Enjoy John Cocuzzi’s dynamic style, diverse rhythms, and innovative and skillful improvisation on piano, as he breathes new life into familiar tunes. Meanwhile, with Kristy Reed Cocuzzi’s passionate sultry voice, mastery of the clarinet and sax, and musical theater experience, you get Benny Goodman, Peggy Lee, and Bernadette Peters all rolled into one! Rounding out their band with upright bass and drums, the Cocuzzi “Courtet” brings you jazz, swing, and blues from the great American songbook, from New York, down to New Orleans, and up to Chicago. Entertaining to watch, a pleasure to hear, and irresistible to dance to!
The Woodchopper’s Ball, San Francisco’s swing hot spot, is a weekly Tuesday night swing dance event held at the historic Verdi Club in San Francisco’s Mission district. Named after the classic 1939 swing tune by the Woody Herman Orchestra (and their biggest hit!), it features monthly classes, a full bar (21+ only), and a dance party with a drop-in lesson and the largest variety of live swing dance music in town!
* LIVE MUSIC DANCE PARTY, 9:00-11:30pm, with a different band each week! $15 admission, all ages. Includes a drop-in Basic Swing dance lesson (9:00-9:15pm), perfect for complete beginners (no partner required)!
* FULL BAR & LOUNGE, 7:30pm-closing (21+ only)! Enjoy a classic cocktail in the swanky vintage bar and lounge!
* 2,500-SQ-FT DANCE FLOOR: Large, beautiful, hardwood dance floor with plenty of room to swing out!
LINDY HOP and BALBOA monthly class series continue tonight, 7:00-9:00pm. Single Monthly Class drop-in: $25/person/week (includes Dance Party!), no partner required.
6:30pm: Doors Open
7:00-8:00pm: Monthly Int Lindy Hop & Collegiate Shag Fundamentals Classes
7:30pm-closing: Full Bar Open (21+ only)
8:00-9:00pm: Monthly Beg Lindy Hop & Balboa Fundamentals Classes
9:00-9:15pm: Drop-In Basic Swing Dance Lesson
9:00-11:30pm: Live Music Dance Party