Lew Tabackin Presents “The Swinging Sounds of Coleman Hawkins” at Flushing Town Hall

On October 14th only at Flushing Town Hall Queens, Lew Tabackin and his ensemble present “The Swinging Sounds of Coleman Hawkins.” Saxophonist Lew Tabackin is one of New York City’s most notable jazz musicians, whose importance was acknowledged this summer when he was presented a Lifetime Achievement Award by The Jazz Foundation of America.  

Lew Tabackin Presents "The Swinging Sounds of Coleman Hawkins" at Flushing Town Hall

Lew Tabackin is one of New York City’s most notable jazz musicians who will be honoring the great Coleman Hawkins live at the historic Flushing Town Hall theater. The performance will be featuring an array of music that Hawkins himself played during his tenure with the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra, recordings with Benny Goodman, Django Reinhardt, and many others. 

Tabackin displays “great harmonic and rhythmic assurance,” and “an exceptional array of talent”

The Washington Post 

Tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins was the first major saxophonist in jazz history. His inventive style of improvising influenced many leading jazz figures such as Ben Webster, Chu Berry, Sonny Rollins, and John Coltrane.  Hawkins was also one of the first saxophonists to bring attention to the saxophone as a solo instrument in 1939 when he played it on the song “Body and Soul.” 

Tabackin’s interest in music began in his birthplace, Philadelphia, where he first studied flute and then tenor saxophone in high school. He majored in flute at the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music and studied privately with composer Vincent Persichetti. Later in his life, moving to New York. 

While in New York, Tabackin shared the stage with numerous other jazz luminaries such as Cab Calloway, Maynard Ferguson, Joe Henderson, Chuck Israels, Clark Terry, and Duke Pearson. He also spent some time in Europe as a soloist with various ensembles, including the Danish Radio Orchestra and the Hamburg Jazz Workshop.  

More Information: Fall Jazz Programming at Flushing Town Hall 

Friday, October 14, 2022, at 8:00 PM 

“The Swinging Sounds of Coleman Hawkins” featuring Lew Tabackin and his Ensemble 

In-Person Tickets: $40 /$32 Members /$20 Students w/ID  

Table Packages: $130 /$110 Members (Table for 2 with refreshments/drinks) 

Click the link here for tickets and more information on the venue here.

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