PDM Big Band
comes from the city Oudenaarde and was founded in 1988 around Filip Demeyer.
A few musicians wanted to play jazz for a audiance that likes the authencity of the jazz.
The CD “ Love for Sale “ -with the coorporation of a few solists like Toots Thielemans
– was the result.
In 2000, op the invitation of Ivan Scheldeman PDM played the first Retro Swingfuif
in the Backstage in Gent.
Now PDM plays hits from Ellington, Basie, Goodman, Calloway,Shaw, Miller,….
The "Saturday night fever" of the thirties en fourties is alive an kicking thanks to the Lindyhop initiations by Appolo Swing
Concerts where the result in Belgium, Paris, Amsterdam, ...
The orchestra brings a swingprogram and is called the Swingband from Flanders.
This swingrepertoire was captured on the latest CD "Let’s Swing"
In 2017 the conductor Filip passed the musical leadership into the hands of Kris Loris.