Some of my favorite sources for music/dance info:

Jazz Lives - where "lives" is both noun and verb.  Michael Steinman, an unashamed jazz devotee, writes for a number of jazz periodicals, and has also authored liner notes for many CDs. His regular blog features profiles and video clips of hundreds of well-loved musicians, past and present.

New Jersey Jazz Society stages music festivals, awards scholarships to deserving jazz students, conducts jazz programs in local schools, and inducts pioneers and legends into the American Jazz Hall of Fame.  Their monthly magazine, Jersey Jazz, is free with membership, and is a venerable source of of information about musicians and jazz events.

Yehoodi is a global community of Lindy Hoppers.  Lindy, jitterbug, swing dance - whatever way you say it, wherever you live, this site is for you.


Some of my favorite production groups/venues:

Dedicated to reinforcing the power that joy and laughter have in communicating ideas, General Mischief Dance Theater, a collaboration between Emily Smyth Vartanian, Mark Baker and Adam Vartanian, creates and presents theatrical dance works which engage audiences emotionally, socially and kinesthetically.

The Metropolitan Room, a beautiful intimate concert venue in the Chelsea/Flatiron district in Manhattan, New York City, is one of the last true cabaret rooms in America.  Known as the home for big name talents and rising stars, this high-end cabaret and jazz club brings the best in live music to New York City, every night of the week.


Some of my favorite dance school/instructors:

Dance Manhattan, the ideal place to take dance lessons in New York City, featuring the best in Ballroom, Swing, Argentine Tango, Salsa and wedding first-dance instruction.

Emily Vanston is a professional dance instructor and performer based out of New York City, and an absolute pleasure to photograph!



Some of my favorite bands and musicians: