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4th Saturday Swing - Cal Alumni Big Band plus Swing & Balboa Dance Lessons

Doors at 7:30pm.  

At 8:00pm Two Lessons Simultaneously: 
Swing Dance Lesson with Karen Lile and Michael Arntz - Main Ballroom

Balboa Lesson with Cheryl McBride and Michael Marangio - Back Studio

Hosted by Karen and Michael

Tickets are $12 Advance / $15 at the Door

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The multi-generational
Cal Alumni Big Band brings dancers’ favorite arrangements from the golden age of 1930s swing through Frank Sinatra’s ’50s hits and more modern dance tunes. Directed by Paul Siebel and managed by Sam Lind, tonight’s band includes 18 instrumentalists and three singers, ranging in age from their 20s to 70s. Established in 1980 to enable grads and alumni of the UC Jazz Ensembles a way to continue playing big band music after leaving Cal, the nonprofit band also sponsors a scholarship fund for current students of the music program. The Cal Alumni Big Band plays monthly gigs at the Bistro in Hayward, as well as occasional fundraisers for the Cal music program. Over the years scores of alums have become members of the Cal Alumni Big Band. Members include students of the first UC Jazz Ensembles (1968) through recent grads.

Earlier Event: April 27
Fula Brothers and MaMuse
Later Event: April 29
Soul Sanctuary Dance