The Woodchopper’s Ball features a different band each week, offering you a variety of musical styles: big band swing, boogie woogie, Gypsy swing, jump blues, New Orleans trad jazz, retro-swing, rockabilly, and western swing. All of your favorite local swing bands, plus 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!
Los Blue Notes
Los Blue Notes is a combo that plays danceable music in the idioms of vintage swing, latin, and R&B. Led by saxophonist Jeff Ervin in collaboration with pianist Scott Lawrence and singer Anette Moreno, the band was formed to showcase Anette’s vocal talents. With a voice both velvety and husky, passionate and impassioned, Anette delivers wonderful renditions of tunes by such greats as Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Amy Winehouse, and Ray Charles. Facebook Event
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
Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88’s
Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88’s have been the torchbearers of a great American blues musical heritage for over three decades. Taking their inspiration from the great jump & boogie outfits and swingin’ little big bands of the 1940s and ’50s, and adding a healthy dose of New Orleans rhythm and blues, pile-drivin’ piano, and some of Woods’ own contemporary playful lyrics, they breathe fresh life into the music that gave birth to rock’n’roll. Don’t miss this National Blues Hall of Fame inductee and his hard-swingin’ band! Facebook Event