Friday, Jul 3, 2009 • Gail Storm at So. Huntington Public Library • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Gilles on 03/28/2010 • SwingPermalink


Kick off the holiday weekend with blues/jazz pianist Gail Storm and her band, whose sound can be compared to Diana Krall and Marcia Ball. Free tickets are available to South Huntington cardholders for reserved seating in the garden beginning June 5. Ticketholders only will be admitted until 6:50 p.m., at which time others will be seated if there are seats remaining in the garden. You do not need a ticket to watch from the upper level lawn, but bring a blanket or a chair.

Band: Gail Storm Band

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BOOGIE WOOGIE, TRADITIONAL BLUES, SWINGIN’ CLASSIC JAZZ STANDARDS, BALLADS AND MORE!: The Gail Storm Band does it all with Storm on keyboards and vocals AND her phenomenal sidemen-and women! Gail is a true performer as she reinterprets the classics and delivers the message directly to your dancing feet.

Gaye Adegbalola of “Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women”:

“Gail embodies the special ‘joie de vivre’ of a blues woman....Her boogie treatments make me want to shake my bootie, but the slow tunes hit me deep in the gut....On her debut CD, Just the Blues, she captures that joy, that special spirit...it becomes contagious to the listener!”

Gail Storm is a New York based singer/songwriter/pianist who performs in NY as well as on the national and international circuits. Her blues stylings embrace the root music she cherishes and provide a refreshing frame to other genres, such as classic jazz, pop and original compositions. Though Gail draws her musical influences from traditionally-based performers such as Meade Lux Lewis, Bessie Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, Fats Waller, and Louis Jordan, many of her fans compare her to modern day performers such as Diana Krall and Marcia Ball. The “Storm” is known to have a “heavy left hand” as demonstrated by her strong, rhythmic bass lines-particularly evident in the “boogie woogie”. Repertoire ranges from traditional blues and boogie woogie to swingin’ classic jazz standards, ballads, pop, and originals thrown into the mix.

Ms. Storm regularly performs in a wide variety of venues (solo or as bandleader) and has radio, film and television appearances to her credit. She has opened for Maria Muldaur, Henry Butler, and Bakithi Kumalo (of Paul Simon ). She has shared the stage with greats such as Charlie Sayles and Sarah McLawler. As bandleader, Gail has had such notable sidemen such as WyCliffe Gordon, Jerry Weldon, Toby Walker, and Adam Rapa. In addition to her performance schedule, Gail also leads multi-media music themed presentations (eg “Women In The Blues”, “Tribute to Carole King”, “The Essential Blues"), conducts Music and Art Workshops, and provides music lessons. She has been on staff at the award-winning Augusta Blues & Swing Week.

Discography includes her trio studio recording:  “Just The Blues”, a live sextet recording “Live At The Vail-Leavitt”, and a jazz collaborative work “Duets”. She is currently working on releasing a recording of original work in 2013-stay tuned!

Website: www.GailStormMusic.com

Venue: South Huntington Public Library

SHPL

South Huntington Public Library

145 Pidgeon Hill Road
Huntington Station, NY 11746

E-mail:
Web: http://www.shpl.info
Phone: 631.549.4411

Take the Northern State Parkway to exit 41 - Wolf Hill Road. Turn right at the bottom of the exit ramp onto Wolf Hill Road. Continue on Wolf Hill Road until the second traffic light. Stay in the right lane. At this intersection of five roads, you will see Saint Anthony’s High School diagonally to the right. Take the second right onto Pidgeon Hill Road heading North-West. You wil pass Saint Anthony’s High School on your left. Continue up Pidgeon Hill Road about 1 mile until you reach 145 Pidgeon Hill Road. The library is next to the Long Island School for the Gifted.

Organizer: This is not a Swing Dance Long Island Event (Not a SDLI Event)

The listed event is NOT sponsored by Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. This event was thought to be of interest to our SDLI’s members. Before traveling, always verify the event information directly with the organizer’s website, since things change and events do get canceled.

Pricing: Free

Saturday, Jul 4, 2009 • Vanderbilt Museum Independence Festival • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 06/28/2009 • Permalink


Vanderbilt Museum Independence Festival
The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum & Planetarium will be celebrating Independence Day in Vanderbilt style with its first annual Independence Festival. There will be something for everyone, including a live reptile show, crafts and antiques, costumed interpreters, music, Shakespeare performances, children’s theater, laser rock shows and planetarium sky shows. Learn to dance the Charleston or talk politics with some 1930s celebrities. Visitors will be welcome to bring a picnic and a blanket to enjoy the Northport Harbor view of area fireworks and live music on Saturday night.
Festival Hours Saturday and Sunday 12-5 Rain or Shine. Special Festival Fee $10 adults, $8 students and seniors, $5 children under 12
Saturday
Museum Hours 10-5, Planetarium shows on the hour 11-4, Laser Beatles at 7PM, One Small Step Planetarium Sky Show at 8 PM, Laser U2 at 9 PM and Pink Floyd at 10PM. Daytime Shows additional $5 adults, $3 children. Nighttime Laser shows $10, no additional admission fee.

* 2 PM Children’s Theater Tales of Neverland Additional $10 per person
* 5 PM Taming of the Shrew Arena Players Additional $15 per person
* 8 PM Complete Works of Wilm Shakspr Arena Players Additional $15 per person
* 9 PM Area Fireworks

Sunday
Museum Hours 12-5, Planetarium shows on the hour 12-4

* 2 PM Children’s Theater Tales of Neverland Additional $10 per person
* 5 PM Taming of the Shrew Arena Players Additional $15 per person
* 8 PM Complete Works of Wilm Shakspr Arena Players Additional $15 per person

Website: http://www.vanderbiltmuseum.org/home.php?section=events

Organizer: This is not a Swing Dance Long Island Event (Not a SDLI Event)

The listed event is NOT sponsored by Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. This event was thought to be of interest to our SDLI’s members. Before traveling, always verify the event information directly with the organizer’s website, since things change and events do get canceled.

Sunday, Jul 5, 2009 • Swingtime Big Band @ Bayard Cutting Arbotetum (Oakdale) • IslipArtsCouncil

Posted by Gilles on 06/23/2009 • Permalink


Sunday, July 5
2:00-4:00pm
Concert at Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Oakdale, NY
(Presented by the Islip Arts Council)
http://www.islipartscouncil.org/free_concerts.html

Band: Swingtime Big Band

Swing Time Big Band

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Dedicated to the performance of America’s greatest popular standards, SWINGTIME BIG BAND is a 20-piece authentic swing band comprised of master interpreters of music from the Swing Era (mid-1930’s through early 1950’s). The ensemble specializes in performing original arrangements of Big Band classics from the Great American Songbook, bringing to life both the style and the spirit of this music for 21st century audiences to experience in living color.

SWINGTIME thrills concert audiences and Ballroom dancers alike with authentic recreations of the timeless swing music of such great Big Band leaders as Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Harry James, Woody Herman, Les Brown, Charlie Barnet and Stan Kenton, among many others.

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With the recent renaissance in popularity of both swing music and ballroom dancing, this versatile ensemble has been enjoying remarkable success playing both the swing music that is its calling card, as well as a wide variety of tunes to accommodate the many varied styles requested by ballroom dancersThe Lindy, Fox Trot, Peabody, Cha-Cha, Tango, Merengue, Rhumba and Mambo, among others. Highlights of the many prestigious venues at which SWINGTIME members have performed include: Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, the Plaza Hotel, the Waldorf Astoria, Tavern on the Green and the Rainbow Room.

Steven Shaiman, Artistic Director
Phone: 516-876-8324
Email:
Website: http://swingtimeny.com

Venue: Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Located at:
440 Montauk Highway
Great River, NY 11739

Website: http://www.bayardcuttingarboretum.com
Phone: 631-581-1002

Organizer: Islip Arts Council (IslipArtsCouncil)

The Islip Arts Council provides diverse audiences with activities which encompass both Presentation and Service to the Arts field. Its presentations cover a variety of disciplines ranging from fine classical music to Master Classes with renowned musicians, for little or no cost.

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This summer they have an expansive calendar of events, including: Free Concerts, Especially for Children, Music, Theater, Dance, Exhibits, Film, Workshops, Lectures and Classes. Not to be missed is New York Philharmonic Free Concert at Heckscher State Park.

The free concerts include some great bands for swing dancing. Check their complete calendar.

Islip Arts Council
50 Irish Lane
East Islip, NY 11730

Website: http://www.islipartscouncil.org
Telephone: 631-224-5420
Fax: 631-224-5440
Email:

Pricing: Free

Sunday, Jul 5, 2009 • Swing Lessons at Vanderbilt Museum • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Gilles on 06/30/2009 • Permalink


The Vanderbilt Museum is having an independence festival over the holiday weekend.  The Museum asked us for instructors so Sarah & Gilles will be teaching beginner swing dancing lessons from Noon - 3 pm on Sunday, July 5th.  We will be doing a recurring half hour lesson similar to Tues nights at or near the courtyard of the mansion.  This is a great way to introduce friends & family to swing dancing or brush up on your basics.  See this link for details and admission fees.

Organizer: This is not a Swing Dance Long Island Event (Not a SDLI Event)

The listed event is NOT sponsored by Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. This event was thought to be of interest to our SDLI’s members. Before traveling, always verify the event information directly with the organizer’s website, since things change and events do get canceled.

Tuesday, Jul 7, 2009 • DJ Dance at Pomodorino’s • SDLI

Posted by Gilles on 07/06/2009 • SwingPermalink


Join us at Pomodorino’s for swing dancing to DJ music.
Remember we are UPSTAIRS on DJ nights.
Beginners welcome.  No partner required.

Pomodorino servers good Italian food, yummy brick oven pizza and tasty desserts.  If you aren’t hungry, buy a drink & tip well. 

Schedule:
Fundamental Lesson:  7:30 - 8:00 pm
Dancing to DJ music:  8:00 - 10:30 pm

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Image CC2.0-A: tatsuhico / Flickr

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Organizer: Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. (SDLI)

Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. is an all volunteer, not for profit organization dedicated to the promotion of swing dancing on Long Island, New York.

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Join a friendly group of people every Tuesday evening for a mix of East Coast Swing, Savoy Lindy Hop, Hollywood Lindy, West Coast Swing, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and some Ballroom dancing.  No partners are needed and beginners are welcome.

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

$8 General Admission, $6 Students with current ID, $5 SDLI Members

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2009 • DJ Dance at Pomodorino’S • SDLI

Posted by Gilles on 07/06/2009 • Permalink


Join us at Pomodorino’s for swing dancing to DJ music.
Remember we are UPSTAIRS on DJ nights.
Beginners welcome.  No partner required.

Pomodorino servers good Italian food, yummy brick oven pizza and tasty desserts.  If you aren’t hungry, buy a drink & tip well. 

Schedule:
Fundamental Lesson:  7:30 - 8:00 pm
Dancing to DJ music:  8:00 - 10:30 pm

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Image CC2.0-A: tatsuhico / Flickr

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Organizer: Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. (SDLI)

Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. is an all volunteer, not for profit organization dedicated to the promotion of swing dancing on Long Island, New York.

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Join a friendly group of people every Tuesday evening for a mix of East Coast Swing, Savoy Lindy Hop, Hollywood Lindy, West Coast Swing, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and some Ballroom dancing.  No partners are needed and beginners are welcome.

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

$8 General Admission, $6 Students with current ID, $5 SDLI Members

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2009 • Swingtime Big Band - Eisenhower Park (East Meadow) • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Gilles on 06/23/2009 • Permalink


Wednesday, July 15
12:00-2:00pm
Opening of Eisenhower Park’s Noontime Concert Series, East Meadow, NY
(Presented by Nassau County Dept. of Parks/Arts & Recreation)
http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/Parks/NewsRelease/2009/05-27-09B.html

Band: Swingtime Big Band

Swing Time Big Band

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Dedicated to the performance of America’s greatest popular standards, SWINGTIME BIG BAND is a 20-piece authentic swing band comprised of master interpreters of music from the Swing Era (mid-1930’s through early 1950’s). The ensemble specializes in performing original arrangements of Big Band classics from the Great American Songbook, bringing to life both the style and the spirit of this music for 21st century audiences to experience in living color.

SWINGTIME thrills concert audiences and Ballroom dancers alike with authentic recreations of the timeless swing music of such great Big Band leaders as Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Harry James, Woody Herman, Les Brown, Charlie Barnet and Stan Kenton, among many others.

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With the recent renaissance in popularity of both swing music and ballroom dancing, this versatile ensemble has been enjoying remarkable success playing both the swing music that is its calling card, as well as a wide variety of tunes to accommodate the many varied styles requested by ballroom dancersThe Lindy, Fox Trot, Peabody, Cha-Cha, Tango, Merengue, Rhumba and Mambo, among others. Highlights of the many prestigious venues at which SWINGTIME members have performed include: Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, the Plaza Hotel, the Waldorf Astoria, Tavern on the Green and the Rainbow Room.

Steven Shaiman, Artistic Director
Phone: 516-876-8324
Email:
Website: http://swingtimeny.com

Organizer: This is not a Swing Dance Long Island Event (Not a SDLI Event)

The listed event is NOT sponsored by Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. This event was thought to be of interest to our SDLI’s members. Before traveling, always verify the event information directly with the organizer’s website, since things change and events do get canceled.

Pricing: Free

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2009 • Old Westbury Gardens Picnic Pops Concert • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Gilles on 07/06/2009 • SwingPermalink


Bring a lawn char or blanket and a couple of friends, and OWG will provide the soundtrack for an enjoyable evening under the stars.  Arrive early to picnic and stroll the gardens.

Gates open at 5:00 pm. 
Dance lesson at 6:30 pm, taught by John & Shannon from SDLI
Concert starts at 7:00 pm, The Last of the International Playboys
$10.00 General Admission; $8.00 - 62 and older; $8.00 - members; free for children 12 and under.
Click here for more details

Venue: Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury Gardens is located at 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, New York, between the Long Island Expressway (I-495) and Jericho Turnpike (New York Route 25), approximately 20 miles east of New York City.

DIRECTIONS

Directions from New York City

From the Long Island Expressway: Take the LIE (I-495) to Exit 39 (Glen Cove Road). Follow the service road east for approximately 1.1 miles, turn right onto Old Westbury Road and continue 0.4 miles. The Gardens’ gate is on the left.

From the Northern State Parkway: Take the Northern State to Exit 32 (Post Avenue). Bear left at end of exit ramp and turn left onto Post Avenue heading north. Turn left onto Jericho Turnpike (Route 25) and turn right at the first light onto Old Westbury Road. The Gardens’ gate is on the right.

Directions from Eastern Long Island

From the Long Island Expressway: Take the LIE (I-495) to Exit 39. Turn left onto Glen Cove Road (Garden City) at end of exit ramp, cross over expressway, and immediately turn left onto the service road. Follow the service road east for approximately 1.1 miles, turn right onto Old Westbury Road and continue 0.4 miles. The Gardens’ gate is on the left.

From the Northern State Parkway: Take the Northern State to Exit 32 (Post Avenue). Turn right at the end of the exit ramp (Old Westbury) onto Post Avenue heading north. Turn left onto Jericho Turnpike (Route 25) and turn right at the first light onto Old Westbury Road. The Gardens’ gate is on the right.

By Train

Take Long Island Rail Road to Westbury Station, then a taxi to Old Westbury Gardens approximately 2.5 miles from the station).

Organizer: This is not a Swing Dance Long Island Event (Not a SDLI Event)

The listed event is NOT sponsored by Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. This event was thought to be of interest to our SDLI’s members. Before traveling, always verify the event information directly with the organizer’s website, since things change and events do get canceled.

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2009 • Lil’ Cliff and the Cliffhangers Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 06/03/2009 • Permalink


Lil Cliff and the Cliffhangers

Band: Lil’ Cliff & The Cliffhangers


Photo by Phil Marino/NY Times

2006 International Blues Challenge Finalists Lil’ Cliff & the Cliffhangers are a four piece, blues harmonica driven wrecking crew. These knickerbockers have been singing, swinging and stinging Tri State area audiences for the last three plus years with their own special brand of blues power.

After winning the regional IBC competition, hosted locally by the Downstate Blues Society of Long Island, New York, these four professionals then took their special brand of original jump blues down to Memphis, Tennessee to compete in the annual International Blues Challenge. And wouldn’t you know it, out of literally hundreds of blues artists from all over the world the boys placed in the final top ten!

Fresh from this triumph Lil’ Cliff & the Cliffhangers are now out to support their latest indi-cd release “God Bless Women” on Shankbone Records. Through a comprehensive combination of live appearances up and down the Northeast corridor, radio airplay (wfdu, wwoz, wusb to name a few), local cable television appearances (Wes Houston Presents) as well as the most user friendly web site you could hope for (replete with mp3 and electronic press kit downloads) these blues boys knock ‘em out of their shoes and leave them dancin’ barefoot!

Venue: Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano (Previous Location)

Pomodorino - 648 Motor Parkway

Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
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Pomodorino Ristorante Italiano
648 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-951-0026

Pomodorino is located just North of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. The building is opposite Marcus Blvd. This central location is close to Route 111, Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454), Sagtikos State Parkway, Sunken Meadow Parkway, and Northern State.

From the West on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 53 onto the South Service Road. (Exit 53 is also the exit for Saqitkos State Parkway.) Travel along the service road passing the Sagtikos State Parkway. Make a left onto Washington Ave at on of the lights. You will head North over the LIE, for about 1000 feet. At the intersection, turn right onto Motor Parkway. Proceed East for 500 feet, turn right at the next light into the Pomodorino parking lot.

From the East on the Long Island Expressway (495)
Get off at LIE exit 55 (Motor Parkway/Central Islip) onto North Service Road. At the light, turn right onto (Vanderbilt) Motor Parkway. Proceed West for three additional traffic lights. Marcus Blvd will be on your right and Pomodorino will be on your left at the light.

Organizer: Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. (SDLI)

Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. is an all volunteer, not for profit organization dedicated to the promotion of swing dancing on Long Island, New York.

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Join a friendly group of people every Tuesday evening for a mix of East Coast Swing, Savoy Lindy Hop, Hollywood Lindy, West Coast Swing, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and some Ballroom dancing.  No partners are needed and beginners are welcome.

Pricing: Tuesday Band

$15 General Admission, $13 Students with current ID, $10 SDLI Members

Wednesday, Jul 22, 2009 • Swingtime Big Band (Long Beach) • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Gilles on 07/26/2009 • Permalink


Wednesday, July 22
Concert at New York Ave. Stage--Long Beach Summer Concert Series
8:00-10:00pm
(Presented by City of Long Beach Office of Parks & Recreation)
http://www.lbapd.com/special-events/long-beach-free-summer-concert-series-2009.html

Band: Swingtime Big Band

Swing Time Big Band

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Dedicated to the performance of America’s greatest popular standards, SWINGTIME BIG BAND is a 20-piece authentic swing band comprised of master interpreters of music from the Swing Era (mid-1930’s through early 1950’s). The ensemble specializes in performing original arrangements of Big Band classics from the Great American Songbook, bringing to life both the style and the spirit of this music for 21st century audiences to experience in living color.

SWINGTIME thrills concert audiences and Ballroom dancers alike with authentic recreations of the timeless swing music of such great Big Band leaders as Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Harry James, Woody Herman, Les Brown, Charlie Barnet and Stan Kenton, among many others.

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With the recent renaissance in popularity of both swing music and ballroom dancing, this versatile ensemble has been enjoying remarkable success playing both the swing music that is its calling card, as well as a wide variety of tunes to accommodate the many varied styles requested by ballroom dancersThe Lindy, Fox Trot, Peabody, Cha-Cha, Tango, Merengue, Rhumba and Mambo, among others. Highlights of the many prestigious venues at which SWINGTIME members have performed include: Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, the Plaza Hotel, the Waldorf Astoria, Tavern on the Green and the Rainbow Room.

Steven Shaiman, Artistic Director
Phone: 516-876-8324
Email:
Website: http://swingtimeny.com

Organizer: This is not a Swing Dance Long Island Event (Not a SDLI Event)

The listed event is NOT sponsored by Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. This event was thought to be of interest to our SDLI’s members. Before traveling, always verify the event information directly with the organizer’s website, since things change and events do get canceled.

Pricing: Free

Wednesday, Jul 22, 2009 • Old Westbury Gardens Picnic Pops Concernt • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Gilles on 07/06/2009 • Permalink


Bring a lawn char or blanket and a couple of friends, and OWG will provide the soundtrack for an enjoyable evening under the stars.  Arrive early to picnic and stroll the gardens.

Gates open at 5:00 pm. 
Dance lesson at 6:30 pm, taught by Gilles & Sarah from SDLI
Concert starts at 7:00 pm, The Flying Neutrinos
$10.00 General Admission; $8.00 - 62 and older; $8.00 - members; free for children 12 and under.
Click here for more details

Venue: Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury Gardens is located at 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, New York, between the Long Island Expressway (I-495) and Jericho Turnpike (New York Route 25), approximately 20 miles east of New York City.

DIRECTIONS

Directions from New York City

From the Long Island Expressway: Take the LIE (I-495) to Exit 39 (Glen Cove Road). Follow the service road east for approximately 1.1 miles, turn right onto Old Westbury Road and continue 0.4 miles. The Gardens’ gate is on the left.

From the Northern State Parkway: Take the Northern State to Exit 32 (Post Avenue). Bear left at end of exit ramp and turn left onto Post Avenue heading north. Turn left onto Jericho Turnpike (Route 25) and turn right at the first light onto Old Westbury Road. The Gardens’ gate is on the right.

Directions from Eastern Long Island

From the Long Island Expressway: Take the LIE (I-495) to Exit 39. Turn left onto Glen Cove Road (Garden City) at end of exit ramp, cross over expressway, and immediately turn left onto the service road. Follow the service road east for approximately 1.1 miles, turn right onto Old Westbury Road and continue 0.4 miles. The Gardens’ gate is on the left.

From the Northern State Parkway: Take the Northern State to Exit 32 (Post Avenue). Turn right at the end of the exit ramp (Old Westbury) onto Post Avenue heading north. Turn left onto Jericho Turnpike (Route 25) and turn right at the first light onto Old Westbury Road. The Gardens’ gate is on the right.

By Train

Take Long Island Rail Road to Westbury Station, then a taxi to Old Westbury Gardens approximately 2.5 miles from the station).

Organizer: This is not a Swing Dance Long Island Event (Not a SDLI Event)

The listed event is NOT sponsored by Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. This event was thought to be of interest to our SDLI’s members. Before traveling, always verify the event information directly with the organizer’s website, since things change and events do get canceled.

Sunday, Jul 26, 2009 • Swingtime Big Band - Huntington Summer Arts Festival • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Gilles on 07/20/2009 • Permalink


8:30 pm at Chapin Rainbow Stage in Hecksher Park, Huntington
FREE concert.  Bring chairs, cushion or blankets.
Link for more festival info

Band: Swingtime Big Band

Swing Time Big Band

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Dedicated to the performance of America’s greatest popular standards, SWINGTIME BIG BAND is a 20-piece authentic swing band comprised of master interpreters of music from the Swing Era (mid-1930’s through early 1950’s). The ensemble specializes in performing original arrangements of Big Band classics from the Great American Songbook, bringing to life both the style and the spirit of this music for 21st century audiences to experience in living color.

SWINGTIME thrills concert audiences and Ballroom dancers alike with authentic recreations of the timeless swing music of such great Big Band leaders as Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Harry James, Woody Herman, Les Brown, Charlie Barnet and Stan Kenton, among many others.

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With the recent renaissance in popularity of both swing music and ballroom dancing, this versatile ensemble has been enjoying remarkable success playing both the swing music that is its calling card, as well as a wide variety of tunes to accommodate the many varied styles requested by ballroom dancersThe Lindy, Fox Trot, Peabody, Cha-Cha, Tango, Merengue, Rhumba and Mambo, among others. Highlights of the many prestigious venues at which SWINGTIME members have performed include: Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, the Plaza Hotel, the Waldorf Astoria, Tavern on the Green and the Rainbow Room.

Steven Shaiman, Artistic Director
Phone: 516-876-8324
Email:
Website: http://swingtimeny.com

Venue: Heckscher Park Huntington Village

The Chapin Rainbow Stage is located in Heckscher Park, Huntington Village, NY

2 Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743

Cross Street: Route 25A (Main Street)

Organizer: This is not a Swing Dance Long Island Event (Not a SDLI Event)

The listed event is NOT sponsored by Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. This event was thought to be of interest to our SDLI’s members. Before traveling, always verify the event information directly with the organizer’s website, since things change and events do get canceled.

Pricing: Free

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2009 • Both Pomo’s Closed - Join us at BUTTERFIELDS RESTAURANT • SDLI

Posted by Gilles on 08/16/2009 • Permalink


Both Pomodorino’s locations will be closed Tues, July 28th as they prepare for their final transition into their new location (grand opening is on Friday, July 31st).

Fortunately, Butterfields Restaurant in Hauppauge has agreed to host us next week so that we can keep our happy feet dancing.  Butterfields is a nice restaurant & rumor has it some very yummy food.  If you’ve never been there, here’s a great excuse to check it out. 

Butterfields is on Old Willets just 2 mins around the corner from the old Pomodorino’s.  Look for the red & white awning

Butterfields Restaurant
661 Old Willets Path
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Phone: (631) 851-1507·


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Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Image CC2.0-A: tatsuhico / Flickr

Venue: Butterfields Restaurant

Butterfields Restaurant

Butterfields Restaurant
661 Old Willets Path
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: (631) 851-1507
Website: www.butterfieldsrestaurant.biz

Organizer: Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. (SDLI)

Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. is an all volunteer, not for profit organization dedicated to the promotion of swing dancing on Long Island, New York.

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Join a friendly group of people every Tuesday evening for a mix of East Coast Swing, Savoy Lindy Hop, Hollywood Lindy, West Coast Swing, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and some Ballroom dancing.  No partners are needed and beginners are welcome.

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

$8 General Admission, $6 Students with current ID, $5 SDLI Members

Friday, Jul 31, 2009 • Jerry Cardone (Sinatra Tribute) at So. Huntington Public Library • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Gilles on 03/28/2010 • Permalink


Jerry Cardone and the Summer Wind Band will be here with a tribute to Frank Sinatra. Free tickets are available to South Huntington cardholders for reserved seating in the garden beginning July 3 (get them online at shpl.info or in person at the Circulation Desk.). Ticketholders will be seated until 6:50 p.m. at which time others will be seated if there is space. You do not need a ticket to watch from the upper level lawn, but bring a blanket or chair.

Venue: South Huntington Public Library

SHPL

South Huntington Public Library

145 Pidgeon Hill Road
Huntington Station, NY 11746

E-mail:
Web: http://www.shpl.info
Phone: 631.549.4411

Take the Northern State Parkway to exit 41 - Wolf Hill Road. Turn right at the bottom of the exit ramp onto Wolf Hill Road. Continue on Wolf Hill Road until the second traffic light. Stay in the right lane. At this intersection of five roads, you will see Saint Anthony’s High School diagonally to the right. Take the second right onto Pidgeon Hill Road heading North-West. You wil pass Saint Anthony’s High School on your left. Continue up Pidgeon Hill Road about 1 mile until you reach 145 Pidgeon Hill Road. The library is next to the Long Island School for the Gifted.

Organizer: This is not a Swing Dance Long Island Event (Not a SDLI Event)

The listed event is NOT sponsored by Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. This event was thought to be of interest to our SDLI’s members. Before traveling, always verify the event information directly with the organizer’s website, since things change and events do get canceled.

Pricing: Free

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