Bringing Lindy Hop to New England since 1995!

Uptown Swing Dance

Boston’s Home of Happy Feet!

Lindy Hop • Swing • Balboa

 

Uptown Swing Dance

IMPORTANT NEWS FOR UPTOWN SWING

This fall will mark 2 years since Uptown Swing moved to KI for our monthly dance. We feel very fortunate to have this beautiful space with one of the largest dance floors in New England, plus an excellent location near Coolidge Corner in Brookline. Starting in July, the rent is going up significantly, almost double the current rate. It would be a shame for the Boston community to lose this exceptional venue. Although this necessitates an increase in our dance admission, we will continue to keep our prices as low as feasible. The price will vary depending on the band, with out-of-town and larger bands at the higher end. With your support, we’ll be able to continue to provide many more fun nights at Uptown Swing!

 

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Jan Marie and the Mean Reds
Admission: $17 ($13 with Student ID)
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Sax Gordon

Swing, Hot Blues, R&B

Sax Gordon will be bringing his energy and enthusiasm to light up the dance floor. Every song will make you want to get up and dance! Gordon has a wonderful charm that connects with his audience. Plus there are always surprises that he brings with a wide repertoire from high energy Blues to classic Swing. If you like to have fun and you like to dance, all the ingredients will be provided for an excellent night to bring on those happy feet!

Admission: $17 ($13 with Student ID)
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Gordon Webster Band with Naomi Uyama

featuring the vocals of Naomi Uyama

Special Event: Skye & Naomi Workshop Weekend


Special Extended Time: 8:15pm-12:30am


Dance Exhibition by Skye Humphries & Naomi Uyama

Gordon Webster has grown into one of the most sought after musicians in the Lindy Hop world today. All the tremendous praise he receives is well deserved. His music is exciting, exhilarating and joyful! Our annual dance during the Skye & Naomi weekend has come to be a major highlight of the year. Uptown Swing is happy to have hosted the first pairing of Gordon’s band with Naomi Uyama on vocals and to welcome them back now for year six! This is a not to be missed event!

Admission: $TBA ($TBA with Student ID)
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Beantown Swing Orchestra

Big Band Swing

The 18-piece Beantown Swing Orchestra specializes in the performance of vintage Swing Era and Sinatra classics as well as popular and original songs custom arranged for big band. The music of the Swing Era (late 1930s to early 1940s) was created specifically for dancing, with its characteristic and infectious Swing beat and exciting horn arrangements. Most of the BSO musicians and songwriters/arrangers are in their twenties and play with the energy and drive to keep everyone moving on the dance floor. What a special treat to have this wonderful big band back at Uptown Swing!

Admission: $TBA ($TBA with Student ID)

 

Saturday, February 21, 2015
Racky Thomas Band

Swing, Chicago Blues


Special Event: Swing & Soul Dance at Uptown Swing

Racky Thomas plays a style that is often categorized as Chicago Blues. He has a talent for blending his musicians on different occasions to come up with just the right mix for his audience. He loves playing for dancers and is great at keeping a Swing groove to everything played. His delivery has always been “soulful” and for this dance he’ll be reaching into his bag of tricks to add some classic Soul selections. Racky connects with his audience and his energy is infectious. His fan base keeps growing as it is always a fun night when Racky is on board!

Admission: $17 ($13 with Student ID)

 

Saturday, March 21, 2015
Shawn Hershey, Josh Fialkoff & The Fried Bananas

Jazz

Admission: $TBA ($TBA with Student ID)
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Solomon Douglas Quintet

Swingin’ Jazz

Solomon Douglas is a Jazz pianist and bandleader whose various bands have played at hundreds of exchanges, camps, workshops, and other dance events in North America, Asia, and Australia in the past 13 years, including Beantown Camp. His experience as a Swing dancer and dance instructor gives him an understanding unique among musicians of the music that Swing dancers like to dance to! In addition, Solomon has played for numerous dance events around the country with one of the nation’s hot Swing bands, Glenn Crytzer and his Syncopators. His influences as a pianist include Erroll Garner, Oscar Peterson, Gene Harris, Count Basie, and Thelonious Monk. Solomon currently resides in Seattle, although he spent time in Boston while attending MIT. It is always a treat when he comes back for a visit!

Admission: $18 ($14 with Student ID)
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Professor Cunningham and his Old School
Professor Cunningham and his Old School

Jazz

Professor Cunningham is one of the most in demand Lindy bands in the New York scene. Having been together since 2012. Woodwind virtuoso Adrian Cunningham and his 5 piece band performs the most swinging repertoire in the New Orleans tradition—from Sidney Bechet, to Fats Waller, to Fats Domino!

Admission: $18 ($14 with Student ID)