Chelsea Reed and the Fairweather NINE will be joining us for some hot swinging tunes to delight dancers of all stripes on March 23 in Glen Echo’s historic Spanish Ballroom.
Already comfortable with the basics? Come celebrate Women’s History Month with a special FREE presentation on the history of Women in American jazz music with Chelsea Reed.
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Beginner lesson: 8 – 9 pm
WOMEN IN JAZZ: Special talk with Chelsea Reed (FREE): 8 – 9 pm
Dance: 9 pm – midnight
$20 regular admission, $15 with a valid school or military ID.
The Spanish Ballroom
at Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Blvd.
Glen Echo, MD 20812
In October 2012, vocalist Chelsea Reed brought a few of her friends together to play some tunes in a South Philly dining room. Her plan was to form a band that played for swing dancers, so she could finally have the chance to sing her favorite songs for an audience that loved early jazz as much as she did. Since that fateful day, she’s been living that dream and couldn’t be happier about it.
Now, Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five/Nine are at home at swing dances, jazz clubs and concert halls alike. They have played renowned Philadelphia venues and travel the country year round to perform at both Lindy and Blues exchanges and workshops. They’ve had the honor of sharing the stage with trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Gordon Webster, and bassist Michael Gamble. They love exploring the roots of jazz and finding creative ways to interpret forgotten songs. Drawing upon the intensity of powerhouse vocalists, the ingenuity of 20th century composers, and the soul of the dance floor, Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Six honor the heritage of jazz with fresh arrangements and original songs. They are silly, passionate people who love playing this music.
Presented in cooperation with Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, the National Park Service, and Montgomery County, MD.