Saturday, Oct 2, 2010 • Bill Wilkinson and the Long Island Sound Swing Band at the Brush Barn • SDLI

Posted by John on 09/23/2010 • Permalink


Dance this Saturday to the vibrant tones of Bill Wilkinson and the Long Island Sound Band at the Smithtown Historical Society’s Brush Barn

Special, one-time only INTERMEDIATE lesson by popular demand.  Learn to Lindyhop, taught by Gilles & Sarah.
Time:  6:30 - 7:30 pm, show up on time because we will need to whole hour.
Note: You must be comfortable with basic swing steps for the class No-first time swing-dancers please. 

Door Prizes ++ Refreshments ++ Snacks

Schedule:
6:30 - 7:30 pm, Special INTERMEDIATE Lindyhop Lesson
7:30 - 8:00 pm, Fundamental Lesson (Beginners welcome)
8:00 - 11:00 pm, dancing to live music

Band: Long Island Sound Swing Band

Bill Wilkinson and the Long Island Sound Swing Band delivers that full, big band sound.

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Bill Wilkinson
Phone: 631-874-0164
Email:

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

Saturday, Oct 9, 2010 • Rockabilly Riff Raff Riot - Huntington • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Gilles on 10/06/2010 • Permalink


Our Rockabilly friends are at it again and this time they’re are going all out!!! This will be an all day extravaganza featuring EIGHT LIVE BANDS.

Gates open 11am and the outdoor festivities end about 6:30 when the party moves indoors for the second half of the show!

Entertainment and Music Schedule

Outdoor stage

12 - 12:45 pm . . . . . . . . .  The Bobcats
1 - 1:45 pm . . . . .
2 - 2: 45 pm . . . . . . . . . . . The Hornets
3 - 3:45 pm . . . . . . . . . . . The Singing Websters
4 - 4:45 pm . . . . . . . Hula Contest & Hot Rod Awards
5 - 6: 00 pm . . . . . . . . . . . The Buzzards

Indoor Stage

6 - 6:30 pm . . . . . . . . . . .  Doors open
6:30 - 7 pm . . . . . . . . . . .  Swing Dance Lesson taught by Gilles & Sarah
7 - 8:00 pm . . . . . . . . . . .  The Knuckledusters
8 - 8:30 pm . . . . . . . . . . .  Pin Up Contest
8:30 - 9:30 pm . . . . . . . . .  Rockabilly Express
9:30 - 10:00 pm . . . . . . .  Burlesque Show
10:00 - 11:00 pm . . . . . . . .Big Daddy Deluxe
11:15 - 12:30 pm . . . . . . . . Robert Gordon

Plus:
LI Roller Rebels, Calendar Girl Pin-Up Contest, Car Show, Burlesque show, Door Prizes, Raffles, Vendors, BBQ & Bar.

Tix:  $20.  Show your SDLI card for a 20% discount.

Where: 
Huntington Moose Lodge
631 Pulaski Road
Greenlawn, NY 11740

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.

Friday, Oct 15, 2010 • Gail Storm at Huntington Library • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Gilles on 10/06/2010 • Permalink


Friday, 10/15, 7:30 pm

Gail Storm Trio with Shenole Latimer on sax
and Joe Vicino on guitar.

Huntington Public Library
338 Main St.
Huntington, NY 11743
631.427.5165

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.

Friday, Oct 15, 2010 • SDLI Featured on My Fios TV •

Posted by Gilles on 11/29/2010 • Permalink


Check out these fun videos featuring SDLI from our dance at the STAC Fall Festival at the Mills Pond House

Video 1:  Swing Dance Long Island

Video 2:  Favorite Swing Music

Tuesday, Oct 19, 2010 • Tuesday Dances CANCELLED - Loss of Venue • SDLI

Posted by John on 11/04/2010 • Permalink


Tues, Oct 12 was our last dance at Blacksmith Tavern, they found another group willing to pay significantly more for the space.

We are looking for another venue. Until that time, there will be no Tuesday dances.

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.

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