Lindy Focus XV

The Lindy Hop, Balboa, Blues, and Jazz Dance Camp and New Year's Party - Dec 26, 2016 to Jan 1, 2017

Music

It's no secret that Lindy Focus puts music first. Our reasoning is very simple: the best music creates the best dancing. We hold nothing back in bringing you quite literally the live best music we believe it's possible to assemble. It starts with the bandleaders, but continues with the individual musicians (each all-stars in their own right) and continues further with the music selection itself. 

Bands

MUSICIANS

Now, gather ‘round folks. The individual players are what make all the difference here, with respect to the bandleaders. Lindy Focus is committed to bringing you the best possible version of each band. For this, our fifteenth year, we thought it was important to bring in some new talent. There are many great living masters of swing playing in this country, and exposing more of those people to our community is a huge priority for us. We will sorely miss those who are standing aside this year in order to make way for the new faces, and we hope the whole scene is as grateful to them as we are, even as we give a warm welcome to this new crew!

NEW THIS YEAR:

Jon-Erik Kellso (trumpet, NYC)
Dan Levinson (reeds, NYC)
Evan Arntzen (reeds, NYC)
Dan Barrett (trombone, CA)
Chris Dawson (piano, CA)
Marquis Howell (bass, CA)

RETURNING:

Jonathan Stout (bandleader, guitar)
Laura Windley (vocals)
Josh Collazo (drums)
Albert Alva (reeds)
Gordon Au (trumpet)
Jon Doyle (reeds)
Keenan McKenzie (reeds)
Ken McGee (trumpet)
Lucian Cobb (trombone)
Michael Gamble (bandleader, bass)
Noah Hocker (trumpet)
James Posedel (piano)
Russ Wilson (drums)