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Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Jazz At Lincoln Center’s Swinging With The Big Bands


Featuring Host Michael Feinstein with
Wynton Marsalis, Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, guest vocalists Nellie McKay, Connie Evingson
and Sachal Vasandani

The Allen Room on June 12 & 13

New York, NY -   Jazz at Lincoln Center concludes a milestone 25th anniversary concert season with Swinging With The Big Bands, special concert events in The Allen Room on June 12 at 7pm and June  13 at 7pm & 9pm.   Swinging With The Big Bands celebrates the 1930s, an era when singers like Frank Sinatra, Billy Eckstine, Ivie Anderson, Dan Grissom, and Dick Powell inflamed hearts around the globe.

World-class vocalist and pianist, Michael Feinstein, hosts these special Swinging With the Big Bands concerts in the iconic Allen Room and against a breathtaking view of the New York City skyline.   Wynton Marsalis and Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks   - who are regularly featured on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire  - will be joined by a collective of modern day vocalists including Nellie McKayConnie Evingson and Sachal Vasandani to highlight the history and the music of one of the most exciting and crucial crossover movements in the mix of jazz and American popular song. 

Click here for a zip file of approved-for-print, high-resolution images of all Swinging with the Big Bands performers

Click here for a Swinging with the Big Bands Spotify playlist .

Tickets start at $55 and can be purchased online through jazz.org, by phone through CenterCharge at 212-721-6500 (open daily from 10:00am to 9:00pm), or in person at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street on the ground floor.  The JALC box office is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 6:00pm (or 30 minutes past curtain) and Sunday from noon to 6:00pm (or 30 minutes past curtain). 
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2013-14 season  kicks off  with performances by Ahmad Jamal and Wynton Marsalis on September 19, 20; Bill Frisell, Sam Amidon and Jason Moran playing Gershwin and Beyond on September 20 and 21; legendary promoter and pianist George Wein's 88th Birthday Celebration on October 3 and 4; and a Sun Ra centenary featuring The Sun Ra Arkestra led by Marshall Allen on October 5.   Subscriptions are available via jazz.org.

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

The 2012-2013 Jazz at Lincoln Center Season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the Support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

MasterCard® is the Preferred Card of Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Qatar Airways is a Premier Sponsor and Official Airline Partner of Jazz at Lincoln Center.