Swing Dance with Bombay Jim and the Swingin' Sapphires
September 9, 2012
Amazing Things is always open to new Ideas and new projects. Jim Porcella called to tell us that the band was interested in starting a swing dance scene at the Center. "You Betcha" was our answer. We're gonna give it a try here and if it works we'll schedule a monthly dance. So shine 'em up an' flap 'em!
Since the release of their 2001 CD "Keep Honkin", Bombay Jim and the Swinging Sapphires is hailed as one of the country’s hottest swing bands. Featured on the HBO Series, "Family Bonds", and heard on jazz and swing radio stations throughout the nation. Bombay Jim and the Swinging Sapphires has opened for the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies and the Les Brown Orchestra. They have performed at The Great Connecuticut Jazz Festival and the Cape Cod Jazz Festival to name a few. Members of the band have backed industry luminaries such as, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Mel Torme, and Frank Sinatra.