Just the Swing's biographies of the musicians and dancers who influenced the music and the dances. These are some of the most influencial people from the original swing era, and from the revival of swing dance and music.

Swing Musicians

Louis Armstrong (1901-1971)
Cab Calloway (1907-1994)
Benny Goodman (1909-1986)
Fletcher Henderson (1898-1952)
Louis Prima (1910-1978)
Gene Krupa (1909-1973)
Artie Shaw (born 1910)
Duke Ellington (born 1899)
Chick Webb (born 1905?)
Ella Fitzgerald (born 1917)

Famous Swing Dancers

Frankie Manning (born 1914)

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