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Flushing Town Hall’s Wildly Popular “Louis Armstrong Legacy Monthly Jazz Jam” Returns In Person on Wednesday, September 8, 2021
—The monthly event makes its return to the historic venue after going virtual for 17 months—
(Flushing, N.Y.)—Flushing Town Hall is delighted to announce that its popular Louis Armstrong Legacy Monthly Jazz Jam will once again be held in person at the historic building in Queens starting Wednesday, September 8 at 7:00 PM (ET) as the venue continues its reopening to artists and the public.
“On behalf of Flushing Town Hall and the Jazz Jam’s house band and production team, let me say how utterly thrilled we are to see everyone return for a live, in-person jam,” says Flushing Town Hall’s Director of Education & Public Programs, Gabrielle M. Hamilton. “Over the last 17 months as musicians joined us online, we heard some amazing jazz from across the globe, including six of the seven continents, but now it is time to jam again in person! It is sure to be a healing and celebratory reunion.”
Flushing Town Hall’s house band leader Carol Sudhalter says: “I want to thank everyone who went on this virtual, musical journey with us this past year and a half. The pandemic keeps testing the resolve of the arts community, but we have proven ourselves resilient and inventive.”
Since its inception in March 2020, more than 200 musicians from over a dozen countries as far as New Zealand, Italy and South Africa, have participated in the virtual Louis Armstrong Legacy Monthly Jazz Jams. Over 7,000 viewers from across the globe have enjoyed the music and tuned in to the monthly jams to listen as the venue moved its programming online.
Starting September 8, the monthly Jazz Jams will be performed live from Flushing Town Hall, just like in pre-pandemic times, with participating musicians and an audience of jazz lovers attending in person. For those unable to attend, virtual audiences from across the globe can still join the livestream and tune in for free via Flushing Town Hall’s Facebook page.
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 Covid-safety measures and vaccine requirements, please visit: https://www.flushingtownhall.org/covid-safety.
Most Flushing Town Hall events will be presented in a hybrid format (both in-person and livestreamed) as the venue continues its soft reopening in the pandemic’s wake.
Support Flushing Town Hall this season!
Flushing Town Hall recently launched its new membership program, Flushing Town Hall’s Circle of Friends, with memberships starting at gifts of $50 or more. With the loss of nearly all earned income, Flushing Town Hall is in dire need of support and is currently raising funds under its Lemon-AID the Arts Campaign. Donations in any amount are appreciated to support the artists and the nonprofit cultural organization as they continue to provide programming and entertainment across New York and the world.
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WEDNESDAY, September 8, 7:00 PM (ET)
Louis Armstrong Legacy Monthly Jazz Jam
$10/FREE for Members, Students, Teens & Jamming Musicians
For the first time since March 2020, Flushing Town Hall’s Louis Armstrong Legacy Monthly Jazz Jam is held again in person with Jazz students, musicians, and music educators at Flushing Town Hall’s theatre. Monthly Jazz Jams are a fun way to hone your skills and jam with your peers. The house band led by saxophonist Carol Sudhalter opens each jam with the work of Louis Armstrong. Covid-19 vaccinations, an ID that matches the proof of vaccine, and masks are required for all in-person attendees. If you wish to join remotely, Flushing Town Hall is also streaming the event live, for free join via Facebook.
Flushing Town Hall is a not for profit organization which receives major support from the National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; New York State Assembly Member Ron Kim; The City of New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Commissioner Gonzalo Casals; Queens Borough President Donovan Richards; The New York City Council, Speaker Corey Johnson, Council Members Costa Constantinides, Daniel Dromm, Barry Grodenchik, Peter Koo, Karen Koslowitz, Paul A. Vallone, Jimmy Van Bramer; Howard Gilman Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation.
Louis Armstrong Legacy Virtual Jazz Jam is supported in part by a grant from The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc.
To view our current donor lists, please visit www.flushingtownhall.org/donor-listings.
About Flushing Town Hall
Flushing Town Hall (FTH), a Smithsonian affiliate, presents multi-disciplinary global arts that engage and educate the global communities of Queens and New York City, in order to foster mutual appreciation. As advocates of arts equity since 1979, we support local, immigrant, national, and international artists, developing partnerships and collaborations that enhance our efforts. As a member of New York City’s Cultural Institutions Group (CIG), we 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. We are committed to arts education and hands-on learning, for the arts-curious, arts enthusiasts, and professional artists. We serve one of the most diverse communities in the world and strive to uphold the legacy of inclusiveness that has defined our community since the Flushing Remonstrance of 1657.
Flushing Town Hall acknowledges that we are on the traditional land of the Matinecock People, one of the original tribes of New York, and the first people of Flushing, Queens. The Matinecock continue to live and work on this land to this day. Flushing Town Hall honors their elders who have stewarded this land throughout generations.
Flushing Town Hall temporarily closed its physical venue during the COVID-19 pandemic in accordance with social distancing guidelines, presenting performances, exhibitions, panel discussions, and educational programs online through its virtual initiatives, FTH at Home! and Global Arts for Global Kids at Home. In 2021, Flushing Town Hall began its soft reopening, with artists and performers, staff, and in-person audiences invited to return at a limited capacity for select events, while it continues to offer virtual programs and live streaming.
For more information:
(718) 463-7700 x222
137-35 Northern Blvd. Flushing, NY 11354