Sep 21

Dirty Water (Friday evening) – Rocco and the Stompers with guest, Gordon Webster

Category: dances

Join us for the first night of the Dirty Water Lindy Exchange with Rocco and the Stompers and guest Gordon Webster!

Get ready to swing out hard ’cause Rocco and the Stompers are here! The 7-piece swing band specializes in the music of Duke Ellington and the bands his notable sidemen fronted, including Johnny Hodges, Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart, Barney Bigard and others.  Only from the Stompers will you hear the hottest songs of the swing era brought back from obscurity, covering hip tunes by the Artie Shaw Gramercy Five, and the Count Basie and Benny Goodman small groups. Led by Boston-based arranger/composer Danny Rocco Fratina and stocked with the best local players, Rocco and the Stompers are here to get you on your feet with music for swing dancers of all experience levels.

Pianist Gordon Webster is one of the most sought after musicians in the lindy hop world. His tremendous musicianship and passion, supported by his first-hand knowledge of social dancing, have inspired lindy hoppers at hundreds of dance events worldwide. Drawing on influences as diverse as Fats Waller, Count Basie, Oscar Peterson and Gene Harris, Webster serves up a smorgasbord of styles unified by one characteristic: irresistible danceability.

Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:00am
General Admission: $25
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $20

Sorry, no passes or coupons will be accepted tonight.

Q Ballroom
26 New Street, Suite 3
Cambridge, MA 02138

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