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Swing Buffalo Anniversary Dance with Vintage Jazz Collective!
Saturday, January 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm$15
Join Swing Buffalo on Saturday, January 11 as we celebrate our anniversary! Your feet are in for treat, The Vintage Jazz Collective will be in from Rochester to serenade us!
About The Vintage Jazz Collective
Catering to the Lindy Hop, Blues, and Balboa dance communities, the Vintage Jazz Collective brings to light rare collections of swing music straight from the jazz era. Each tour they perform hand-selected favorites from a different collection curated by a band leader of the swing era.
For 2018-19, our small jazz ensemble will be debuting the collection of George Manning. Many of Manning’s charts are original arrangements that have been out of print for over 80 years!
George Manning was a Rochester-based band leader, and his vast collection of charts was donated to the Eastman School of Music a decade ago. It consists of eleven boxes of musical arrangements, direct from the largest swing music publishing companies of the swing era.
For the 2018-19 touring season, the Vintage Jazz Collective has selected the most danceable arrangements from the collection to perform for you! Hidden in this archive of early swing music, we’ve unearthed some gems that showcase the breadth of the musical repertoire and the evolution of swing music as we know it.