John Festa

There are few people in our community who represent the true spirit of swing dancing like Mr. John Festa. In this episode, we got to sit down with the dapper, debonair legend from New York to discuss his early days in West Coast Swing, his unique style of DJing, and the famous North River Bar, where so many greats honed their craft. He shared his opinions on music today, how he thinks about playing music for a room, and why he thinks the dance doesn’t swing the way it used to. Listen to this discussion full of insights and perspective, delivered with lots of class and charm.

Festa v. New York City Department of Consumer Affairs
JT JV Swing Team – SwingCouver 2019
JT Varsity Swing Team – SwingCouver 2019

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