Deco on the Delaware Philadelphia’s Premiere Jazz Age Event! Saturday, August 4th 11am – 5pm Glen Foerd Riverfront Estate 5001 Grant Ave. Featuring music and dance from: Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra Drew Nugent and The Midnight Society Queen Esther & Her Quartette The Dreamland Follies The Fishtown Footers Glen Foerd is a public park where people of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to enjoy a rich natural landscape, historic buildings and impressive art collection surrounded by a grand, intact 19th century estate. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Historic American Landscape Survey. Glen Foerd is the last Delaware River estate in Philadelphia open to the public. In addition to the Gilded Age mansion, other historic structures on the property include a boathouse, garden house, cottage, gatehouse, observation tower, and carriage house. The 30,000 square foot mansion includes an art gallery and rathskellar.
Michael Arenella Presents The Sweetheart Soiree Saturday, February 10th at 9pm Norwood 241 W. 14th St. NYC RETURN TO ROMANCE AT MICHAEL ARENELLA’S SWEETHEART SOIREE. For our Soirée’s eighth, amorous year, we have the pleasure of hosting at the only rendezvous befitting -NORWOOD. “A home for the curious,” the landmarked 1847 mansion is a private club. Enjoy a rare opportunity to experience this stylishly bohemian hideaway as our guest. Whether with an amour, wedded to one you adore, or hoping to meet the one you’re looking for, this promises to be an evening of enchantment and intrigue. Plush seating, room for dancing, decadent cocktails and an array of delectable hors d’oeuvres and sweets assure a most divine affair. A passionate programme of entertainment will be featured over four floors of this lavish Victorian manse: MICHAEL ARENELLA and sextet, your devoted host and beloved bandleader. Jazz royalty, QUEEN ESTHER and trio. Enjoy a dance lesson for both singles and doubles at 9:30pm with ever-dapper and adorable RODDY CARAVELLA. A checky portrait in our SWEETHEART KISSING BOOTH with your nibs. Cupid-approved cocktails, wine and beer are available for purchase at three unique bars. Complinetary gourmet hors d’ oeuvres and sweet treats will be served throughout the evening. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH DOORS AT 9PM LIVE ENTERTAINMENT FROM 9:30PM – 1AM ADMISSION: $95 ALL GUESTS MUST BE 21 AND OVER FORMAL EVENING ATTIRE IS ENCOURAGED Tickets to this elegant event are quite limited and available only in advance at sweetheartsoiree2018.eventbrite.com So please don’t tarry, my darling.
NY Jazz Festival and Shanghai Mermaid present Storyville Stomp: Last Night in Storyville December 16th — 7:30pm and 10pm PLEASE NOTE: 7:30pm show is sold out. Second show added! Tickets are now available for the 10pm show. Travel back in time for an exhilarating multi-stage immersive jazz age experience inspired by Storyville, New Orleans, the famed red-light district where early jazz flourished until it was shut down in 1917. The evening will include hot jazz by Aurora Nealand and The Royal Roses, Jon-Erik Kellso’s Mahogany Hall Pleasure Society Jazz Band featuring vocalist Mara Kaye, Dennis Lichtman’s Hottet featuring blues stylist Queen Esther, blues singer Blind Boy Paxton, and ragtime and stride pianist Dalton Ridenhour. Dancers and performance artists will include Gaby Galore & Her Sugar Shakers, burlesque queen Perle Noire, Phonograph DJ MAC, and Lillian Lorraine & Her Lovely Ladies. Hosted by Juliette Campbell, founder of Shanghai Mermaid, in celebration of the time-traveling cabaret’s 10th anniversary. Performances will be occurring at multiple locations in the downstairs level of Symphony Space. Patrons are free to move about the spaces during the event. Seating is not guaranteed at each performance location. In partnership with New York Hot Jazz Festival, Shanghai Mermaid, and Rolling Fork Music
Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra presents The 12th bi-annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor’s Island Saturday, June 10th & 11th 11am – 5pm PLEASE NOTE: Queen Esther & The Hot Five play the main stage on June 10th. For tickets, click here.About Jazz Age Lawn PartyJazz Age Lawn Party, now approaching its 12th year, is the world’s original and largest prohibition era inspired gathering. The event started as a small gathering in 2005 on NYC’s Governors Island, and has since grown into one of New York City’s most beloved events. This historically sold out event attracts thousands of time travelers each year, who come together to discover the music and zeitgeist of the 1920s.Consistently selected by the New York Times as one of the year’s most memorable events, Jazz Age Lawn Party offers a unique, interactive opportunity to relive one of the most colorful and formative epochs in American history. Performances That Channel the Jazz Age! MICHAEL ARENELLA AND HIS DREAMLAND ORCHESTRA is the world’s premier Jazz Age dance orchestra, specializing in the Hot-Jazz of the 1920s. Conductor, composer, musician and crooner Michael Arenella presents a personally transcribed, one-of-a-kind songbook for your listening and dancing pleasure. In the afternoon – listen and dance to the world’s finest 1920s dance orchestra – Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra – playing before an enormous sun-dappled dance floor. Join in on 1920s dance lessons and rub elbows with other fashionable Flappers and sporting gents, bedecked in their freshest holiday linens and straw hats. Witness the bedazzling Dreamland Follies, […]
NEW YORK HOT JAZZ CAMP ALL STARS AT BIRDLAND 315 W. 44th St. New York City Sunday, May 21st Doors at 5pm Show at 6pm Tickets — $15 – $30 There is a $10 food or drink minimum. New York’s hottest traditional Jazz featuring the All-Star faculty of the New York Hot Jazz Camp. One night only! Compelling but traditional and innovative ensemble and solo playing by some of NYC’s finest, most seasoned, sought after, professional musical practitioners of authentic ‘early hot-jazz’ dance music. Hosted by Molly Ryan & Bria Skonberg Featuring: Vocalist: Queen Esther Trumpeter: Randy Reinhart Sax-clarinet: Dan Levinson Piano: Jesse Gelber Trombone: Jim Fryer Banjo-Guitar: Nick Russo Double Bass: Jared Engel Drums: Kevin Dorn