Swing Tarturo was formed in 2009 from the desire to share reckless inner joy through old hot Jazz. Based in Gothenburg, they have actively traveled with their music, being established for their unique style of contemporary swing and high energy live performances. The band lay emphasis on the compositions written by their characteristic vocalist – in the mood of social commitment, spiced up with a bit of feminism – and complements the repertoir with songs of the New Orleans Jazz era, old spirituals, roaring blues and tender ballads from the beginning of the 20th century. With no obvious platform for their particular style they tend to suit anything from rock clubs to galas and capture both old and young.

Swing Tarturo is:

Julia Stokes – Vocals & Trombonini

Christoffer Alehed – Trombone & Tap

Anton Stokes – Acoustic Guitar

Johan Bengtsson – Bass Fiddle

“Swing Tarturo föddes i Göteborgs rännsten ur en längtan att sprida het jazz från 20 och 30-talet.

Fulladdade med vårdslöshet, glädje och sin unika stil av livfulla uppträdanden framför dom en kombination av gamla dängor och bandets originalkompositioner, med stor känsla för det tidstypiska i rootsjazzen, spirituals, rytande blues och ömma ballader med ursprung i 1900-talets början.”