January 20-22, 2017 in Vancouver, BC
MUSIC & EVENING DANCES
Friday, January 20th - Arnt Arntzen & the Plenty Rhythm featuring Lloyd Arntzen
Led by Vancouver guitarist Arnt Arntzen, and featuring the Granddaddy of Vancouver Jazz himself, Lloyd Arntzen (reeds), the Plenty Rhythm is sure to keep you swinging all night. Offering swinging takes on traditional New Orleans jazz songs along with classics & standards, Arnt & the Plenty Rhythm have a little something for everyone.
8:30pm-11:30pm, $20, free for weekend participants
Saturday, January 21st - the Josh Roberts Septet
Guitarist and bandleader Josh Roberts, aka Vancouver's best kept secret, has joined forces with six more of Vancouver's best swing musicians to make a memorable night of music for us all. No one keeps that four on the floor rhythm quite like Josh, who is also a spectacular arranger, paring down big band arrangements for the small group while keeping that swinging sound.
Beginner Swing Dance Lesson 8:00pm-8:45pm, Dance 8:45pm-midnight
$20, free for weekend participants
Sunday, January 22nd - DJs Angie, Cam, & Matt
Three of Vancouver's finest DJs will keep you swinging until the very last moment of the weekend. Enjoy Matt's focus on rhythm and thick harmonies, Angie's deep cuts and classic favourites, and Cam's ever-changing, always growing, smooth and swinging collection. Whether you want to keep it burning til the end of the weekend, slow down and relax, or geek out on class material in the corner, these DJs will follow you there.
8:30pm-11:30pm, $10, free for weekend participants