“Who do you think is coming to town?  You’ll never guess who!”

The wonderful singer Dawn Lambeth is sneaking away from her California haunts to make a one-night appearance in New York City tomorrow night — Saturday, February 7with the Boilermaker Jazz Band.  She and the band will be doing it in style on the Upper West Side.  Here are the details:

Saturday February 7th 2009
334 Amsterdam Ave by 76th Street
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Swing Remix Extravaganza is Saturday February 7th 2009 at our brand new venue, the JCC on the Upper West Side at 334 Amsterdam Ave by 76th Street. Doors open at 7:30 general admission. Free beginner dance lesson at 7:45pm. Live band at 8:30pm, event ends at 1:00am.

Boilermaker Jazz Band

February 7th 2009 features the Boilermakers! who have joined us in the past with great Fan Fare! Band leader Paul Consentino will also be featuring singer Dawn Lambeth from California. She brings her lilting effervescent style to this authentic hot jazz, ragtime and swing ensemble. Read all about them here.

Dance Workshops
Swing Remix is featuring one fabulous workshop for Saturday February 7th with two fabulous instructors! Please note that we have a huge floor for these classes providing plenty of space for all attendees! Our special reduced price for online advanced sales is available only until NOON on Friday Feb 6th!

Workshop Schedule instructors: Maggie Moon and Paolo Pasta Lanna
6:15-7:30 LINDY HOP/SWING: Let’s get Crankin’ (Prereq: Swing/Lindy knowledge)

Workshop Pricing:
online: $16 Workshop, $28 workshop and dance combined. Available here for this reduced price thru Feb 2nd. Price may increase after that date.
at the Door: Drop ins: $20 workshop

Dance Pricing:
General Admission: $15 at Door, $13 in advance, $12 JCC members in advance. Doors open at 7:30 for general admission 7:45pm Free Beginner Lesson, 8:30pm Band begins.

DAWN LAMBETH might not be a household name to New Yorkers, but that’s something that can be fixed easily.  She is an engaging natural singer.  She doesn’t strain; she doesn’t overact.  She’s no clone.  She knows the changes (she’s also a swinging pianist).  Although she can romp along on something like “Let’s Misbehave” or make the parallel suggestion at a much slower tempo, “Let’s Get Lost,” I think her forte is what musicians used to call “rhythm ballads” — combining sweet sentiment with a medium-tempo swinging surge.  I’m so glad that she managed to sneak past the California authorities — who seem to have guarded her, kept her for themselves — to make this New York gig.  Dust off your Capezios, if you’ve got them, and join us!

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