Andrej Hermlin and The Swingin’ Hermlin
Andrej Hermlin is back with a new tour, "Swing is in the Air." Hermlin has been one of the most sought-after swing musicians in Germany for more than 30 years and is also extremely successful beyond national borders. For him and his Swing Dance Orchestra, the original American arrangements of the 1930s and 1940s are the most important trademark. Electronic amplification is gladly dispensed with.
When in March 2020 public life and cultural activities were paralyzed by the coronavirus pandemic, it was clear to Hermlin and his children—front singer Rachel and David (vocals and drums)—that this music of hope, which was created during the Great Depression of the 1930s, must not be silenced in the current crisis. Rachel, David, and Andrej Hermlin started a new band, The Swingin' Hermlins. Under the title "The Music Goes Round and Around," they "beat the crisis" in by now more than 500 broadcasts on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. Every evening, The Swingin' Hermlins have been presenting authentic swing from the 1930s via social media for half an hour—in changing small lineups, with friends, with musicians who love Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, or Jimmie Lunceford.
In addition, The Swingin' Hermlins have released several albums and a book and have been publishing a new cultural newspaper, "Hermlinville Times," since January 2021. In recent months, the New York Times, the Guardian, the ZDF Heute Journal, Forbes Magazine, and the Los Angeles Times, among others, have reported on all of this. And now the formation is coming to Basel for one night.
Tickets are CHF 62.10-77.40.