April 26th, 2011
Can’t get enough of Gordon Webster? At this year’s Hi-De-Hon, you’ll be treated to TWO nights of dancing with your favorite swing pianist. We’re thrilled to announce Webster’s quintet will play our main dance Friday night and his septet will play our main dance Saturday.
See our music page for information on Gordon and our four fabulous DJs. And don’t forget: registration opens Monday May 16 at noon.
April 23rd, 2011
We named our exchange in honor of one of Baltimore’s most hep cats, Cab Calloway.
While he spent the early years of his life in Rochester, N.Y., Cabell “Cab” Calloway III began his musical career in Baltimore, mentored by another Baltimore legend, Chick Webb. In 1931 he recorded “Minnie the Moocher,” scheduling concerts in conjunction with the release of an animated short featuring the song. The tour earned him the nickname, “The Hi De Ho Man” for the use of that hep jive in the chorus.
In the name “Hi-De-Hon,” we honor our past as well as the off-beat culture that defines our present.
April 15th, 2011
We’re thrilled to announce the stellar DJ lineup for Hi-De-Hon 2011:
- Dan Repsch (Philadelphia)
- Jenn Shortway (NYC/NJ)
- Mike Marcotte (DC)
- Rayned Wiles (Baltimore)
These talented DJs are favorites of our Baltimore dancers, and we’re pleased to bring them together to spin for you this October.