The Scruffy City Syncopators

The Scruffy City Syncopators draw their inspiration from the small combos of the 1930s and 1940s. They are rooted in 4-to-the-bar swing of Count Basie and Duke Ellington.and well versed in the gritty blues of Dinah Washington, and Sidney Bechet. Drawing inspiration from once popular, now eclectic, entertainers such as Slim & Slam, Louis Jordan and Fats Waller, the Syncopators deliver exciting renditions from the time just before Jazz and Rock and Roll went their separate ways. With a beat that’s hard to resist, they are sure to keep you out of your seat and on the dance floor all night!

Joshua Fialkoff 

Introducing our Friday late night Blues special and Saturday Night Main Band: Joshua Fialkoff performing solo on the keyboard on Friday late night and his sextet will be performing at the main dance on Saturday! 

Joshua Fialkoff lends his smoky voice and unique piano stylings – a veritable gumbo of “roots piano” flavors – to dance exchanges and series around the world, and has been doing so for over ten years. Joshua first began playing for dancers as a bass player for Solomon Douglas. Later, as a pianist, he started his own group and began sharing his distinct brand of Blues and Swing. Joshua is known for his unique arrangements that are at once new and old, and an authenticity and rawness that shines through in his presence and performance.

Blues and Swing events throughout the US, Canada, and Europe regularly feature Joshua or one of his ensembles. Some recent performances include Spoonful (Edinburgh, UK), DCLX’tra (Washington DC), Dance Flurry (Saratoga Springs, NY), BluesSHOUT (Chicago, IL), Sweet Molasses Blues (Boston, MA), Eastside Stomp (Seattle, WA), Montreal Bagel and Blues (Montreal, QC), Capital Ballroom (Seattle, WA), Mean Old Blues (San Francisco, CA), and many others. He has shared the stage with a number of esteemed musicians including Gordon Webster, Barbara Morrison, and Meschiya Lake. Joshua is the rare performer who cares deeply about his audience, who is constantly seeking to connect and engage the people he plays for, and who yearns to instill in everyone within earshot an irresistible urge to move.

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Donna Kay & The Carousers

Introducing our Saturday afternoon band, give it up for the Donna Kay & The Carousers! The love playing “Timeless music for dancers, loafers, shysters, hooligans, cheaters, gold diggers, loose women & lonely hearts.”

Stay Tuned… We are working hard to bring together bands that are sure to keep you dancing all night!