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New Meetup: Casey MacGill & the B4T Live @ the 9:20, Thurs 3/25 9PM

From: Steven M.
Sent on: Friday, March 12, 2010 4:59 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for 'Zoot Suit' - Bay Area Swing Dancers!

What: Casey MacGill & the B4T Live @ the 9:20, Thurs 3/25 9PM

When: Thursday, March 25,[masked]:00 PM

The Russian Center
2460 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94115

Casey MacGill @ the 9:20. The 9:20 (Russian Center) is a magnificent ballroom 7,500(ish) sq ft wooden dance floor. Third level 3/4 wrap loft (balcony). Regal & classic, built in early 1930's (ish), brilliantly restored in 2008(?)ish. Great feel, great dance floor. High ceilings, chandeliers, real class!!

Whether you're there to dance, listen or watch- it's all good! Casey is a world class act. No one alive can scat quite like Casey. Casey MacGill SWINGS. He's smooth, jazzy, bluesy & plays piano, ukulele & cornet. He's accompanied by an upright bass & light percussion.

Hey, don't take MY word for it. Listen yourself to Jump. Now granted, OKAY "old Stuff" ya say, back in the days of The Spirits of Rhythm w/ Miss Lee Lee (What a scatting duo). Want new stuff... how about Casey MacGill's Blue Four Trio.
Now it is true that Casey is @ The Verde Club that Friday, & he'll play from 12md- 2am.

From his website calendar page, THIS is his local schedule:

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010
Happy Hour
853 Valencia
San Francisco California 94110
US (415)[masked]
Unwind after work (or lack thereof) with the B4T in SF.

Thursday, March 25th, 2010
Russian Center
9:20 Special Thursday Night Swing Dance Party - 9:00pm (Come earlier for dance lesson)
2460 Sutter Street
San Francisco California 94115

Friday, March 26th, 2010
DaSilva Ukulele Co.
2547 8th St, Suite 28
Berkeley California 94710
Friday, March 26th, 2010

Verdi Club
Charleston Alley - 12am-2am (really Saturday morning 3/27)
2424 Mariposa St
San Francisco California 94110
US (415)[masked]
Late night B4T in SF.
Now although I am organizing this event @ the 9:20 (Russian Center) 2460 Sutter in The City, I have spoken w/ Mike of the DaSilva Ukulele Co (See above), & on Friday, 3/26 @ 8PM Casey & the B4T will do 2x 45min(ish) sets. Mike "has a piano, 80 seats, excellent sound system, 2400 sq feet & no one will be more than 20 feet from the band. Concrete floor" (probably no dancing :( ). Price $20 . Mike (the owner) gave me permission to quote him & post this event. I'm definitely checking this out.
Although this is a dance site/group, to sit & watch, listen & "be" totally in the presence of Casey is wonderfully delicious, as they ARE a class act. Casey MacGill, based in Seattle, WA doesn't do a whole lot of traveling nowadays, so it is wonderful to "plug" their visit.
Steven Mashin

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