Jazz Jam All-Stars Announced for Third Annual Concert at Flushing Town Hall

Flushing Town Hall will host its Third Annual Jazz Jam All-Stars Concert on July 12 at 7:00 p.m, honoring the musicians and audiences who regularly attend its Jazz Jams. The theater will hold the All-Stars concert for the first time since the pandemic.

Flushing Town Hall presents multi-disciplinary global arts that engage and educate the global communities of New York City. They serve to restore, manage and program the historic 1862 landmark on behalf of the City of New York. FTH celebrates the history of Queens as the home of Jazz, by presenting the finest in Jazz performance.

The wildly popular Louis Armstrong Legacy Monthly Jazz Jam celebrated its 10th anniversary in October 2021. It began in collaboration with the Aaron Copeland School of Music at Queens College as an educational program providing a platform for young jazz musicians to play music together. The monthly jam later was opened to amateur and professional musicians and public audiences under Queens Jazz OverGround, a collective of Queens-based jazz musicians.

Jazz Jam All-Stars

Unlike the regular Louis Armstrong Legacy Monthly Jazz Jams, where any musician is welcome to participate and play, only selected invited musicians may perform at the Jazz Jam All-Stars concert.

A committee selected a lineup of ten musicians to perform at the concert ranging in age from 20 to 80+. The committee chose the All-Stars based on their high-caliber musicianship, spirit of cooperation, and regular participation in the monthly jams.

Frank Bergamini, Mimi Block, David DiTrapani, Keith Jordan, Sharif Kales, Glen Lowe, Denzel McKenzie, Naomi Okai, Frank Rosati, and Sarah Turkiew will be performing alongside the amazing house band led by Carol Sudhalter, who is also Master of Ceremonies and plays sax and flute. The band also includes Joe Vincent Tranchina on piano, Scott Neumann on drums, and Eric Lemon on bass.

“Louis Armstrong’s community spirit lives on at our monthly Jazz Jams,” says Director of Education & Public Programs, Gabrielle M. Hamilton. “We are thrilled to celebrate Flushing Town Hall’s jazz community, especially this year’s ten All-Star musicians.”

In-person tickets are $25, $20 for members, and $15 for students with ID.

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