Rocco & the Stompers with special guest Gordon Webster

Rocco & the Stompers has been playing Boston Swing Central from the very beginning!  Rocco aka Danny Fratina started out in the Beantown Swing Orchestra, but as a request for a different more lighter weight combo, he spun off this little big band from the BSO and has been continuing on ever since.

His excellent arrangements of big band classics and curious sources of inspiration are a wonder to behold and dance to.  We're excited to have them at Dirty Water for the first time.  As they've just begun playing special events like Club Drosselmeyer and they've been so consistently excellent that it's time for them to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight.   We've asked Gordon Webster to sit in with them to make it even more special.  And we're excited to hear the results of this summit of talent.


Pianist Gordon Webster is one of the most sought after musicians in the lindy hop world. His tremendous musicianship and passion, supported by his first-hand knowledge of social dancing, have inspired lindy hoppers at hundreds of dance events worldwide. Drawing on influences as diverse as Fats Waller, Count Basie, Oscar Peterson and Gene Harris, Webster serves up a smorgasbord of styles unified by one characteristic: irresistible danceability.



An avid dancer, Natalie loves playing music that is contagious and makes it hard to sit down. She is proud to be a big part of Boston Swing Central: teaching, inspiring and supporting a wonderful family of dancers. Known for her joyful energy and playfulness, Natalie is always adding to her collection of songs, to inspire creativity, musicality, fun and keep the dance floor hoppin'!