Saturday, May 1, 2010 • Lil’ Cliff & the Cliffhangers at the Barn • SDLI

Posted by Gilles on 04/19/2010 • Permalink


Dancing to live music at the Barn with one of our most popular bands.  Come on out & enjoy some great jump-blues and a friendly crowd.

Beginners welcome, no partner required

Door Prizes ++ Refreshments ++ Snacks

Schedule:
7:30 - 8:00 pm, Fundamental Lesson
8:00 - 11:00 pm, dancing to live music

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: Brush Barn

Brush Barn

The Smithtown Historical Society’s Brush Barn is located behind the historic Epenetus Smith Tavern at 211 East Main Street, Smithtown NY 11787 and is not visible from the street. About 0.2 miles east on Main Street from the intersection of Route 111 and Route 25 (Main Street).  There is a white house that is #211 (Epenetus Smith Tavern) and a gravel drive beside the house.

Epenetus Smith Tavern

Frank Brush Barn

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: Saturday Band 2009

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

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 • Tuesday Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 05/03/2010 • Permalink


Join us at our brand new venue , the recently renovated Blacksmith Tavern featuring hardwood floors everywhere, spacious dance floor, yummy drinks and tasty food.

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Blacksmith Tavern
197 Terry Road
Smithtown, NY 1178

The tavern is located a 1/2 mile south of Rte 347 on the east side of Terry Rd.

Beginners welcome, no partner necessary.

Beginner Lesson:  7:30pm - 8:00 pm
Open dancing to DJ music.  8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Blacksmith Tavern

Blacksmith Tavern

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Blacksmith Tavern
197 Terry Road
Smithtown, NY 11787

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Website: http://blacksmithtavern.com
Phone: 631-360-3900

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, May 7, 2010 • Jazz Corner at Huntington Elks • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Gilles on 04/26/2010 • Permalink


The Huntington Elks have started their “Jazz Corner” program every Friday evening featuring the vocals of Melody Rose.  The band plays an enjoyable mix of danceable music (Swing, Cha-cha, etc.).  The Elks lodge has a friendly staff, tasty food, and a good-sized dance floor.

Every Friday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Open to the public

Huntington Elks, Lodge #1565
195 Main Street
Located on Route 25A, two blocks east of New York Avenue (Route 110) before Hecksher Park.

Venue: Huntington Elks

Huntington Elks, Lodge #1565

Located at 195 Main Street (NYS Route 25A) two blocks east of New York Avenue (NYS Route 110) before Hecksher Park.

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Huntington Elks, Lodge #1565
195 Main Street
Huntington, NY 11743

Phone: 631-271-1565
Website: http://www.huntingtonelks.org/
E-mail:

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(Flyer: 3/7/2010)

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, May 11, 2010 • DJ Dance at Blacksmith Tavern • SDLI

Posted by Gilles on 05/11/2010 • Permalink


Join us at our brand new venue , the recently renovated Blacksmith Tavern featuring hardwood floors everywhere, spacious dance floor, yummy drinks and tasty food.

Blacksmith Tavern
197 Terry Road
Smithtown, NY 1178

The tavern is located a 1/2 mile south of Rte 347 on the east side of Terry Rd.

Beginners welcome, no partner necessary.

Beginner Lesson:  7:30pm - 8:00 pm
Open dancing to DJ music.  8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Blacksmith Tavern

Blacksmith Tavern

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Blacksmith Tavern
197 Terry Road
Smithtown, NY 11787

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Website: http://blacksmithtavern.com
Phone: 631-360-3900

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, May 14, 2010 • Jazz Corner at Huntington Elks • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Gilles on 04/26/2010 • Permalink


The Huntington Elks have started their “Jazz Corner” program every Friday evening featuring the vocals of Melody Rose.  The band plays an enjoyable mix of danceable music (Swing, Cha-cha, etc.).  The Elks lodge has a friendly staff, tasty food, and a good-sized dance floor.

Every Friday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Open to the public

Huntington Elks, Lodge #1565
195 Main Street
Located on Route 25A, two blocks east of New York Avenue (Route 110) before Hecksher Park.

Venue: Huntington Elks

Huntington Elks, Lodge #1565

Located at 195 Main Street (NYS Route 25A) two blocks east of New York Avenue (NYS Route 110) before Hecksher Park.

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Huntington Elks, Lodge #1565
195 Main Street
Huntington, NY 11743

Phone: 631-271-1565
Website: http://www.huntingtonelks.org/
E-mail:

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(Flyer: 3/7/2010)

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, May 18, 2010 • Gail Storm at Blacksmith Tavern • SDLI

Posted by Gilles on 04/26/2010 • Permalink


Join us for a night of dancing, good times and great live music featuring the dynamic Gail Storm.

Beginners welcome, no partner necessary.

Fundamental Lesson:  7:30pm - 8:00 pm
Dancing to live band:  8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Blacksmith Tavern
197 Terry Road
Smithtown, NY 1178

The tavern is located a 1/2 mile south of Rte 347 on the east side of Terry Rd.

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: Blacksmith Tavern

Blacksmith Tavern

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Blacksmith Tavern
197 Terry Road
Smithtown, NY 11787

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Website: http://blacksmithtavern.com
Phone: 631-360-3900

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

Friday, May 21, 2010 • Jazz Corner at Huntington Elks • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Gilles on 04/26/2010 • Permalink


The Huntington Elks have started their “Jazz Corner” program every Friday evening featuring the vocals of Melody Rose.  The band plays an enjoyable mix of danceable music (Swing, Cha-cha, etc.).  The Elks lodge has a friendly staff, tasty food, and a good-sized dance floor.

Every Friday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Open to the public

Huntington Elks, Lodge #1565
195 Main Street
Located on Route 25A, two blocks east of New York Avenue (Route 110) before Hecksher Park.

Venue: Huntington Elks

Huntington Elks, Lodge #1565

Located at 195 Main Street (NYS Route 25A) two blocks east of New York Avenue (NYS Route 110) before Hecksher Park.

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Huntington Elks, Lodge #1565
195 Main Street
Huntington, NY 11743

Phone: 631-271-1565
Website: http://www.huntingtonelks.org/
E-mail:

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(Flyer: 3/7/2010)

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, May 23, 2010 • Swing Time Big Band at Friedberg JCC (Oceanside) • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Gilles on 05/17/2010 • Permalink


The Swing Time Big Band commemorates Memorial Day a bit early with a performance on Sunday afternoon, May 23 in Oceanside, NY.  This event is co-sponsored by the JCC and the Oceanside Jewish War Veterans Post 717

WHERE:
Friedberg JCC
15 Neil Court
Oceanside, NY 11572
Phone: 516-766-4341
Fax: 516-766-0513

There is a bountiful brunch starting at noon, followed by our two-hour concert from 1-3pm and there is a dance floor right in font of the stage for you to cut a rug!

DETAILS:
The program features a preview of our summer show, Themes Like Old Times, featuring the theme songs of the great Swing Era bands, plus that Sunday happens to be Artie Shaw’s 100th birthday, so you can be sure we will have some great tunes from the Shaw library as well.  Plus our two outstanding vocalists will be there to sing classics from the Great American Songbook, so there is something for everyone who loves classic American music!

COST & RESERVATIONS:
Advanced reservations are required, and space is limited, so please call this week to make sure you don’t get shut out.  Please call 516-634-4151 or 516 766-4341 and don’t forget to mention that you saw SWINGTIME’s e-newsletter, which will entitle you to the JCC member’s discount of $35 instead of $45. Admission covers the cost of the brunch and the concert.  [For more details and directions, click on this link: ]

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.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 • DJ Dance at Blacksmith Tavern • SDLI

Posted by Gilles on 05/11/2010 • Permalink


Join us at our brand new venue , the recently renovated Blacksmith Tavern featuring hardwood floors everywhere, spacious dance floor, yummy drinks and tasty food.

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Blacksmith Tavern
197 Terry Road
Smithtown, NY 1178

The tavern is located a 1/2 mile south of Rte 347 on the east side of Terry Rd.

Beginners welcome, no partner necessary.

Beginner Lesson:  7:30pm - 8:00 pm
Open dancing to DJ music.  8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Blacksmith Tavern

Blacksmith Tavern

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Blacksmith Tavern
197 Terry Road
Smithtown, NY 11787

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Website: http://blacksmithtavern.com
Phone: 631-360-3900

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.

image

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, May 28, 2010 • Jazz Corner at Huntington Elks • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Gilles on 04/26/2010 • Permalink


The Huntington Elks have started their “Jazz Corner” program every Friday evening featuring the vocals of Melody Rose.  The band plays an enjoyable mix of danceable music (Swing, Cha-cha, etc.).  The Elks lodge has a friendly staff, tasty food, and a good-sized dance floor.

Every Friday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Open to the public

Huntington Elks, Lodge #1565
195 Main Street
Located on Route 25A, two blocks east of New York Avenue (Route 110) before Hecksher Park.

Venue: Huntington Elks

Huntington Elks, Lodge #1565

Located at 195 Main Street (NYS Route 25A) two blocks east of New York Avenue (NYS Route 110) before Hecksher Park.

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Huntington Elks, Lodge #1565
195 Main Street
Huntington, NY 11743

Phone: 631-271-1565
Website: http://www.huntingtonelks.org/
E-mail:

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(Flyer: 3/7/2010)

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.

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