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      4th Saturday Swing with Lisa Gonick & the Damfino Players plus Dance Lesson with Cheryl McBride and Michael Marangio in Berkeley


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      July 13, 2019

      Saturday   8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

      1317 San Pablo Avenue
      Berkeley, California 94702

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      4th Saturday Swing with Lisa Gonick & the Damfino Players plus Dance Lesson with Cheryl McBride and Michael Marangio

      A Swing at Ashkenaz Production

      Lisa Gonick & the Damfino Players continue 4th Saturday Swing dance series with their hot jazz, swing, and blues styles. As always, the live music at 9 p.m. is preceded by a fine swing dance lesson at 8 p.m.

      The Damfino Players are a rare but wonderful treat; this is their first visit since last October’s crowd-pleasing debut. Singer Lisa Gonick is a longtime Ashkenaz performer, formerly with SwingThing (her singing partner in that group, Cheryl McBride, will join Damfino Players for a few songs tonight). Damfinos guitarist and ukulele player Cliff Moser is also a SwingThing alum; in fact, he and Gonick have been partners in all sorts of projects over the last 16 years. Their current band allows for a more intimate and diverse feel. Tonight they offer a mix of swing, blues, and New Orleans-style hot jazz, along with hokum, novelty tunes and ballads. As they explain, “Think Ukulele Ike with a sweet late ’30s jazz guitar feel.” Their song list includes “Honeysuckle Rose,” “ Stompin’ at the Savoy” and “Blue Skies.”

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