Welcome to Yehoodi!
Yehoodi is a community of folks from around the world that are passionate about lindy hop, swing dancing and swing jazz. We welcome anyone who wants to learn more about this artform and to hang out with others in the lindy hop community.
At Yehoodi, we are longtime fans of jazz pianist Junior Mance. Many years ago, I remember hosting him in the parlor of my home where we interviewed him as he played on our piano.
Sadly, Junior is losing his faculties due to dementia. A documentary about Junior and his loving wife Gloria is in the works, but needs your support. Please contribute if you feel so moved.
Swing documentary "Alive and Kicking" premieres around the country! Have you seen it yet? What did you think?
We had the pleasure of spending some time with Sonny Allen. Sonny is a Harvest Moon Ball champion dancer who also does mambo, foxtrot and tap. Sonny talks candidly about his childhood, Savoy Ballroom experiences and and life as a dancer. He was personal friends with many well known musicians and dancers including Sammy Davis Jr.
The swing community continues to deal with issues of sexual assault, rape culture and misuse of positions of power.
NOTE: images of Max Pitruzella and Steven Mitchell are in this video.
Jean Veloz featured in a video by The Great Escape, the BeHoppers from Brazil creates 30 posters with actions to end misogyny in lindy hop and an increase in dancers competing in non-traditional roles.
Hey Mister Jesse
Mr. Cantor runs Celluloid Improvisations which is an archive of jazz (and jazz influenced and/or related) music preserved on 16mm sound film, videotape, laserdisc, DVD and various digital formats.
This independent film is made by Lindy Hoppers for Lindy Hoppers. It stars Dax Hock, Sara Breck, Kevin St. Laurent, Jo Hoffberg and a ton of Lindy Hopper musicians and dancers you may recognize.