Vintage Jazz Music

Jake Sanders

Jake Sanders

A self-taught guitar and banjo player Jake truly delved into into vintage music while working for renowned bandleader Vince Giordano in New York City. While living there he formed The Cangelosi Cards, planting a seed for the current, thriving, young, traditional jazz scene you find in New York today. He's played with many notable projects including The Fat Babies, a renowned hot jazz band playing in Chicago and beyond. He currently performs with Naomi & Her Handsome Devils and has collaborated with Naomi on numerous original arrangements for the band.

Jake Sanders will be bringing the vintage jazz jams all weekend with a quintet, a septet, and a trio for the late night dance.

Friday Dance

  • Jonathan Doyle – Reeds
  • Dennis Lichtman – Reeds
  • Jake Sanders – Guitar
  • Sean Cronin – Bass
  • Mikel Avery – Drums

Saturday Main Dance

  • Jonathan Doyle – Reeds
  • Dennis Lichtman – Reeds
  • Charlie Halloran – Trombone
  • Noah Hocker – Trumpet
  • Paul Asaro – Piano
  • Jake Sanders – Guitar
  • Sean Cronin – Bass
  • Mikel Avery – Drums

Saturday Late Dance

  • Joel Paterson – Guitar
  • Jake Sanders – Guitar
  • Beau Sample – Bass
  • Jonathan Doyle* – Reeds
  • Dennis Lichtman* – Reeds
  • Charlie Halloran* – Trombone
  • Noah Hocker* – Trumpet
  • * Jam session! – All the horns are going to come to late night and play 3 or 4 tunes apiece (some ensemble, some features). Loose and swinging with Joel, Beau, and Jake as the house band.

Claire Lorman (DJ)

Claire Lorman

Claire has been swing dancing since 2009 and started DJing for dancers shortly thereafter. She's had the privilege of being the DJ at many different Lindy Hop events, competitions and workshop weekends; these include Midwest Lindyfest, Jammin' on the James, Atlanta Varsity Showdown, and Nevermore Jazz Ball. She's been a guest and regular DJ at weekly dances in various cities across the country, including Rhythm Junction (Minneapolis) and Traffic Jam (Chicago).

You can catch her DJing regularly in her current city of NYC at Frim Fram Jam and Brooklyn Swings.

She's excited to be returning as the Second City Swingout DJ and can't wait to dance and play music in Chicago.

Bobby White & Todd Yannacone (DJs)

Bobbydj small
Todddj small

Bobby and Todd will be DJing the Sunday Night Swing and Soul sets!