Flushing Town Hall announced their first in person event since the onset of COVID-19 in March of 2020 that will have a 42 person capacity. The event will host the Queens Jazz Orchestra Ensemble on Friday, June 18 at 7PM EST for a live tribute to the late NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath.
NEA Jazz Master and former Music Director of Flushing Town Hall’s Queens Jazz Orchestra Jimmy Heath passed away on January 19, 2020 at the age of 93, he passed the baton to his protégé Antonio Hart. This event is in honor of Jimmy Heath and his legacy. The Queens Jazz Orchestra Ensemble performing at Flushing Town Hall for this event and is comprised of six amazing musicians who all had a personal connection to Master Heath and are celebrating his legacy: Antonio Hart who is the Leader and Saxophonist, Freddie Hendrix on Trumpet, Steve Davis on Trombone, Jeb Patton on Piano, David Wong on Acoustic Bass, Vince Ector on Drums.
This will be the first small live audience at Flushing Town Hall since March of 2020 with the onset of Covid-19. The event will observe Covid-19 safety measures that include mask requirements and social distancing. The concert will be simultaneously live streamed for a virtual audience at home for those who can’t make it in person.
Antonio Hart spoke about the event saying, “Due to Covid, the Queens Jazz Orchestra has not been able to perform together, but I am delighted to bring a smaller unit of members of the ensemble to Flushing Town Hall to celebrate Master Heath.”
The event is also in honor of Flushing Town Hall’s 42nd anniversary, 42 in-person tickets are available ($15/$12 members), and unlimited virtual tickets ($10/$7 members) for audiences at home. All tickets can be purchased online here: flushingtownhall.org. Details about the logistics and safety requirements, including mask wearing and social distancing, to attend the event in-person are posted on the here.
For more information on the event visit Flushing Town Hall’s website.