Back in late 2007 Reed Penney discovered the joys of swing jazz music and the Lindy Hop (a swing dance) in of all places Austin, TX. Reed found a rich and vibrant community of musicians and dancers who came together to celebrate these two important and perennial American art forms.

One of the events these two sets of people converged on that’s still going strong is the monthly live jazz event The Engine Room. Here is a short documentary Reed produced about The Engine Room back in 2009.