Swing Dancing Fun Facts

Swing dancing emerged in the 1920s when household radios allowed Jazz to sweep the nation also known as “The Jazz Age.” The dance the Lindy Hop was named after the famous aviator Charles Lindbergh or “Lucky Lindy” known for his transatlantic flight from New York to Paris. Many people use the terms Jitterbug, Lindy Hop and Swing Dancing interchangeably although many seasoned dancers consider Swing Dance to be the genre…

Come enjoy the sweet sound of live Jazz in Orlando!

Orlando is well known for its family friendly entertainment and theme parks, but its Jazz culture is often overlooked.  Orlando is home to many amazing musicians who often perform at the theme parks as well as Jazz clubs, lounges and other venues throughout Central Florida.  The Jazz music scene is thriving in Orlando and here are some places to look. Timucua Arts Foundation – 2000 S Summerlin Ave, Orlando, Florida…

Roaring 20s Fun Facts for Gatsby Party!

Bring on the flappers with their fringe dresses, long cigarettes and boas. Don’t forget the hats for the pin-stripe suits. But most of all remember your dancing shoes! Because the 1920s was all about jazz music and dancing! If you’re throwing a Gatsby themed party, we have a perfect Gatsby Speakeasy Band for your event. We also have some fun facts for you to show off throughout the party! Fun…

Suncoast Jazz Festival – Clearwater Beach, Florida

Heather Thorn was excited to play at the Suncoast Jazz Festival in Clearwater Beach, Florida alongside great jazz musicians including drummer Ed Metz, trumpeter Charlie Bertini, trombonist Pat Gulotta, tuba player Dan Howard, pianist Jeff Phillips and the Adrian Cunningham. Xylophonist Heather Thorn lead a hard-charging small group that spanned the generations from the Roaring ‘20s to the Swinging ‘60s at the Suncoast Jazz Festival in Clearwater Beach, Florida on…

Great Gatsby Party – Winter Park, Florida

The Vivacity Band had a wonderful time at the Great Gatsby Swing Dance at the Blue Bamboo in Winter Park!  Thank you to everyone who came out and All That Jazz! This hit show returned to the cozy Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts in Winter Park featuring 20th-century swing tunes from the Roaring ‘20s to the 1950s. It offered the unique opportunity to swing dance with professional musicians and…

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