Swing Events

The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra


The Legendary

Count Basie Orchestra

directed by

Scotty Barnhart

with guest vocalist

Carmen Bradford

June 27

Style: Big Band Swing

Dance Instructor: Akemi Kinukawa teaches Lindy Hop

DJ: Odysseus Bailer

The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra lights up opening night with their own brand of the swinging spirit.

Margi Gianquinto

Friday, June 30

Style: Ballroom

Dance Instructors: Jerry Feldman and Celia Gianfrancesco teach Foxtrot and Waltz

DJ: Gene Eagle

Revel in the honeyed tones and brushed snares of Margi & the Dapper Dots, a fresh ensemble that brings sultry polish to golden-age...

David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band

Tuesday, July 4

Style: Classic Swing, Jazz

Dance Instructor: Lainey Silver teaches Lindy Hop

DJ: DJ Va Va Voon

Grammy Award–nominee David Ostwald and his ensemble breathe new life into classic works by Armstrong.

Dawn Hampton

Thursday, July 6

Style: Big Band Swing, Big Band Blues

Dance Instructor: Heather Flock teaches Lindy Hop

DJ: DJ Tomo Tanaka

Join us for a special evening celebrating the life of swing dance legend Dawn Hampton, who passed away in 2016.

Michael Gamble and the Rhythm Serenaders

Wednesday, July 12

Style: 1930s-40s Small Group Swing

Dance Instructors: Nathan & Gaby teach Lindy Hop

DJ: Ryan Mascaro

For this evening of swinging small-group repertoire, Gamble offers a wide range of infectious 1930s–40s dance tunes.

Harlem Renaissance Orchestra


Harlem Renaissance Orchestra

13th Annual Tribute to Illinois Jacquet

plus the Ambassador Prize Lindy Hop Dance Contest

Saturday, July 15

Style: Big Band Swing

Dance Instructor: Margaret Batiuchok teaches Lindy Hop

DJ: Ryan Swift

Guardians of Harlem’s jazz past for two decades, the Orchestra summons the spirit of jazz legend Illinois Jacquet.