Resources: Local Bands & DJs

These resources were compiled to inspire and grow your interest in swing dancing. If you have additional suggestions, please contact us.  

Red Hot Juba
Red Hot Juba plays Blisterin' Hot Countrified Jazz and Green Mountain Swing. Using a shifting and impulsive mix of styles while carving out an approach all their own, Red Hot Juba can turn from dynamic jump-blues to bittersweet soul on a dime. With a growing reputation for long, high energy sets, the band will cover a broad and varied expanse of musical ground over the course of an evening, and enjoy the sights along the way.

Starline Rhythm Boys
Danny Coane, the rockin' pride of Vermont, just keeps rollin'. He has fronted bluegrass, country, and blues bands, but the rockabilly, rock ‘n’ roll act "The Throbulators" gained him national exposure. Billy Bratcher holds down the beat for the trio on upright bass. He toured with Texas Juke Joint King Wayne Hancock and became well known throughout the U.S. for mastering the unique "slap bass" style. Al Lemery shines bright under any stage light.

Hot Box Honey

Hot Box Honey spices up the music scene with jazz vocals by Jane Evans and jazz guitar by Greg Evans. Together with their hot band of local legends, Hot Box Honey showcases an upbeat eclectic mix of vintage and modern swing classics including their original song "Champlain Club" written for Vermont Swings!


Lewis Franco & The Missing Cats
Lewis Franco has been a fixture on the Vermont acoustic music scene for many years, entertaining audiences of all ages with clever and occasionally profound lyrics, delightfully tuneful melodies, and a fun-loving presence. Vermont Public Radio’s Robert Resnik calls Franco, “a brilliant songwriter—one of our very finest.”

Colin McCaffrey
Colin James McCaffrey was born just after the full moon on September 7th in Brattleboro, Vermont. The second of four children, he started playing piano, guitar and violin at a young age; performing music with his family throughout Vermont and New Hampshire.

Jenni Johnson
Jenni Johnson has been described as "a renaissance woman" in the many articles written about her in the Burlington Free Press, Seven Days, Vermont Woman the Rutland Herald, as well as for newspapers across the lake in New York State. Born in NYC's Harlem Hospital and raised in the Big Apple, she now resides in Burlington, Vermont.