“CalBal Live is a three-day celebration of Balboa and Southern California Swing dancing featuring seven unique topic tracks, three contests that anyone can enter, and 15+ hours of new music and entertainment from your favorite contemporary swing dance artists”— including FIVE new music videos by the Grand St. Stompers!
Gordon will also teach a musicality class on SUN 1/17, 11AM PST.
“Mona’s livestream this Tuesday! Bar is open for business too, with limited capacity and proper distancing measures in place. With Dalton Ridenhour (piano), Gordon Au (trumpet), Rob Adkins (bass), and Dennis Lichtman (clarinet), plus the honorable Aidan Grant serving.
Paypal.me/tripletreble or Venmo: @DennisLichtman. Thank you for tipping the band!!! We’re thrilled to be back at Mona’s every Tuesday—at an earlier hour than in pre-COVID times—and to re-connect with the Mona’s community in this way.”
“Each month on The Track, join host Ryan Swift as he sits down for an in-depth & candid conversation with swing dancers, musicians, DJs, competitors, and instructors from the world of Lindy Hop. […] Gordon joined me on a video chat from across Brooklyn to talk about how he went from scientist to professional musician , what it’s like to play a gig with a musical idol, his opinion on cultural appropriation and historical context in jazz, and the importance of the arts in the time of a global pandemic. We also discussed what is special about playing for dancers, how learning to Lindy Hop has influenced his playing, and the level of research and preparation that he puts into each song in an effort to find the right balance between recreation and innovation.”
Now viewable on YouTube! “To attend, register anytime (it’s free & easy!) → http://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__o4_ss12RsGMZpTc5p7GRA. Please join us this Saturday for our All-Star variety show featuring some of our favorite performers from around the world streaming live from New York City into your own quarantine speakeasy!”
Video and soundtrack now available for download HERE! “Nick Williams, in partnership with the Pacific Swing Dance Foundation (PSDF), is throwing a spectacular live-stream swing show coming straight to your home. The purpose of the benefit show is to raise money for full-time swing dance instructors and full-time musicians who have been financially hit by Covid-19. The money raised in the show will compensate the performers for their time, and all additional funds raised will go to a fund for dancers and musicians. Any full-time dancer or musician will be able to apply for the funds we raise on the PSDF website (more details available at pacificswingdancefoundation.org/rhythmrelief/).
View the event at facebook.com/events/3236160469740954/!
“Welcome to Record of the Day Live with Jon Tigert.
Every week I will sit down with a musician, DJ, dancer or other jazz and swing enthusiast and we will listen to a record together!
Part one of my time with Gordon Au: Gordon is a brilliant trumpeter, bandleader, arranger and human from NYC.”
Join us as we listen to and discuss Struttin’: Louis Armstrong with Edmond Hall’s All-Stars, recorded in 1947 at Carnegie Hall.