The Dutch Swing College Band came into being on May 5, 1945, the day of Holland's liberation. Clarinettist Peter Schilperoort and a half dozen fellow jazz musicians decided to make traditional dixieland known in Holland, hence their name. Now, more than 60 years later, the band still plays about a hundred concerts a year to packed houses. Their reputation became such that famous jazz musician and vocalists were delighted to join the band from time to time, such as Sidney Bechet, Mezz Mezzrow, Muggsy Spanier, Humphrey Littleton and singer Beryl Bryden.
Teddy Wilson had become famous as pianist with Benny Goodman's trio and quartet. Teddy is the consummate jazz pianist with an impeccable technique but a very approachable style and fabulous improvisations. Teddy toured with the DSCB in 1972, '73 and '74 in Holland, West Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Unfortunately, few recordings were released of these concerts. Two of them can be seen on YouTube: "Lady be Good", and "Avalon." From the CD notes: "According to several members of the band, it was Teddy Wilson who made the greatest impression on them, both as a musician and as a personality." It would be hard to find a more delightful combination of dixieland performers than Teddy Wilson and the DCSB.