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Monday, May 18th, 2015

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s swing! A Summer Cocktail Party in The Appel Room on Monday, June 22, 2015, 6:30


For Immediate Release

Jazz at Lincoln Center's

Monday, June 22, 2015, 6:30 – 9:30pm
The Appel Room

Honoring Jazz Artists Melissa Aldana,
Ulysses Owens, Bria Skonberg

Featuring a performance by
Sammy Miller and the Congregation Band

Proceeds benefit Jazz at Lincoln Center’s
Education Programs 


New York, NY – May 18, 2015 Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates summer and jazz music’s rising stars at the organization’s second annual swing! A Summer Cocktail Party on Monday, June 22 from 6:30 – 9:30pm in The Appel Room. Guests are invited to revel in a night of jazz, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a special performance by Sammy Miller and the Congregation Band in what has been called “the sexiest room in New York City.” Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room is located at Broadway at 60th Street in New York, New York.

As part of the swing! A Summer Cocktail Party festivities, Jazz at Lincoln Center will honor three of jazz music’s rising stars: Melissa Aldana, Ulysses Owens and Bria Skonberg. Demarco Morgan, NBC Atlanta news anchor, will host the benefit event.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the thousands of education programs the organization produces every year. More than two-thirds of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s programming is educational—reaching more than 1,000,000 individuals of all ages and experiences in all 50 states through concerts, webcasting, direct musical instruction and distribution of music scores free of charge.  

swing! A Summer Cocktail Party will feature specialty cocktails provided by Reyka Vodka, Milagro Tequila and Harlem Brewing Company.  

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

swing! Honorary Chair is John Legend.

swing! Chair is Lola C. West.

swing! Co-Chairs are Loren Douglass and Kimberly Steward. 

swing! Honorary Co-Chairs are Maya Haile and Marcus Samuelsson, Charles Harbison and Sidra Smith.

swing! Supporting Sponsors include HBO, The Steward Family Foundation and World Wide Technology.

swing! Host Committee includes Jane Aiello, George Alexander, Ken Allen, Dimitri Andre, Miguel Antoine, Fabrice Armand, Paul Atkins, Wayne Best, Jenna Bond, Valentino Carlotti, Kesha Cash, Grace Chan, Candice Cook, Andrew Dawes, Ricki Dean, Ayala Donchin, Beth Douglas, Alex Figueroa, Dionyse Fitzwilliam, Derek Fleming, Ian Fuller, Valerie S. Grant, Dashonn Graves, Lezli Harvell, Phyllis Hollis, Hakeem Holmes, Ahmad Ismail, Jim Johnson, Tiffany Jones, Courtney Lee-Mitchell, Ed Lewis, Eunice Liriano, Raisa Lopez-Rhoden, Spencer Means, Juan Mejia, Chris Montgomery, Adam Moore, Carl Nelson, Rachel Nicks, Nikisha Alcindor, Roy Paul, Christian Pena, Javier Pendroza, Jarrod Randolph, Bruce Reynolds, Carolyn Pride, Ayo Roach, Chadwick Roberson, Lucian Rothstein, Trevor Scotland, Javier Seymore, Kelly Smith Beaty, Simone Sneed, Clinton Townsend, Madison Utendahl, Nicole Valentine, Eric Woods.

Special thanks to the Rockefeller Foundation for funding,
in part, the 2014-15 Concert Season.

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

Press contact:
Zooey T. Jones
Director, Public Relations