SFLX Lindy DJs(in alphabetical order)
New York, NYDavid Jacoby (aka "Shorty Dave") lives in New York City where he DJs, dances, and frequents jazz clubs. He is the "House DJ" for Yehoodi.com's weekly dance and has also DJed at many national events. .. (expand) David has yet to meet a bigger Gene Harris fan than himself. Recently, Dave has helped introduce several great Jazz musicians to the Lindy Hop community through his work with Jelly Roll Productions.
San Francisco, CAHep Jen has inspired generations of lindy hoppers with her hard-swinging DJ sets. Originally from Seattle, and now living in San Francisco, Hep Jen is a regular DJ at Le Colonial, the 9:20 .. (expand) Special and Cat's Corner. Hep Jen has DJed for many Lindy Exchanges over the last 10 years, and national events such as the Camp Jitterbug, Camp Hollywood, and the Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown. Jen is excited to head up our DJ crew for SFLX '08!
East Bay, CAJeff Kroll has been swing dancing since 1996, and while Jeff enjoys all styles of swing dancing, he has a particular fondness for Balboa-Swing and will dance it almost every chance he gets. As a DJ, .. (expand) Jeff has spinned at the Balboa Rendevous for several years running, as well many other Balboa events around the country. Jeff is a regular DJ at the Verdi Club, and he teaches & DJs at his own venue, 200 Grand.
San Francisco, CAJeremy Lewis has been a fan of jazz and swing since his teens and started dancing in the winter of 1998. Since January 2004, he has DJed at the 9:20 Special. He has DJed for several local venues in San Francisco, as well as DJing at ALX 2000, ALX 2003, SoFLeX 2003, SFLX 2001, and SFLX 2003. He has also guest DJed on Yehoodi Radio. He was .. (expand) lucky enough to be surrounded by wonderful local DJs at the beginning of his career who turned him on to great song after great song- people like Paul and Sharon, Erik Hamilton, Marc D'Olympio, and Jesse Miner.
San Francisco, CAJesse Miner is the premier swing DJ, and we are happy to claim him as one of San Francisco's own. He can be found spinning at a Lindy Hop event almost every week of .. (expand) the year. From competitions and camps on the east coast to nightclubs in his hometown of San Francisco and every hop spot in between, DJ Jesse shares his passion for swing across the country. He is also the creator of the "Hey Mister Jesse" podcast as well as the producer of Yehoodi Radio as well as one of the founders of SwingDJs.com
San Francisco, CAKen is the head organizer, DJ, and co-founder of San Francisco's world-famous Lindy in the Park. Since 1996, Ken has DJed for crowds of Lindy Hoppers in Golden Gate Park EVERY Sunday. 12 years later, .. (expand) Lindy in the Park is running stronger than ever. Ken is also one of the original Lindy Hoppers who traveled around the country to Lindy Exchanges when Lindy Exchanges were a new thing.
San Francisco, CABorn in New York, Manu Smith has been dancing Lindy Hop since December of 1997. Since then his love for the music and the dance has grown. Since 2000 he has been dancing, performing, competing, .. (expand) teaching, DJing, and MCing Lindy Hop events. He is also the co-founder of the Yehoodi.com Lindy website. Manu currently teaches and DJs in San Francisco at the 9:20 Special.
San Francisco, CANaomi is one of the regular DJs at Lindy in the Park in San Francisco. She spins every Sunday at Lindy in the Park, and can also be heard DJing at the 9:20 Special and Swing Central. Naomi has also served as the Board President of the Northern California Lindy Society. .. (expand)
San Francisco, CANathan Dias is quickly establishing himself as a DJ in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can hear Nathan spinning frequently at Cat's Corner, where he and Catrine Ljunggren teach and host a happening .. (expand) dance party every Wednesday. Nathan also makes frequent DJ appearances at Swing Central and the Rhythm Lounge. Nathan is known for his hard-swinging rhythms.
Washington, D.C.Rayned Wiles is one of the East Coast's most popular DJs with a busy schedule. He is a nationally-known DJ with extensive experience working conventions, dance camps, and national competitions. He has .. (expand) worked at Swing clubs throughout the country. He DJs a weekly Wednesday dance at K2 in the Washington DC area.
"I think the point of djing is to ensure that everyone is having a great time through music. My music of choice is swing jazz blues. I like Fats Waller's view that swing is "two-thirds rhythm and one-third soul." And Carmen McRae's reminder that "Blues is to jazz what yeast is to bread-without it, it's flat."