[Dixielandjazz] swing dancers
tubaman at tubatoast.com
Wed Oct 25 10:25:29 PDT 2006
I was not trying to say that Swing Dancers needed those particular
bands to dance to - I was just moving the thread in a slightly
different direction. Those bands I listed are internationally known -
there are many others that do not seem to be well known (at least on
BTW, we get "Lindy" dancers at some "And That's Jazz" performances
(at a recent Hangtown Festival we had some that danced on a carpeted
floor!) If more festivals and jazz societies reached out to the
Lindy Hoppers (like as you show how the AZ Classic is doing,)
provide good dance areas and connect the bands that like to play that
style, I think there would be a great synergy!
Likewise, making a connection with those other "alt.okom" groups that
play interpretations of old jazz, blues and "Americana" - not just
the same 200 bands that everybody knows and sees at every festival
over and over... we need some new blood and a bigger tent!
On Oct 25, 2006, at 9:59 AM, acjspres at aol.com wrote:
> The lindy hoppers in Arizona much prefer the Titan Hot Seven over
> Big Bad
> Voodoo Daddy, Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Royal Crown Review, New
> Morty Show,
> Lavey Smith, and Stompy Jones. You don't need these bands to cater
> to the swing
> dance crowd. Fulton Street and 52nd Street along with Titan Hot
> Seven will do
> just fine.
> If you really want to make an impression just get the guys who were
> Basie and have them play.....wow!
> One new band we all absolutely loved was Squirrel Nut Zippers....I
> wish they
> were still around.
> Steve, I get the impression from time to time that you have never
> the Sacramento Jazz Festival nor the AZ Classic Jazz Festival.
> They both have
> been teaching swing dancing and catering to swing dancers for
> need to get out more.
> We will have about 100 lindy hoppers from all over the USA at the
> AZ Classic
> Jazz Festival on Nov 9 - 12. They will dance until 4:00 am. They are
> bringing in a band from New Mexico (_Le Chat Lunatique_
> (http://www.myspace.com/lechatlunatiquetheband/) ) that will start
> playing at midnight for them .
> Below is a quote from their website: _http://
> "Welcome to the sixth annual Phoenix/Charleston Lindy Exchange!
> This year we
> are proud to welcome back Titan Hot Seven, one of the greatest
> bands of all
> time and one of the best classic jazz bands for dancing. PHXLX
> combines all
> of the best attributes of a lindy exchange with those of a jazz
> festival. Not
> only do you get to meet amazing lindy hoppers from all over the
> globe, but
> you also have the opportunity to dance to LIVE music every day!
> There will be
> over 14 live bands from all over the world playing classic jazz
> and swing.
> It's going to be a weekend you'll never forget!"
> Joe Hopkins
> 52nd Street Jazz Band
> AZ Classic Jazz Society
> _www.azclassicjazz.org_ (http://www.azclassicjazz.org/)
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