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Co-presented by Hot Jazz Productions & Shanghai Mermaid

BIG EASY ON THE HUDSON

Saturday, July 7
7pm - 9pm (Door 6:30)
The Triad Ballroom
158 W 72nd St (Btwn Broadway & Columbus)

Please join New York Hot Jazz Festival and Shanghai Mermaid for the 2nd annual Big Easy On The Hudson. After the first edition of our sold-out extravaganza at the Symphony Space last year we wanted to bring you a more intimate, transporting concert/party experiences as we take over a gorgeous, hidden vaudeville house - the Triad Ballroom - to create a one of a kind, New-York-style, retro-nouveau New Orleans hot jazz experience. 

The Big Easy On The Hudson series serve as a bridge connecting the Big Easy of yesteryear with the Big Apple of today and bring together great artists on the forefront of hot jazz scenes of the two "Big" cities. This year's headlining NOLA star bringing you a program of sizzling New Orleans' hot jazz is the brilliant trombone player / band leader Charlie Halloran with his band.  Mahogany Hall Pleasure Society Jazz Band's leader, the phenomenal Jon-Erik Kellso, will be joining our NOLA guests as a representative of New York hot jazz world. The blowout Summer evening will also feature a constellation of special star guests including international tap dance sensation DeWitt Fleming Jr, early blues royalty, Queen Esther, and yet another royal, New Orleans' own queen of burlesque, Perle Noire. 

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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.


PAST 2018 PRESENTATIONS

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