Jayna Morgan @ Third Street Dive

Tuesday, Dec. 28

Third Street Dive
440 S. Third St. • 587-0706
www.nolaswing.com
$7; 8 p.m.

While earning a degree in classical voice from George Washington University, swing dancing overtook Jayna Morgan so deeply that she ended up running Jitterbugs Swing Society, which offered students lessons in the Lindy Hop, a dance from the 1920s and 30s named after Charles Lindbergh. Morgan’s affinity for the genre transcends affectation. During the late ’90s, when a zoot suit riot was kick-started by “Swingers” and the Squirrel Nut Zippers, she began performing regularly and singing with jazz bands in her hometown of New Orleans. Morgan co-founded NOLA Swing, an organization dedicated to promoting the craft, and learned from the Crescent City’s most venerated jazz musicians. She also formed The Frenchman Street Flappers, a professional Charleston dance group. Her appearance Tuesday with her Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band is evidence of Third Street Dive’s expanding palette. —Mat Herron

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