Tuesday, Aug 2, 2011 • No SDLI Dance Aug 2 • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 07/31/2011 • Permalink


The Moose Lodge is not available for the next two weeks. No swing dance the first and second week of August.

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.

Sunday, Aug 7, 2011 • Shenole Latimer & Friends @ Stony Brook Village Green • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by John on 07/04/2011 • Permalink


Stony Brook Village continues the Sunday Summer Concerts on the Green series with the Shnole Latimer Quartet.  This is a free outdoor concert from 7 PM - 9 PM on the village green.  Visit http://www.stonybrookvillage.com/ for more information

The full calendar of events is available at http://www.stonybrookvillage.com/Documents/scgsmalled.pdf

Venue: Stony Brook Village Green

The village green is located across from the Stony Brook Post office at 129 MAIN ST, STONY BROOK, NY

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

Sunday, Aug 7, 2011 • Brian Lewis and his New Vintage Swing Orchestra @ Morgan Park, Glen Cove NY • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by John on 07/04/2011 • Permalink


This is a free outdoor concert held at Morgan Park in Glen Cove.  The New Vintage Swing Orchestra plays a rich and vibrant assortment of songs crossing the generations. 

The full calendar of events is available at http://morganparkmusic.org/schedule.php

Band: New Vintage Swing Band

Much like fine champagne, The New Vintage Orchestra bubbles with an unparalleled energy and charisma that is sure to keep dancers going all night. Formed by trumpeter Brian Lewis in August of 1992, the band puts forth an incredibly diverse range of musical talent.

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Featured is female vocalist Doris Anne Lewis, singing the hits of Ella Fitzgerald, Natalie Cole, Dianne Schure, and many other swing singers.
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The bands “Frank Sinatra” crooner is Ron D’Abruzzo who adds his own special blend to the great American standards.

The swing scene’s resurgence in the late 90’s was undeniable. The New Vintage Orchestra reproduces 1930’s and 40’s sounds using original arrangements from Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, and Harry James, and with special arrangements written by Brian Lewis, the band belts out the sounds of popular dance chart-toppers. Not all of New Vintage’s charts are vintage, however! They also play the hits of Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

The band has backed up such names as The Temptations, Jerry Vale, Connie Francis, Al Martino , Frankie Valli, Bob Newhart and Joan Rivers. Few bands possess the ability to set a room in motion like The New Vintage Orchestra. From the opening downbeat to the last note, screaming brass, gritty saxes, and a strong rhythm section keep the audience jumping the whole night long.

“Standards Aged to Perfection”, The New Vintage Orchestra’s debut CD release, captures the incredible versatility of the group. The album’s eleven tracks include a wide range of classics from the 1930’s and 40’s. From a foot stomping rendition of Benny Goodman’s “Sing Sing Sing” to the silky smooth lyrical lines of Doris Anne Lewis in “And the Angels Sing”, to a rousing, jazzy finale of “When the Saints Go Marchin’ In”, the band is sure to entertain, and, like that bottle of bubbly, only gets better with time.

Contact: Brian Lewis
E-mail:
Phone : (516) 742-3961
Website: http://www.lewismusicstore.com

Venue: Morgan Park Summer Festival, Glen Cove NY

Morgan Park Summer Music Festival is a non-profit volunteer organization and 2011 marks their 52nd year of providing free professional concerts in the park. Concert attendance draws from many of our Long Island communities as music and dance lovers gather in beautiful Morgan Memorial Park in Glen Cove. The harbor and Long Island Sound are a spectacular backdrop for the evening’s entertainment.

Morgan Park overlooks the harbor at Germaine Street between Landing Road and McLoughlin Street in Glen Cove. Bring chairs or blankets, picnic if you wish. Children are welcome. Please note that alcoholic beverages are not permitted in Morgan Park. Call 516-671-0017 for information and updates. Rain location: St. Patrick’s Parish Hall, Pearsall Avenue, Glen Cove. Website: morganparkmusic.org Email: All concerts are subject to change.

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, Aug 9, 2011 • No SDLI Dance Aug 9 • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 07/31/2011 • Permalink


The Moose Lodge is not available for the next two weeks. No swing dance the first and second week of August.

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.

Friday, Aug 12, 2011 • Swingtime Big Band @ Bay Shore Marina • IslipArtsCouncil

Posted by John on 07/04/2011 • Permalink


Swingtime Big Band Town of Islip 2011 Free Summer Concert Series at Bay Shore Marina Friday 7:30 PM The New York Times described this 20-piece 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. Concert location:  at the end of South Clinton Ave. south of Montauk Hwy., (by the YMCA) in Bay Shore.  In Case of Rain concert will move to The Theatre at Town Hall West, 401 Main Street. Islip

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: Islip Arts Council

Town of Islip-- Summer 2011 Concert Series
Presented by the Islip Arts Council in conjunction with the Town of Islip check listing for times and location

ISLIP ARTS COUNCIL FREE CONCERTS—Summer 2011—Bayard Cutting Arboretum – Sundays 2 PM
Sponsored by the Islip Arts Council with support from Natural Heritage Trust, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, & NYSCA
$8.00 parking fee

BROWN BAG LUNCH CONCERTS—Summer 2011—King Park, Main St., Bay Shore --Tuesdays 12:30 PM
Co-Sponsored by Bay Shore BID and Islip Arts Council

SAYVILLE COMMON GROUND SERIES—Summer 2011—Rotary Park, Gillette Ave., Sayville
Co-Sponsored by Islip Arts Council and the Town of Islip check listing for times

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 14, 2011 • Bay Big Band @ Our Lady of Assumption • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by John on 08/16/2011 • Permalink


7-11pm
Our Lady of Assumption Church
Street Fair & Feast Carnival Rides, Games, Food, Casino, Live Band
Copiague, NY

Band: Bay Big Band

Bay Big Band
Five “swinging” saxes, four “Strong” trombones, “Screaming” trumpets and a “Heart Pounding” rhythm section. The Bay Big Band brings to life the sounds of the Glenn Mill, Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman at their swinging best with their original musical arrangements.

Contacts: Larry Levenberg, Bill Joseph

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 16, 2011 • Swing Lesson and DJ Dance @ Huntinton Moose Lodge • SDLI

Posted by John on 08/16/2011 • 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.  Shannon and John will be teaching a half hour basic swing lesson starting at 7:30

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, Aug 17, 2011 • Swing Dancing @ Museum of the City of NY featuring “The Tickled Pinks” • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by John on 08/16/2011 • Permalink


The Museum of the City of New York is hosting a summer concert series every Wednesday night through the end of August. The August 17th band is a retro boogie-woogie group by the name of The Tickled Pinks. Yehoodi will also be in attendance to teach swing dance to concert goers. Admission is regularly $15.00, but they will give the member rate ($10) to anyone who mentions Swing Dance Long Island. Admission also includes a drink ticket for a beverage or snack at the bar as well as admission to the museum.

Reminiscent of the Andrew Sisters, The Tickled Pinks features boogie-woogie: a retro style and sultry sound that also includes pre-war “barbershop quartet” harmonies.  The band includes—in addition to the three female vocalists—brass, keyboard, and an upright bass.

For more information visit:  http://www.mcny.org/

Museum of the City of New York · 1220 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY 10029 · 212.534.1672

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.

Thursday, Aug 18, 2011 • Gail Storm @ Brookwood Hall • IslipArtsCouncil

Posted by John on 08/16/2011 • Permalink


Gail Storm Town of Islip 2011 Free Summer Concert Series at Brookwood Hall Thursday 7:30 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. Concert Location: 50 Irish Lane, East Islip .  In Case of Rain concert will move to The Theatre at Town Hall West, 401 Main Street. Islip

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: Islip Arts Council

Town of Islip-- Summer 2011 Concert Series
Presented by the Islip Arts Council in conjunction with the Town of Islip check listing for times and location

ISLIP ARTS COUNCIL FREE CONCERTS—Summer 2011—Bayard Cutting Arboretum – Sundays 2 PM
Sponsored by the Islip Arts Council with support from Natural Heritage Trust, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, & NYSCA
$8.00 parking fee

BROWN BAG LUNCH CONCERTS—Summer 2011—King Park, Main St., Bay Shore --Tuesdays 12:30 PM
Co-Sponsored by Bay Shore BID and Islip Arts Council

SAYVILLE COMMON GROUND SERIES—Summer 2011—Rotary Park, Gillette Ave., Sayville
Co-Sponsored by Islip Arts Council and the Town of Islip check listing for times

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

Saturday, Aug 20, 2011 • THE 6TH BI-ANNUAL JAZZ AGE LAWN PARTY ON GOVERNORS ISLAND SATURDAY & SUNDAY • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by John on 08/16/2011 • Permalink


THE 6TH BI-ANNUAL
JAZZ AGE LAWN PARTY
ON GOVERNORS ISLAND
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, August 20TH & 21ST, 2011
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Admission $7/advance, $10/door (Children Under 12 Free)
Visit http://www.eventbee.com/v/jazzagelawnparty for information and advanced tickets

Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra invites you to join us on this hidden gem just off the southeastern tip of Manhattan, nestled in the heart of majestic New York Harbor.

Under a shady grove of centuries-old trees, caressed by fresh sea air, a sprawli.ng green surrounded by historic officers’ quarters and 18th century naval ramparts becomes the setting for a true Gatsby affair. A recession-friendly $7 advance admission gives you access to one of the Summer’s most magnificent celebrations.

Widely anticipated by flappers, sporting gents and tiny tots alike, this event has been featured and reviewed consistently by The New York Times, who selected the Jazz Age Lawn Party as one of the most memorable parties of 2009 and 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, Aug 23, 2011 • Swing Lesson and DJ Dance @ Huntinton Moose Lodge • SDLI

Posted by John on 08/16/2011 • 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.  Ed and Maria will be teaching a half hour basic swing lesson starting at 7:30

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, Aug 30, 2011 • Stretching Our Limits… Dance Lesson and DJ Dance at the Huntington Moose Lodge (SDLI) • SDLI

Posted by John on 08/15/2011 • 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.

This will be the first event of a new series.  Three to four times a year on the 5th Tuesday in a month we’re going to mix things up a bit.  We’re still working out the details but this lesson may be a Jitterbug Stroll, Texas Two Step, a waltz or a latin number.  We’ll let you know shortly after we know. 

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.

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
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