Bands

Bryan Brundige and His Piggly Wigglies

The Bryan Brundige Trio plays jazz from the early 1900s-1950s. From swing, blues and hints of gypsy jazz, they will always bring a smile to your face.

"These talented musicians come together in many bands: Sunny Side of the Street Band, the Dylan Perillo Orchestra, Bryan Brundige and the Piggly Wigglies. Whatever configuration they're in, they bring the thunder. The group that you will hear are a group of friends who genuinely love playing with each other and genuinely love playing jazz music. You can hear it when they play. Believe me when I say that this band is a hidden gem in the world of swing bands. It's Albany's dirty little secret. And now the secret's out. GET HYPED." -- The inimitable Zach Brass

Josh Fialkoff and the Odd Fellows

Yeah, we don't know what that entails either but we're sure it'll be amazing!

Matt Mirabile

Matt plays great blues guitar. He doesn't write bios.

Guest Vocalists

Barbara N. Howard

Barbara N. Howard is an elementary school teacher, professional singer & actress, and storyteller. As an educator and performer, Mrs. Howard believes that her purpose is to empower and inspire people through knowledge and the gift of song. She has performed in Birmingham, England and throughout the United States. She just finished performing in a Callaloo Theater company production, Having Our Say: The Delany Sister's First Hundred Years at the /AMC



Leo D'Juan

Leo D'Juan is driven by a passion for music, trials only life can bring, and a strong desire to be heard. He started singing in the choir at 11 years old and directing at the tender age of 13, which he has continued for the last 20 years. Since then Leo D'Juan has dabbled in many genres: Blues, Soul, Jazz, R&B & more! Leo D'Juan received the “Making A Difference” award for his leadership, and trailblazing as a strong black man in the Albany-Kingston Area.


Sibie LaVoz


Sarah Stewart


DJs

Sarah Elise (Boston, MA)

Sarah Elise started DJing almost as soon as she started dancing, falling fast and hard for the Blues. You can consistently find her behind the DJ booth at Boston’s weekly dances, and she has brought her playful, groovy style all around the country at regional and national blues events, including Mean Old Blues in San Francisco, Mile High Blues, Steel City Blues, Greenville Winter Blues, Nocturne Blues, Albany Lindy and Blues, and Boston’s own Sweet Molasses Blues. Sarah Elise knows how to bring the party, and she can’t wait to see you shakin’ that thing out on the floor!





Emiliano Estevez (Philadelphia, PA)

Emiliano DJs at many events locally and nationally providing a groovy flavor of Blues, Lindy, and Fusion styles of music. He believes that a diverse set will challenge the dancers and make sure that they are listening with their minds and bodies. He also runs DJ Experiment which is an organization created to give DJs, musicians, and dancers a safe place to experiment and grow.
Dance is a conversation...




Brooke Filsinger (Toronto, Canada)

Brooke has spent the last decade crisscrossing Canada, the U.S., Europe, and Asia, dancing, djing, and teaching as she goes. She has been called an organic follower, accidentally creative, and a vagabond street dancer. She isn't entirely sure what these all mean, but she's proud to hold these titles nonetheless. Brooke is known for classes that are unconventional, entertaining, and full of technique and new ideas. As a DJ, Brooke strives to remain true to the roots of her sordid past - late-nite house parties! You can always count on full-bodied 'scrumpditiliumptious' music - the kind that you can really sink your feet into!


Jody Glanzer (Ottawa, Canada)

A veteran guest at exchanges and national events, Jody has been a renowned blues specialist since before the wave of blues dancing popularity hit. Enamored with the blues for as long as she can remember, she is drawn to the rawness, passion, soul, intensity of emotion. The sheer humanity of it, makes her feel alive! While spinning, Jody likes to play and share with the dancers and aspires to highlight Canadian content as much as possible. Whether she's playing some kicking' R&B, swinging' it old school style, funking out, "shouting' hallelujah!" to an inspiring Gospel set, or getting downright carnal, sweaty & intense blues session, she tries to create a flow and help shape the mood or tone. Lindyhop, Blues, WCS, Balboa, or whatever she'll spin for it and you know, its going be fun!

Gabrielle Kern (Montreal, Canada)

Gabrielle loves playing music that gets dancers out on the floor and keeps them there! Her passion is music that moves you, be it blues, classic swing, vintage-style jazz, or more soulful funky tunes. Be careful, her music will often inspire you to dance long after your feet would have called it a night.




Leslie Stevenson (Albany, Dammit)

Former Albany Resident
Old Head Music Lover
Veteran of the Fuze Box
Has underwear older than you
Professional Auntie Status Verified
Madame Steal Yo Uncle
Lindy and Blues Dancer Since the Turn of the Century
Looking forward to seeing you on the dance floor