Check out everyone who’s coming to share great music with us in New Haven! For the details of when and where, check out our Schedule.
Amy Kucharik and Friends with Benefits
Brian Anderson, Chris Cavaliere, and Kenny Owens
Emiliano (Emilio) Estevez
Emiliano has a background in Lindy Hop, Blues, Hip-Hop, House, Tango, and a host of movements from many other genres. He has been dancing since late 2000 and continues to add new ideas and movements to his style. Emilio teaches weekly classes in Lancaster, PA, taught at national events such as the Fusion Exchange; Albany Lindy and Blues; Blues Recess, and workshops in many locations like Montreal; Seattle; Austin; and Philadelphia.
Emiliano DJs at many events locally and nationally providing a groovy flavor of Blues, Lindy, and Fusion styles of music. He believes that a diverse set will challenge the dancers and make sure that they are listening with their minds and bodies. He also runs DJ Experiment which is an organization created to give DJs, musicians, and dancers a safe place to experiment and grow.
Dance is a conversation…
Neil is originally from and still lives in New York City. He actively started social partner dancing in 2011 and shortly thereafter began DJ’ing both fusion and blues events. One of his greatest pleasures is to endlessly search for musical treasures, weaving them together as if almost telling a story, so that it acts as a cohesive force to keep the energy flowing and dancers dancing.
Olivia Campbell is a postgraduate microbiology researcher at the Yale School of Public Health, but she would usually rather be swing dancing. Growing up in a family of classical musicians inspired her love of all things music, and she cannot wait to share her enthusiasm by DJing for Elm City Exchange!
Rose Fullerton King
Rose Fullerton King (aka DJ Butts McGee) has been dancing and DJing fusion for four years in New Haven, Denver, and the Bay Area. Her sets are intensely ecclectic, encompassing everything from 80’s pop to cumbia to celtic, but her favorite dancing tunes are the mellow, melty ones. She’s excited to play music for you (and dance with you!) at ECX.
Moonlighting as a dancer and DJ, Tina is excited to play a bit of the unexpected for you all! Obligatory 80s Chinese pop alongside some soothing EDM (with a healthy dose of musical drama). Please ask her to dance :)!
Emily found lindy hop fresh out of high school, and she hasn’t stopped dancing since. When she isn’t drowning in a sea of required reading, she likes to build swing playlists, acquire more lipsticks, write bad poetry, and read good books for fun. Ask her to dance!
Emilio is an avid dancer and DJ in the New Haven fusion scene. His music tends to the electronic, though he loves popping in instrumental and vocal tracks. He has recently defended his Ph.D. in neuroscience and will be moving out of New Haven, so it might be a while before he gets to DJ at ECX again. As a result, he looks forward to putting on a set that will inspire dances to remember and hope he can join in at least one of them with you!
Kevin found swing and blues dancing in New Haven while a graduate student more than five years ago. He started DJing only a couple years ago, and it has brought him even closer to the dance that we all love. Kevin is excited to finally make his debut as a DJ at Elm City Exchange, so ask him to dance!
Hi, my name is Ahmed K Fadiga; Friends call me Khader. Originally from the Ivory Coast, precisely Abidjan, I have been living in the US since 2004. I am into sport, soccer, basketball, volleyball, and many more. But, music keeps me going. I have to have it (music of course). Dancing takes me away, it makes me feel like an eagle gliding through the clouds. I remember watching my dad dance salsa every Sunday morning, that was beautiful. I guess this is one reason I enjoy watching/seeing others dance to my music selection. Love love!!
William has been a dancer for close to 7-8 years whose background includes, but not limited to: Ballroom, Salsa, Bachata, Tango, and Merengue; who found his roots in the Yale Swing and Blues group. As a DJ and former YSB Instructor, William incorporates music with elements that are rooted in Blues, but which are heavily influenced by his dance background and with popular music; straddling the line between old and new.
In 2015 they met and had amazing dances at random and unplanned moments. They started nerding out about music on car rides to dance events in early 2017. From there it escalated to sharing themed playlists and cohosting house parties. And now, for the first time, the dynamic DJ duo that is Kelly Lynn Epstein and Nell McGloin-King appear as the synergized KNelly, to seduce your ears with unearthly and delicious tunes.