Bands & DJ

Hot Sugar Band

Born in 2010, the Hot Sugar Band has become one of the top-rated bands in the world of Lindy- hop and Swing dance in general.

Based in Paris, and featuring some of the finest musicians of the french swing and jazz scene, the band has performed all around the world, including Sweden, Vietnam, Hungary, Lithuania, Canada, Spain, South Korea, China, Italy, Netherlands ... among many others !!

Its unique, highly recognisable sound, at the crossing of John Kirby's sextet, Django Reinhardt big band works, and Count Basie and Duke Ellington's classics, in addition to the band's endless energy on stage, have contributed to make it one of the most-demanded bands in the world of swing, with 300+ shows over the 5 last years.

Nicolle Rochelle

Nicolleis a well-known American actress, dancer, activist and jazz singer. During the Saturday party, she and the Hot Sugar Band perform their last album "ELEANORA - the Early Years of Billie Holiday"!

DJ Mr. Patxi “Crazy Legs”

Our local DJ Mr. Patxi “Crazy Legs” has been around for more than 20 years and has been a well-known figure in the city’s dance scene. Though he has experience with many different music styles, he now focuses exclusively on classic jazz, and this has been his contribution to building Donostia’s Swing scene.

He has participated in numerous international swing festivals in Barcelona, Hertfodshire, Paris, Montpellier, Toulouse, Bordeaux,... and just like in past editions, we will enjoy his wonderful swing collection at the Donosti Belle Swing Festival!