Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Dance To Spotlight Swing.

Byline: Journal Staff Report

* Local group specializes in Big Band music, and free lessons will be provided at Saturday event

The Mountain Arts Council is getting into the swing of the new year with a dance featuring local band Swing City on Saturday.

Swing City is a seven-member group playing Big Band sounds from the 1930s, '40s and '50s. For those who need a little help, there will be free basic swing lessons available at the beginning of the dance.

Swing City band members include Albuquerque Academy instructor Mike Hayes on bass and Mark Sherman, a former Army USO band member, on drums. Don Rood plays keyboards and the trumpet player is Jim Thompson. …

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