What a great weekend! 

Yes, what fun we had last weekend with two gigs back to back.  First, our third appearance at Pasadena Ballroom Dance was wonderful - we had a few fans show up, and there was a great crowd and they asked and got an encore tune.  Then, on Sunday we had a great time performing for the Dixieland Jazz Society in Duarte.  We got a warm welcome and even jammed with some of the members after our set.  It was great to see old friends Mike Olson and C.J. Sams, who have been involved with traditional jazz for many years.  And it was also great to have the regular band for both of these gigs. Looking forward to many more dates in 2023 - already have another appearance at Mariners Church lined up...more details soon.

Another weekend of gigs 

Hello and Happy New Year everyone!  Well, we plan to start the new year off right with a fun weekend of gigs.  the first one will be on Saturday, Jan. 21, with our third appearance at PBDA (Pasadena Ballroom Sance Association).  The time frame is 8:00 to 11:00 pm, three sets.  And then the next day (Sunday, Jan. 22), we'll be playing a one hour feature set for my friend Mike Olson and the Society for the Preservation of Dixieland Jazz (SPDJ) - this will be in Duarte from 3:00 to 4:00 pm.  I will send details soon, and we hope that you will join us.  Thanks, and take care.

A weekend of gigs 

Hello friends!  I'm happy to announce that we have a fun weekend of performances coming up.  First, on Saturday night, October 15, we'll be returning to the Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association for another Saturday Night Swing Out - 8 to 11 pm as before.  And then the next day (Sunday, October 16) we'll be at The Casino San Clemente for a special Open House Event where the Casino will light up their new "Dance" sign atop the Ballroom.  We'll be performing from 5:00 to 6;30 pm in the Ballroom.  More details on both of these events very soon - hope to see you there!

A fun night at PBDA 

Wow, what a great time we had this past Saturday at the Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association dance!  Thank you so much Tami and Erin for inviting us.  There was a wonderful crowd and we kept them dancing and clapping all night.  Of course a special thanks as always to my band members Dave and Tom, and special guests Jim Jedeikin on sax and clarinet and Frank Lenz on drums.  So much fun, and we hope to return soon.  Next up is hopefully more work at the Casino - I'll keep you posted.

We're coming to PBDA! 

Hello again!  I'm happy to announce our upcoming appearance at the Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association (PBDA) dance on Saturday, August 13, from 8:00 to 11:00 pm.  I've played here with various groups for many years and am looking forward to making a debut with The Swingsations.  Please come on by if you're in the area - admission is $20.00/person and there's a complimentary swing dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:00 pm.  For more details visit the Calendar page here or my event page on Facebook (under The Swingsations).  Thank you!

Casino event postponed 

Hello again.  I want to let you know that the Casino San Clemente 85th Anniversary event has been postponed.  It turns out that the Casino is tremendously busy with wedding receptions postponed due to the health lockdowns and has not had time to properly plan the event - so it will hopefully happen in October, and we are still supposed to be a part of it.  I will update here when I have more details.  In the meantime we will be offered a date on the upcoming Fall into Jazz Series in September, so that's good news.

Also, our appearance at PBDA in Pasadena is coming up - more details very soon.

Upcoming gigs (at last!) 

Hello everyone, it's been far too long since I've added some events - but we have some coming up!  The first is a performance for the 85th Anniversary of the Casino San Clemente on Sunday, July 31.  Final details will be coming soon, but it will probably be a three hour event in their Ballroom ( which means dancing, of course).  We will also be performing for the Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association at their weekly Saturday dance on August 13... it's from 8 to 11 pm, three sets.  Again, more details soon.  We hope to see you at these events, and thank you.

More Casino Fun! 

What can I say, it was another wonderful night at the Casino San Clemente - my thanks as always to Linda Sadeghi and the staff for having us again.  We played in the West Wing room, which is where we played our first gig there, and the audience was great.  My thanks to the band - Phil and Dave, awesome as always, and our special guests Frank Lenz on drums and Bob Parins on guitar.  Indoor gigs are coming back, and I'm sure that we'll return to the Casino soon.  I'll keep you posted. Thank you!

At the Casino again! 

Yes, I'm looking forward to another appearance at The Casino San Clemente, this time as part of their Fall Jazz Series - the date is Veteran's Day, Thursday night November 11, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, two sets.  It will be held in their West Wing room, which is their concert venue but dancing will be allowed on their cement floor near the band area.  So please join us for some great swingin' jazz and some wonderful food.  I'll have my regulars Dave Eastly and Phil Krawzak, along with very special guests Bob Parins on guitar and Frank Lenz on drums.  All proceeds from this event will be donated to SC Strong, a veteran's charity in honor of Veteran's Day.   Hope to see you there!  For more information visit the Calendar section on this site or my The Swingsations page on Facebook.  Thank you!

Upcoming gigs 

Hi again - I'm pleased to announce two upcoming gigs!  The first is Tuesday night, October 12, at the Atomic Ballroom in Irvine - 9:00 - 11:30 pm, two sets.  We played there many years ago and we're very happy to be back.  I'll have my regular band plus special guest Paul Johnson on drums, an old friend from Disney days.

The second is our appearance at the Casino San Clemente for the Fall into Jazz Series, Thursday night, November 11, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, two sets.  On this one I'll have Bob Parins on guitar and Jimmy Ford on drums, plus regulars Dave and Phil.  It's always a pleasure to play at the Casino, a very appreciative audience.  I'll put up more details in the Calendar section soon.  We hope to see you at one or both of these events!