Jazz Up your Covid Blues

Music and dancing are expressions of the soul and with the recent Covid related precautions our souls have been a little down. Some of our favourite artists have been putting on virtual shows. This mix of prerecorded and live internet music have lifted our spirits and made us feel quite soulful again. We want to share with you and if you can, please donate to the musicians and share with your friends too.
Streaming Shows

Bonnie Northgraves
Bonnie Northgraves is a Vancouver based multi-instrumentalist, band leader, and Jazz master. Check out her Jazz Story Time on youtube. Each episode Bonnie plays, explains, and tells stories about a favourite jazz song. Also, go buy her album!

Yoga on the Go
Claudia, a wonderful Vancouver dancer and Lindy Bout yogi wants you to stay calm and flexible with Yoga On The Go! Pricing and yoga for everyone!
"We're a group of yogi's, dancers, and fitness instructors that have banned together to support eachother and our community as we navigate the covid-19 crisis in our different cities. These are strange times that we find ourselves in and we believe it is important to work together to get through it."

Dave Harris
Dave Harris, a true scholar of the blues, usually found busking in the Inner Harbour or Fridays at Cup of Joe, now in your own home! He has played with all the Victoria greats, been a guest lecturer at the University of Victoria, and a pioneer One-Man-Band. Dave is thinking about doing some live facebook busking! Keep an eye and an ear out on his facebook pages and please send him some $$ on paypal at daveharrisonemanband@gmail.com.

Rhythm City Productions
Lucy, the Vancouver dancer, teacher, organizer, and performer is moving her company Rhythm City Productions onto Patron.
"Up until March 2020, we had been running dance classes and events in the city centre for dancers. Now we are exploring online dance and income options, since we are all looking out for each other by self-isolating, as we "flatten the curve" and ensure that our health system is not overburdened at this time."

Arnt Arntzen
Arnt Arntzen is a Vancouver musician who now resides in New York City. Known for his immense guitar and banjo playing, vocal range, and stomping feet, Arnt is a fixture in our hearts. Arnt is live streaming daily mini concerts on his facebook page at 3pm PST. These mini concerts are like busking, so if you can shoot him some $$ on paypal at arntarntzen@gmail.com. Also, buy his albums.

Jen Hodge
Jen Hodge, a Vancouver Island girl, fixture in the Vancouver music scene, and now musician in New York City. You know Jen as the Music Director at RCMA and Lindy Bout, purveyor of fine quarter notes, and also a bum kicking bass player. Check out Jen's facebook page and instagram for musical shenanigans. Also, buy her albums!

The Swing Dance Association of Victoria will keep you updated of the musical and dance happenings as we can. Please remember to support the dancer and musician community during this tough time.
If there is someone we should feature, musician or dancer, please let us know and we will try to include them in our next update.

As always, please consider a membership - it’s $12 for a year - and your support goes towards building the swing dance community. You can now buy your membership online.

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