Lindy Focus Track List!

Happy Holidays Track Listeners! There will be a new episode later this week featuring Noëlle Gray, but if you're on your way to Lindy Focus (like I am), why not check out these past interviews with folks you'll be seeing, hearing, and dancing with this week on your drive/flight to Asheville?

I’ve assembled the Lindy Focus XVI Track List for you:

Michael Gamble at Lindy Focus

Michael Gamble at Lindy Focus

Why not start with organizer & bandleader Michael Gamble, with whom I spoke at length about the inspiration, music, and behind-the-scenes organization of the event?


Then check out some of the amazing Lindy Focus musicians, instructors, & DJs:

All of these episodes and more are available in the archive and on iTunes or your podcast app of choice!

Stompology XII Panel Discussion: "Context and Culture in Jazz Dance"

I'm excited to share that I'll be moderating the "Context and Culture in Jazz Dance" panel at Stompology this June in Rochester, NY! Check out the details for this panel from my friends at Groove Juice Swing below:

With their perspectives gained from dancing and teaching around the world, Stompology instructors Mike Faltesek, Marie N'Daiye, and LaTasha Barnes will share their insights into the historic origins and evolving cultural roles of jazz music and dance. They will be the featured panelists during our Context and Culture in Jazz Dance discussion (moderated by Ryan Swift), which we hope will provide a lively and enlightening opportunity to explore the evolving relevance of jazz—from its roots as a reaction to oppression to a tool of integration—and to delve into its sometimes-fraught contemporary role as the centerpiece of a diverse, world-wide jazz dance community.

Video: Bay Area House Dance Festival Performance | LaTasha Barnes

I'm catching up on some past show notes that had fallen by the wayside and I came across this clip of LaTasha Barnes that, while it didn't fit in the show notes, was far too awesome not to highlight.  Thanks to Rikomatic for highlighting this in his blog late last year.  Enjoy LaTasha tearing it up at the 2016 Bay Area House Dance Festival as you pour over the show notes from Episode 022!

New Album from Josh Collazo & Candy Jacket Jazz Band!

Do you remember the new album of original music Josh Collazo discussed in Episode 21? It's now available!

It's an album of top-notch jazz musicians (including Episode 8 guest Jonathan Stout) playing brand-new tunes.

You can buy the album of new tunes from the Candy Jacket Jazz Band in physical and/or digital form from Bandcamp, and if you haven't heard my conversation with Josh yet, grab that here!