photo: Grayson Dantzic

SWING REMIX DANCE PARTY
DATE: Saturday March 17, 2018
LIVE MUSIC: The Eyal Vilner Big Band
DJ VOON
LOCATION: The JCC Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave

Swing Remix returns on Saturday March 17th, 2018 and features for the very first time The Eyal Vilner Big Band. This band rocks and is making waves with Tel Aviv born band leader/composer/conductor Eyal Vilner. In addition, we’ll be featuring some rockin pre-dance workshops, some fun dance performances and lots of social dance time. In addition, you can join our performance of The Big Apple to be danced LIVE to the band (start of the 3rd set). If you don’t know it, take the 7:30pm workshop, and you can certainly be part of a portion of it.

And yes, your favorite features like the wonderful vintage market, the vintage films and the contests will be back too.

Please help by joining us at this premier. Tickets go on sale on FEB 10th. We’ll be offering Early Bird specials as well as group deals that give you access to our pre-dance workshops and admission all in one.

DETAILS

6:30pm workshop
Theme: Playful Patterns for your Swing
Level: Advanced Basics & Up
Instructors: Milo Saidl

7:30pm workshop
Theme: The Big Apple (Jazz Footwork routine)
Level: All Levels welcome (swing basics recommended)
Instructors: Nathan Bugh

7:45pm beginner class
Instructor: Spencer

8:30pm Live Music begins

10:45pm – 11:00pm performance slots
Performance #1 TBA
Performance #2 The Big Apple (LIVE with BAND)


The Eyal Vilner Big Band
Born in Tel Aviv, saxophonist/clarinetist/flutist-arranger/composer/conductor, Eyal Vilner moved to New York in 2007 and started his big band the following year. Since its inception in 2008, The Eyal Vilner Big Band has performed at many of New York’s great jazz landmarks such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, Smalls, Iridium, Minton’s Playhouse and Central Park’s SummerStage. The big band’s first three albums, Introducing the Eyal Vilner Big BandAlmost Sunrise and Hanukkah, received rave reviews and stand strong at the Top Jazz Radio Charts of the US and Canada.

Eyal Vilner is steadfastly becoming one of the leading voices in the NYC jazz big band scene and because he loves to swing dance, you will find elements in his music that are only found in the great dance bands of the 1930s and 40s.

 

 

 

SWING REMIX DANCE PARTY
DATE: Saturday April 14, 2018
LIVE MUSIC: Gordon Webster & His Gang
LOCATION: The JCC Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave

 

The Swing Remix Saga continues with our second date of Saturday April 14th, 2018. And for this, we’ll be bringing back our biggest selling artist, Gordon Webster. This band rocks and is always tossing something new in the mix. In addition, we’ll be featuring some rockin pre-dance workshops, some fun dance performances and lots of social dance time.

We’ll be back with all the same wonderful features like these workshops, dance showcases, vintage market, vintage films and more. Please help join us at this premier by purchasing tickets in advance. We’ll be offering Early Bird specials as well as group deals that give you access to our pre-dance workshops and admission all in one. Tickets go on sale on FEB 24th so please take advantage.

DETAILS

6:30pm workshop
Theme: Intro To Collegiate Shag
Instructors: Paolo & The Flying Camels

7:30pm workshop
Theme: Dynamic Partnering (pending)
Instructors: Gaby Cook & Nathan Bugh

7:45pm beginner class
Instructor: TBD

10:45pm – 11:00pm performance slots
Performance #1 The Fashion Ginnys
Performance #2 The Flying Camels (Collegiate Shag)

Gordon Webster & His Gang
Pianist Gordon Webster is one of the most sought after musicians in the lindy hop world. His tremendous musicianship and passion, supported by his first-hand knowledge of social dancing, have inspired lindy hoppers at hundreds of dance events worldwide. Drawing on influences as diverse as Fats Waller, Count Basie, Oscar Peterson and Gene Harris, Webster serves up a smorgasbord of styles unified by one characteristic: irresistible danceability.

Born in Ottawa, Canada, Mr. Webster began playing the piano at age 4. He moved to Toronto in 1993 to study jazz piano at University of Toronto. In 2001, while still living in Toronto, he became obsessed with the lindy hop and began traveling to exchanges and camps as both a musician and a dancer……gordonwebsterswings.com
This will be Gordon’s 9th Appearance for Swing Remix!

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