Michael Gamble & the Rhythm Serenaders
Thu, Nov 9: Rhythm Serenaders sextet, feat. Laura Windley
Sat, Nov 11: Rhythm Serenaders octet, feat. Laura Windley
The Rhythm Serenaders are an aggressively faithful presentation of tightly-arranged, riff-dominated swinging small-group created for a swing dancing public. Careful transcriptions and subtle adaptations of Goodman/Christian Sextet dominate the repertoire, with thoughtful forays into the combo work of Ellington, Basie, as well as some of the later 40’s material put down by Eldridge, especially his time with Artie Shaw. With Laura Windley featured on vocals, the band also explores the wonderful songbook left behind by Billie Holiday during her years with Brunswick, where she and Teddy Wilson pulled together some of the hardest swinging players to bring to life some of the greatest pop tunes ever written. Bandleader Michael Gamble’s 15+ years in the international swing scene inform every aspect of the band’s repertoire and taste.
Clint Baker's Golden Gate Swing Band
Fri, Nov 10
Clint Baker’s Golden Gate Swing Band combines the best elements of traditional New Orleans jazz with Kansas City swing, creating an ensemble sound that's tight and loose all at the same time. With a solid, swinging, rhythm section driving the music and talented soloists spinning melodies, it's no wonder dancers connect easily to the band's tunes.
paul cosentino & The fog city all-stars
Sun, Nov 12
Paul Cosentino has been a full time musician and band leader for over 25 years. Specializing in classic jazz and popular music from the 1920′s-40′s, Paul plays an antique Albert System clarinet which brings a wonderfully distinct sound not often heard today. Paul also performs on alto and tenor saxophone as well as vocals. Paul has a large repertoire of tunes encompassing the Great American Songbook, written by some of the best known composers of the jazz age. In addition, he is adept at early New Orleans jazz, big band riffs, and everything in between. Paul is well known for always delivering an enthusiastic, energetic and powerful performance.
DJ Allen Kerr
Allen has been ravenously collecting music since 2005 and found he has a knack for finding music that delights and inspires dancers. He has DJed many national events, including Lindy Focus, All Balboa Weekend, and ILHC, where he is head DJ. Allen also used to spin regularly for the Jam Cellar and Backroom Blues in DC until his move to San Francisco, where he is the head DJ for the 9:20 Special.