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Swingin' Wonderland JAZZ Orchestra
Swingin' Wonderland JAZZ Orchestra (SWJO) formed in 1991 in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. Comprised of the area's best musicians, and under the leadership of bandmaster and trumpeter Naoto Sekimoto, SWJO has been pursuing its ideal of being a full-fledged Swing jazz orchestra. SWJO's magnetic appeal stems from its members' collective spirit to play dynamic Swing. Also, SWJO is boosted by a multitude of fans fascinated by the band's intellectual and warm sounds.

Structured as a formal organization, SWJO over the years has broadened and strengthened its musical activities and influence. Recognized in Japan as a successor of the music and tradition of big band jazz, SWJO conveys this great culture to subsequent generations.

Every summer for the past 16 years, SWJO has been the mainstay of Sunport Jazz Festival, playing against the backdrop of the sun setting over Japan's Inland Sea at Sunport Takamatsu. For this Sunport Jazz Festival concert, SWJO will fly out from Japan and, together with the highest quality guest musicians, will put on a hot performance at the legendary Birdland.