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!

October 24, 2017

Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums
Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums perform vintage jazz, pounding boogie woogies, sultry ballads, and funky-swinging New Orleans R&B.  “Great musicians playing the hell out of great songs, and putting on a show that matched the energy of the music.  Steve Lucky and his guitarist, the stunning Carmen Getit, ought to be world famous.  I have a new favorite live band: Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums.” (Joe Getty, The Armstrong & Getty Show)  Facebook Event

October 31, 2017

Dying to wear a costume and swing dance on Halloween?  Come to the Woodchopper’s Ball, on Tuesday, October 31, for the swingin’est Halloween party in town, featuring the Americano Social Club!  Dance Party 9:00-11:30pm, only $10, all ages!  Includes a basic drop-in swing dance lesson for complete beginners (9:00-9:15pm), a full bar & lounge, and DJ Jeff Kroll spinning Halloween swing classics during the break and after the band!  Killer music and scary fun!

Americano Social Club
The Americano Social Club is led by Michael Zisman on mandolin and features guitarist Jason Vanderford and bassist Joe Kyle Jr.  Tonight’s lineup also includes guest vocalist Emily Z. and guitar virtuoso Scott Foster.  The Americano Social Club plays music for “la dolce vita” by borrowing classic melodies from all over the world and re-imagining them in a way that will make you laugh, sing, and dance!  Facebook Event

November 7, 2017

Lisa Gonick and The Damfino Players
Playing hot jazz, Trad jazz, blues, early swing, novelty tunes, and ballads, Lisa Gonick and The Damfino Players are sure to please kids of all ages. Tonight’s full 6-piece lineup and their infectious rhythms will keep your toes tapping, feet moving, and face smiling!  Facebook Event

November 14, 2017

Johnny Bones and the Palace of Jazz
Johnny Bones, the regular sax player for the California Honeydrops, has put together his own all-star group to keep you dancin’ all night!  Strongly influenced by the early hot jazz bands, Johnny Bones and the Palace of Jazz combines the intimacy of smaller groups with the energy of powerful musicianship.  Whether playing standards or original material, this band will get the joint jumpin’!  Facebook Event