Music : Contemporary


The best contemporary swing music exists on street corners and in dance halls. Recordings exist, but they often don't compare to a performance that feeds off the energy of enthusiastic dancers. To discover contemporary music, we suggest attending dances with live music -- there are several in Portland each year, with more or less depending on the ebb and flow of that scene, and Lindy exchanges will almost always feature a few bands.

Portland


Pete Krebs Trio

Trashcan Joe

Stolen Sweets

Bridgetown Sextet

Pacific Northwest


Blackstick (Vancouver)

Company B Jazz Band (Vanc.)

Casey McGill (Seattle)

Glenn Crytzer (Seattle)

National


Loose Marbles (New Orleans)