Our friends over in Seattle had a neat event a couple weeks ago called Savoy Swing Jam to showcase their awesome local scene. I spotlighted the J & J finals in a post last week and thought I’d put up the rest to complete the set.
In addition to your standard partnered and solo competitions, Savoy Swing Jam also featured a Short Showcase which allowed contestants to perform a 30-60 second routine. A few other place have done something similar in the past including us over at The Jam Cellar. The time limit makes it a little easier for new performers to give it a go without having the pressure of choreographing and performing a whole song. As you’ll see below, a wide variety of pieces were submitted from Katie McLaughlin & Jared Luxemberg’s clever use of Mess Around variations to Michael “Dargoff” Darigol & Carolyn Palma’s staright forward attempt at swinging out to a song that I think clocks in under 340 bpm’s. At a certain point, it just becomes a little impossible to measure such things. Check ’em all out below. It won’t take long 😉
The weekend also featured a video presentation which I may or may not have helped with. Either way, I eagerly await its posting online.
Tranky for Frankie
Carolyn Palma & Michael “Dargoff” Darigol
Cheryl Crow & Biran Gish
Kaitlin Russell & Matt Lam
Katie McLaughlin & Jared Luxemberg
Brittany Johnson & Naomi Boswell
7th Avenue Express
Gennie Gebhart & Damian Cade
Amber Dannals & Alex Dupler