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Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Jazz at Lincoln Center's swing! A SUMMER BENEFIT COCKTAIL PARTY Monday, June 23, 2014 The Appel Room

For Immediate Release: June 3, 2014

Jazz at Lincoln Center's
Monday, June 23, 2014
The Appel Room

Featuring performances by Jonathan Batiste, Cécile McLorin Salvant, The Rodriguez Brothers, Elio Villafranca

Proceeds benefit Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Education Programs

New York, NY – June 3, 2014 – Jazz at Lincoln Center kicks off summer with swing! A Summer Benefit Cocktail Party in The Appel Room, which has been called “the sexiest room in New York City,” on Monday, June 23 from 6:30 – 9:30pm. The Appel Room, in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, is located at Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York.

The hottest summer party in town will include performances by The Rodriguez Brothers featuring Robert Rodriguez, Mike Rodriguez, Ricky Rodriguez, Ludwig Afonso, and Paolo Stagnaro, and by rising jazz stars Jonathan Batiste, Cécile McLorin Salvant, and Elio Villafranca.

Ticket prices for swing! A Summer Benefit Cocktail Party begin at $125 and include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a one year Jazz at Lincoln Center membership. For more information and to purchase tickets to swing!, click here.

Proceeds benefit the thousands of education events Jazz at Lincoln Center produces every year. In the 2013-14 season, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s performance and education initiatives impacted audiences on both local and global scale. The organization served 724 children through its WeBop early childhood education program, while 2,700 schools participated in the annual Essentially Ellington high school jazz program. For more information on Jazz at Lincoln Center’s education programs, click here.

swing! Honorary Chairs are Tonya and Spike Lee, Maya Haile and Marcus Samuelsson, Lance Riddick, Mickalene Thomas, Tamara Tunie, Eboni Marshall Turman and Rossie Turman, III, Jeffrey Wright.

swing! Chair is Lola C. West.

swing! Co-Chairs are Valerie S. Brown, Mignon Espy-Edwards, Christopher Montgomery, Kimberly Steward

swing! Co-Presenters are Valentino D. Carlotti, Reginald Van Lee, The Steward Family Foundation.

swing! Host Committee includes Ken Allen, Paul Atkins, Kelly Smith Beaty, Kesha Cash, Harriette Cole, Candice Cook, Dionyse Fitzwilliam, Ian S. Fuller, Phyllis Hollis, Jim Johnson, Angela Kyle, Ed Lewis, Spencer Means, Courtney Lee Mitchell and Marcus Mitchell, Jarrod Guy Randolph, Ayo Roach, Trevor Scotland, Clinton Townsend, Nicole Valentine, Faye Wattleton, Eric Woods.