Jazzombies is pianist David Arthur Skinner's swing ensemble, with a lineup featuring some of the best swing musicians in Oslo. We've been playing for swing-dancers - as well as jazz clubs and festivals - since 2012.


22/02/20 - Winter Jump
21/02/20 - Winter Jump
28/09/19 - Oslo Lindy Exchange
24/08/19 - Oslo Balboa Weekend
23/08/19 - Oslo Balboa Weekend
23/02/19 - Winter Jump
22/02/19 - Winter Jump
08/12/18 - Bårdar Christmas Party
29/09/18 - Trondheim VSN
28/09/18 - Trondheim VSN
27/09/18 - Asker Jazzklubb
01/09/18 - Oslo Balboa Weekend
19/07/18 - Molde Jazzfestival
18/07/18 - Molde Jazzfestival
30/06/18 - New Orleans Workshop, Stortorvet, Oslo
24/02/18 - Winter Jump
20/01/18 - Scandinavian Shuffle

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The line-up varies a bit from gig to gig, but what you might call the "hard core" of the band is...

David Skinner - piano
Erik Eilertsen - trumpet
Georg Reiss - clarinet, alto sax
Lars Frank - clarinet, tenor sax
Børre Frydenlund - guitar, vocals
Svein Aarbostad - double bass
Bjørn Olufsen - drums

Jazzombies plays classic jazz tunes, by for example Benny Goodman, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, and George Gershwin, as well as originals by David Skinner. The size of the group varies from a quintet to an octet. We play both Lindy and Balboa swing-dance events, mainly in collaboration with Bårdar Swing Club, as well as jazz clubs, festivals, and private engagements. The band prides itself on great tunes, interplay, dancer-friendly rhythmic variation, and huge reserves of swinging energy!

Here's some highlights from swing dance events:

You can also check out the related but inactive Fats Waller Project. We played our arrangements of the music of the late great Fats.