jw swing orchestra

As part of JW's "Golden Jubilee Edition", here are 2 contrasting CD's of JW's music:

jw live cd
"The JW Swing Orchestra Live"

jw swiss cd
"Kapelle Gruetzi Mitenand
- Swiss Club Fox"

These each are only $25 (AUD) which includes postage and handling.

Click onto the CD of your choice to see/hear tracks and to download an order form.

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The 2 JW's
Jon Welch and John Wanner - The 2 'JW's' taken at Jon Welch's 50th Birthday Celebration at Ormond Hall October 2008'click to link

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New CD's:
35 out of 50?
NEW CD's are now available of the TWO sides of JW!!
JW The Band is 35
JW The Man is 50!

...So, in maths terms, he's been running bands for 35 out of 50 years!

In 1974 when John Wanner (JW) was 15, he formed his first band: The JW Swing Band.
2009 marks that band's 35th anniversary which co-incides with JW's 50 years on this planet!

To celebrate, JW is releasing many and varied CD's that embrace more than just his love for Classic Big Band Swing. There will be many wonderful surprises this year!

As JW has a Swiss heritage, he has released a package of his traditional Swiss Folk band called "Gruetzi Mitenand" (which is Swiss-German for "Hello everybody"). This is a group that plays authentic traditional Swiss folk melodies, some European pop melodies of the past, as well (in true JW fashion), Some Swing and Jazz!

To continue to please lovers of his JW Swing Orchestra, JW has also released a CD of their performance at the MLX 2004 - Hellzapoppin' Dance Competitions recorded at Central Hall, Melbourne. It's pure Swing and really jumps!
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JW's FE & FC Holdens

John Wanner and his Custom FE Convertable at St Kilda
John Wanner and his immaculate custom FE convertible 

Have a look at what John gets up to between the Swing Orchestra Gigs.

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Austrian Club

July 4
August 8
October 10





$17 to the general public ( or $12 to members of the Swiss Club, Austrian Club, students and students of Swing dance schools.


The Austrian Club -

Other Details: The Austrian Club hosts a good-sized dance floor, excellent restaurant
and is fully licensed. There is also PLENTY of FREE car parking space too!
Phone: 9459 8686 TO BOOK
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The JW Swing was not just the highlight of my 50th Birthday celebrations - it made the night the most memorable event for myself and my guests! Absolutely first class playing and singing in the most authentic traditions of the great Swing era - a must to put the icing on the cake for any event!

Dr Jonathon Welch
Australian of the Year - Local Hero 2008
Founding Music Director
Choir of Hard Knocks

"We make a living by what we get....we make a life by what we give"!
Winston Churchill


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