The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Live Music At The Lindy Hop (And Elsewhere)

Jayna Morgan & the Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band return to the Rumba Room to provide live music for your dancing pleasure at Friday's Red Hot Lindy Hop lesson and session.  The lesson by Kirk and Tamar starts at 7:00 p.m., and the band plays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.  There is a $7.00 band cover.  You can hear some of Jayna's recordings on her MySpace page.

Dress like you are going out!

303 South Main
Memphis, TN 38103

U of M Swing every Monday in Fieldhouse Room 118 from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.  Free taster lesson from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Topics vary from week to week and include East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Charleston, Blues and Balboa. All are welcome and no partner is required. Open practice from 8-9:45pm. Improve your moves during this dance time. Ask questions, come practice your swing dancing and have fun with other Memphis swing dancers!

Jayna and the Band will also be playing the following venues this week:

Thursday, June 24 - The Cove, 2559 Broad Avenue at 9:30 p.m. - $5
Saturday, June 26 - King's Palace on Beale at 7:00 p.m. - Free
Sunday, June 27 - Neil's, 1835 Madison at 7:00 p.m. - $5

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