Join Portland Swing Project for live music and swing dancing in the Square! This month, The Bailsmen will perform.
Portland Swing Project spreads the appreciation of swing music and dance through weekly classes and events for all levels of experience. We teach, dance, perform and provide live and DJ’d music to venues throughout Maine. Absolute beginners welcome, no partner needed.
“Brooklyn’s The Bailsmen play Jazz and Vintage Swing. With over 200 events and concerts a year, The Bailsmen are New York’s busiest jazz band. Mixing French bistro, New Orleans dance party, and New York sophistication, the Bailsmen have been inspired by Django Reinhardt, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Sidney Bechet since 2011.
In the last 7 years, the Bailsmen have expanded their repertoire to include original compositions and modern adaptations of classic French and American jazz and swing tunes, as well as innovative takes on Django Reinhardt’s gypsy-inspired jazz. But no matter what they’re playing, it’s hot.”
Portland Swing Project hosts swing dances in Congress Square Park every third Friday from May through August.