Who's playing at The Shiny Stockings Ball?

And now announcing the band for The Shiny Stockings Ball ...

Meet Andy Swann and his Savoy Stompers!

This All-Star, one time only, world class, Savoy style line up of musicians will blow you away.... serving up Frankie's Favourites at the ball on Saturday night, this will be a social dancing opportunity you won't want to miss.

We feel very privileged to have such a quality group of musicians playing for us, thanks very much to Mr Andrew Swann.

Eamon Mcnelis
Trumpet/Vocals - Flap!

Mark Elton
Bass - Flap!

Steven Grant
Piano/2nd trumpet - CW Stoneking

Michael McQuaid
Reeds - Red Hot Rhythm Makers

Craig Fermanis

Andrew Swann

Too much good news to handle... well sooth your soul and sign up for The Shiny Stockings Ball

The Shiny Stockings Ball Registration is OPEN!

Registration for the  The Shiny Stockings Ball is officially OPEN!!  

This event is a celebration of the legendary Lindy Hopper; Frankie Manning on what would have been his 99th birthday!  Join us for the daytime sessions on Saturday and Sunday with world renowned jazz dance historian & dancer, Lennart Westerlund  and especially for the main celebration with Andy Swann and his Savoy Stompers at the Thornbury Theatre on Saturday 25th May.  Ramona Staffeld welcomes you all to her vision of celebrating Frankie the way she knew him personally.  Let's Dance!

All proceeds from The Shiny Stockings Ball are going to The Frankie Manning Foundation, who run various programs spreading Lindy Hop around the world along with Frankie's legacy.


The Shiny Stockings Ball 2013

1929 Studios is excited to announce that this year together with Ramona Staffeld we will be hosting The Shiny Stockings Ball, a celebration of the legendary Lindy Hopper; Frankie Manning.  This is an exceptional event on the world calendar that we are very proud to be involved in.

Last year The Shiny Stockings Ball featured Chazz Young and Steven Mitchell.  Who will it be this year?  We're not going to say just yet, but we can tell you it's a great orator and giant of our cultural heritage.   You'll have to stay tuned to find out.

Proceeds from The Shiny Stockings Ball are going to The Frankie Manning Foundation, in support of running Frankie 100 in New York City... another great event you should put on your calendar for 2014.


Happy Holidays!

The 1929 Crew.