6-track album by musician and dancer Jonathan Ng from Seattle, WA.
Dreaming On My Feet
Release date: April 12, 2019
Buy from: Bandcamp – USD 5 or more
Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
About Jonathan Ng
Taken from his website:
Jazz violinist, vocalist, and bandleader Jonathan Ng has spent the majority of his life making music that moves people.
He specializes in the traditions of swing and gypsy jazz, combining musical virtuosity with emotional expression. Jonathan also possesses a unique knowledge of swing dance bandleading founded on his expertise as a lindy hop, balboa, and blues dancer.
Whether playing for a seated audience or a crowded floor of dancers, Jonathan seeks to share the spark which made him first fall in love with the recordings of Django Reinhardt and Count Basie.
Jonathan’s performances combine a musical acuity born from years of classical training with a captivating showmanship honed playing to countless packed rock clubs.
As a member of the swing-ragtime band Ellis Dyson & the Shambles, Jonathan toured throughout the Eastern United States playing venues ranging from the Cat’s Cradle in North Carolina to the Mercury Lounge in New York.
Jonathan has performed with many of the foremost musicians of both the swing and gypsy jazz scenes, including Gordon Webster, Greg Ruby, Casey MacGill, Christiaan Van Hemert, and Katherine Whalen (of the Squirrel Nut Zippers).
He has also performed as a part of festivals from Djangofest Northwest to IBMA World of Bluegrass. Jonathan is currently based in Seattle, Washington.
About The Album
Taken from the Bandcamp profile:
“As both a musician and a dancer, I have always loved exploring the balance between tradition and invention.
This collection of songs represents my attempt to bridge that gap: to stay true to the swing tradition, while expanding upon it with the rhetoric of my own musical experiences.
I hope you enjoy listening and dancing to these tracks as much as I enjoyed making them.”
Jonathan Ng – Violin & Vocals
Gabe Hall-Rodrigues – Accordion
Ryan Donnelly – Bass
Victor Horky – Guitar
Max Holmberg – Drums
Arranged and produced by Jonathan Ng
Recorded at Electrokitty Studios
Engineered by Christian Escobar
Mixed by Breton Nicholas
Mastered by Ed Brooks
Photography by Jess Keener
Album design by Jonathan Ng
Dancers: Ariel Goh, Stefan Hyunh, Sasha Anderson, Jose Tello, Theresa Manney, and Vasu Sharma