The 40th San Diego Jazz Fest will salute our friends in the Swing Dance community with a special swng events throughtthe weekend. 

  • Dance Classes as SDJazzFest #40

Friday 10 to 11 AM Golden Ballroom – Beginning Swing by The Firehouse Swing Dance
Friday 10 to 11:30 AM Town & Country – Charleston by Swing Dancing in San Diego
Saturday 9 to 10 AM Golden Ballroom – Beginning Lindy Hop by Swing Dancing in San Diego
Saturday 9 to 10:30 AM Town & Country – Beginning Balboa by The Firehouse Swing Dance

  • Swing Showcase

For our patrons who can’t get enough swing music, we have added another afternoon and evening of outstanding bands to swing out (and in a couple instances rock out) in the Golden Ballroom on Friday, Nov. 29 from 3 – 10:15 pm.

3 pm – Gino & The Lone Gunmen
4:15 pm – John Royen’s New Orleans Rhythm
5:30 pm - After Midnight
6:45 pm – Holland – Coots Jazz Quintet
8 pm – Sue Palmer & her Motel Swing Orchestra
9:15 pm – Dave Bennett & the Memphis Speed Kings
13:30 pm DJ until ???

  •  "Swing Dance Extravaganza" 

Dancers (and everyone who enjoys watching competition-quality swing dancing): Truck on down to the Golden Ballroom on Sat., Nov. 30 for an afternoon and evening of high-class swing.  Starting at 2 pm, five swinging groups will perform a variety of music from early swing to Rockabilly to Boogie Woogie before the “main event.” The Extravaganza begins at 8 pm, with a dance competition ($200 in prize money will be awarded to the winning couple).  Immediately afterward, the continuous music will start, ending up with a set with both bands!

2 pm – Big Butter Jazz Band
3:15 pm – Gino and the Lone Gunmen
4:30 pm – Dave Bennett Quartet
5:45 pm – Sweethearts of Swing/High Society Jazz Band
7 pm – Sue Palmer with the Carl Sonny Leyland Trio
8 pm – Dance-Off
8:30 pm – On The Levee Jazz Band
9:15 pm – Mad Hat Hucksters
10 pm – On The Levee Jazz Band
10:45 pm – Mad Hat Hucksters
11:30 pm – Both Bands
12:15 am – DJ until ???



Check out some photos from previous Swing Fests .




A special thanks to Alex Matthews  Jerry Jones, and Dave Long for many of these photos.

LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE Wednesday, 7-11 PM (2 bands), Thursday, 7-11 PM (5 bands),
Friday 10 AM-11 PM, Saturday 9 AM-12:30 AM, Sunday 9 AM-6 PM BANDS/TIMES & STAGES

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