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Dan Levinson’s Roof Garden Jass Band with special guest vocalist Queen Esther Presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center and the New York Hot Jazz Festival It’s hot jazz weekend at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola! For the first of six distinct performances co-presented with the New York Hot Jazz Festival, we welcome Dan Levinson’s Roof Garden Jass Band and special guest vocalist Queen Esther. Levinson is a first-call clarinetist and bandleader known for his expertise in early jazz styles, and his Roof Garden Jass Band effectively transports listeners to the early days of jazz. Performing with them is vocalist Queen Esther, a very exciting addition to the band. She possesses a powerful, four-octave voice and an impressive versatility across jazz, blues, rock, folk, and Americana music. They’re here for one set only, so make sure to stop by and help us kick off the Hot Jazz Age weekend! This set will cover the first five years of recorded jazz, from the Original Dixieland Jazz Band to Kid Ory. This set is part of Hot Jazz Age: From the First Jazz Recording to the Dawn of Swing (1917-1934), presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center and the New York Hot Jazz Festival, October 28-30. Full lineup:   Friday, October 28: 7:30pm: Dan Levinson’s Roof Garden Jass Band with special guest vocalist Queen Esther 9:30pm: Patrick Bartley: Bix and Tram-A Retrospective   Saturday, October 29: 7:30pm: Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks – Red Hot Chicago: King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, and Beyond 9:30pm: Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks – From Ballrooms […]

If you miss us at The Jazz Age Lawn Party, watch our live simulcast at The Kennedy Center! Queen Esther and The Hot Five at The Kennedy Center! Queen Esther Sings Vaudeville Blues Millennium Stage Saturday, June 18th at  6pm To watch the simulcast, click here. The Forever Gershwin After-party! 9:30pm – 11:30pm Both shows are free and open to the public! From the Kennedy Center website: Presented in conjunction with Jason Moran’s Forever Gershwin performance with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Kennedy Center MyTix program and Community Engagement department offer a FREE pre- and post-NSO show 1920s Hot Jazz dance party. Dance along as Queen Esther and her jazz collective The Hot Five pay homage to a bevy of classic blues singers, including Bessie Smith, Alberta Hunter, and Queen Victoria Spivey. Dance instructors will be on hand to lead the audience in dancing cheek-to-cheek in the Grand Foyer and under the willow trees on the River Terrace for a magical evening that will surely be a night to remember.

Dear Friends, How time has flown! The 11th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party is less then a month away and tickets are flying, too! Tickets and some ticket packages are still available. To see availability for the June  and August events please visit:  JazzAgeLawnParty.TicketFly.com In addition to General Admission tickets, Packages include “Jazz Baby,”“Bee’s Knees,”and “Bonnie & Clyde”. “ The Gatsby” VIP package includes special perks such as table and bottle service. We are excited to present the exclusive  “Sheikh of Araby”,  an exquisitely appointed, private luxury tent for up to   10 guests located right off the dance floor, with full table service and  custom cuisine menu. Tents may be reserved by emailing jalpproduction@gmail.com or visiting JazzAgeLawnParty.TicketFly.com On June 11-12 and August 13-14 from 11a.m. to 5p.m., guests transcend time once upon the shore of Governors Island to celebrate the music and zeitgeist of the Jazz Age.The romance, joie de vivre and infectious rhythm of those halcyon days come to life once more, as the distractions of the modern fade into the ether.Each weekend, guests will don fresh linen, lace, seersucker and straw at this beloved prohibition era gathering. Featured programming includes: MUSIC & DANCE PERFORMANCES on TWO STAGES featuring the finest Jazz Ageentertainment:Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra: the world’s premier Jazz-Age dance orchestra, steeped in the hot-dance band tradition of the 1920s and early 1930s, present a one-of-a-kind songbook from Michael’s original album, “Blue River,”and his newest album,  “Just In Time” (both available for purchase within event)! “Just In Time” highlights Michael’s horn […]

Queen Esther  and The Hot Five perform at The Jazz Age Lawn Party Saturday, June 13th and Saturday, August 15th Governor’s Island 11am – 5pm For tickets, click here! **All ticket sales final. No refunds or date transfers available** Make history with us this Summer. Celebrating our 10th anniversary, Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra invite you to the beloved Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island. Originating as an intimate gathering of eccentrics toasting Jazz Age culture, it has evolved into one of the world’s grandest and longest running events of its kind. The vibrancy, optimism and inventiveness of the Jazz Age and its living legacy continue resonate with generation after generation, now more than ever. Governor’s Island becomes the backdrop for this cultural phenomenon for the tenth year this Summer. This trip through time begins on a breezy ferry with breathtaking views of Manhattan and Lady Liberty en route to NYC’s hidden gem, Governors Island. Once ashore, a sprawling green awaits, nestled under a canopy of century-old trees, caressed by fresh sea air, surrounded by historic architecture – a dream where time stops, nestled right in the heart of New York Harbor. For the seventh consecutive year, that picnic-perfect potion, St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur will be our signature spirit. In addition, we are pleased to announce the return of legendary mixtress Julie Reiner (co-owner of Clover Club, Flatiron Lounge and Pegu Club) to the Lawn Party family to lend her magic to our refreshing summer cocktail list. Widely anticipated by flappers, sporting gents and […]

Return to romance at Michael Arenella’s Sumptuous Sweetheart Soirée. For our Soirée’s sixth swoonful year, we again have the pleasure o hosting at the only rendezvous befitting – NORWOOD. “A home for the curious,” the landmarked 1847 mansion is a strictly 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 delightful intrigue. Plenty of plush seating, room for dancing, artisanal cocktails and an array of delectable hors d’oeuvres and sweets assure a most divine affair. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH DOORS AT 9PM LIVE ENTERTAINMENT FROM 9:30PM – 1AM ADMISSION: $90 ALL GUESTS MUST BE 21 AND OVER FORMAL EVENING ATTIRE IS ENCOURAGED. **ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS AVAILABLE** A passionate programme of entertainment will be featured over four floors of this lavish Victorian manse: MICHAEL ARENELLA and His Sextet, your devoted host and beloved bandleader Jazz royalty, QUEEN ESTHER and Her Trio Tap-dance darlings THE MINSKY SISTERS Enjoy a dance lesson for both singles and doubles at 9:30PM with The ever-dapper and undeniable adorable RODDY CARAVELLA A cheeky portrait in our sweetheart kissing booth with your nibs Cupid-approved cocktails alongside fabulous wines will be available. For purchase at three unique bars, complimentary gourmet hors d’oeuvres. And sweet treats will be featured throughout the evening.