Bands & DJs

Enric Peidro Swingtet & Carole Alston

Enric Peidro’s swingtet truly reflects its leader's way of understanding jazz. This ensemble draws from the Swing era’s rich legacy, but does not go in for museum nostalgia or note-for-note recreations of arrangements of the time. Quite the contrary: although firmly rooted in tradition, this powerful sextet strives for a creative, imaginative and contemporary interpretation of the music they are passionate about, aspiring to extend and understand the rich language of classical Jazz in the context of the XXI century. A musical experience that leaves no one indifferent, this swingtet’s concerts are not easily forgotten by music and dance lovers.

Right after completing her studies at the Howard University College of Fine Arts (Washington D.C.) Carole Alston was engaged to Switzerland and undertook tourneys to Europe. She played leading roles in several musicals such as Cole Porter's "Kiss Me, Kate" (Kate), A.L. Webber's "Jesus Christ Superstar" (Mary Magdalene), Mitch Leigh's "Der Mann von La Mancha" (Aldonza) or Leonard Bernstein's "Trouble In Thahiti" and "West Side Story" (Anita). Carole has performed in theatre pieces as well as in classical and contemporary music, Jazz, Gospel and Blues on the radio and television. After years of touring, Carole settled in Vienna.  In 2014 she embarked on a journey to the roots of jazz and the memorable voices of Alberta Hunter, Sarah Vaughan and Nina Simone, all marked by the resistance against racism and suppression.  

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!

Euskorleans Dixie Band

Well-known traditional Basque songs, such as "Bizkaia maite" by Benito Lertxundi, or "Peio Joxepe", "Boga-boga " or "Txoriak txori" by Mikel Laboa, in New Orleans Dixieland style!

We will have them for the first time in the festival. It's just the perfect plan for a Sunday stroll in Donosti!

DJ Duke mcVouty

This DJ will add a bit of spice to our parties! Stay till the end for a taste!