INTREPID: BATTLE OF THE BIG BANDS (2016)
On May 28, 2016 Prohibition Productions and Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum presented an epic battle of the big bands & swing dance on the flight deck of the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid as part of Fleet Week 2016.
We celebrated the music, dancing and style of the swing era with a spectacular lineup of over 90 performers including three of New York's top big bands on a 50ft stage: George Gee Swing Orchestra, James Langton's New York All-Star Big Band w/Dan Levinson, and Gordon Webster Big Band. Other performers included Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers on the Hanger Deck, Sneak Thievery Orchestra on the Pier stage, Gimme Four barbershop quartet, America's Sweethearts, Gaby Galore's Lindy Hoppers, The Rhythm Stompers; plus MC Dandy Wellington, DJs VaVa Voon and Odysseus Bailer; our pinup girls Velvetina Taylor, Sydney Sunrise, Georgie Smith, Kita St. Cyr, and Scout Opatut; a beginner swing dance lessons by Gaby Cook, and 1930s/1940s Vintage Style Fashion show by Allure Original Styles by Mutsumi Gee.
These photos were taken throughout the event by Jane Kratochvil Photography.