Saturday, May 3, 2008 • Ron Sunshine and Full Swing on Long Island • SDLI
Tony and Carol Fraser will be teaching Fundamentals of Lindy Hop at The Brush Barn between 6 through 7 pm. Both US Open Swing Dance Champions and ALHC Champions, they bring more than a decade of coaching and teaching experience from around the world, and they now live in Long Island.
6:00PM - 7:00PM Fundamentals of Lindy Hop by US Open Swing Dance Champions and ALHC Champions Tony and Carol Fraser
7:00PM - 7:30PM Lindy Hop Practice
7:30PM - 8:00PM Fundamentals of East Coast Swing
8:00PM - 11:00PM Ron Sunshine & Full Swing
We are proud to present Ron Sunshine and Full Swing at our May 3rd dance at the Smithtown Historical Society’s Brush Barn in Smithtown. Ron is a great musician with quite a few swing CDs. This will be a great night.
Tony and Carol Fraser are available for private coaching sessions. Contact them directly via email: .
Band: Ron Sunshine
Singer, songwriter, harmonica handler Ron Sunshine (Born in Denver, living in NYC for 22 years, now relocated to Eastern PA) has been performing all around the world with his band Full Swing since 1990, releasing five CDs along the way. The current lineup includes saxophonist Craig Dreyer, drummer Jason Pharr, bassist Tom Pietrycha, pianist Matt Ray, trumpeter Kenny Rampton, and guitarist Al Street, often joined by ace vocalists Queen Esther, Sarah Tolar, Aria Hendricks, and others.
Sunshine can also be heard performing in clubs with his jazz organ quartet, as well as crooning at the fabled Rainbow Room with his new 10-piece big band--and everything in between. The mixture of music has been perfect for hundreds of private and corporate parties, as well as festivals, concerts and casinos.
With his soulful mixture of catchy original songs, jazz standards and blues/R&B classics, the Ron and the band continue to win new followers on their travels, featured along the way on CNN, BET, NBC, Fox, BBC, and other international television, as well as numerous nationally released compilation CDs, books, films and radio. They have dazzled audiences from New York to Los Angeles, from Paris to Stockholm, from Bermuda to Red Bank.
“Deluxe” (2003) Ron Sunshine (Golden Bug Records) with nine new jazz, blues and soul originals, and three covers. Featuring guest trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Rick Germanson, and new arrangements by Tim Ouimette.
“Candy” (2001) Ron Sunshine (Golden Bug Records) jazz standards, big band. John Allred on trombone, Danny Wilensky on alto sax and flute are special guests.
“Soul Drug” (1998 ) Ron Sunshine (Golden Bug Records) funk, soul/jazz
“Straight Up” (1998 ) Ron Sunshine & Full Swing (Daddy-O/BMG) swing, jump, jazz, re-released in 2000 on Golden Bug records. Special guest vocalist: Madeleine Peyroux.
“Sumpin Jumpin” (1994) Cassette only. Ron Sunshine & Full Swing (Golden Bug Records) swing, jump
“Pick it Up” (1994) Ron Sunshine & the Smoking Section, featuring Dr. John and the P-Funk Horns (Golden Bug Records) funk, R&B, blues, rereleased in France in 1996 on XIII Bis Records
Venue: Brush BarnBrush 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.
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.
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.