Cook Trio Live & Return of Big Band!

Preforming live Saturday, May 22, 2010!

The Cook Trio’s sound was inspired by Django Reinhardt, born in Belgium in 1910. The first truly influential Jazz artist to originate from Europe and arguably the first to successfully highlight the acoustic guitar in what hitherto been a horn-driven, decidedly Black American genre.

The percussive strumming style of the “Gypsy Jazz” he helped create with his popular Quintette du Hot Club De France during the ’30s and ’40s is the only form of Jazz whose origins are found outside America. When most people think of Jazz, they think of a nattily dressed Miles Davis brandishing his trumpet, or John Coltrane and his alto sax. They rarely remember Django Reinhardt, the rough-and-tumble guitarist who, by ingeniously changing the movement forever, earned a place in the Jazz pantheon long before Miles or Trane learned to walk.

The Cook Trio consists of Ian and Jason Cook and Kyle Jones, who were brought together by their common love of Reinhardt’s passionate music. Their music speaks of Jazz’s original sound and wartime Paris’ unquenchable thirst for life.

New to swing dancing? No problem! There will be a beginner swing dance lesson from 8pm to 9pm that will take you from the very basic and then teach you 3 or 4 moves you can enjoy practicing right away at the dance that follows from 9pm to Midnight.

Drinks and snacks are available for a $1.00 donation and this is a non-smoking, all ages welcome event, all for only $12.00 per person!

Saturday, May 22nd
8pm – 9pm Beginner Lesson Included with Admission
9pm – 12am Swing Dance
Admission $12.00
6949 Venture Circle, Orlando, FL 32807
Non-smoking, family friendly event!

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Special Encore Performance Saturday, June 26, 2010…

Orlando Swing Dance is excited to announce that by popular demand, a special encore performance by the Big Band, New Tradition Jazz Ensemble on Saturday, June 26th at the Whirl & Twirl!

There was standing room only last time this band played for The Orlando Swing Dance, so be sure to get there early and plan on dancing all night to the best Big Band in Central Florida!  So don’t miss the opportunity to hear this high energy, 18 piece big band play all your favorites along with some new arrangements that are guaranteed to keep your feet moving!

New to swing dancing? No problem! There will be a beginner swing dance lesson from 8pm to 9pm that will take you from the very basic and then teach you 3 or 4 moves you can enjoy practicing right away at the dance that follows from 9pm to Midnight.

Drinks and snacks are available for a $1.00 donation and this is a non-smoking, all ages welcome event, all for only $12.00 per person!

Saturday, June 26th
8pm – 9pm Beginner Lesson Included with Admission
9pm – 12am Swing Dance
Admission $12.00
6949 Venture Circle, Orlando, FL 32807
Non-smoking, family friendly event!

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