Gordon Webster Sextet
Pianist Gordon Webster is one of the most sought after musicians in the lindy hop world. His tremendous musicianship and passion, supported by his first-hand knowledge of social dancing, have inspired lindy hoppers at hundreds of dance events worldwide. Drawing on influences as diverse as Fats Waller, Count Basie, Oscar Peterson and Gene Harris, Webster serves up a smorgasbord of styles unified by one characteristic: irresistible danceability. www.gordonwebsterswings.com
Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co
The dapper little hillbilly trio with the big sound, performing near-patented "Ballads, Boogies & Blues" in jukejoints 'round town. And occasionally elsewhere. Self-penned songs about chickens, grandmas and masturbation a speciality. www.sitanddieco.com
Gelber & Manning and the Star Spangled Orchestra
Gelber & Manning is a Brooklyn-based musical vaudeville duo, comprised of Jesse Gelber on piano and Kate Manning on vocals. They specialize in ragtime and early jazz styles, in addition to performing original songs. Gelber & Manning can be found performing as a duo act or with their band at New York's hottest vintage events, including Wit's End, Dances of Vice, The Salon, and The Champagne Riot. Music from their first album, Gelber & Manning Goes Public, is featured in the Alvin Ailey ballet, Uptown. Along with director James Lester, they are the creators and producers of the web series Gintown, which has been featured at The New York Television Festival, The Hollywood Film Festival, and The Coney Island Film Festival. Additionally a composer/lyricist team, Gelber & Manning composed the scores for Gintown and for the musical Vaudeville at the Gin Mill. Their latest project is a new musical about Storyville, New Orleans, entitled Where All The Rivers Go To Sleep. www.gelberandmanning.com
Dandy Wellington and His Band
Inspired by the Big Band Era of Jazz, Dandy Wellington and his Band have taken the sounds of the 1930's and 40's and created a world of well dressed music. With a passion for obscure songs steeped in the Jazz tradition, Dandy Wellington has assembled a catalog of music that invokes an atmosphere of class. From the golden age of cinema, to the bounce of New Orleans, each song is hand selected and played to perfection by a band cut from the cloth of elegance. www.dandywellington.com
Poison Ivory - 2016 Miss Exotic World - Reigning Queen of Burlesque
Part goddess, part femme fatale, part hedonist, and recently crowned Miss Exotic World- Reigning Queen of Burlesque at the 2016 Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender, Poison Ivory is a New York based burlesque performer who has made her mark on the international burlesque scene. www.misspoisonivory.com
Bettina May "Canadian Burlesque Ambassador"
Bettina May has been a pin-up model and burlesque performer since 2003, starting her career as a model for SuicideGirls.com. She was featured on an HBO special on the rebirth of Modern Pin-up shortly thereafter, which introduced her to an international audience. Since then she has performed internationally on stages in Paris, London, Berlin, Rome and more, as well as touring nationally constantly for the past 6 years. In the autumn of 2012 she was awarded the first ever green card from the USA based on her outstanding ability in burlesque and pin-up modeling. www.bettina.ca
Calamity Chang "The Asian Sexsation"
Calamity Chang is one of the busiest burlesque performer AND producer based in NYC with 2 longstanding weekly shows and 2 monthly shows; and she is also the co-producer of the world's only Asian Burlesque Spectacular show in NYC. Her burlesque style is an unique blend of exotic and traditional. Inspired by her Chinese heritage, Calamity is known for her mesmerizing 1920's Old Shanghai-style acts reminiscent of a nostalgic era long gone. But this "Asian Sexsation" is also known for her powerful fetish acts in which she subverts traditional fetishized roles. www.calamitychang.com
After years of desk jockeying for the man, this Gal Friday decided to take her talents and apply them to the stage. Known for her classic moves and fearless personality, Gal is a true bump-and-grinding, booty-shaking queen! She had the honor of performing at The Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, wowed crowds in Jamaica and is also extremely proud to have held the title of 'Miss Coney Island' and won a Golden Pastie Award for "Most Perfect Posterior" and "Best Bump n Grinder" at the NYC Burlesque Festival. Gal has had the great pleasure of touring with The World Famous Pontani Sisters and was a part of Burlesque-a-Pades Off-Broadway. She recently performed at The Americano in St. Petersburg, Russia and has had the incredible opportunities to perform and/or teach in cities such as Toronto, New Orleans and Las Vegas. She loves teaching for the New York School of Burlesque, introducing new students to the delightful world of striptease!! While in her home base of New York City you can find her in some of the most notable Burlesque venues such as Duane Park and The Slipper Room, as well as dancing in many other amazing shows! Truly, hiding a gal like this behind a desk would be a crime!"
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