Swing 46 Presents “George Gee Swing Orchestra”
with professional dance instruction provided by “Dance Manhattan Studios”
The set list is as follows:
5:00 to 5:30 SWING46 DJ
5:30 to 6:15 Live Band First Set
6:15 to 6:30 SWING46 DJ
6:30 to 7:00 Dance Lesson
7:00 to 7:45 Live Band Second Set
7:45 to 8:00 SWING46 DJ
8:00 to 8:45 Live Band Third Set
8:45 to 9:00 SWING46 DJ
New York City's Best Street Performers
Baby Soda Jazz Band - Baby Soda is on the forefront of a new movement loosely known as street jazz; with an eclectic set of influences ranging from 30’s era swing, New Orleans jazz, and southern gospel. The ensemble doesn't desire to recreate the past, rather they bring the concept and joy of the music to the present.Baby Soda is an adaptable and ever changing group made up of New York's finest musicians; featuring trumpet, trombone, clarinet, banjo and the unique one string box bass. The band has performed at some of New York's finest venues such as The Village Vanguard, Barbes, The Knitting Factory and the Jalopy Theater. In addition to their busy schedule of club dates, Baby Soda loves performing on the street and in the subway. This allows them to hone their skills and bring the music directly to the people. Both Pediatrics and Geriatrics agree, Baby Soda is the sure cure for the aches and pains of the modern world! Follow on Twitter: @BabySoda
The Ebony Hillbillies - The Ebony Hillbillies are not only one of the last black string bands in America, they are the only string band based in NYC. Consisting of fiddle, banjo, washboard and bass fiddle, they have successfully created a following that has crossed over to audiences in pop, country, bluegrass, folk, jazz and beyond while maintaining their grassroots credibility. Their 19th century string band sound was popular in the 1920's and 1930's; and was a key element in the genesis of jazz and virtually everything after (blues, bluegrass, rockabilly, rock & roll, etc...). The Ebony Hillbillies' own extant CDs, 'Sabrina's Holiday', 'EH Sessions Vol.1 & 2', and 'I Thought You Knew' provide a great introduction to a largely forgotten cultural legacy.
Mariachi Real De Mexico - was founded in 1991 by Ramon Ponce and his son Ramon Ponce Jr. This year Mariachi Real De Mexico is proudly celebrating its 23rd Anniversary. Mariachi Real De Mexico is considered to be an ambassador of Mariachi music in the North East of the United States. Since the beginning Mariachi Real de Mexico has had great acceptance by the general public. They have done countless of public and private events such as: Weddings, Corporate Events, Festivals, Concerts, Fundraisers, Birthdays and all types of social events. Follow on Twitter: @RealDeMexico
Paul Mueller (Hammered Dulcimer) - Paul Mueller is Professor of Music and Coordinator of Choral Studies at Hunter College. A distinguished and versatile musician, he has excelled in choral, orchestral and operatic repertoire. Recent performances include Mozart's Vesperae de Solennes de Confessore in Italy, Vivaldi's Beatus Vir in France, Rossini's Stabat Mater in Spain and Mozart’s Requiem in Hungary. He has also appeared as guest conductor of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops and the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. Professor Mueller is the Music Director of the Greenwich Choral Society and past Music Director of the New Haven Chorale. In addition to conducting, he remains active as an organist/harpsichordist and is involved with research projects which embrace French choral and vocal repertoire of the nineteenth century.
Sean Grissom - Sean Grissom "Cajun Cello®" - One might ask, "what do you call a Texas-born, classically-trained cellist who just happens to be one of the hottest street, and subway entertainers?" The answer is Sean Grissom and his stripped-down, homemade electric cello. When Sean steps into the spotlight, the audience can expect a memorable new entertainment experience.
An international attraction with his hit one-man show O'Cello, Sean has travelled and performed before enthusiastic crowds in Japan, Canada, and throughout Europe. A proud member of MUNY, he has been the emcee for the annual MUNY auditions and has hosted and performed in a holiday vaudeville show at Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Audiences love Sean's superhot, jazzy style of country, swing, rock, and cajun sounds, all delivered in his offbeat, vaudeville manner. Sean has produced and released seven recordings.
StreetMule - Marc Mueller is an imaginative Music Under New York (MUNY) subway musician performing for the past 19 years with the highly acclaimed percussive group Mecca Bodega. Co-founded with his brother Paul, the group’s unique hypnotic sound has been heard throughout the subway system with over 2000 performances to date in a majority of the MUNY locations. The group has touched audiences nationally and internationally including showcases in prominent venues such as Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, Town Hall with Simon 7 (Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion), Merkin Concert Hall, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, and the Celebrate Brooklyn Summer Festival. Mecca Bodega has been featured in award winning films, soundtracks, TV programs, commercials, dance scores, NPR broadcasts of New Sounds on WNYC Radio, a PBS street performance documentary and has composed music for directors including Jonathan Demme for the HBO movie Subway Stories; as well as appearing in the film. Marc has also been performing solo for the last 3 years, expanding his polyrhythmic craft as ‘StreetMule'. He has just released his new solo recording: Talkin’ True Da Tube. As “one of the best subway performers of 2013” (The Gothamist), StreetMule harnesses the New York City’s vibrant energy in a tribal soundscape that features Australian didgeridoo, Peruvian cajon (rhythm box), African shakers and Indian bells with voice effects played all at once!
Drum Cafe - Drum Cafe is one of the world's leading interactive Team Building and Events Companies. It's interactive drumming is a powerful way to make any event unforgettable! Each person gets a drum. By connecting to the music and each other, they'll learn to work in harmony and experience the power of the group. Drum Cafe's success is proven in more than 20 countries and over 20,000 events. Come join Drum Cafe at Duffy Square to see what the excitement is all about!
Top Image Photo Credit: Troy Amber & Liz Clayman