May 24, 2022 – Don Neely Swingtet
Don Neely, bandleader, arranger, reed player, songwriter, and vocalist, leads this fine jazz ensemble, authentically recapturing the excitement of the celebrated music originating from the Jazz Age of the 1920s and the early Swing Era of the 1930s. The Don Neely Swingtet–great music for Charleston-inspired Lindy Hop, Balboa, and Collegiate Shag!
May 31, 2022 – Kim Nalley Band
With an international reputation as one of the world’s best jazz and blues vocalists, Kim Nalley has graced concert halls from Moscow to Lincoln Center and jazz festivals from Monterey to Umbria, Italy. Vocally, Kim has the pipes to burn, packing a 3-1/2 octave range that can go from operatic to gritty blues on a dime, and the ability to scat blistering solos–all while continuing to swing hard. She has been compared to all the greats, but in the end, it’s Kim Nalley and no one else–an unforced instrument with clarity and jazzy musicality, effortlessly delivered, and with a sense of humor to boot. Join us for a rare opportunity to swing out with the Kim Nalley Band!
June 7, 2022 – Silver Bell Jazz Band
The Silver Bell Jazz Band represents authentic jazz with a beautiful blend of jazz roots that moves the soul and makes you dance! With clarinetist and international Lindy Hop instructor Ryan Calloway leading the band, they play with a special focus towards dancers. Ryan arranges and brings together musicians from all over the Bay Area, and with a rotating cast of all-star jazz musicians, you’re sure to get a fresh, breathtaking experience each and every time, just like in the early jazz sessions.
June 14, 2022 – Roberta Donnay & the Prohibition Mob
“[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!