References / Press

Les Belles du Swing live Kloster Banz_2

  • Special Award for Young Song Poets, Hanns Seidel Foundation
  • Nominated for the International Show Prize
  • Band of the month “Your Music & More”
  • Audience Award, Jazz & Blues Award Berlin
  • Studio Award, Senate Department for Cultural Affairs, Berlin
  • Award for Original Composition, Senate Department for Cultural Affairs, Berlin (M. Scheel)
1989 German Cabaret Award (D. Gehr)
  • Nominated for the best swingband
  • Awarded as best Lady- Swingband

Tours / International shows

Stilleben_AbuDhabiAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 
Marocco, Italy, Hallevik Tradjazz, Sweden
Steiner Jazzfestival, Switzerland
Montreux Jazz Festival (Maike Scheel)
Vienna: Künstlerhaustheater and Hofburg
 London: Drill Hall Arts Centre
Basel: Les Trois Rois / Lions Club
Amsterdam: Theater Carré
Beijing: International Pop Music Festival

Shows in Germany

Banz Abbey: Songs for a Summer Evening, 
Hamburg: Schmidt-Theater
Berlin: Volksbühne, Komödie am Ku’damm, Wintergarten, Varieté Chamäleon, Jazz in den Ministergärten, House of World Cultures, Rotary Club, Multimedia Award, Ahrenshoop Jazz Festival, Jazz and Blues Festival Braunschweig, Book reading event with Ken Follett

Our customers:
The German Embassies of Morocco and Abu Dhabi, Lions Club Basel, Rotary Club Berlin, Muzinich London, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, German Savings Banks Association (DSGV), Commerzbank, German Cooperative Banking Group (BVR), Allianz, Siemens, Verdi, KaDeWe, Bastei Lübbe Publishing House, the German Dental Congress, Helios-Kliniken, Böhler Steiermark, Muzinich London, and many more…

Press Commentary – in Berlin, Germany and international

Tidning Schweden“A celebration of woman in theit place. On top“
What’s on, London

“Germany’s best ladies swing band!” – e-concierge

“The piano-playing is tight.” 
- Financial Times, London

“….an experience for your eyes and ears together. Worth seeing.” –  Neue Kronenzeitung, Vienna

“Their magnificent fusion of charm, spectacle and poetry… exudes joie de vivre…” – Fränkischer Tag

“Great swing, original compositions… with witty German lyrics… an absolute joy to watch.” – Coburger Tageblatt


“Their passion for the music ist infectious.” 
- Obermainer Tagblatt

“Swing at its finest… the ladies radiate elegance.” Berliner Morgenpost

“They sure know how to swing it… Les Belles du Swing go down a storm in the Neue Schmiede!” – Neue Westfälische

“A real delight to hear and see in a special way. A must for everybody who likes this kind of music.” – Tip Berlin

“… the Jazz arrangements of the young Berlin band present a really good repertoire of their own compositions as well as their favourite numbers. Sounds wonderful.” – Tagesspiegel, Berlin