Centennial Stomp:

NY Hot Jazz Fest Celebrates 100 Years Of Recorded Jazz


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH


Gordon Au's Grand St Stompers with Molly Ryan

+ Phonograph DJ MAC

"Get Rhythm in Your Feet: the Music of J. Russel Robinson

and the Original Dixieland Jass Band"

SUN FEB 26th

8pm - 11pm

DROM

85 Avenue A (btwn 5th & 6th sts), Manhattan, NY

On February 26th 1917, exactly 100 years to the day of this concert, The Original Dixieland Jass Band (ODJB) made the first ever commercial jazz recording,"Livery Stable Blues", for the Victor Talking Machine Company.  An instant hit, selling close to a million copies, the record paved the way to establishing jazz as popular music. 

The Grand St Stompers will celebrate this historic occasion, as well as paying an homage to one of the members of ODJB, J. Russel Robinson, for his contribution to jazz and American popular music with an all new show! Robinson was an American ragtime and jazz pianist and a composer whose early hits included "Sapho Rag" and "Eccentric". Known for his blues influenced playing style, Robinson joined the Original Dixieland Jass Band in 1919. Among his hits for ODJB were composition such as "Margie", "Singin' the Blues", and "Palesteena". In 1977, Robinson's "Singin' the Blues" in a 1927 recording by Frankie Trumbauer and his Orchestrawas inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame .

The concert will start with a brief talk and antique gramophone presentation by MICHAEL CUMMELA (aka Phonograph DJ MAC), the host of WFMU Radio's Antique Phonograph Music Program. 

Needless to say, a dance floor will be set aside for those with happy feet.

 

Sponsored by Wit's End

Co-presented with PM Music Enterprises



PAST 2017 EVENTS


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David Ostwald's

Louis Armstrong Eternity Band

"KING LOUIS IN THE 20's"

featuring Vince Giordano among others

Sat Feb 18th @ 10pm  @ DROM

85 Avenue A (btwn 5th & 6th sts), Manhattan, NY

 

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first jazz record ever made New York Hot Jazz Festival-style with nights of frolicking fun through the Jazz Age, from the teens through the roaring ‘20s, to the end of the Prohibition.

In February of 1917 history was made as the Original Dixieland Jass Band made the first ever jazz record, “Livery Stable Blues.” 100 years later the musical revolution comes full circle as hot jazz is conquering the world once again. Let the party roll!

For the first night of celebrations, the mighty LOUIS ARMSTRONG ETERNITY BAND led by David Ostwald will bring you KING LOUIS IN THE ‘20s. Born in 1901, Louis Armstrong spent his twenties in the 1920s revolutionizing early jazz. His Hot Fives and Hot Seven records as well as the ones he appeared on with King Oliver's band released during those years are still among the most exhilarating records ever made. David Ostwald and his all-star Louis Armstrong Eternity Band will bring those masterpieces to life and have you spirits soar.

Following "King Louis In The 20's", ticket holders are welcome to stay for our Midnight Speakeasy - a sultry late night prohibition dance party. Read further below for details.


immediately following "King Louis In The 20s"...

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MIDNIGHT SPEAKEASY

with DENNIS LICHTMAN'S HOTTET

featuring DELYSIA LA CHATTE, JOSEPH WIGGAN & VERONICA SWIFT

Sat Feb 18th @ 11:30 pm  @ DROM

85 Avenue A (btwn 5th & 6th sts), Manhattan, NY

 

Enter our MIDNIGHT SPEAKEASY - a sizzling dance party and jam with DENNIS LICHTMAN'S HOTTET. Sip prohibition era cocktails and dance the night away with the founder of Mona's famed jam sessions explosive musical outfit, as well as a variety of special guests. The midnight speakeasy extravaganza will feature vocal stylings of VERONICA SWIFT, tap dancing wizardry of JOSEPH WIGGAN and classic burlesque by the scintillating DELYSIA LA CHATTE, channeling the spirit of Josephine Baker. As always a dance floor will be set aside to make those with happy feet even happier. Get ready for one hot night!


NEW YORK HOT JAZZ FEST STAGE AT WINTER JAZZFEST '17

FRI & SAT JAN 6th & 7th

6pm - 2am

12 bands - 2 days - 1 HOT party!

The Django at the Roxy Hotel

2 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan, NY


LINEUP AND SCHEDULE

Friday the 6th

6:40 PM         Terry Waldo - Storyville
7:40 PM         Eddie Barbash Band
9:00 PM         Nicki Parrott Duo
10:20 PM       Gunhild Carling Band
11:40 PM       Sammy Miller & The Congregation
1:00 AM         The Ladybugs - Disney Show

 

Saturday the 7th

6:40pm        Sullivan Fortner
7:40pm        Anouman
9:00pm        Ghost Train Orchestra
10:20pm      Peter & Will Anderson Quintet Plays the Dorseys
11:40pm      Glenn Crytzer's Savoy Seven
1:00am        Julien Labro Quartet



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