How to start the New Year — any New Year — right! A swing dance with hot music provided by Clint Baker’s New Orleans Jazz Band, with beautiful playing from Clint (trumpet / vocal); Jim Klippert (trombone, vocal); Bill Carter (clarinet); Jason Vanderford (guitar, vocal); Bill Reinhart (banjo), Sam Rocha (string bass), J Hansen (drums).
I had a wonderful time. Although you can’t see them, the dancers were explosively happy — and I think these video performances will rock and shout their way through the smallest computer monitor, the most tiny speakers. Or your money back.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOP:
SWEET LOTUS BLOSSOM:
ALL OF ME:
THE SECOND LINE:
BLACK SNAKE BLUES:
Is there anyone finer? I thought not.
Californians are so lucky — not only for grapefruit trees and Meyer lemon trees, delicious local kale, and Amoeba Music — but they can go to a Wednesday Night Hop more often than I can. I went to one where Clint’s band (with almost the same personnel) rocked the room — in 2012, and it was memorable indeed. Part One and Part Two.
Here you can find out information about future Wednesday Night Hops. (Thank you, Audrey Kanemoto!)
More to come in the second part, once everyone’s computer has cooled down.
May your happiness increase.