The Woodchopper’s Ball features a different band each week, providing dancers and listeners with a variety of musical styles, including big band swing, boogie woogie, hot jazz, jump blues, retro-swing, rockabilly, and western swing. We feature all of your favorite local swing bands, plus introduce you to bands you may not have seen before. We believe that providing a wide range of music not only keeps things interesting, but broadens your dancing, making you a more versatile dancer!
To keep the party going, bands play two 1-hour long sets: 9:15-10:15pm and 10:30-11:30pm, and the short 15-minute break features DJ’ed music.
So join us for a full night of music and dancing, and enjoy the largest variety of live swing dance music in town!
Roberta Donnay & the Prohibition Mob Band
“[Roberta Donnay’s] engagement with the lyrics, her supple sense of time and her soulful, little-girl timbre remind you of Billie Holiday.” -Mike Zwerin, International Herald Tribune. Roberta Donnay & the Prohibition Mob Band present a modern take of the hot swingin’ jazz and sultry blues of the 1920s and ’30s that will make you want to dance all night! Facebook Event
Silver Bell Jazz Band
Led by clarinetist and international Lindy Hop instructor Ryan Calloway, the Silver Bell Jazz Band is an all-star outfit that plays with a special focus towards dancers–a beautiful blend of traditional authentic New Orleans jazz tunes that moves the soul and makes you want to dance! Come join us for a toe-tapping good time! Facebook Event
Laura Lackey’s Rhythm Revue
Laura Lackey’s Rhythm Revue plays hot dance tunes inspired by many shades of Americana roots music: early swing, New Orleans jazz, blues, calypso, and gospel. Playing both standards and originals in their own style based on the improvisational traditions of jazz and blues, their music is tight, fresh, and entertaining. Hot jazz for your dancin’ feet, whether they Lindy, Bal, Shag, or East Coast Swing! Facebook Event