This Week in Swing – March 2021

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QUARANTINE VIDEO OF THE MONTH

Featuring – The Grand St. Stompers – Riverboat Shuffle


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Times are tough for our friends who are musicians, dance teachers, studio owners, event promoters.  Here are ways you can help support them, if you are able:


Regular weekly NYC Swing Dancing events not included in the calendar below (outdoor events are subject to weather and change):

These bands busk in the part on a regular basis, but are often announced after I publish.  I’m sharing the links in the event you want to seek out music that I haven’t been able to update and support our great NYC musicians. Please bring a partner, dance solo or just listen and enjoy.  Please use the contact us form for additional suggestions.


    March


        Friday, March 5

        Bandcamp Fridays

        Now is a good day to support your favorite swing musicians by purchasing music at Bandcamp. Bandcamp Fridays give 100% of sales straight to the artist. To brainstorm ideas, click here.


        Saturday, March 6

        THE SALON: Quarantine Speakeasy

        Please join us for our All-Star variety show streaming live from New York City into your own quarantine speakeasy!
        *  pre-show: DJ BRIAN FERDMAN – at 6:45pm
        *  intro by PATRICK SOLURI of Prohibition Productions – at 7:00pm
        *  live music by MANHATTAN CAMERATA from Spain – at 7:05pm
        *  ONLINE DANCE CLASSES with Stina Isaksen, Jaime Shannon, Bobby White & Latasha Barnes – at 7:30pm
        *  music by ADRIEN CHEVALIER GYPSY JAZZ QUARTET – at 7:50
        *  cooking & swinging in the LINDY KITCHEN – at 8:20pm
        *  music by PROF. CUNNINGHAM & HIS OLD SCHOOL – at 8:30
        *  outro by PATRICK SOLURI – c.9pm
        *  afterparty w/DJ BRIAN FERDMAN c.9pm; anyone on Zoom can join on video & dance!

        — TO WATCH —
        * register on Zoom anytime (it’s free & easy) at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-Mo2QplBSUKVjj8nAtAOtA
        * streams simultaneously on Facebook Live – www.facebook.com/prohibitionproductions
        * this episode re-streams on our Youtube on March 8th at 1pm
        * immediately after livestream, the full show will be on our Facebook and a fully remastered version (in HD 1080p w/48k audio) on our Youtube Channel within 48hrs (https://www.youtube.com/c/ProhibitionProductions)

        — DONATIONS —
        * donate anytime for this episode/cast from March 1st-14th
        * $5-10 min. suggested donation (split amongst all performers)
        * PayPal direct link https://paypal.me/ProhibitionProd or to “info@prohibitionproductions.com”
        * Venmo to “@Patrick-Soluri” or Zelle to “patrick@soluri.com”
        — DETAILS —
        * Dj & “doors” at 6:45pm EST // show starts 7:00pm EST
        * Schedule posted on registration & Facebook (subject to change)
        * streamed live as a “Webinar” so you’ll only see video of performers (not video of yourself like a regular zoom meeting).

        — THE SKINNY–
        Our goal during this unprecedented time is to help bring people together from all over the world who share common interests; and provide musicians & performers the opportunity to share their craft with like minded people passionate about music & dance. The QUARANTINE SPEAKEASY now live streams every other Saturday from NYC averaging hundreds of views from over a dozen countries and half the US states.

        Eileen’s note: Time’s are tough for everyone, but if you do have time to watch, please make sure you kick in to support these efforts. There is a lot of time and production effort that goes in to shooting these videos.


        Saturday, March 20

        THE SALON: Quarantine Speakeasy

        6:45pm – 9:00pm
        Save the date – Please join us for our All-Star variety show featuring favorite performers streaming live from New York City into your own quarantine speakeasy!


        April


        Friday, April 2

        Bandcamp Fridays

        Now is a good day to support your favorite swing musicians by purchasing music at Bandcamp. Bandcamp Fridays give 100% of sales straight to the artist. To brainstorm ideas, click here.


        Saturday, April 3

        THE SALON: Quarantine Speakeasy

        6:45pm – 9:00pm
        Save the date – Please join us for our All-Star variety show featuring favorite performers streaming live from New York City into your own quarantine speakeasy!


        Saturday, April 17

        THE SALON: Quarantine Speakeasy

        6:45pm – 9:00pm
        Save the date – Please join us for our All-Star variety show featuring favorite performers streaming live from New York City into your own quarantine speakeasy!

        Welcome to THIS WEEK IN SWING NYC

        After starting on Blogspot in 2008 and moving to WordPress, This Week in Swing, has a new home! I hope everyone finds this to be an improvement to finding out where to dance, where to take dance lessons or where to go out and just listen (yes we can just go listen) in our love of all things swing! Major shout out to Mandi Gould for helping make this happen. Please check it out, watch a couple of videos and check back often as we continue to do updates.