James Sedgwick (Canada)
James Sedgwick is a Canadian born singer and multi instrumentalist. His music career began after undergoing surgery in both eyes at the age of thirteen. The recovery period left him unable to attend school, read, watch TV, play sports or do much of anything except listen to and play music. Starting with a cheap harmonica and a thin instruction booklet James began a career that has spanned twenty five years and four continents.
Uroz Jazz Dealers (Barcelona)
Picardy, satire, cabaret ...
The UROZ JAZZ DEALERS will take us on a journey to the roots of Jazz, to old Louisiana, to the era of steamboats, marching bands, madams, Blues ... They will offer us a spicy repertoire with songs like 'Making Whopee','Hard Hearted Hannah' and ‘I'm confessing 'that I love you'... just like the Musses of the time like Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Sweet Emma Barret... With the talent and cheating of these 5 Catalan Jazzmans, will delight us in this new show of this Phenomenon of the Voice, Marc Uroz and his Jazz Dealers. Don't miss it!
Marc Uroz: Voice
Oscar Font: Trombone
Jordi Griso: Piano & Trumpet
Josemi Moraleda: Double bass
Oriol Gonzàlez: Drums & Washboard
La Revolution Band (Valencia)
2 Fusion concerts, one acoustic on Friday and electronic on Saturday.
Revolution Band was born as a part of the dance comunity, they are dancers creating and playing music for dancers. Their songs are based on different roots musics and mixed with modern harmonies to create a perfect atmosphere for dancing. Join their beats and have a full dance experience.
Wax & Boogie (Barcelona)
The final bit of the Cocoa Blues Exchange! This magical night we’ll listen to the musical genius of Wax&Boogie (representing Spain in the 2015 European Blues Contest) and the incredible voice of Ster Wax. Say goodbye to all the amazing dance partners and friends made during the festival.
DJ EUSEBIO (DJ Coordinator)
With almost a decade dancing and DJing at Blues and Swing local parties and international festivals, Mr. Eusebio is a reputed and experienced music selector, the perfect Master of DJ's, the one in charge of controlling everything related to music, the other DJ's, the person in charge of DJing the competitions... but his main duty is not to let you rest from dancing in the whole weekend.
DJ Luke Saint (UK)
Luke is an avid collector of records across all musical genres and enjoys digging deep in record stores to find hidden gems. As a blues and swing dancer, he also enjoys sharing his musical finds DJing at local dance events in Barcelona, and always endeavours to drop in at least a couple of rare, unknown tracks into his sets.
DJ Thierry (France)
DJ thierry is before all a creative dancer that lives the music. He comes form the swing and blues universe before dancing Salsa and falling in love with Argentine tango. His various dancing background drives him toward mixing dance and music styles which is his definition of fusion. As a dancer and as a DJ, what makes him vibrate in the music is a nice melody and a rich various rhythmic content and energy variation that feed the dancer creativity.
Thierry is co-organizer of several dance festival for Fusion (Toulouse fusion week end and Bruges fusion weekend) as well as NEO tango (Toulouse neo tango marathon (TNT), Neo Tango Amsterdam (NTA) , neo Tango Bruges (NTB) and Neo tango Dresden (NTD) as well as a monthly fusion party in Toulouse
DJ Greta Kroketa (CZ-Barcelona)
Lover of music and dance, Greta Kroketa, is a classic in the local Fusion scene. For the past year she has been promoting events so others can become familiar with Fusion, and she has organised Flow Fusion dance parties within the Barcelona community. She has played in local nights and festivals and as well in Berlin, Madrid and Copenhagen.
What she likes about fusion is its expressivity, fun and freedom. Greta Kroketa enjoys exploring music and sharing it with dancers! Her DJ style is inspired by electronic music and even though she has an energetic style, she will give you smooth and sensual moments as well.
DJ Jelen (Barcelona)
I got into the world of blues 6 years ago and the fascination has led me to know and love music and dance. I love to travel and go to festivals abroad and meet other communities. I have also been playing at parties and festivals for several years. I enjoy the sessions with a variety of blues styles, which my favourites are Chicago blues, jazz and funky blues and the blueswoman. I like to think of the sessions as a trip that we make together towards unknown and exciting territories.