The Killin´Trills sind eine 30er Jahre Jazz / Swing Band aus Hamburg. Zwei der Drei entspringen der Hamburger Swingtanzszene, daher auch überhaupt die Idee eine Band zu gründen. Der Dritte Mann hat sich so tief in die Welt der 30er Jahre original Schellackplatten hineingefuchst, daß es eine wahre Freude ist wenn er seine Plattenkisten auf die Hamburger Tanzparties hievt. Alle Drei mögen die eher kleinen Gruppen der frühen Jazzjahre, Spirits Of Rhythm, Cats And The Fiddle, Slim & Slam.
Hamburg Lindy Exchange 2014
Hamburg Balboa Weekend 2013
Google Germany Christmas Party 2013
Balboa Castle Camp 2012, 2011
Leipzig Lindy Festival 2013
Cologne Lindy Fiesta 2013
Knock Knock Who´s There 2013 Hamburg
Being swingdancers themselves, Carsten Trill and Ole Greifsmühlen noticed a lack of live bands in Hamburg who played the songs they wanted to dance to. They got together in Trill’s living room and did just that: looking for songs they liked to dance to.
They got lucky finding Friedrich Paravicini at their very first gig. The first ever jazz-cello player was just standing in the audience and said he wanted to join them. He did. Now he is curiously combining the imitation of upright bass and bowing melodies. Already head high in his shellack records DJaying business, Paravicini contributed to the now „Trio“ his jazz knowledge, both historically and musically. Instantly they figured that they share the same interests in early 30’s small band swing and vocal groups and found the groove, developing a unique sound of their piano, cello, rhythmic guitar, ukulele and three voices.
Coming from various musical backgrounds the Killin’ Trills joined their passion for 20’s to 40’s Jazz in 2009. Now, after years of dancing, DJaying and playing, they come together to do just that: play the songs you have to dance to!
The Killin´ Trills are
Ole Greifsmuehlen – vocals, guitar, ukulele
Friedrich Paravicini – cello, vocals
Carsten Trill – piano, vocals
Guitar – line/DI
Ukulele – line/DI
Cello – line/DI
Piano – mic for amp
3 x vocal mics
„If there´s a real piano, or just the possibility to get one, great, let us know!“
PA – option
The Band owns the complete equipment required to play and provide quality sound
for small and big rooms, this can be booked additionally.
DJ – option
The cello player Friedrich Paravicini aka „Mosquito Hopkins“
has been DJaying on international dance events for years and is well known for
his selection of original shellack records. – Booked additionally.
Dance – option
Ole Greifsmuehlen, the trio´s singer, is a professional and international
Lindy Hop teacher, together with his dance partner Marei Blischke they can
provide dance classes in all levels.
Check out their webside here, their performance from Nant-in-Swing Festival, France, below: