On Saturday, November 14, in a curious alignment of the stars, the ninth annual Swinging Moments Cabaret will be held at BSP in Kingston on the same evening as BSP’s monthly Uptown Swing night, this month featuring Washington, DC swing revivalists the Bumper Jacksons. These are separately ticketed shows in different rooms (Bumper Jacksons in the front-room club at BSP, the Swinging Moments Cabaret in the huge backroom theater). However, recognizing the unlikely synergy, BSP has arranged a discounted admission ($5 instead of $10) to the Bumper Jacksons show for Swinging Moments Cabaret ticketholders.
The Swinging Moments Cabaret is an evening of music, dance, food and drink featuring world-famous Lindy Hop dancers Nathan Bugh and Gaby Cook, New York City-based vocalist Rhonda Denet and Dan Shaut’s 12-piece Big Band. A new addition is Andrea’s Piano Bar, which includes singers Erin Bradley, Andrew Hoben, Olivia Hoben, Bradford Rauch and Libby Sokolowski.
There will be a cash bar, refreshments and a silent auction. All profits go to help the Alzheimer’s Association, with the evening dedicated to the memory of Marie Wojcio, the Shauts’ beloved Gram. Tickets cost $20 at door or $15 in advance, with reserved tables going for $150. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and performance starts at 7. More information and discounted advance tickets are available at www.shautjazz.com.
The Uptown Swing night featuring the Bumper Jacksons begins with a cocktail hour at 7 p.m., followed a beginners’ dance lesson at 8 and two sets beginning at 9 from the band voted DC’s “Best Traditional Folk Band” at the Washington Area Music Awards in 2013. BSP is located at 323 Wall Street in Kingston. For more information, visit www.bspkingston.com.