We’re sprucing up our typical Wednesday night social dance with a visit from the Robert Bell Hot Swing combo!
The Robert Bell Hot Swing Combo exists for the sole purpose of providing music for dancers. The opportunity to be as expressive, creative and innovative as possible while dancing to a combo of musicians tuned into connection is paramount.
Previous performances include- Cowtown Jamborama, DCLX, Hawkeye Swing Festival, Heartland Swing Festival, Twin Cities Balboa Fest, KISS ME, Jumptown Swing, Lindy on the Rocks, Rocktoberfest, Swinger’s Ball, Midwest Lindyfest and of course the birthplace for the group – the Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown.
Multiple genres including hot club swing, blues shuffles and early swing by artists including Django Reinhardt and Duke Ellington are performed with joy and reverence. A wide range of tempos, fiery solos, and an endless supply of energy, the Hot Swing Combo creates a modern ideal of this great timeless music.
The Brink has a nice bar with food and drink available. Food is served until 10pm. The Brink is about four blocks from the Capitol Square and within walking distance from campus.