Anniversary of Swingin’ Groningen this year and that has to be celebrated! The festival was rebooted 3 years ago after having been on hiatus for a couple of years and -after a modest start- is starting to really grow again. Mixing wel known names with new talent is showing to be a good success. June 13th was the opening evening of the festival.

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The Ploctones in De Oosterpoort

The Ploctones is a band that I really wanted to see for a long time, but for one reason or another I seem to constantly miss them No chance of that last Friday though! Planned well in advance and heading out in time not to miss any of this gig.

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