Sept 7th Live Swing w/ Jonathan Doyle Quartet

Sept 7th Live Swing w/ Jonathan Doyle Quartet

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Sept 7th Live Swing w/ Jonathan Doyle Quartet

7:30-8:15 Drop-In Lesson

8:15-11:30 Dance/Performances

SWING IT SATURDAY will be at Polish Home (PHA), located at 1714 18th Avenue on Capitol Hill. This incredible space has a 3500 square foot sprung dance floor, bar, and FREE PARKING. 21+

$15 General*

*PHA members using discount code must bring ID or PHA membership card.

*No refunds or transfers*

Swing It Saturday is produced by Katie & Mark Kihara of Swing It Seattle on behalf of Polish Home Association.

Workshop info coming soon!

Childcare is available on site. Please contact us if you are interested in using this service.

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Clarinetist, saxophonist, composer, and arranger Jonathan Doyle lives in Port Townsend WA in the Pacific Northwest. He still spends time in Chicago, Austin TX, and on the road.

Jonathan briefly attended Depaul’s School of Music in Chicago, where he studied under Mark Colby and Susan Cook. He left school to pursue a full time career in music during the neo-swing movement of the mid-90s, playing with the Mighty Blue Kings and then the Four Charms. He has also worked with Chicago’s emerging improvisers such as Josh Berman, Jason Adasiewicz, and Design Flaw, and developed an interest in country blues and jug band music playing with the Wabash Jug Band. In 2004, Mr. Doyle moved to Austin to pursue his love of acoustic and roots music afresh. After a brief stint with the Asylum Street Spankers, he went on to freelance in Central Texas’ vibrant traditional jazz, swing, and western swing scene, playing with well-established acts such as Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel, and the Jim Cullum Jazz Band, as well being a part of many fine local bands such as Thrift Set Orchestra, Albanie & her Fellas, Stan Smith and the Jazz Pharaohs, Aunt Ruby's Sweet Jazz Babies, East Side Dandies, White Ghost Shivers, Whit Smith's Hot Jazz Caravan, The Giant Three and his own projects The Jonathan Doyle Quintet / Swingtet. His time in New Orleans introduced him to the hot jazz and traditional blues band, Tuba Skinny. And his connection to Chicago led to playing with the amazing Fat Babies as well as guitar maestro, Joel Paterson. More recently he has started performing with Naomi & Her Handsome Devils and Hal Smith's Swing Central and the Casey MacGill Orchestra!

Jonathan is committed to crafting original music as well studying the American musical traditions. He strives to organize and be a part of bands whose music is rooted, yet distinct. And to play for listeners and dancers anywhere they'll have him!