Peter Lui and the Pollcats

Peter Liu is confirmed to appear at Merrickville's Jazz Festival for 2018

Saturday Swing Night

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Peter Liu & the Pollcats are one of the most popular vintage swing bands in Ottawa, and they are thrilled to perform their dynamic and energetic interpretations of the music of the Golden Age of Jazz. They are the founders of the annual Ottawa SwingFest held at the Canadian War Museum, and they play regularly for swing lovers across Ottawa and beyond.

Channeling the thrilling energy and irresistible groove of the swing era, Peter Liu and the Pollcats are known for inspiring excitement and joy in both listeners and dancers. The band will feature tunes from their recently released swing themed album, "Count On Lindy", referring to Lindy Hop, which co-evolved with swing music to become the predominant form of entertainment during the 1930’s and 1940’s.

Across the world, swing dancing has enjoyed growing popularity again, as people rediscover its charms, satisfying a craving for a simpler time of joy, connection, and freedom of expression. Join the Ottawa Swing Dance Society for a free beginner Lindy Hop lesson before the show, followed by our exciting jazz program by Peter Liu and the Pollcats, together with the amazing dancers of Side Street Swing.