Battle of the Big Bands

Please note: This event has already occurred.
Two of the country's finest big bands will be locked in battle at Glen Echo Park's 80-year-old Spanish Ballroom this weekend - and it's a contest where the dancers are the real winners. From New York City, George Gee brings his fantastic orchestra, which swings smoothly and sweetly in the style of Count Basie's famous 1950s and '60s ensembles. From Los Angeles, Dean Mora brings Mora's Modern Rhythmists, who specialize in authentic '20s and '30s arrangements of songs by the Casa Loma Orchestra, Artie Shaw and Duke Ellington. This event is part of the Groovie Movie Weekend, which honors 1940s swing dancer Jean Veloz and includes multiple days of dance lessons. At the Spanish Ballroom.