This Summer in the City
Bill Bragin opened his Midsummer Night's Swing tenure over at Lincoln Center with Nellie McKay's debut as a swing singer.
It was a warm, moist night, but the crowd packed Damrosch Park inside and outside the official dance area and a good time was had by all. I've always sort of viewed The Midsummer Night's Swing as a crowd to walk through on my way to the Met, but Bill has put together a great program for the summer--the kind of musicians that make you want to stop, meet a stranger and dance a bit. It's going to be a lot of fun there this summer . . .