Weekly Video Highlights: Savoy Swing Jam 2010

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.

Thanks to YouTube-ites retrogenesis and captainoshiri22 for posting these videos.  Be sure to check out their YouTube pages for more videos from the weekend.

Tranky for Frankie

Swing-amajig

Carolyn Palma & Michael “Dargoff” Darigol

Cheryl Crow & Biran Gish

Kaitlin Russell & Matt Lam

Katie McLaughlin & Jared Luxemberg

Hotsy Totsy

Brittany Johnson & Naomi Boswell

7th Avenue Express

Gennie Gebhart & Damian Cade

Amber Dannals & Alex Dupler

Our friends over in Seattle had a neat event a couple weeks ago called Savoy Swing Jam http://www.savoyswingjam.com/

.  I spotlighted the J & J finals in a post last week https://jsalmonte.wordpress.com/2010/03/25/boston-i-will-be/ and thought I’d post 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 http://thejamcellar.com/ .  The shortened time limit makes it a little easier for new performers to give it a go without having the pressure of choreographing and performing a routine to 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 keep track of such things.

The weekend also featured a video presentation which I may or may not have helped with.  Either way, I eagerly await its posting online.

Thanks to YouTube-ites retrogenesis http://www.youtube.com/user/retrogenesis

and captainoshiri22 http://www.youtube.com/user/captainoshiri22 for posting these videos.

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