Dennis Nyback presents
Lindy Hop, Jumpin’ Jazz & Jitterbug.
Ninety minutes of fabulous Lindy Hop and Jitterbug dancing, along
with absolutely great jazz music. There have been periodic revivals of
Lindy Hop dancing, it is unbelievably fun to do. Dennis Nyback will
introduce the show and include a Lindy demonstration and lesson. Show
Jammin’ the Blues
(1944) Considered by many the best
jazz film ever made. It features the dancers Marie Bryant and Archie
Savage. The musicians include Lester Young, Sweets Edison, Illinois
Jacquet, Barney Kessel, Marlowe Morris, Jo Jones, Big Sid Catlett, and
(1954) This amazing film is of a night at a New York dance hall in 1954. It shows what a ball it was to Lindy Hop.
Wald Orchestra from
Swing the Western Way
(1947) Excerpt. Jerry Wald
was an excellent clarinet player. Good dancing too and great examples of
1940's Pendleton Shirts.
(1943) Amazing jazz and
dancing with the Nicholas Brothers, Katherine Dunham Dancers, Bill
Robinson, Cab Calloway, and Lena Horne.