Sunday, Aug 1, 2010 • Swingtime Big Band in Great River - FREE • IslipArtsCouncil

Posted by Gilles on 07/12/2010 • Permalink


August 1, 2010
Swingtime Big Band
Summer 2010—Bayard Cutting Arboretum – Sundays 2 PM

A recent feature article in The New York Times described the 20-piece SWINGTIME BIG BAND as “Musicians who make the sounds of the pre-rock era rock!” Renowned for its performances of classic music from the Swing Era and the Great American Songbook, SWINGTIME brings to life both the style and the spirit of this timeless music for today’s audiences.  Both concert-goers and Ballroom dancers alike have been dazzled by SWINGTIME’s authentic recreations of the classics by such legendary Big Band leaders as Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, and Tommy Dorsey--among many others. 

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, Aug 1, 2010 • Isotope Stompers at Stony Brook Village Green • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 08/01/2010 • Permalink


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30th Annual Sunday Summer Concerts

Sponsored by The Ward Melville Heritage Organization

Sundays, 7 - 9 pm - July & August

A series of live music events performed in front of the Stony Brook Post Office

Sunday, July 11th ~ Linda Ipanema & the Dixie Cats - Dixieland, Blues, Swing & Big Band Singers
Sunday, July 18 ~ Shenole Latimer & Friends - Jazz
Sunday, July 25 ~ Miller’s Crossing - Bluegrass
Sunday, August 1 ~ Isotope Stompers - Dixieland Jazz Band
Sunday, August 8 ~ Nobody’s Fool - Funky Blues & More
Sunday, August 15 ~ New York Exceptions - The Fabulous 50s, 60s & 70s
Sunday, August 22 ~ Edward Decorsia & NY’s Most Dangerous Big Band Swing, Jazz, Yesterday & Today
Sunday, August 29 ~ Fiddler’s Green Band - Traditional Irish & Nautical Music

Concerts Flyer

For details call, 631-751-2244

Band: Isotope Stompers Dixieland Jazz Band

The Isotope Stompers are an exhilarating seven-piece Dixieland Jazz Band whose roots are in the Northeastern United States. This music, however, comes from way down South in New Orleans where this foot-stomping music called “jazz” grew out of spirituals and marches of the Bourbon Street area. You will recognize some of the band’s popular Dixieland tunes like the rousing Tiger Rag, In the Mood, Figgity Feet, Kid’s Ory’s famous Muskrat Ramble, A train, the sad and moving St. James Infirmary Blues or The Tin Roof Blues.

The emphasis is on what is known as “revival jazz”, the traditional New Orleans-style music spiced up with greater drive and tempo for dancing.

They will have you clapping your hands and tapping your toes…for THE ISOTOPE STOMPERS celebrate Mardi Gras, New Orleans style, all year long!  image

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, Aug 3, 2010 • SDLI Tuesday Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 07/31/2010 • Permalink


Join us at 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 starts at 8:00 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

Wednesday, Aug 4, 2010 • Harlem Renaissance Orchestra at Westbury Gardens • Old Westbury

Posted by Gilles on 08/02/2010 • Permalink


Postponed due to the weather - rescheduled for August 4th -

Wednesday, Aug 4th
Harlem Renaissance Orchestra - Traditional Swing Music.

Details:
Bring a lawn char or blanket and a couple of friends, and we’ll provide the soundtrack for an enjoyable evening under the stars.  Arrive early to picnic and stroll the gardens.

Note:  Westbury Gardens sets up a dance floor in front of the stage.

Gates open at 5:00 pm.  Dance lesson at 6:30 pm.  Concert starts at 7:00 pm.  $10.00 General Admission; $8.00 - 62 and older; $8.00 - members; free for children 17 and under.

http://www.oldwestburygardens.org/

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: Old Westbury Gardens (Old Westbury)

Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the former home of John S. Phipps, his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps and their four children. Completed in 1906 by the English designer George A. Crawley, the magnificent Charles II-style mansion is nestled amid 160 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds and lakes. Westbury House is furnished with fine English antiques and decorative arts from the more than fifty years of the family’s residence.

Today, Old Westbury Gardens welcomes visitors of all ages for guided tours of Westbury House and Gardens, in-depth tours of the formal gardens, school visits, children’s programs and events, family programs, museum exhibits, classic car shows, indoor and outdoor classical concerts, summer concerts, slide lectures, book signings, horticultural demonstrations and workshops, Scottish Games, botanical arts and gardening classes, and Master Gardener- and Educator-led Talks & Tours of topics relating to horticulture, art, history, design and architecture.

Every summer, Old Westbury Gardens has their Picnic Pops 2007 Summer Concert Series on the great lawn. An area in front of the bandstand is reserved for dancing!

Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Road
P.O. Box 430
Old Westbury, NY 11568

Phone: 516-333-0048
Fax: 516-333-6807
Web: oldwestburygardens.org

Thursday, Aug 5, 2010 • Isotope Stompers @ Huntington Arts • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Gilles on 07/09/2010 • Permalink


Thurs, Aug 5th
8:30 pm

Chapin Rainbow Stage in Heckscher Park

FREE

Details

Band: Isotope Stompers Dixieland Jazz Band

The Isotope Stompers are an exhilarating seven-piece Dixieland Jazz Band whose roots are in the Northeastern United States. This music, however, comes from way down South in New Orleans where this foot-stomping music called “jazz” grew out of spirituals and marches of the Bourbon Street area. You will recognize some of the band’s popular Dixieland tunes like the rousing Tiger Rag, In the Mood, Figgity Feet, Kid’s Ory’s famous Muskrat Ramble, A train, the sad and moving St. James Infirmary Blues or The Tin Roof Blues.

The emphasis is on what is known as “revival jazz”, the traditional New Orleans-style music spiced up with greater drive and tempo for dancing.

They will have you clapping your hands and tapping your toes…for THE ISOTOPE STOMPERS celebrate Mardi Gras, New Orleans style, all year long!  image

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

Friday, Aug 6, 2010 • Vince Giordano at Glen Cove •

Posted by Gilles on 07/06/2010 • Permalink


Friday, August 6th
7:30pm - 9:30pm

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks
Eleven-piece band playing music of the 1920s & ‘30s

Glen Cove Downtown Concert
Glen Cove Village Square at the intersection of Glen St & Bridge Street.
Glen Cove, NY 11542

FREE Outdoor Community Concert - Rain or Shine!

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a couple of friends with dancing shoes and we’ll provide the soundtrack for an enjoyable evening under the stars.

Pricing: Free

Sunday, Aug 8, 2010 • Nobody’s Fool - Stony Brook Village Green • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 08/01/2010 • Permalink


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30th Annual Sunday Summer Concerts

Sponsored by The Ward Melville Heritage Organization

Sundays, 7 - 9 pm - July & August

A series of live music events performed in front of the Stony Brook Post Office

Sunday, July 11th ~ Linda Ipanema & the Dixie Cats - Dixieland, Blues, Swing & Big Band Singers
Sunday, July 18 ~ Shenole Latimer & Friends - Jazz
Sunday, July 25 ~ Miller’s Crossing - Bluegrass
Sunday, August 1 ~ Isotope Stompers - Dixieland Jazz Band
Sunday, August 8 ~ Nobody’s Fool - Funky Blues & More
Sunday, August 15 ~ New York Exceptions - The Fabulous 50s, 60s & 70s
Sunday, August 22 ~ Edward Decorsia & NY’s Most Dangerous Big Band Swing, Jazz, Yesterday & Today
Sunday, August 29 ~ Fiddler’s Green Band - Traditional Irish & Nautical Music

Concerts Flyer

For details call, 631-751-2244

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, Aug 10, 2010 • SDLI Tuesday Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 08/02/2010 • Permalink


Join us at 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 starts at 8:00 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

Saturday, Aug 14, 2010 • Rockabilly Summer Stomp @ Lindenhurst Moose Lodge •

Posted by Gilles on 08/02/2010 • Permalink


Our Rockabilly friends are at it again!  If you’ve been before, you know how much fun these events are.  If not, you need to check this out!  3 LIVE bands all for only $10, $8 for SDLI Members. 

Outdoor car show, pinup girl contest, burlesque show, bartender & kitchen open late.

5pm to 1 am, bands usually start around 8 pm featuring.
The Buzzards
Rockabilly Express
Big Daddy Deluxe

Intro Swing Lesson by SDLI at 7:30 pm

Note:  I heard from Roy of the Buzzards that they will playing FIRST this time around so the dancers don’t have to wait until late into the evening for our favorite band!!!

Location:
Lindenhurst Moose Lodge
Street: 833 S. Broadway
Lindenhurst NY

Sunday, Aug 15, 2010 • New York Exceptions - Stony Brook Village Green • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 08/01/2010 • Permalink


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30th Annual Sunday Summer Concerts

Sponsored by The Ward Melville Heritage Organization

Sundays, 7 - 9 pm - July & August

A series of live music events performed in front of the Stony Brook Post Office

Sunday, July 11th ~ Linda Ipanema & the Dixie Cats - Dixieland, Blues, Swing & Big Band Singers
Sunday, July 18 ~ Shenole Latimer & Friends - Jazz
Sunday, July 25 ~ Miller’s Crossing - Bluegrass
Sunday, August 1 ~ Isotope Stompers - Dixieland Jazz Band
Sunday, August 8 ~ Nobody’s Fool - Funky Blues & More
Sunday, August 15 ~ New York Exceptions - The Fabulous 50s, 60s & 70s
Sunday, August 22 ~ Edward Decorsia & NY’s Most Dangerous Big Band Swing, Jazz, Yesterday & Today
Sunday, August 29 ~ Fiddler’s Green Band - Traditional Irish & Nautical Music

Concerts Flyer

For details call, 631-751-2244

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, Aug 17, 2010 • SDLI Tuesday Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 08/02/2010 • Permalink


Join us at 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 starts at 8:00 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

Sunday, Aug 22, 2010 • Gail Storm in Great River - FREE • IslipArtsCouncil

Posted by Gilles on 07/12/2010 • Permalink


August 22, 2010
Gail Storm
Summer 2010—Bayard Cutting Arboretum – Sundays 2 PM

The Gail Storm Band will be swingin’ the blues and jazz. This program will feature band leader Gail Storm on keyboards/vocals with Shenole Latimer on saxophone and Joe Vicino on guitar. Tunes will range from rockin’ boogie woogie to swingin’ classic jazz standards. The chemistry between these musicians is notably electric and contagious. For more information about Gail Storm music, visit http://www.GailStormMusic.com

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: 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, Aug 22, 2010 • Edward Decorsia & NY’s Most Dangerous Big Band - Stony Brook Village Green • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 08/01/2010 • Permalink


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30th Annual Sunday Summer Concerts

Sponsored by The Ward Melville Heritage Organization

Sundays, 7 - 9 pm - July & August

A series of live music events performed in front of the Stony Brook Post Office

Sunday, July 11th ~ Linda Ipanema & the Dixie Cats - Dixieland, Blues, Swing & Big Band Singers
Sunday, July 18 ~ Shenole Latimer & Friends - Jazz
Sunday, July 25 ~ Miller’s Crossing - Bluegrass
Sunday, August 1 ~ Isotope Stompers - Dixieland Jazz Band
Sunday, August 8 ~ Nobody’s Fool - Funky Blues & More
Sunday, August 15 ~ New York Exceptions - The Fabulous 50s, 60s & 70s
Sunday, August 22 ~ Edward Decorsia & NY’s Most Dangerous Big Band Swing, Jazz, Yesterday & Today
Sunday, August 29 ~ Fiddler’s Green Band - Traditional Irish & Nautical Music

Concerts Flyer

For details call, 631-751-2244

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, Aug 24, 2010 • The Buzzards plays for the SDLI Tuesday Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 08/15/2010 • Permalink


Due to popular demand we are bringing back the Buzzards to play for us on Tuesday night.

Join us at 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 the Buzzards starts at 8:00 pm.

Band: The Buzzards

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From the Buzzards web site....

The Buzzards are a rockabilly band out of Long Island.

Besides inciting riotous mayhem and general debauchery (not to mention occasional nudity), the Buzzards have performed at every rockabilly hot spot, including the Rodeo Bar in Manhattan and the Blue Comet just outside of Philly.

They are the house band at the Bayou in Long Island and performed at the Gold Coast Casino in Las Vegas for the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend four years in a row. They were rewarded with a standing ovation each year.  They have performed at the Indy Rockabilly Rebel Weekend, the Heavey Rebel Weekender in North Carolina, and Rock n Rods in Philly.  They performed for the Rockabilly Hall of Fame many times, most notably at the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s first sold out concert, in Memphis, TN. 

They are the band of choice to open for national acts and received outstanding praise for their performance with the great Scotty Moore. Scotty even came out to the diner with the Buzzards after the show.

The Buzzards’ CD, “The Grand Buffet,” is still available.

Website: http://www.thebuzzards.com/
MySpace Page:  http://www.myspace.com/thebuzzards1

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 Band

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

Sunday, Aug 29, 2010 • Gail Storm at Stephen Talkhouse • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Gilles on 08/23/2010 • Permalink


Gail Storm

Stephen Talkhouse
161 Main Street.
Amagansett, NY 11937
Sunday, Aug 29th, 7pm - 8:30 pm
Admission:  $10. 
www.stephentalkhouse.com

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

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, Aug 31, 2010 • SDLI Tuesday Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 08/02/2010 • Permalink


Join us at 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 starts at 8:00 pm.

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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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
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