Twistin' The Swing

Fully acoustic 1920-40 swing band in the style of Django Rinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. Great for relaxed as well as full on parties!

Twistin the Swing is an all-acoustic band, influenced mainly by Gypsy Jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli.

The repertoire of Twistin the Swing is a great mixture of world and gypsy swing music. They can do Django with their eyes closed (and the proverbial arm tied behind their backs), but get them to open at least one eye and youll hear some great Latin, American Jazz and European music rendered through their own interpretation.

The band was formed by two young and talented musicians with a great passion for Gypsy Jazz and an irrepressible desire to share this passion. Highly energetic Etienne Bizjak (from Belgium) and, by contrast, even-tempered Michael Kovalov (from Latvia) instantly hit it off when they met, which is seen as nothing short of a miracle considering their almost polar opposite personalities. Right from the start the duo made it their mission to modernize Gypsy Jazz, making it enjoyable for young and old.

The dynamics between the different personalities of the band members has affected their performance constructively, which can be seen in their positive and highly energetic performances, as well as more cool and relaxing sessions – making their music suitable for any occasion.

Apart from performing, Twistin the Swing is working behind the scenes on their own original program which will be soon available for you to enjoy!

Band Members: Mikael Kovalovs, Etienne Bizjak, Djordje Nikolic, Phillip Beatson


  • All of Me
  • After Youve Gone
  • Spain
  • For Sephora
  • Djangology
  • Minor Swing
  • Djangos Tiger
  • Honey Suckle Rose
  • Bossa Dorado
  • Brazil
  • Indifference
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Troublant Bolero
  • Swing 42
  • Hungaria
  • Tea for Two
  • Heavy Artillery
  • Norwegian Dance
  • Sweet Georgia Brown
  • Tiger Rag
  • Belleville
  • Dinette
  • Douce Ambiance Coquette
  • Lulu Swing
  • Nuage
  • Just Friends
  • Lullaby of Birdland
  • Swing Gitane
  • Youre the Sunshine of My life
  • Isnt She Lovely
  • Phill
  • Wave
  • Limehouse Blues
  • Girl from Ipanema
  • Beautiful Love
  • Tears
  • When Day is Done
  • The Sheik of Araby
  • Them There Eyes
  • Dark Eyes
  • Kali Sara/ Tchavolo Swing
  • Night and Day
  • Stompin at Decca
  • Blue Skies
  • Ill See You in My Dreams

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