What is Zingology?
Well, it’s the study of ZING! The essence of pizzaz. The juice of life, squeezed into a poem. It’s the ineffable feeling of magic you might experience on the dance floor. And it’s a tip of our humble hat to those other famous jazz-ologies, Django Reinhardt’s “Djangology” and Charlie Bird Parker’s “Ornithology.”
The Zingology Combo
Zingology is based in Ithaca, NY and we specialize in vintage swing – all those really great tunes from the 1920’s through the 1940’s. We focus on the gypsy jazz style and manouche vibe of Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of Paris. Regular combo members are Brian Keeler on guitar, Ted Caldwell on stand-up bass, Joanna Green on violin and vocals, and Greg Ezra on percussion. Other folks may join us as guests when available, including Harry Aceto, Doug Robinson, Doug Henrie, Wayne Gottleib and Nina Widger.
Zingology Swing Dance Lessons
We love dancers and dancers love Zingology! We play music for Lindy, Waltz, Fox Trot, West Coast Swing, Salsa Rueda, Tango and Balboa, and just plain free-style dancing. If you’d like us to teach a class before your event, Brian Keeler specializes in Balboa but also can teach lindy, salsa, fox trot, waltz and west coast swing. A beginner level class in one of these styles is a great way to get the audience involved.