21st Year • Endicott College • Beverly • Massachusetts • USA
Jonathan Stout Orchestra & Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five, featuring Hilary Alexander
Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five is one of the nation’s premier Swing dance bands. Showcasing the small-group sound of the late 1930’s and early 1940’s, the Campus Five is the most danceable Swing band anywhere. The 7-piece Campus Five captures the true sound of the Swing-era, with all the energy and excitement that inspired millions to dance. Influences include the Benny Goodman Sextet, Artie Shaw’s Grammercy Five, and Count Basie’s Kansas City Six.
Both founders are dedicated Swing dancers, and the relationship between Swing music and Swing dance informs all aspects of the Campus Five. Song selection, tempo, song length and feel are all chosen with danceability in mind. The Campus Five’s three albums, “Jammin’ the Blues”, “Crazy Rhythm”, and “Moppin’ and Boppin’,” are favorites of Swing DJs and Swing Dance Instructors all over the globe. The Campus Five have been featured at many of the premier Swing dance events around the world, and are known for their unparalleled competition music, inspiring dancers to new heights.
We are incredibly thrilled to have the Campus Five at Beantown again this year. Plus the best news, Hilary will be back! They will be playing 2 nights, Saturday and Sunday. Now that is something to get excited about!