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")
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".
The Careless Lovers are an assembly of jazz musicians and swing
dancers, inspired by the early swingin’ sounds from the streets and
clubs of New Orleans, Chicago, and NYC, past and present. The band
plays a mix of traditional jazz, blues, and swing era tunes with a
care-free, energetic style. With an infectiously danceable rhythm,
the Careless Lovers add to the spirit and joy of early jazz culture
After wowing audiences at Lindy Exchanges and Lindy events, and with
a collection of fantastic music videos featuring a plethora of talented
swing dancers (Black Coffee
, It Ain't Right
we're finally bringing them to their first gig in San Francisco!
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
Gordon has played two prior SFLX exchanges, and is by far and away
the highest ranked band we've ever seen in our follow-up surveys,
which is quite a feat considering the bands we've seen at SFLX.
(Photo Pawel Kowalczyk)