DCLX is proud to present the premier performance of The Craig Gildner Big Band in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park on Saturday, February 16th!
This 12 piece orchestra combines the finest talent from the DC area with vintage arrangements designed for dancing. A big band is only as good as its rhythm section, and The Craig Gildner Big Band is a serious contender. The dynamics and blend of the sections creates an exciting experience: it can whisper and roar all in the same song. Also featuring Lucian Cobb on trombone and the lovely Laura Windley on vocals from the Mint Julep Jazz Band. Don’t miss the premier event for CGBB!!
The dance is $16 and begins at 9pm. There will be a beginner swing lesson included in the cost of the dance from 8:00-9:00 PM.
Hope to see you all there!
Want to volunteer? Email Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Hello friends and come see your favorite local gypsy jazz band, the Bitter Dose Combo, play their inaugural dance at your favorite 1920s amusement park venue, the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo! What better way to celebrate October 20th, the 209th anniversary of the ratification of the Louisiana Purchase, than dancing to the sweet tunes of gypsy jazz? Free beginner swing lesson with paid admission to dance. The beginner lesson is at 8:00, and $15 lets you swing til midnight. Invite your dance friends, invite your dance enemies; invite your non-dance friends, invite your non-dance enemies. We guarantee everyone will like it. Brought to you by DCLX 2013!
Straight from the Bitter Dose Facebook page – “The Bitter Dose Combo is the only gypsy jazz band whose skinny ties are as tight as its rhythm. Based in Washington, DC, the Bitter Dose entertains at premier area restaurants and lavish cocktail parties, while also getting down and dirty at swing dances and gypsy weddings. Our guitars, accordion, clarinet and upright bass jump and jive with influences stretching from New Orleans to Paris and Brazil to Romania. We play traditional gypsy jazz, swing and straight-ahead, but we’ve also been known to sing some Gloria Gaynor.”
What? Gloria Gaynor? Why yes! Check them out from DCLX 2012!