In this episode of A Word on Swing, we learn how the amazing musical line up for Lindy Focus XI (December 27, 2012-January 1, 2013) was assembled. We interview event co-director, Michael Gamble and musical director, Ben Polcer, and generally bask in the sights and sounds of one of the biggest swing dance events in the world.

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Lindy Focus

The Band Leaders
Ben Polcer (New Orleans, LA), trumpet & piano
Glenn Crytzer (Seattle, WA) guitar
Solomon Douglas (Seattle, WA), piano

Lindy Focus Musicians
Benji Bohannon (New Orleans, LA), drums
Dennis Lichtman (New York City, NY), clarinet & violin
Evan Arntzen (Vancouver, BC), reeds
Gordon Au (New York City, NY), trumpet
Jason Jurzak (New Orleans, LA), bass/sousaphone
Keenan McKenzie (NC), reeds
Ken McGee (Washington, DC), trumpet
Laura Crytzer (Cleveland, OH), trombone
Laura Windley (NC), vocals
Lucian Cobb (NC), trombone
Meschiya Lake (New Orleans, LA), vocals
Mike Faltesek (Seattle, WA), guitar
Patrick Breiner (Madison, WI), reeds
Paul Cosentino (Pittsburgh, PA) reeds
Rich Levinson (New York City, NY), drums
Rich Willey (NC), trumpet
Russell Welch (New Orleans, LA), guitar
Todd Yannacone (New Orleans, LA), guitar

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