Saturday, Jun 4, 2011 • Lady Luck and the Suicide Kings at the Brush Barn • SDLI

Posted by John on 05/30/2011 • Permalink


With infectious energy and superior musicianship Lady Luck and the Suicide Kings bring the best of Jazz, Swing and Blues to modern audiences, making the most standard of standards feel entirely new again. Not content to just mimic the sounds of yesteryear, this band embodies all the excitement and classic glamour of the swing era. Audiences that thrilled to the fresh new sound and energy that this swingin’ septet. With a pinup girl come to lift belting it out center stage, and 6 of the finest musicians in NYC going wild behind her, you know you’ve found the best thing to happen ti swing in years.

Lady Luck and the Suicide Kings’ repertoire includes everything from Louis Jordan and Billie Holiday to delicious twists on Alanis Morisette and Blondie. They truly have something for everyone and bring the most timid of audiences to their feet.

Schedule
Fundamental Lesson:  7:30pm - 8:00 pm by Shannon & John
Dancing to live band:  8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Band: Lady Luck and the Suicide Kings

With infectious energy and superior musicianship Lady Luck and the Suicide Kings bring the best of Jazz, Swing and Blues to modern audiences, making the most standard of standards feel entirely new again. Not content to just mimic the sounds of yesteryear, this band embodies all the excitement and classic glamour of the swing era. Audiences that thrilled to the fresh new sound and energy that this swingin’ septet. With a pinup girl come to lift belting it out center stage, and 6 of the finest musicians in NYC going wild behind her, you know you’ve found the best thing to happen ti swing in years.

Lady Luck and the Suicide Kings’ repertoire includes everything from Louis Jordan and Billie Holiday to delicious twists on Alanis Morisette and Blondie. They truly have something for everyone and bring the most timid of audiences to their feet.

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Lady Luck and the Suicide Kings are:
Kate Bartoldus - Vocals
Dave Fisher - Tenor Sax, Arrangements
Ben Acrish - Trumpet, Arrangements
Justin Matthews - Guitar
Matt Crawford - Drums
Brent Chiarello - Trombone
Mark Morgan - Trumpet
Molly Palermo - Bass

Website: http://www.myspace.com/ladyluckandthesuicidekings

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

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

Tuesday, Jun 7, 2011 • Swing Dance Tuesday • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 05/30/2011 • Permalink


Join us for night of dancing to variety of swing songs plus a few ballroom dances for good measure.  The Moose Lodge has a fabulous, HUGE 1000 square foot dance floor & plenty of tables to relax and chat.  Plus enjoy Moose Lodge prices at the bar!

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Venue: Huntington Moose Lodge

Huntington Moose Lodge

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631 Pulaski Road
Greenlawn, NY 11740-1703
(631) 757-2777

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, Jun 14, 2011 • DJ Dance at the Huntington Moose Lodge (2nd Tuesday West Coast Swing Lesson) • SDLI

Posted by John on 03/29/2011 • Permalink


Join us for night of dancing to variety of swing songs plus a few ballroom dances for good measure.  The Moose Lodge has a fabulous, HUGE 1000 square foot dance floor & plenty of tables to relax and chat.  PMoose Lodge membership required to purchase alcoholic beverages at the bar!

Ellen from Matty T’s will be teaching us West Coast Swing at the 7:30 lesson tonight. 

Note:  The Moose Lodge does not serve food.  You are welcome to bring outside food, but NO OUTSIDE DRINKS. 

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Huntington Moose Lodge

Huntington Moose Lodge

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631 Pulaski Road
Greenlawn, NY 11740-1703
(631) 757-2777

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, Jun 21, 2011 • Live at the Lodge: Swing Dance Tuesday featuring Melody Rose and the Top Hat Turtles • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 06/20/2011 • Permalink


We’ll hit the dance floor this week while Melody Rose and the Top Hat Turtles present a fresh take on old favorites.  As many of you recall Melody is a very accomplished singer and the band is tight.

Join us for night of dancing to variety of swing songs plus a few ballroom dances for good measure.  The Moose Lodge has a fabulous, HUGE 1000 square foot dance floor & plenty of tables to relax and chat.

Band: Melody Rose

Melody Rose is an emerging vocalist from Long Island, New York. At 21 years old, Melody has been fortunate to have had many prestigious opportunities, such as studying with the New York Voices, touring Europe on two occasions, performing the Montreux Jazz Festival, being included in select ensembles in schools and in New York State, and having performances of her own solo career. Melody can be found on select Friday nights at the Huntington Elks Lodge, as well as in various other clubs, bars, and events around Long Island. The Melody Rose Quartet takes the sounds of Doris Day, Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holiday, and Blossom Dearie, all with a modernized twist to bring the classic standards of the Great American Songbook back into trend. 

Venue: Huntington Moose Lodge

Huntington Moose Lodge

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631 Pulaski Road
Greenlawn, NY 11740-1703
(631) 757-2777

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

Monday, Jun 27, 2011 • Midsummer Nights Swing @ Lincoln Center • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by John on 06/27/2011 • Permalink


The Jonathan Stout Orchestra featuring Hilary Alexander

Monday, June 27, 2011 at 6:00
Dance Lesson at 6:30, Live Music at 7:30

Bringing the fire for lindy hoppers on songs of every tempo, this big band captures the unmatched excitement and the true rhythmic pulse of the 1930s and ’40s swing era. Featuring the timeless vocal talents of Hilary Alexander, Stout’s LA-based band makes music that knows how to be danced to. It’s what swing is all about.

Big Band Swing

Dance Lesson: Heather Flock Teaches Lindy Hop
DJ: Ryan Swift

Damrosch Park @ Lincoln Center, NYC
62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam

The sweepstakes for tickets is now closed. Dancers without tickets will be admitted to dance floor subject to space availability.

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, Jun 28, 2011 • Swing Dance Tuesday • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 05/30/2011 • Permalink


Join us for night of dancing to variety of swing songs plus a few ballroom dances for good measure.  The Moose Lodge has a fabulous, HUGE 1000 square foot dance floor & plenty of tables to relax and chat.  Plus enjoy Moose Lodge prices at the bar!

Note:  The Moose Lodge does not serve food.  You are welcome to bring outside food, but NO OUTSIDE DRINKS. 

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Huntington Moose Lodge

Huntington Moose Lodge

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631 Pulaski Road
Greenlawn, NY 11740-1703
(631) 757-2777

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, Jun 29, 2011 • Picnic Pops @ OWG:  Vanessa Trouble & The Red Hot Swing • Old Westbury

Posted by John on 06/21/2011 • Permalink


011 Picnic Pops Summer Concert Series
Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, June 29 - July 21

Vanessa Trouble & The Red Hot Swing have been delighting audiences with their perfect blend of Jazz and Swing for nearly two decades. Whether it’s a slow an sultry ballad, American Songbook swinger, or contemporary hit, Vanessa Trouble & The Red Hot Swing are sure to put their unique spin on it.

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.  Concert starts at 7:00 pm.  $10.00 General Admission; $8.00 - 62 and older; $8.00 - OWG members; free for children 17 and under.

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

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 • Swingtime Big Band @ Midsummer Night’s Swing (Lincoln Center, NYC) • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by John on 06/27/2011 • Permalink


Swingtime Big Band

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 6:00
Dance Lesson at 6:30, Live Music at 7:30

America’s greatest popular music standards come alive in the hands of the Swingtime Big Band. This 20-piece Long Island ensemble vividly recreates classics from the libraries of Basie, Goodman, Miller, and Ellington. It’s a catalogue of music that offers all the ballroom essentials, including foxtrot, lindy hop, cha-cha, rhumba, waltz, and more.

Swing, Ballroom

Dance Lesson: Eva Carrozza Teaches Foxtrot and Swing
DJ: Michelle & Bob of MB Music Services

Damrosch Park @ Lincoln Center, NYC.
62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam

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.

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