Monday, October 13, 2008

Avalon Ballroom - Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Swingin' Seven has become a mainstay at the monthly swing dances at the Avalon Ballroom in Boulder.  They played to a very swinging and very appreciative crowd this last Saturday.  The event was bolstered considerable by the three groups of young people from Niwot, Regis University and Colorado School of Mines.

The evening was punctuated by a couple of new tunes in the bands arsenal: L.O.V.E. and My Melancholoy Baby!   L.O.V.E. was sung ala Nat King Cole by Jan McLoughlin, backed up by the band's rhythm section and trumpet playing leader Dave Mc.  My Melancholy Baby!, an instrumental version arranged by Dave Wolpe, was performed after a quick read through during the sound check prior to the gig.  Dave Wolpe makes a number his charts available for instant .pdf download from his website.  Thanks, Dave!!

If you are looking for a fun night of dancing in Boulder, consider the monthly swing dances at the Avalon.  They are held the second Saturday of each month.  They only cost $15 ($10 for students) and include a dance lesson, three hours of live music and some pretty nice refreshments with admittance.

Next month (November 8) will feature the DU Claim Jumpers, followed by the The Swingin' Seven again in December.   The December dance will also feature a dance exhibition from the swing dance team from the Colorado School of Minds.