The historic borough of Queens has an illustrious history, which is linked to the development of Jazz. Queens was the home of Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Bix Beiderbecke, John Coltrane, Fats Waller and is still the home of evergreen Tony Bennett, Sadly many of those giants are gone but most people don’t realize that deeply nestled in the neighborhood of Long Island City is a community of very talented jazz musicians of all sorts of styles and stripes. Even more surprising is that there have been almost no opportunities or forums for them to get together so audiences can acknowledge and celebrate their art…until now!
The event, co-sponsored by Gibson Guitars, Sweetleaf Coffee, Baldwin Pianos, Rockethub.com, EMI Music, Jazz 88.3 FM and Breadbox Cafe will feature performances by J. WALTER HAWKES, STEVE BLANCO, CHRISTIAN COLEMAN, NATALIA BERNAL, THE CLAUDE DIALLO SITUATION, ANTHONY CEKAY, ANDREA LOGATO, HIROMI SUDA, ARAM BAJAKIAN, NATALIA BERNAL, MARTIN KELLEY, DAVID SHENTON & ERIN SHIELDS!
Come to the festival and experience a very wide variety of jazz; from traditional New Orleans, to Bebop, to Latin and experimental! ‘The Last Rhapsody ‘ - Exhibition of original photos of Jazz greats in performance including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Don Cherry, Art Blakey, Joe Zawinul and many more by LIC Jazz Musician/ Photographer Pete Macnamara.
The event begins at 11am. A $17.50 Festival Pass comes with FREE JAZZ BRUNCH (courtesy of Sweetleaf & Breadbox Cafe) plus unlimited access to all of the performances throughout the day and evening! Come early and feel free to leave and come back.
Sunday March 28th 2010 from 10:30am-10pm
A $17.50 Festival Pass comes with FREE JAZZ BRUNCH plus unlimited access to all of the performances throughout the day and evening!
Theater: Secret Theatre
Address: 4402 23rd Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111