Swingology takes you back to Paris of the 1930s, when gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli formed the Quintet of the Hot Club of France, infusing the swing music of the era with the sounds of the gypsy camps and the rowdy Parisian dance halls to create a unique style unmatched for its driving rhythm, inventiveness, and excitement. Swingology is dedicated to bringing this style of jazz to new fans in Nova Scotia and beyond. Our songs range from classics of the swing era and Django originals to popular tunes and movie/TV themes of today, all done in the irresistible gypsy jazz style. You can check out our music in the right sidebar and our latest news below …
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Romance is not dead! Following the success of our 2014 Valentine’s event, Swingology is pleased to announce La Vie En Rose 2015, a romantic Paris-inspired swing dance taking place on Saturday February 14 in the Imperial Ballroom of Halifax’s elegant Lord Nelson Hotel.
The dancing starts at 8:00 PM, with a free swing dance lesson for beginners at 7:00. Joining our own charismatic swing diva Cynthia Myers on stage will be our very special guest from Montreal: the incomparable Steve Normandin will infuse the evening with the romance of pre-war Paris with his masterful accordion chops, French singing, and charming je ne sais quoi. In addition, we plan some special extra added attractions to make this romantic evening even more special.
Tickets at the door will be $50 each, but you can get a special advance price of just $40 through our online ticketing site. This is not just for couples – singles should feel welcome, as should couples of all kinds!
We will be at the Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre at 132 Gerrish Street in Windsor NS on Saturday November 22 2014 @ 7:00 PM. This beautiful old movie house was turned into an elegant 400-seat performance facility when the Mermaid Theatre took it over in 2003. We are delighted to be making our first ever appearance as part of the theatre’s Entertainment Series. For the best price on advance tickets, click here. More details at Valley Events.
It’s dinner concert time again at the Trellis Café on Saturday, October 18 2014 @ 7:30 PM. The Trellis is one of the South Shore’s hidden gems and Taste of Nova Scotia’s 2012 Prestige Award Winner RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR. We always have a lot of fun at this delightful little eating spot, where the food and wine are fine complements to the music (and vice versa, of course!). Be sure to call (902) 857-1188 for a reservation, and do come early to enjoy a lovely meal and libation before the music gets underway. The Trellis is located at 22 Hwy #3 in Hubbards NS.
It’s time to dance once again as we take the stage for the Friday Late Night Dance Party in the Rafters Heritage Barn at the Old Orchard Inn in Wolfville NS, sponsored by the 2014 Deep Roots Music Festival. The dancing starts at 10:30 PM. You can buy your tickets in advance here.
This world-renowned outdoor event is coming to Halifax on August 23, and Swingology will be providing the music! 1000 guests, all dressed in white, will be whisked by bus to a secret location somewhere in Halifax for an evening of feasting, wine, music and dance. Dîner en blanc was launched in Paris by François Pasquier over 25 years ago with just a handful of friends and now assembles nearly 15,000 people each year. It has since spread to 70 cities around the globe, and Halifax’s time has come. This promises to be the event of the season and the first of many more to come, and we are incredibly excited to be a part of it.