4th Saturday Swing Presents Lisa Gonick & the Damfino Players
Doors at 7:30 pm; Swing Dance Lesson at 8 pm; Performance at 9 pm Tickets are $15 Ashkenaz is all ages all the time! For updates and more information check out: http://swingatashkenaz.comteams.com. Lisa Gonick & the Damfino Players play sweet & sentimental music from a by-gone era to warm your heart and your feet! Traditional Jazz, Swing and Blues for your listening & dancing pleasure. Sure to please kids of all ages. Lisa Gonick and Cliff Moser have been partners in all sorts of projects. They were founding members of the swing band Swing Thing Jazz from the East Bay in CA. The Damfino Players play Hot Jazz, Trad Jazz, Blues, Hokum, Early Swing, Novelty Tunes and Ballads. Gonick and Moser go for everything from early jazz and blues to mid-bop. Think Ukulele Ike with a sweet late '30's jazz guitar feel. Gonick loves to play ukulele and sing her little heart out from '20's novelty tunes to '50s heart-wrenching ballads. Moser's creative guitar playing mixes technical wizardry with silly quotes. Gonick says, "We love dancers so even when it's just the two of us, we try to make it so you can't stop movin' your feet." However, tonight the Damfinos are at least a sextet (with a guest or two thrown in at no extra charge): banjo player and guitarist Jeff Green, reeds player Jamison Smeltz, bassist Kurt Ribak and pianist Virginia Tichenor.