Dean Mora at the Dance-a-thon!

I am pleased to announce that Dean Mora and his all-star musicians will be playing at 8 p.m. during the 24 Hour Dance-a-thon and will keep us swinging through the evening. I have always been a fan of Dean Mora and his band of musicians and always make it out to see him play.  But I don’t think I ever realized what a stellar musician he is until I saw him play at the Nethercutt Collection.  Mr. Mora played on the third largest theater pipe organ in the world, improvising along to the antics of Buster Keaton during a silent film screening.  Yes, you read that ...

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Ginger Pauley and the Hoosier Daddys

The 24 Hour Cancer Dance-a-thon welcomes Ginger and the Hoosier Daddys  to our lineup.  Ginger and the Hoosier Daddys will delight dancers with their blend of jazz, swing, blues and Dixieland music.  You won’t care how tired you are, you’ll have to get up and dance when they take the stage. Lead singer Ginger Pauley’s sweet and sultry vocals are perfectly complimented by a stellar horn section: Corey Gemme (coronet, sax, trombone, clarinet and percussion), and Paul Frederick (sax, clarinet).  Their sound is rounded out by Paul Kosmala on piano, and are kept ...

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The Chris Williams Sextet

The 24 Hour Cancer Dance-a-thon is pleased to announce that internationally acclaimed vocalist Chris Williams and the Chris Williams Sextet will be our opening act at high noon.  Chris Williams and his band were the opening act for three years running, and are reclaiming their spot as our opening act. Chris hails from Canada, but currently makes his home in Orange County.  My first inclination when I heard Chris’s music was to compare him to Harry Connick, Jr., but he has a vocal sound and styling that are unmistakably is own.  During his fifteen years of perform...

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The Rave Swing Band

The 24 Hour Cancer Dance-a-thon is pleased to announce that the Rave Swing Band will be performing during the event to keep us all on our toes. Based in Pasadena, CA the Rave Swing Band has been delighting dancers and audiences alike with their repertoire of classic Big Band songs that everyone knows and loves.  The 17-piece big band features the vocal talents of Dave Bertiz, Mandy McMillan, and Rowena Dineros, who are backed by 5 saxophones, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, and a rhythm section.  You can find out more about the Rave Swing Band at their website (http://www....

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Danny Maika returns to the Dance-a-thon!

The 24 Hour Cancer Dance-a-thon is pleased to announce that Danny Maika has been added to our band roster.  This marks a return to the Dance-a-thon, as Danny delighted dancers last year with his soothing blend of mellow, Hawaiian-inspired sounds.  His music kept everyone on their toes last year as the Dance-a-thon came to a close. Danny’s music comes from the heart and he draws his inspiration from all aspects of his life.  While Danny loves swing music and is a dancer himself, he lets his music guide him and follows the song wherever it takes him.  His music can ...

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Pete Jacobs and His Wartime Radio Revue

You’re going to be hard pressed to find a time during the Lindy Hop for Hope 24 Hour Cancer Dance-a-thon when you’ll want to sit out, especially since Pete Jacobs and His Wartime Radio Revue, will be performing. Pete Jacobs and His Wartime Revue are renowned throughout Southern California as one of the most danceable bands around. The Wartime Revue is a sixteen piece band that includes an eight piece horn section led by a female vocalist to bring back the swingin’ sounds of the 1930s and 1940s. One of the most fun aspects of Pete Jacobs and His Wartime ...

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The Swingsations Booked!

We are pleased to announce that the Swingsations will be playing during the Lindy Hop for Hope, which takes place on March 13-14 2010.  The Swingsations have been added to our already impressive roster of bands that will keep you swingin’ all night and all day long during the 24 hour cancer dance-a-thon. The Swingsations were formed in 1995 and are led by trumpeter and lead vocalist Jim Ziegler.  The Swingsations repertoire starts with the classic jazz and Dixieland tunes that identify the sound of the 1920s and continues all the way through the swing ...

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The Fabulous Esquires

The Dance-a-thon is proud to announce that The Fabulous Esquires Big Band has been added to the growing list of bands who will be playing at the 2010 event.  This will mark the 5th time that they have donated their talents to the Dance-a-thon. Dance-a-thon founder Shesha Marvin expressed his appreciation for The Fabulous Esquires' contunued participation, saying, "It's a special effort to organize and arrange such a large group of musicians.  Wolf, the band leader always goes out of his way for the Dance-a-thon.  I can't imagine the event without him." The ...

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