Band Schedule

The Woodchopper’s Ball features a different band each week, providing dancers and listeners with a variety of musical styles, including big band swing, hot jazz, and jump blues.  To keep the party going, bands will play two 1-hour long sets: 9:15-10:15pm and 10:30-11:30pm, and the short 15-minute break will feature DJ’ed music.  So join us for a full night of music and dancing, and keep swingin’ out on Tuesdays!

December 19, 2017

Let’s dress up, celebrate the holidays, and party with Clint Baker’s New Orleans Jazz Band!  Includes all of our regular activities: Monthly Classes, 7:00-9:00pm, Basic Drop-in Swing Dance Lesson, 9:00-9:15pm (incl with admission), and Full Bar & Lounge (21+ only), 7:30pm-closing.

PLUS: an Extended Hours Dance Party, 9:00pm-1:00am, with Clint Baker’s New Orleans Jazz Band (9:15-11:30pm), and DJ Arnold Cabreza during the break and after the band (11:30pm-1:00am)!  Only $10, all ages!

Clint Baker’s New Orleans Jazz Band
Clint Baker, jazz musician extraordinaire and walking encyclopedia of jazz music and history, returns to the Woodchopper’s Ball with his incredibly fun Trad Jazz band, playing in the hot jazz style of 1920’s New Orleans.  Great music for Charleston-inspired Lindy Hop, Balboa, and Collegiate Shag!  Facebook Event

December 26, 2017

Swing Fever
Having cut their chops with jazz legends, Swing Fever‘s musicians are some of the Bay Area’s most experienced, bringing an authenticity that fans love and critics appreciate.  At the same time, the band treats Swing Era music as a living breathing form, to which the players bring fresh excitement, new arrangements, and unusual instrumentation to their huge 1700+ song repertoire.  And jazz-blues vocalist, and longtime musical collaborator, Denise Perrier sings with the band tonight!  Clever, fun, romantic, moody, witty–here is wonderful, classic swing music presented in its full emotional range!  Facebook Event

January 2, 2018

The Fil Lorenz Orchestra
Saxophonist and arranger Fil Lorenz has been swinging Bay Area audiences since 1998.  His star-studded “little BIG band” bridges the gap between the classic big bands of the 1930’s and the smaller, lighter groovin’ bands of the 1950’s.  Tonight, Fil brings an 8-piece band, and you won’t believe how big this little big band sounds!  Facebook Event