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, Gypsy swing, jump blues, New Orleans trad jazz, 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 keeps things interesting, helps support the live music scene, and 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!
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. Clever, fun, romantic, moody, witty–here is wonderful, classic swing music presented in its full emotional range! Facebook Event
Evelyn and her Vintage Ties
Based in Silicon valley, Evelyn and her Vintage Ties is a jazz band primarily influenced by musicians of the 1930’s, including Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Django Reinhardt, and Benny Goodman. Playing many of your favorite classic swing standards and mixing in some fun bluesy and Latin numbers as well, their fresh take, captivating solos, and dancer-friendly tempos will keep you dancing all night! Facebook Event
Gunhild Carling, Sweden’s Queen of Swing!
Gunhild Carling, Sweden’s Queen of Swing, is a force of nature. Whether she’s singing, playing trombone, accordion, flute, bass, bagpipes, or three trumpets simultaneously, this Jazz vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and powerhouse entertainer knows how to swing! A special guest artist at the internationally attended Frankie 100 birthday celebration in NYC in May 2014, don’t miss your chance to see her locally in San Francisco as she teams up with Clint Baker and others to bring you an epic evening of Trad jazz music and dance! Facebook Event
Note: Because of the popularity of this show, we are selling tickets for this event, both in advance and at the door. Please read our ticket policy here.