Hot Jazz Moonlight Social – Museum of the City of New York, 24 August 2017
Thursday, August 24 at 7:00 pm
Although born in New Orleans, early jazz, or “hot jazz” as it was called at the turn of the century, first catapulted to popularity in Europe during World War I. Led by legendary Broadway bandleader James Reese Europe, the marching band for the 369th Regiment, an all African-American troop known as the “Harlem Hellfighters,” introduced jazz to European and American troops in wartime England and France.
Inspired by our current exhibition Posters & Patriotism: Selling World War I in New York, enjoy an outdoor performance on the Museum’s Terrace by the Gotham Kings, a New York City-based band that creates an infectious sound evoking jazz’s Creole roots. Jazz historian Ricky Riccardi of the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Queens will introduce the program.
Register online at mcny.org/posters using the discount code POSTERS for $20 tickets.