Munich Swing Orchestra



With evergreens from the 40s the Munich Swing Orchestra revives the unbreakable sound of the big swing bands and their legends like Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and their contemporaries.
The big band takes up the style of the big traditional American swing era and presents one highlight after the other, using the classic instrumentation: 5 saxophones, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, piano, guitar, bass and drums. The spirited program with legendary swing goodies conjures a lovely smile onto your lips and makes your feet tap.

The local newspaper „Donaukurier“ writes about them on September 15, 2017 (translated as to our best knowledge): „Their fresh sound polishes the gems of the swing era like ‚Moonlight Serenade‘, ‚Over The Rainbow‘ and many more and gives them a new shine under the direction of Jimmy Polivka. Pulsing and imaginative solos on clarinet, trumpet or trombone as well as the homogeneous sonority of the ensemble make the experience complete. Music is just not defined by the sheet music but by the musicians‘ genius. The Munich Swing Orchestra and The Funny Valentines with their Andrews Sisters‘ sound make a perfect match, just like hot milk and cappuccino, elderflower syrup and prosecco or – like I said – an extraordinary female vocal quartet and wonderfully playing gentlemen in white dinner jackets. Together they spread an emotional hammock where the audience can sway and relax while listening to the sound of the 40s.“ (Lorenz Erl)