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During World War 2, the Nazis banned jazz music in the Netherlands. Several youngsters wanted to preserve this music against all odds. They practised secretly, copied illegal radio broadcasts and were determined to found a school for jazz music when the war was over: the Swing College. On Liberation Day, May 5th 1945, the Orchestra of the Dutch Swing College had its first public performance. Their members gave lectures, organised jazz meetings and started to teach jazz music. The name soon changed into Dutch Swing College Band. In 1960 the DSCBand (leading the field of traditional jazz in the Netherlands) became professional, won innumerable prizes and still performs successfully worldwide to this day. 
 "Boasting some young vibrant personnel that excels in keeping alive the exciting music of the Dutch Swing College Band and with a stage show that’s unique, seven of the finest jazz musicians anywhere ensure the very highest musical standard – it really is quite outstanding." Robert Masters, Masterspiece 2017 "Die sieben Musiker der aktuellen Besetzung sind allesamt erstklassige Solisten, vor allem aber klingt die Band wie aus einem Guss. Eine unglaubliche Dynamik und Spielfreude, höchst Präzision verbunden mit pfiffigen Arrangements im typischen DSC-Stil, sowie der nonchalante New Orleans Swing zeichnen die Band noch immer aus und machen sie unverwechselbar." Andreas Geyer, Jazz Podium November 2015