Swing Dance Workshop w/Paulette Brockingham
The PLANET D NONET “a down & dirty little swing band from Detroit” was founded by drummer RJ Spangler and trumpeter James O’Donnell. The Planet D Nonet is about swing, blues, space-age jazz and classic American songs all served with plenty of good humor with an eye toward turning people onto this kind of music.
Typically the Planet D Nonet sticks with one genre at a given performance. Swing gigs involve speakeasy era jazz by Louis Armstrong, Harlem Jive by Fats Waller, swing era tunes by Duke Ellington and Fletcher Henderson. The band can also do an entire concert Detroit of proto-R&B from Paul “Huckle-Buck” Williams or King Porter, as well as a tribute to the jump music of Louis Jordan. also an entire concert of space-age jazz from Sun Ra or Township Jazz from South Africa.