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Portland Swing Project

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September 2017

Summer Swing Dance with Tom Whitehead’s Rites of Swing

September 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

This group is lead by vocalist, guitarist and pianist, Tom Whitehead. The ensemble also features Michael Arciero on guitar, Kris Day on upright bass and Don Whitney on drums The sound evokes the smooth, acoustic feeling of Django Reinhardt’s gypsy jazz style, but with a distinctly American flavor of vocal standards from the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. Whitehead sings in a mature, improvisory style that is greatly complimented by Arciero’s dynamic and virtuosic lead guitar playing. Day and Whitney provide…

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October 2017

Summer Swing Dance with Clyde Bisbee and the Wheelhouse Revelers

October 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Join us for our last swing dance of the 2017 season. New to Congress Square Park! Clyde Bisbee and The Wheelhouse Revelers are a 6-piece, swing jazz & western swing dance band specializing in music from the golden era of jazz, the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s. While many modern groups playing this style of music are decidedly “New Orleans,” in flavor, Clyde and the Wheelhouse Revelers approach the genre from the more northerly and western reaches. Their sound, while eschewing any singular label, has…

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Swing Dance with Clyde Bisbee and The Wheelhouse Revelers

October 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Join us for the final swing dance of the 2017 season with Clyde Bisbee and The Wheelhouse Revelers!  A 6-piece, swing jazz & western swing dance band specializing in music from the golden era of jazz, the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s. While many modern groups playing this style of music are decidedly “New Orleans,” in flavor, Clyde and the Wheelhouse Revelers approach the genre from the more northerly and western reaches. Their sound, while eschewing any singular label, has more of a west coast…

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