Friday Feb 14th, Special Second Friday Concert/Valentine’s Day Dance!
7-8 Swing/Lindy Hop Dance Lesson (price included in concert admission) 8-10 Concert/Dance
Butterfly Swing Band plays exuberant, swing/jazz grooves, drawing from Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Benny Goodman, as well as more contemporary artists such as Imelda May, Nellie McKay, and Diana Krall, along with a few original tunes as well. To add a little seasoning to our repertoire they include bossa novas, cha chas, blues numbers, waltzes, foxtrots, and ballads to enhance your listening and dancing experience.
They also provide Swing & Lindy Hop dance instructors to help beginners learn the basics. From their opening number to their finale they blend harmonies that delight the listening ear, and grooves that invite your dancing feet to improvise and syncopate to the live music.
Their song tempos and rhythms vary so they can warm you up and cool you down. The music is full of life and creativity with an infectious rhythm, uncluttered textures, spirit and sensuality, that reaches out to you as a listener and/or a dancer, to celebrate and play.
(And hey, what better way to spend Valentine’s Day!
“Wow, did I have fun dancing to the Butterfly Swing Band! A real blast from the past, and Kate Nicolaou’s vocals were so authentic; mellifluous love ballads and hard-swinging jitterbugs. She is the real deal.” Kit Johnson, Musical Director of Jazz ensemble, Swingset.
“The Butterfly Swing Band knows how to keep us dancing! With lead vocalists Kate Nicolaou and Brian Bender easily shifting from contagiously upbeat to warmly tender and soulful vocals, and the bands creative instrumentation and rhythmic tempos, bring the room alive with enthusiasm and fun no matter the style or genre.”
Daphne Bye, Pianist,Vocalist & Dancer