DCLXtra with Josh Lee & the Extended Family

DCLX is excited to bring Josh Lee & the Extended Family all the way from Philadelphia to the Spanish Ballroom LIVE for their first time!

DCLX could not happen without the help of our volunteers. If you’re interested in volunteering for the dance, fill out this form with your availability—our volunteers receive free entry to the dance, so you’ll be reimbursed for your ticket.

About Josh Lee & the Extended Family

Josh Lee and the Extended Family is a Philadelphia based ensemble that authentically celebrates the music and the dance of the swing era. Composed of the brightest young musicians in the city, the Extended Family strives to further the 100 year tradition of big band music while honoring its pioneers—Moten, Basie, Lunceford, Fletcher Henderson to name a few.

Josh is a grammy nominated saxophonist, composer, and arranger, as well as a member of the Count Basie Orchestra, the National tour of Sw!ng Out, and faculty at Temple University.

Register for the March 9th DCLXtra

DCLXtra with Eyal Vilner Swing Band

DCLX had a blast presenting this xtra special DCLXtra with the Eyal Vilner Swing Band. You asked us to bring Eyal Vilner in from NYC, and we were excited to make this happen!

Here are the photos we captured that night, thanks to the wonderful David Soltysik: Facebook Photo Album

About the Eyal Vilner Swing Band

Photo by Nina Galicheva and available on eyalvilner.com.

Eyal Vilner has become one of the leading new voices in the New York and global swing scene. Internationally, Eyal has performed on Israel’s most prestigious stages such as the Red Sea Jazz Festival, Tel Aviv Museum, Jerusalem Theater, Tel Aviv Jazz Festival as well as the historical La Bellevilloise, Le Duc des Lombards, and Caveau de la Huchette in Paris, France.
Eyal creates original compositions as well as new arrangements of jazz classics. Eyal’s interest in the exchange between sound and movement within the jazz idiom inspired his musical journey and yielded collaborations with acclaimed dancers and choreographers. Among these projects are theater productions, dance festivals and competitions such as the International Lindy Hop Championships, Midsummer Night’s Swing, and the celebrated SW!NG OUT show at the Joyce Theater (co-creator and musical director). This show, which the New York Times has called “Groundbreaking,” has toured throughout the US, in venues such as the Jacob’s Pillow and the LA Music Center.

Save the Date for DCLX 2024!

Last year was amazing and we could not have done it without you. We hope you’ll join us again on April 19 – 21, 2024 to celebrate our 21st year as we drink in the jazz!

We’ll be updating our website with information about DCLX 2024 as it becomes available, but for now, you should keep your calendars open the weekend of April 19-21, 2024!