It features 39 brand-new song recordings from all seven of our bandleaders, including all 23 remote recordings and all 16 “live” songs from Jonathan Stout and His Close Shave Quartet aired on January 17, 2021.
This EP will not be released in any other form and is only available to CalBal Live donors at or above the $500-level. Qualifying donations must be received by January 31, 2021 at 11:59pm PST.
CalBal Live is produced by Pacific Swing Dance Foundation (PSDF), a nonprofit corporation dedicated to preserving and spreading the cultural tradition of swing dancing.
You can support CalBal Live with a simple donation!
The production budget for CalBal Live is $75,000. Approximately 80%–90% of this amount will go directly toward paying the artists, instructors, musicians, and staff who make the event possible. Most of these folks have lost most or all of their normal earning ability due to COVID-19.
Our ultimate goal is to raise $250,000 so PSDF can fund its programs which, in turn, create opportunities for members of the swing dance community.
PSDF runs California Balboa Classic and has established the Pacific Swing Archive, which preserves historical artifacts and collects oral histories from swing dancers.
PSDF has also helped make possible recent fundraisers such as Rhythm Relief and #MoveTogether by providing administrative and technical support.
PSDF is also dedicated to paying artists in the swing community to do their work. The money you contribute to PSDF directly or indirectly goes to paying these artists for their work.