In late April each year, Washington DC hosts the DC Lindy Exchange (DCLX). Their 13th annual event was held April 25-27th, 2014. With live music each afternoon and evening, and late night dances, and six bands from New Orleans, New York, Pittsburgh and DC, this fabulous exchange has something for everyone.
Saturday night's event was held at the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, with DC's Craig Gildner Big Band holding it down. On the bandstand were Craig Gildner (piano, guitar), Halley Shoenberg (reeds), Greg Williams (drums) and special guest Laura Windley on vocals.
The Saturday late night event was held at the Chevy Chase Ballroom, with the The Smoking Time Jazz Band from New Orleans holding it down. On the bandstand were Sarah Peterson on vocals, John Joyce (upright bass), Jason King (guitar), Byron Asher (clarinet), Jack Pritchett (trumpet), Colin Myers (trombone) and Benji Bohannon (drums), with special guest Aurora Nealand on reeds.
DJs for the weekend were: Allen Kerr, Dan Repsch, John Mortenson, Jerry Almonte, Diana Schenck Chapin, and Helene Horowitz.
For more information about this annual event: http://www.dclx.org/