Comox Valley Arts is excited to invite you to our first big FUNdraising event since 2017!
Leaping Into Swing | 2020
Live and electroswing, swing dance lessons, amazing prohibition cocktails, silent auction, 50/50 draw, party snax and more!
The Hopeless Romantics – Live Swing
DJ Eliazar – Happy Music for Revolutionary People
Jason Kirch – Swing dance instructor
Tickets make a great gift!
$30 in Advance,
$40 at the door
This event is 19+. You must have 2 pieces of ID with you.
The Hopeless Romantics are Blaine Dunaway, Bruce Gerrish and Colin Stephenson. All three players have long histories of jazz, swing, blues and roots that come together beautifully in this new ensemble. Stay tuned for more…
Jason Kirch is a talented dance instructor, teaching Latin and Swing ballroom dancing at Valdance and performing with Rainbow Youth Theatre. He enjoys the expressiveness of dance and being able to facilitate a positive experience for other people. When he’s not behind the [stylist’s] chair or out on the dance floor, you may also find Jason throwing yoyo, which provides a quirky and fun stress release and focusing tool.
Eliazar has been spinning tunes around the globe while collecting tunes on his travels here and there since the tender age of 14. It all began with a high school radio station in the outskirts of Chicago (WDGC) with roots in Punk, Industrial, and New Wave . The inevitable procession learning of all types of music has kept him roving bins of record shops everywhere he turns. Moving with over a metric ton of vinyl records has been gradually shifting to a more digital age, as so much of the good music coming out from around the world will never find itself on wax.
DJ Eliazar is the founder of the Speakeasy Electro Swing nights in Montreal, which have now spread all over the world with Speakeasy nights happening in NYC, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, Austin, Houston, Mexico City, Oklahoma City, Oslo, Barcelona, and Leeds. These nights have been at the forefront of the Electro Swing and Electro Blues sound in North America and beyond. He compiled and released Vol. 1 of the Speakeasy Electro Swing compilation in April of 2013, the first Electro Swing compilation out of North America… Volume 2 came out in September and features the Electro Vintage style of tunes which includes Electro Swing along with Electro Blues and Gospel groovers as well. They are both found free for all worldwide here…