|Advance Ticket Sales have closed
Tickets will be available at the door.
please note: only a few tickets remain for the 2nd half
(6-10pm). Please come early to purchase at door
During event, ticket availability updates will be only posted on Facebook invite
Welcome to the first annual NEW YORK HOT JAZZ FESTIVAL, the first of its kind in New York City!
Celebrating traditional jazz with rising stars and established bands - the festival will showcase the best talent of the Hot Jazz Renaissance sweeping the country.
IN THE PRESS
NEW YORK TIMES
"This daylong marathon of Prohibition-era jazz will feature an appealingly casual atmosphere and a cavalcade of young New York bands working fastidiously in the style...
WALL STREET JOURNAL
"all eight bands featured represent the best that the new "hot jazz" movement has to offer...
Make like you're going to a wild party..."
• Critics' pick in TIME OUT NY
• Listen to the SOUNDCHECK interview on WNYC
• read the VANITY FAIR article
The Festival’s stellar lineup will include live music by: The Hot Sardines, Bria Skonberg's Hotter Than Sextet, Peter & Will Anderson Quintet, Ghost Train Orchestra, The Grand Street Stompers, Mona's Hot Four, Avalon Jazz Band, and Manhattan Society Orchestra. In addition to the live bands, Antique Phonograph DJ Mac of The Crank Up Experience will be spinning Hot Jazz on his vintage Gramaphones. The after-party, starting at 10pm, will include the official Festival Jam Session on the main floor, and in the lower level a Gypsy Band, burlesque dancers, and more.
Presented at Mehanata on Lower East Side, the music will span the entire breadth and scope of early jazz, from the beginnings in Storyville (the legendary red light district of old New Orleans), through the music's glorious migration to Chicago and then to Harlem - up through the Roaring '20s and the Prohibition, and into the beginning of the Swing era. The festival will conclude with an after-party: a bilevel celebration featuring a Gypsy band and a Festival Jam session.
We hope you will join us!