Sep 23

Dirty Water Friday – Michael Gamble & The Vanguard Serenaders (Lindy) HIBERNIAN HALL

Category: dances

NOTE: Venue is HIBERNIAN HALL!!  (Not at Extreme in Cambridge)

The Vanguard Serenaders are a special project created to expand the sound and scope of Michael Gamble’s widely admired Rhythm Serenaders. With a beefier front line, the band pushes further toward the big band sound, digging most deeply into the work of various Basie and Ellington band alumni and the small to mid-size groups they created at the peak of their creativity in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. If the Rhythm Serenaders classic sextet focus on deft and fleet 1930’s arrangements full of levity and flash, the Vanguard Serenaders reach more for heavy, groove-focused arrangements that invite a slow, vigorous head-nod. Real genre aficionados will recognize, in addition to the Basie and Ellington material, close transcriptions of Buster Smith, Cootie Williams, Earl Hines, Roy Eldridge, and even very early Dizzy Gillespie. As with all Gamble’s projects, every tune is chosen with a DJ’s eye for the dance floor, and a deep love for the swing community which shares his passion for authentic and mind-blowing dance music of the last century.

Band Break DJ – Kevin Lin

Kevin loves swing dancing, swing music, and loves listening to the music at all waking hours of the day. He has DJ’ed at local venues around Boston including MIT Lindy Hop Society and Monday Night Practice. Some of his favorite bands include Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, and Chick Webb. Kevin’s goal is to keep the energy high and the dancing fun, and he firmly believes in the saying… “It don’t mean a thing, if it ain’t got that swing!”


Swing Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Social Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:00am
General Admission: $30
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $25

Sorry, no passes or coupons will be accepted tonight.

Hibernian Hall
184 Dudley Street, Boston, MA 02119 (map)
Parking: Parking lot with limited spaces and some street parking
MBTA: Orange line to Ruggles and buses 15, 23, 28, and 45 connect you to Dudley Station
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