The Louis Armstrong Legacy Monthly Jazz Jam at Flushing Town Hall will celebrate its 10th Anniversary on October 13, 2021. In celebration of the occasion Flushing Town Hall’s current house jazz band will be joined by members of Queens Jazz OverGround on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 7 PM EST.
The monthly jam started back in October of 2011 as an educational program in collaboration with the Aaron Copeland School of Music at Queens College. The program existed in order to provide a platform for young jazz musicians to play music together. Three years into the program’s formation the monthly jam transformed into a program for amateur and professional musicians and public audiences under the lead of Queens Jazz OverGround.
Flushing Town Hall’s Director of Education & Public Programs, Gabrielle M. Hamilton spoke on the creation of the monthly Jazz Jam saying, “Shortly after I joined Flushing Town Hall, we were able to launch our first Jazz Jam and Clinic in October 2011. Our partnership with Queens College provided graduate music students with an opportunity to jam together locally and educate young musicians in Jazz. A few years later, the jam expanded to reach more musicians under the leadership of Brian Woodruff and Queens Jazz OverGround (QJOG).”
Hamilton also announced that some of the QJOG original members will be joining the stage with Carol Sudhalter, Joe Vincent Tranchina, Eric Lemmon, and Scott Neumann — our current house band, to acknowledge ten years of great Jazz right here in Flushing for the 10th anniversary.
The band at the 10th anniversary celebration will feature Josh Deutsch on trumpet (founding member, Queens Jazz OverGround), Hashem Assadullahi on alto saxophone (current member, Queens Jazz OverGround), Amanda Monaco on guitar (founding member, Queens Jazz OverGround), Eugenia Choe on piano (current member, Queens Jazz OverGround), Richard Mikel on bass and Brian Woodruff on drums (founding and current member, Queens Jazz OverGround).
The celebration will take place in person at the historic building in Queens on Wednesday, October 13 at 7 PM EST. Admission is $10 or free to members. In adherence with Mayor De Blasio’s Covid policy for performance venues, Flushing Town Hall will require all visitors, performers, and staff to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. A form of identification that matches the proof of vaccine is required, and masks must be worn at all times. For more details on Flushing Town Hall’s general Covid-safety measures and vaccine requirements, please visit here.
For more information on the Flushing Town Hall’s Louis Armstrong Legacy Monthly Jazz Jam 10th Anniversary event visit their website.