Hard Drivin' Swing for Your Dancing Feet!

Our Mission: 

Our group seeks to recreate, in our own unique way, the danceable styles of the 1920's-50's. We arrange our sets and choose our songs choices specifically to keep you on the dance floor as long as possible! The size of the group can be customized to meet your requirements from four to seven people. We strive to bring energy and fun to your next dance, wedding or special event! 

The Players: 

Originally from Virginia, bandleader Victor Celania moved to Austin in 2011 to pursue his passions more fully and fulfilled part of that mission by starting this band. His main gig is as a professional custom clothier for his company Established Sartorial. You can learn more about that: here

Hailing from New York, bass player Josef Pelletier lends an energetic and jovial attitude to the music. Having played hot jazz and swing for over 30 years, David Jellema has swung with the best of 'em and has excellent tone and taste on both the cornet and the clarinet. Tenor saxophonist Steven Vague knows how to drive and make the sax sing like the stars of yesteryear! He's played all over the US and is sure to wow you with his energetic, fun style! 

These guys will keep your feet stampin' all night long! Be sure to drink enough water and bring a couple changes of clothes! You're gonna need 'em!
 

** A Special Thanks to Kevin Nguyen Photography and a Girl Creative for the logo design! **

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Previous events

Jul29

Swingin' at the Eldorado

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Eldorado Ballroom, 2310 Elgin Street, Houston, TX

It's been a minute since we've played this historic venue and we're so happy to be back! Anyone who's anyone in the world of jazz came up playing here so it's an honor to get to do so and keep that spirit alive!

Jul2

Mobbin' at Mobtown Ballroom

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Mobtown Ballroom, 861 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD

As part of our first CD release tour, we'll be visiting Baltimore and their killer slick dance hall in an old Baptist church. I was there the day this venue opened and it's a treasure! Come join us as we swing their Monday night event!

Jun30

Swingin' in Charlotte

Gotta Swing Charlotte, 1600 Park Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204

GottaSwing Charlotte is proud to present an afternoon of swing dance classes with Victor Celania (Austin, TX) and an evening dancing to his band, The Waller Creek Vipers.

Not only will Victor be teaching 2 hours of incorporating musicality into your swing dancing, but his buddies in the Waller Creek Vipers will be on hand to provide live jazz music during the classes! Brad Nathanson will also teach a class with some fun activities for exploring musicality as well.

Schedule and prices at the door: 12:00 - 1:00 Victor Celania Musicality Class #1 ($15) 1:10 - 2:10 Victor Celania Musicality Class #2 ($15) 2:20 - 3:20 Brad Nathanson Musicality Class ($10)

7:00 Doors open for the evening dance 7:30 - 8:30 Introductory Lesson (Free) 8:30 - 11:30 Dance with The Waller Creek Vipers ($12)

Full Day Passes (for all classes and the band dance) are just $40 and can be purchased here:

More details to come! Thank you to Gabi Rosenthal Photography for the cover photo.

May25

Greenwood Swingout in Tulsa, OK

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Tulsa, OK

Once again we're going to bring it to Greenwood Swingout, this time not just for two nights but THREE! Come join us as we keep you on the dance floor til your feet fall off!

Mar21

ACU Swing Cats 15th Anniversary!

Hunter Welcome Center , 1949 ACU Drive, Abilene, TX

Now that ACU has legalized dancing, it's on! We're bringing out the band with Josef Pelletier on bass, David Jellema on cornet, Steven Vague on tenor and soprano saxophones, Trevin Roming on keys, Victor Celania on drums and Lindsay Greene on guitar! It's fixin' to be a fun night!

Oct28

Road Trip to Atlanta Varsity Showdown

TBD

Details are pending for this one but check back to find out more!