CPH:LX History

Copenhagen Lindy Exchange was first held in 2013 and has been held every year since (not counting the pandemic years). It started as a medium size lindy event in Copenhagen, but have grown to be the biggest event for Lindy Hop in Denmark. The Danish Lindy Hop organization SwingShoes is the foundation for the Exchange, both financially and organizationally.

The evening parties are the main focus of the Exchange, we try to get diversity and high quality in bands. We get the DJ’s who inspire us to dance to late in the night because ending the parties late has always been our ambition. Inspirational taster classes start the parties, with some of the best Lindy Hop teachers in Europe.

Something special about the Copenhagen Lindy Exchange is the close connection between lindy and blues dancing. Since the beginning, there’s been a late night blues room at the exchange, with excellent live blues music and blues dj’s. Blues and lindy hop are tightly connected through their shared roots in African American culture with both shared history and aesthetics. Furthermore, the blues and lindy communities in Copenhagen are connected and overlapping. 

The daytime activities are also important for CPH:LX. The main activity in the day time is a boat tour in the canals of Copenhagen ending in a dancing street parade all accompanied with live music. Some of the daytime activities change from year to year, but there is always a great selection and something to do every day. By offering daytime schedule, we’re creating an option to meet and connect with dancers outside of the dance floor. This strengthens our community, both locally and internationally.  

Media

Have fun rewatching special moments from previous years.

Earlier years

2019

Bands

The Shirt Tail Stompers
Gentlemen & Gangsters
The Lindy Syncopators
Dusty Rag Jazz Band
Stefano Ronchi
Jake Green
Christoffer Johansson

DJs

Sarah Spoon
Cornelius Pfeiffer
Per Rock
Laura Knight
Katharina Duarte
Martin Lasthein

Taster Teachers

Laura Knight & Sarah Spoon
Maja & Teis
Minou & Martin
Katharina Duarte
Stine & Allan 

2018

Bands

Gentleman and Gangsters
Bandwagon Swing Orchestra
The Swing Shouters
Reverent Juke
Flying Jazzman Sextet
Bumpy Roof Band
Christoffer Johansson
Jake Green
Betty and the Blues

DJs

DJ Laura Knight
DJ Cardigan / Sarah Spoon
DJ Felix
DJ Superheidi
DJ Jonas Olsson
DJ Per Rock
DJ Majken

Taster Teachers

Jennifer Runyan & AJ Howard
Kuno & Gosia
Yana Sanamyantz & Katharina Duarte
Miranda & Liam

2017

Bands

The Shirt Tail Stompers
Professor Cunningham & his old school
The Rhythm Baby Makers
The Swing Shouters
Blue Harlem
Leonardo Pedersen’s Jazzkapel
Her Name & Mine
Betty & The Boys
Jake Green
Christoffer Johansson

DJs

Swing DJ Jonas
DJ Per Rock
DJ Olga
DJ Sussken
DJ Meghan Gilmore
DJ Bernie
DJ Jonas Larsson
DJ Stephan Wuthe

Taster Teachers

Kuno & Gosia
Dom & Nora
Minou & Martin
Guy & Yana

2016

Bands

Brassflavour
Hornsgatan Ramblers
Shirt Tail Stompers
Kristians Ragtime Band
Billy Bros
Christoffer Johansson
Six City Stompers

DJs

DJ Jonas
DJ Crisbe
DJ Benedikte
DJ Superheidi
Swing DJ Jonas
DJ Gontran

Taster Teachers

Sarah & Gontran
Natalia & Alex
Nazli & Hakan

2015

Bands

Shirt Tail Stompers
Gentlemen & Gangsters
Hot Swing Sextet
Professor Cunningham
Kristians Ragtime Band
Bonafide Bluesmen
Chris Tanner og band

DJs

DJ Shorty George
DJ Akos
DJ Marc
DJ Fabian
DJ Janne

Taster Teachers

Ash & Ben
Sarah & Gontran
Mirjam & Johan
Shorty George

2014

Bands

Ginger Stompers
Hot Sugar Band
Gordon Webster
Björn Ingelstam & CPHLX 2014 All Stars
Christoffer Johansson
Her Name & Mine

DJs

DJ Sanne
DJ Oli
DJ Kris
DJ Eiki
DJ Akos
DJ Ace
DJs Ruth & Mike
DJ Shorty George

Taster Teachers

Vitalii & Oksana
Ruth & Mike (blues)
Manuel & Mariel