We are excited to be offering the best lineup we've ever seen at a Lindy Exchange.
Pending registration numbers, we may be adding more fantastic bands later.
(only included with "Complete Pass")
With an international reputation as one of world's best jazz & blues
vocalists, she is known for her ability to turn a chattering
cocktail-sipping crowd into a rapt audience of lifelong fans in
minutes. No trip to San Francisco is complete without seeing Kim
Kim Nalley, in looks and presence, exudes the aura of a diva from a
by-gone era. Vocally, she has pipes to burn packing a 3 1/2 octave
range that can go from operatic to gritty blues on a dime, projection
that can whisper a ballad yet is capable of filling a room with no
microphone, and the ability to scat blistering solos without ever
losing the crowd's interest or the intense swing. She has been
compared to all the greats, but in the end, it's Kim Nalley and no
one else - an unforced instrument with clarity and jazzy musicality,
effortlessly delivered, and a sense of humor to boot.
Pianist Gordon Webster is one of the most sought after musicians in the
lindy hop world. His tremendous musicianship and passion, supported by his
first-hand knowledge of social dancing, have inspired lindy hoppers at
hundreds of dance events worldwide. Drawing on influences as diverse as
Fats Waller, Count Basie, Oscar Peterson and Gene Harris, Webster serves up
a smorgasbord of styles unified by one characteristic: irresistible
(Photo Pawel Kowalczyk)
The dazzling Barbara Morrison has been featured on over 20
recordings. She has dazzled fans of a wide aray of genres from
traditional Jazz and Blues to Gospel and Pop. Her melodic voice, with
its two-and-a-half-octave range, is known worldwide, as are her rich,
unique, soulful and highly spirited interpretations of both, familiar
Jazz and Blues classics and original contemporary tunes. Equally as
striking is Ms. Morrison's ability to belt out down-home,
soul-stirring Blues. Her impassioned renditions of old and favorite
torch songs are nothing short of breathtaking.
Saxophonist Fil Lorenz has been swinging Bay Area
audiences since 1998. His star-studded "little BIG band"
bridges the gap between the classic big bands of
the 1930's and the smaller, lighter groovin' bands of
award-winning vocalist Hale Baskin brings
her own brand of sultry style to the stage by channeling
the goddesses of swing - Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn,
and Anita O'Day. As Forrest Bryant of the Jazz Observer
put it, "her rich, sassy alto voice fits this band like a glove -
uninhibited, brassy, and ready to rumble".