Jonathan Stout at ILHC 2010

In addition to letting me take pictures, my new camera takes nice HD videos too.  Here are a couple of after and before videos of Jonathan Stout at ILHC last Saturday night.

The crowd was super hot after the killer Champions Strictly Final.  They turned the medium tempo song that the band played right after the contest ended into a jam.  So Jonathan gave them what they wanted and busted the band into “Jammin’ The Blues.”  If the tune is familiar, it might be because I spotlighted the lead singer and dancer of the short film of the same name earlier this year.

I didn’t feel like jostling through the crowd to check out the jam, but I thought I’d take advantage of being up front by the band.  Hopefully someone will post the dance part so I can see what I missed.  And maybe some  intrepid soul will marry the two perspectives.

I think missing the jam was worth just to watch and hear Campus 5 drummer, Josh Collazo.  Josh s one of the best swing drummers in the world.  He’s also used to playing big time Lindy events including Camp Hollywood and Camp Jitterbug.  He even led his own band at the first two Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdowns.

BONUS FEATURE!

Before the dance started I took some video of the sound check mostly to see how well my camera could take videos.  I got some rare clips of Jonathan playing drums along with the piano player he hired for the evening, local band leader, Craig Gildner who plays guitar here.

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4 Comments

  1. Katie said,

    August 29, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Hey Jerry,
    Can you please delete my 2 comments at https://jsalmonte.wordpress.com/2010/06/14/body-roles-lindy-hop-statistics-by-gender-magnified/#comment-682 ? I accidentally included a URL that I really don’t want on here. And then can you delete this comment? I’ll re-post my comments afterwards. Thank you so much.
    -Katie

  2. Katie said,

    August 30, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Thanks!

  3. Robert said,

    August 31, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Interesting sound check. We started with the band members we had, got them set up and they left. The bass, sax and trombone came in separately later and I set them up. When the band started I made a few mad dashes out to the front from the terrible mix position way off to the side to hear what was going on. It all came together well though. The proof of the pudding was the energy in the room that night. Wow!


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