Joe’s Great American Bar and Grill

Joe's Bar

Neighborhood bar with an emphasis on live music, including roots, blues, swinging jazz, country, Americana. Happy Feet Mondays Monday features mostly faster Bal / Shag music from the 20’s and 30’s. Lorenzo’s “Happy Feet Mondays” has some of the best gypsy jazz bands and Bal dancers around. No cover, but two drink minimum and donation requested for the band. Always plenty of people to dance with. Lots of Swing dance regulars. Not to be missed! For more information and photos of Happy Feet Monday, see my article on the fifth anniversary. Swing Tuesdays Tuesdays also has Swing dancing with live…

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The Best Local Bands to Swing Dance To

The California Feetwarmers at Union Station

Southern California has some great bands to swing dance to, from authentic 20’s and 30’s bands, to big bands, to jump blues and rockabilly bands.  We are spoiled!  Currently, it seems that 20’s/30’s Gypsy Jazz/Dixieland Jazz is all the rage (just look at the number of bands in that genre). Of the bands in this category, the California Feetwarmers (see photo above) seem to have some of the most devoted followers (and for good reason – they are excellent). There are probably a lot of great bands missing from this list, simply because I haven’t got a chance to see…

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