SWING, YOU CATS: A VISIT TO CAMP JITTERBUG 2012

Here are two videos created by the fine musician / videographer Candace Brown — taken on the spot at Camp Jitterbug in Seattle on May 27, 2012.  The first is just under a minute, but what a delightful world it evokes: happy dancers swinging out to live hot jazz provided by Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five (Jonathan, guitars, vocal; Meschiya Lake, vocal; Steve Mostovoy, trumpet; Albert Alva, tenor saxophone; Dave Brown, string bass; Paul Lines, drums; Casey MacGill, piano, vocals.)

And something for the those of us who need a minor-key romp to pick up our spirits — DIGA DIGA DOO played by the band, with a vocal by Casey — watch the band and the dancers!  And the band gets extra points for the KRAZY KAPERS riff:

I don’t think I could get admitted to Camp Jitterbug — my dancing needs remediation — but it looks like the place to be!

May your happiness increase.

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4 responses to “SWING, YOU CATS: A VISIT TO CAMP JITTERBUG 2012

  1. great version. Awesome musicianship. Great energy. Glad you caught a little of the dance jam,

  2. John Cooper

    They remediate you there.

    jOhn P. Cooper

  3. This was quite a surprise, Michael. Thanks for posting my video. I’m in the process of uploading more right now, including some of the dance competition finals. In case some readers don’t know, dancers come from all over the world to attend this great event, and Jonathon Stout and his Campus Five packed the hall with fans and kept them rockin’.

    Many thanks to Tonya Morris, the amazing woman behind Camp Jitterbug, the one who makes it all happen.

  4. Surprise is what JAZZ LIVES is all about, I hope. Candace’s YouTube channel is “islandstarfish” and you will find more good music there.

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