Swing Dance with BATTLE OF THE CLARINETS: Halley’s Hot Gumbo Swingtet vs. Seth Kibel’s Bay Jazz Project at the Spanish Ballroom

• Beginner swing lesson with Tom and Debra 8-9pm
• Bands play 9-11:30pm
• Admission $30/door
• SAVE $10! Purchase in advance online and pay $20; ticket sales ends at 12noon the day of the dance

What a fabulous night! Two of DC’s most famous purveyors of the licorice stick duke it out onstage. We know Halley Shoenberg from her incredible reed work with the Tom Cunningham Orchestra, Blue Sky Five, and other groups. Seth Kibel appears regularly with Bay Jazz Project, Daryl Davis Band, Natty Beaux and more. What happens when two titans of the clarinet, onstage with some pretty incredible musicians, battle to the death? We can’t wait to find out! (By the way, this is a rematch–we did this back in 2014 and had a TON of fun.)


Mar 16 2024


8:00 pm - 11:30 pm


Tom Koerner and Debra Sternberg


Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, Maryland 20812