South Street Swing is a collaboration between vocalist, fiddler, and saxophonist Maggie McRae and jazz guitarist and vocalist Mark Phillips that seeks to revitalize great American songbook tunes as performed by Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, and other classic jazz vocalists. Based in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, McRae and Phillips take inspiration from jazz duet ensembles like Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass, as well as contemporary artists like Diana Krall, to create memorable, foot-tapping musical experiences for both traditional and modern listeners.
8:00pm | Beginner Swing Dance Lesson with Vance Catapang (doors open at 7:30pm)
9:00pm | Live Music & Dancing. Beginners are warmly welcomed. No partner necessary.
$10-$20 sliding fee scale at the door
Refreshments available. This event is part of our Third Friday (mostly) Swing series at Dewey Hall. Every month a beginner swing dance lesson is followed by a live band and dancing.
October 18: Twangbusters
November 15: The Lucky 5
December 14: One Straw Revolution
Please email beth@oldtonemusicfestival or call (413) 429 1176. for more information
This program is supported in part by grants from the towns of Sheffield, Alford-Egremont, Monterey, and Mount Washington Massachusetts Local Cultural Councils.