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Co-presented by Hot Jazz Productions, Catskill Jazz Factory, & the Fisher Center

JAZZ THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS:

The Hot Jazz Age

Thursdays July 5, 12, 19, 26 / Aug 2

SPIEGELTENT at THE FISHER CENTER

Jazz Through the Looking Glass: The Hot Jazz Age takes audiences on a journey through the syncopated soundtrack of the Hot Jazz Age from its beginnings in New Orleans through its migration to Chicago, Harlem and beyond! Join the New York Hot Jazz Festival and Catskill Jazz Factory for this five-concert series featuring ensembles led by top artists of the current revival sweeping the country as it happened the first time over a hundred years ago. Don’t miss this series exploration of the music that served as backdrop to flappers and vamps, gangsters and gang molls, moonshine, speakeasies and more at the Bard SummerScape Spiegeltent.

Jazz Through the Looking Glass: The Hot Jazz Age takes audiences on a journey through the syncopated soundtrack of the Hot Jazz Age from its beginnings in New Orleans through its migration to Chicago, Harlem and beyond! Join the New York Hot Jazz Festival and Catskill Jazz Factory for this five-concert series featuring ensembles led by top artists of the current revival sweeping the country as it happened the first time over a hundred years ago. Don’t miss this series exploration of the music that served as backdrop to flappers and vamps, gangsters and gang molls, moonshine, speakeasies and more at the Bard SummerScape Spiegeltent.

 

July 5

Sidney Bechet: The Soul of Crescent City
with Aurora Nealand & the Royal Roses

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July 12
Get Rhythm In Your Feet: The Music Of J. Russell Robinson and the Original Dixieland Jazz Band with Gordon Au's Grand Street Stompers featuring Molly Ryan // Plus a presentation on the genesis of the first jazz record with Michael Cumella aka Phonograph DJ MAC

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JUST CROSS THE RIVER

FROM FATS TO SATCHMO: ON THE QUEENS JAZZ TRAIL

An album release for Dennis Lichtman

August 1st / 7:30 & 9:30

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola / Jazz At Lincoln Center

We're thrilled to present a fascinating project by Mona's late night hot jazz jam sessions founder Dennis Lichtman as Dizzy’s  kicks off August with an album release party for his Queensboro Six with a swinging repertoire of originals and early jazz classics. The band pays tribute to historic jazz denizens of Queens, New York, including Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Clarence Williams, Fats Waller, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, James P. Johnson, and Milt Hinton. It will be an evening of upbeat music rooted in the early jazz traditions of the 1920s and ‘30s, with special guest violinist/vocalist Mazz Swift and vocalist Terry Wilson adding to the authentic vibe.


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