The Richmond Lindy Exchange is proud to announce that it will be featuring the talent of Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five for two nights of killer dancing this year. This band’s vibrant, soulful and swinging ensemble is hard to match and even more difficult to convey in words.
Chelsea is known for engaging with her audience in a way that is both intimate and exhilarating. Playful and beautiful. The energy she brings with her on stage can fill any room and has been known to rouse every last dancer until the whole floor is jumping.
More on Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five: In October 2012, vocalist Chelsea Reed brought five of her friends together to play some tunes in a South Philly dining room. Her plan was to form a band that played for swing dancers, so she could finally have the chance to sing her favorite songs for an audience that loved early jazz as much as she did. Since that fateful day, she’s been living that dream and couldn’t be happier about it.
Now, Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five are at home at swing dances, jazz clubs and concert halls alike. They have played renowned Philadelphia venues and travel the country year round to perform at both Lindy and Blues exchanges and workshops. They’ve had the honor of sharing the stage with trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Gordon Webster, and bassist Michael Gamble. They love exploring the roots of jazz and finding creative ways to interpret forgotten songs. Drawing upon the intensity of powerhouse vocalists, the ingenuity of 20th century composers, and the soul of the dance floor, Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five honor the heritage of jazz with fresh arrangements and original songs. They are silly, passionate people who love playing this music.
And that’s all there is to it.
Looking for more? Head to The Fair Weather Five’s website.