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Swing Valentine

Welcome to new roaring 20s! With year 2022 new era of twenties begins. But this time luckily without prohibition.

During the season of balls and dances, National Cultural Centre and civil society organisation Swingmania are going to cooperate to bring you something special – Valentine dance in the rhythm of hot jazz and swing in a club legend of Bratislava!


On February, the 13th an extraordinary event will be taking place in the iconic Bratislava club “Véčko” where swing orchestra Fats Jazz Band led by Ladislav Fanzowitz will perform live.

Travel through time into the era of glamorous dance parties of 1920s – 1950s. Dress code is not mandatory, but vintage clothes will be appreciated. Whether you like to enjoy good music with a good companion or you prefer to dance away the night this Sunday event is for you.

Fats Jazz Band is a first class nine-member orchestra steeped in the hot jazz and swing music from late 1920s till 1940s. It was initiated by Ladislav Fanzowitz, one of the best present Slovak pianists. The orchestra plays original hot jazz and swing music which takes you to another world, makes your blood boil and brings you back in the time to the era of elegance, glamour gowns and hot parties

Fats Jazz Band is authentic, Ladislav Fančovič transcribes carefully chosen tunes from old shellacs by ear to music scores. That’s why you have a unique opportunity to listen to the original arrangements as they were played by early jazz legends in their time. Furthemore, the band also uses reconstructed array of historucal music instruments and stylish clothes. The whole impression of the orchestra fully grasps the period and style that this orchestra represents.