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Monday, June 30th, 2014

FREE FAMILY CONCERT: THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS AS PART OF SUMMERSTAGE KIDS PRESENTS: QUEENS FAMILY DAY

For Immediate Release

FREE FAMILY CONCERT:
THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA
WITH WYNTON MARSALIS
AS PART OF SUMMERSTAGE KIDS PRESENTS:
QUEENS FAMILY DAY

With Special Guests Rashida Bumbray,
Michael Mossman & Copland Jazz

July 20, 4pm–7pm, at Queensbridge Park, NY
in association with Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College

New York, NY –June 30, 2014– On the heels of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis’ 2014 European Tour, the critically-acclaimed big band returns home to perform a free concert on July 20, 4pm-7pm as part of SummerStage Kids': Queens Family Day. This program, part of SummerStage Kids presented by Disney, takes place at Queensbridge Park, located at 41 Rd., 40 Ave. between The East River, Vernon Blvd., and 21 Street in Queens, New York.

This special performance marks the third free family event the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra has performed throughout the New York City boroughs since June.

For this festival-style free event, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will be joined by choreographer and curator Rashida Bumbray and GRAMMY® nominated Michael Philip Mossman & Copland Jazz to introduce young audiences to the Louis Armstrong songbook and the world of jazz music.

SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents Queens Family Day, is a day dedicated to engaging young audiences and their families through thrilling performances. Families will also have the opportunity to participate in interactive music & dance workshops, face painting and more! For more information on Queens Family Day, click here.

SummerStage, a program of City Parks Foundation, presents performances of outstanding artistic quality, free of charge, to serve the diverse communities of New York City. The artists represent a breadth of genres and cultures and perform in an outdoor setting accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds. SummerStage strives to develop audiences' deepening appreciation for contemporary, traditional, and emerging artists as well as the communities in which these artists originate.

All SummerStage shows take place rain or shine. Schedule of events and performers subject to change without notice. For more information on this program visit: http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/arts/summerstage-kids/

About City Parks Foundation
City Parks Foundation (CPF) is the only independent, nonprofit organization to offer park programs throughout the five boroughs of New York City. We work in over 750 parks citywide, presenting a broad range of free arts, sports, and education programs, and empowering citizens to support their parks on a local level. Our programs and community building initiatives reach more than 600,000 people each year, contributing to the revitalization of neighborhoods throughout New York City.

About Jazz at Lincoln Center
The mission of Jazz at Lincoln Center is to entertain, enrich, and expand a global community for jazz through performance, education, and advocacy. We believe that jazz is a metaphor for democracy because jazz is improvisational.  It celebrates personal freedom and encourages individual expression; jazz is swinging, it dedicates that freedom to finding and maintaining common ground with others; and jazz is rooted in the blues, it inspires us to face adversity with persistent optimism. With the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and guest artists spanning genres and generations, Jazz at Lincoln Center produces thousands of performance, educational, and broadcast events each season in its home in New York City (Frederick P. Rose Hall, “The House of Swing”) and around the world, for people of all ages. Jazz at Lincoln Center is led by Chairman Robert J. Appel, Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, and Executive Director Greg Scholl. Please visit us at jazz.org.

Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly acknowledges its major corporate partners: Bloomberg, Brooks Brothers, The Coca-Cola Company, Con Edison, Entergy, HSBC Premier, The Shops at Columbus Circle at Time Warner Center, and SiriusXM.