New York Hot Jazz Festival 2016

Sun Sep 25th / 4:30pm - 1:00am

at The McKittrick Hotel

[home of Sleep No More]

Artwork by Cecile McLorin Salvant

Artwork by Cecile McLorin Salvant

Cecile McLorin Salvant and Aaron Diehl

Wycliffe Gordon & Friends - Pops For President

Frank Vignola Trio w/ Nicki Parrott and Vinny Raniolo

Brianna Thomas & Michael Mwenso: Ella & Louis Verve Duets Anniversary Tribute

Tatiana Eva-Marie & The Avalon Jazz Band

Blind Boy Paxton (solo and as featured guest)

Dan Levinson's Gotham SophistiCats w/ Molly Ryan

The Ghost Train Orchestra

Sasha Masakowski's Sidewalk Strutters

Brain Cloud featuring Tamar Korn

Jessy Carolina & The Hot Mess w/ Blind Boy Paxton

The Xylopholks

• Festival Jam Band with Dennis Lichtman


with Antique Phonograph DJ MAC through the night

Please join us for the 4th annual NEW YORK HOT JAZZ (AND SWING) FESTIVAL at the transporting, otherworldly McKittrick Hotel - home of the world-famous Sleep No More. Get ready to party for 8 hours non-stop with 12 bands on 3 stages in one of the most beautiful places in town and cap the festivities with a raucous, sultry after-party. If 8 hours is not enough, you can opt for another 2 hours of a rooftop garden Hot Jazz Brunch from 11:00am to 4:00pm. McKittrick features spectacular food and is one of the hottest dining destinations in town, so no longer will the festival-goers have to venture out from the fest grounds foraging and miss out on great music. 


Please dress to impress (prizes await those who deck themselves in their vintage best) and party your night away. Dancing is encouraged and inevitably irresistible. 


2:00am - 4:00pm    Hot Jazz Rooftop Garden Brunch

[*optional offer from The McKittrick]

4:30pm - 1:00am   Hot Jazz Marathon Party Extravaganza on 3 stages

[Doors open at 4:30pm]


Keep up with the latest developments on on 2016 Fest Facebook Event pare


[home of Sleep No More]

542 West 27th Street, NY, NY

 [btwn 10th & 11th Aves]

The New York Hot Jazz Festival is co-presented by The Hot Jazz Productions & The McKittrick Hotel

Wednesday, August 31st


PART 1 (7:00pm - 11:30pm) 



Second (10pm) show added on the 31st by the overwhelming demand. 

The 10pm show will not feature Tom McDermott but solely Tuba Skinny.


On Wednesday, August 31st at 7pm we're hosting our second New Orleans inspired extravaganza of the Summer commencing at Drom. For the first part of the night, New Orleans' hottest Nu Hot Jazz band, Tuba Skinny, is ready to set the city ablaze. Sharing the bill in the first (7pm) show with a set of his own is Big Easy's stride piano master of HBO's Treme fame Tom McDermott. Dance floor will be expanded to accommodate all with happy feet. 

Photo by Lynn Redmile

For the second part of NOLA-inspired Aug 31 festivities, we invite you to take part in a NEW ORLEANS HOT JAZZ FUNERAL & SECOND LINE PARADE like no other. The parade and the ceremony will take place at an iconic, breathtaking Manhattan location, and will feature a dozen-strong MOSTLY FUNERALS HOT JAZZ COLLECTIVE comprised of creme de la creme of the New York Hot Jazz community, as well as performance art by the titillating CASSANDRA ROSEBEETLE and the scintillating LILLIAN LORRAINE, who created the unforgettable Red Light Antique Phonograph Tableau at the first Fest.

The location of the funeral will remain SECRET except to those generous enough to donate to RIP MISHA FUNERAL EXPENSE FUND. This funeral spectacular is a very expensive... ahem... undertaking, so contributions will be appreciated even if you're not planning to attend. Anyone generous enough to donate whatever is within his or her means to the Funeral Expense Fund will be emailed the location of the Jazz Funeral 12 hours before the event on Aug. 31st.  

Cassandra Rosebeetle

Cassandra Rosebeetle

Red Light Phonograph Tableau by Lilliane Lorraine

Red Light Phonograph Tableau by Lilliane Lorraine