DCLX’tra: Scott Silbert Orchestra!

Scott Silbert will debut his full orchestra on the stage of Glen Echo’s magnificent and historic Spanish Ballroom. Come dance with us December 14, 2019!


8:00pm – 9:00pm: Free beginner lesson with Dave Barry and Alyssa Kelly
9:00pm-12:00am: Dance with the Scott Silbert Orchestra!
$20 regular admission / $15 with school and military ID
DJ: Dave Barry

About Scott Silbert:

Silbert, a multiple woodwind player and arranger, was the chief arranger for the United States Navy Band for 15 years until his retirement in 2017. Before playing with the Navy Band, Silbert worked as a musician at Walt Disney World for nine years.

He is currently an active musician and arranger with the prestigious
Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra.

Professionally, Scott has performed with or has written music for the National Symphony Orchestra, the W.C. Handy Jazz Festival, the Elkhart Jazz Festival, Natalie Cole, Kurt Elling, Stanley Turrentine, Rosemary Clooney, Bob Hope, Howard University, Red Skelton, Quincy Jones, Vanessa Williams , Terry Gibbs, Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Scott Hamilton, Chris Botti, The Les Brown Orchestra, Gloria Estefan, Johnny Mathis, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Eddie Daniels, Michael Feinstein, John Pizzarelli, Bill Crow, Lew Tabackin, Phil Woods, Hubert Laws, Christine Ebersole, and many others.
Scott has studied privately with Manny Albam, Phil Woods, and Jerry Kalber.

Scott Silbert playing with the Craig Gildner Big Band at DCLX 2019!
Scott Silbert playing with the Craig Gildner Big Band at DCLX 2019!

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DCLX’tra: The Grand St. Stompers

Join us September 28, 2019 for a dance in Glen Echo’s historic Spanish Ballroom!


8:00pm – 9:00pm — Free Charleston beginner lesson with David Lee and Annabel Quisao
9:00pm-12:00am — Dance with the Grand St. Stompers!

$20 regular admission / $15 with school and military ID
DJ: Michael Quisao

Who are the Grand Street Stompers?

The Grand St. Stompers are a New York-based New Orleans-style hot jazz band, reviving and refreshing the music of the 1920s onward for today’s listeners, swing dancers, and music fans. With the talent and experience of NYC’s top traditional jazz singers and players, they delight audiences at festivals, dance conventions, music halls, weddings, and other special events.

The Stompers are loved not only for their authentic performances of vintage jazz tunes, but also for their jazzy versions of songs from classical music, Disney, TV, film, and even pop music, as well as their own exciting originals.

DCLX’tra: The Craig Gildner Big Band

DCLX is proud to host the Craig Gildner Big Band for our June 22 Xtra!

The Craig Gildner Big Band is a thirteen-piece repertoire orchestra authentically recreating the sounds of the swing era made famous by Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Artie Shaw, and others. Arrangements are direct transcriptions and stock selections that would have been played back in the day by bands across the country. Adding to the period feel, the rhythm section boasts calfskin drums arranged in a manner much like Krupa’s, gut wound bass string, acoustic rhythm guitar on a vintage Gibson L7, and stride piano solos.

The musicianship is of the highest caliber. Bandleader Craig Gildner handpicked each and every section from DC’s pool of talented musicians. The band can whisper and scream…and everything in between…all in just one song!

Event Details:

Saturday, June 22, 2019
Beginner lesson: 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