Strictly Smokin' Big Band: Harlem '58

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Strictly Smokin’ Big Band: Harlem ‘58 A Musical tour through the iconic photograph featuring STRICTLY SMOKIN’ BIG BAND and Alice Grace 10am, August 12th 1958 at 17 East 126th Street in Harlem between Fifth and Madison Avenues – a collection of the most influential jazz musicians of all time gather to be photographed for the front cover of Esquire Magazine by Art Kane. HARLEM ‘58, tours the music of these iconic names whilst delving into their intricate personalities and the exciting world of jazz in 1950s New York City – all performed by the fabulous 18-piece Strictly Smokin’ Big Band with Alice Grace. The story begins with Count Basie, an iconic big band leader, who’s musical career began only a few blocks away from the photo location watching master pianist Fats Waller perform at the old Lincoln Theatre, NYC. Each musician links to the next as members of Strictly Smokin’ tell their stories, drawing tales from the exciting world of the New York jazz scene and bring their relationships to life through liver performances: Mary Lou Williams, Art Blakey, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Hank Jones, Gene Krupa, Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins, Horace Silver and many more. Please note that on occasion substitute musicians and vocalists are used without notice. Doors 19:30 Performance Start 20:00 Performance End 22:00 Reserved Seating – Seats are selected at the time of booking and reserved for you at the event


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Target groups
Adult, Elderly, Youth
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