David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band "Remembering The Past and Celebrating The Future"
FRI, APR 30, 2021 7:00 PM
The concert will be performed and streamed LIVE from Flushing Town Hall Theater on April 30th at 7 PM ET and you can watch live on Flushing Town Hall’s YouTube channel. Buy tickets only at $5 to receive the live link and get a reminder!
In celebration of International Jazz Day, Flushing Town Hall presents a LIVE streaming from our stage featuring David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band. Since 1980, this acoustically electrifying group has appeared nationally and internationally in varied settings - currently in the twentieth year of its open-ended weekly Wednesday evening engagement at New York City’s Birdland, at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer’s Night Swing, at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, at Jazz in July at the 92nd Street Y, at Lionel Hampton’s New Orleans-style funeral procession, and at four appearances at Scotland’s Nairn International Jazz Festival. The band’s guest musicians have included Wynton Marsalis, Dick Hyman, Jon Hendricks, Clark Terry, Jon Faddis, and blues great Big Joe Turner, whose recording with the band, one of five it has made, was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1986.
Moderated by FTH's Jazz Producer Clyde Bullard, a live Q&A will follow the performance with David Ostwald answering questions from virtual audience.
"Songbirds"- Remembering Minnie Riperton, Shirley Horn and Joni Mitchell
FRI, MAR 26, 2021 7:00 PM
The concert will be performed and streamed LIVE from Flushing Town Hall Theater on March 26th at 7 PM ET and you can watch live on Flushing Town Hall’s YouTube channel. Buy tickets only at $5 to receive the live link and get a reminder!
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Flushing Town Hall is proud to present "Songbirds,” featuring the music of Minnie Riperton, Shirley Horn and Joni Mitchell, performed by the Mala Waldron Quartet. "Songbirds" is a beautiful journey into a not so distant past made popular by Minnie Riperton, Shirley Horn and Joni Mitchell, filled with memorable music and song.
The Mala Waldron Quartet Features:
Mala Waldron - Piano and Vocals
Steve Salerno – Guitar
Michael T.A. Thompson – Drums
Gene Torres – Bass
Moderated by FTH's Jazz Producer Clyde Bullard, a live Q&A will follow the performance with Mala Waldron answering questions from virtual audience.
Meet the Artist will be on Zoom at 6 PM ET followed by Facebook Premiere performance at 6:30 PM EST. (RSVP to receive both links and reminder)
Steelpanist Victor Provost and pianist Alex Brown co-lead a quartet that marries Jazz sensibilities with Caribbean swagger. Roots rhythms, swing, and soaring improvisations abound and the Trinidadian steelpan takes center stage as the quartet features original compositions alongside the beloved music of Chick Correa, Bob Marley, Vince Mendoza, and more.
Join us in the Connection Café for an evening full of the greatest love songs - headlined by our Founder and Broadway performer, Stephane Duret!
This digital performance will be both Open Captioned & ASL Interpreted. Additional performances by Rachel K. Haines, Chris Ignacio, Tyler Bellinger, Darkness Rising,Tyrone Davis Jr., Melody Betts,and of courseKaiser himself. More performers will be announced soon so get your ticket today!
About The Performers
Rachel K. Haines is a background and session vocalist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her past work includes diverse commercial, session, demo and live performance work in various genres such as pop, jazz, indie rock, punk, reggae, R&B and more. She is also the lead vocalist in the dream-pop duo Rush Week and has been signed to Elefant Records since 2017. Rush Week has had two songs featured in the popular Netflix series Elite and the new Netflix series The Mess You Leave Behind. Their sophomore album Past Lives was recently released in June 2020.
Tyler James Bellinger of the band KNGDAVD has amassed over 5 million plays on Spotify. KNGDAVD’s single, ‘Blood on Our Hands’ has been featured in Guiness’ 200th anniversary commercials, and the trailer for the new movie “The Public.” KNGDAVD’s single "You Never Know" was featured in the Marvel TV show Cloak and Dagger, and their song "Say My Name" is featured in the new season of Netflix's “Lucifer.” Bellinger wrote Australian singer Meg Mac's US Single "Don't Need Permission" and Spanish pop artist Blas Canto’s song "Save Me". Bellinger’s single “Giving You Up” was featured on NBC’s “Songland” and recently passed 5 million plays, as well as being featured on Apple Music’s “A List Pop” and “Today’s Easy Hits” playlists. Bellinger is currently writing for Rozes’ new album and has a track on the new Robin Schulz album coming in fall 2020.
Kaiser Ghausi is a singer/songwriter who has recently released his first album called "Dreams for Musicians." In July, Kaiser played live for the first time in an outdoor performance at his summer camp. It was a success and his songs were well received! Kaiser continues to create music as he is planning to release his second album “Changes in your Life” by early 2021. You can listen to his music on Spotify, iTunes and his YouTube channel.
This partnership event is streamed live from the Creative Alliance Theater in Baltimore, Maryland. A Portion of the proceeds your ticket purchase sold go to supporting the mission of Flushing Town Hall.
Celebrate Women’s History Month with songs of freedom, love and inspiration of the genius women who have shaped music, including Nina Simone, Miriam Makeba, Roberta Flack, Abbey Lincoln, Alice Coltrane and more.. Akua Allrich is a vocalist beyond measure. A musical treasure with a massive stage personality and vocal style that is fluid and ever evolving, her musical roots run deep into blues, soul, and rhythm and blues, with a clear grounding in jazz and pan-African music. Along with her group, The Tribe, she has received accolades for her annual events honoring the defining female voices of Black music. This performance will be live streamed in incredible high definition with a four camera system.
About your virtual access: Upon purchase, you will receive a confirmation email from info@creativealliance with your virtual access. THIS IS YOUR TICKET. Scroll down until you see a blue box. This is your access to the event. This event will be available for viewing on demand 24 hours after the concert concludes. Your on demand access is good until April 20th. Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
While our doors are temporarily closed in accordance with COVID-19 social distancing measures, Flushing Town Hall (FTH) continues to share our global arts programming online. FTH’s master Teaching Artists offer online classes, as our free series Global Arts for Global Kids I (GAGK I) returns with the original English version and four newly translated versions: Hindi (हिंदीमेंपढ़ें।), Spanish (Leer en español), Chinese (以中文瀏覽) and Korean (한국어로읽기).
The replay of this arts education series will run from January 11th, 2021 to March 11th, 2021. Students will have the opportunity to explore nine different topics every week for a total of 45 video lessons: Colombian Music, Chinese Dance, Pop-up Book Page Making, Indian Dance, Mexican Dance, African Drumming, Dance Party in the United States, Visual Signs of Gratitude, and Stories from Quarantine. Lessons are provided weekly and each week's lessons will be available every Monday on FTH’s website (can be accessed anytime) and Facebook page at 2 PM EST. Each video lesson will be accompanied by activity worksheets in the above mentioned languages.
Black History Trilogy II - Divine Sass: A Tribute to the Music, Life, and Legacy of Sarah Vaughan
THU, FEB 18, 2021
In honor of Black History Month, Flushing Town Hall presents its Black History Trilogy, a three-part series of outstanding Broadway performers showcasing the music and speeches of influential African American artists, scholars, and leaders.
On February 18 at 7:00 PM, the Trilogy continues with a presentation of “Divine Sass: A Tribute to the Music, Life, and Legacy of Sarah Vaughan,” featuring Tony Award-winning actress and vocalister Lillias White, who also wrote and conceived the show.
White, who performed in Dream Girls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, South Pacific and Cy Coleman's The Life, will highlight the music and struggles of the African American Jazz Artist Sarah Vaughan, a pivotal figure in the formation of Be-Bop who has influenced generations of vocalists with her unique style of expression and melodic phrasing. Vaughan helped desegregate American airwaves and set the stage for the civil rights activism of the 1960's and 1970's. Born in Newark, New Jersey, Vaughan,called "Sassy" by the greatest Jazz musicians, was not only an extraordinary vocalist but a pianist, as well, who could accompany herself and perform alone if necessary.
Program: E. BLOCH (1880-1959) — Three Nocturnes for Piano Trio
I. Andante II. Andante quieto III. Tempestoso
SCOTT JOPLIN (1868-1917) — Selected Rags for Solo Piano
S. BARBER (1910-1981) — Cello Sonata op 6
I. Allegro ma non troppo II. Adagio III. Allegro appassionato
WILLIAM BOLCOM (b. 1938) — Selected Rags for Solo Piano
G. GERSHWIN (1898-1937) — Porgy and Bess Suite for Violin and Piano (Arr. by Jascha Heifetz) I. Summertime II. My Man's Gone Now III. Bess, You is My Woman Now IV. It Ain't Necessarily So V. Tempo di Blues (There's A Boat That's Leavin' Soon for New York)
AMY BEACH (1867-1944) — Piano Trio in a minor Op. 150
I. Allegro II. Lento espressivo III. Allegro con brio