Enjoy some swingin’ New Orleans traditional jazz courtesy of the Big Butter Jazz Band. Picnic on the lawn or swing dance on the plaza! Champion swing dancers from L.A. Jitterbug will be teaching swing dance basics between sets (around 1:45pm). All ages are welcome.
This is a free event with free 2-hour parking validation available upon request. Food and beverages are available for purchase from Equator Coffees, Sweetfin, Los Angeles Ale Works, and Canopy Club, all located at Ivy Station.
This programming was created in part through the City of Los Angeles Arts Development Fee Program, Department of Cultural Affairs.
About Big Butter Jazz Band:
The Big Butter Jazz Band is dedicated to playing New Orleans Traditional (aka Trad) jazz and Swing jazz. Standards and songs from the 1900’s-1930’s and Tin Pan Alley, back from the times when jazz was still dance music. Whether you call it—Trad, early jazz, hot jazz, Dixieland, New Orleans jazz, or vintage jazz—it’s full of beautiful melodies, infectious energy, and a pulsing rhythm that you can’t help but dance to. The band was founded in 2013 and has been playing restaurants, bars, festivals, special events, jazz festivals and swing dances all around Southern California ever since.
Drawing inspiration from the musicians of the past as well as the young New Orleans bands on Frenchmen Street, they’ll get your feet shuffling, head bobbing, fingers snapping, and body moving with their hard-driving rhythm section and hot ensemble choruses. Big Butter is delighting LA’s swing dance crowd and many others with their hot speakeasy sounds.
About L.A. Jitterbug:
About Ivy Station:
Eat, drink, shop, and stay at Ivy Station, Culver City’s newest mixed-use destination. In addition to exploring a curated and expanding mix of shops and restaurants, visitors can enjoy the lawn and gardens and participate in a variety of free community events.
Now open at Ivy Station: Canopy Club, Carbon Health, Equator Coffees, Healthy Spot, Los Angeles Ale Works, Mayweather Boxing + Fitness, milk + honey, Solidcore, Starlight the Carwash, Sweetfin, The Shay, Upper Ivy Residences, Warner Bros. Discovery, and YogaSix.