Toe-tap­ping to swing mu­sic

Rotorua Weekender - - News -

Peo­ple are wel­come to toe-tap and en­joy some swing­ing mu­sic with a per­for­mance by the Lindy Tops.

The Lindy Tops are an Auck­land­based swing band orig­i­nally formed in 2016, to pro­vide swing dancers with a qual­ity dance band.

The name is a play on the term ‘Lindy Hop’ which was a pop­u­lar form of swing danc­ing from the big band era.

The Ro­torua Jazz Club is pre­sent­ing the Lindy Tops on Sun­day at the Arawa Lounge, Ro­torua Race­course.

The band per­forms from 6pm to 9pm. Doors open at 5.30pm, as does the cash bar.

Since form­ing, the Lindy Tops have per­formed at swing dance events and jazz gigs at var­i­ous venues in­clud­ing Aotea Square, MOTAT, the Auck­land Jazz and Blues Club, and the Hamil­ton Gar­dens, along with pri­vate wed­dings and func­tions.

The band fea­tures a ta­lented lineup of young mu­si­cians, all who play in var­i­ous other jazz en­sem­bles and bands around Auck­land.

They have an ex­ten­sive reper­toire of clas­sic jazz stan­dards, bossa and latin from the 1920s through to the 1950s, and a swing­ing style that is sure to get toes tap­ping.

The mem­bers are Stephanie Harmsworth on vo­cals, Sam Swindells on gui­tar, Den­holm Orr on bass and Loris Zigon on pi­ano.

■ All are wel­come and the con­cert is a $15 en­try.

Ro­torua Jazz Club mem­ber en­try costs $8.

Peo­ple can be­come a mem­ber of the club for $25 sin­gle, $40 dou­ble.

Mem­bers then pay $8 en­try each for the monthly Jazz nights.

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The Lindy Tops.

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