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Updated: Jun 24



Welcome to Swing and Strings Weekly # 22

It's here! Our very favorite day of the month: the Swing Renaissance. Tonight we are going to take everyone on a journey of swing music and dance. We have several special guests dancers, and even a dance team featured during the performance set! Come join us for an incredible night of rhythm and music.

In honor of Earth day, we are using music and dance to drive awareness around clean energy. So, we are partnering with Utah Clean Energy to make tonight happen.


"Utah Clean Energy leads and accelerates the clean energy transformation with vision and expertise. We are committed to creating a future that ensures healthy, thriving communities for all, empowered and sustained by clean energy."


10% of door sales will be donated to their cause.


 We will have a delicious cocktail/mocktail menu cooked up featuring Utah's very own, Dented Brick Distillery spirits! Our bartender, Michael Montoya is the best!


Come try these these drinks:

Long Shadow

Everlasting Light

Porch Tea



If you've been eagerly awaiting an opportunity to get your hands on our brand new Utah Fiddle Tunes book from the Trash Moon Collective, now is your chance!


We will have just ten copies at the show tonight. Get there early to get your copy and start learning some fiddle tunes with us!




Swing Collective Workshop and Jam - Monday, April 29th

Our FREE weekly swing workshop will feature our good friend, Georgi Petrov. He is going to teach everyone 'How to learn a tune.' Don't miss this one!


The workshop will be followed by a jam from 7-9.Come join The Swing Collective!


We are so excited for what the Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music are cooking up this year! They have a stellar line up of touring and local acts (feat. many of our very own Trash Moon Collective regulars). This organization does a TON to support the acoustic music scene in Utah. Get out and see some great music at a world-class festival, and hey, we'll even be there with our very first HHW nonprofit booth.


Upcoming Community Events

Weekly Events

  • Parlor Swing Jam & Workshop 

  • at Millcreek Common hosted by the Swing Collective

  • Monday, April 29th,

  • Workshop 6-7 p.m. Jam Session 7-9 p.m.

  • Jazz Jam - Hopkins Brewery (21+)

  • Wednesdays (May 1st) 8 - 11 p.m. (on-going)

Our newsletters will go out every Monday as we begin to build a running list of jazz, swing and acoustic roots-related community events. If you would like to submit anything to this list, please message by 5:00 p.m. the Wednesday prior. We will review it and add it to our events if it is a good fit. Thanks.




Dr. Daniel Jonas

I feel honored to look across the bandstand and see my dear friend Dr. Daniel Jonas piloting the trumpet section. He has a supreme gift as a musician to unbelievably deliver accuracy, agility, and zest, but also to settle a band, encourage camaraderie, and consummate support the vision of those around him. I look up to Dan as a trumpet player and as a leader, but moreover as a supportive friend—a constant source for a smile, a rolled up sleeve, and a hand on the shoulder. For those who may not know, Dan is the Music Program Director at Weber State University and has a long list of accolades and impressive CV stats: performing with Maria Schneider, Dave Liebman, John Faddis, James Moody, and so many more. We are beyond lucky to have such talent in our music scene. Since I’ve known Dan, he has extended himself to be helpful at every turn. I’ve not met many people in this life who are as caring and creative and who fosters an environment for those around him to be uplifted. Next time you see Dan, tell him I love him and thank him for being Dan.

-David Baker


Tune in next week for our Nerd Corner and Listening Room!


Our Purpose

Our purpose is to create experiences of connectedness, learning, and joy through the language of acoustic music.


Our Vision

We envision Salt Lake City as a hub for world class acoustic music. We accomplish this by building a healthy community-oriented ecosystem that’s accessible for all.

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