Thursday, June 24, 2010

Summer Jazz Concert at Maple Grove!

For Immediate Release
Contact: Carol Lacks
Phone: (917) 881-3358

Let Your Spirits Swing at the Maple Grove Summer Outdoor Concert

Imagine the sounds of a 12-piece brass and percussion band filling the warm evening air. Jazz
melodies and sultry vocals drift over the light breezes, mingling with the scent of summer flowers. Friends and neighbors gather on the green with blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the sounds of Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Woody Herman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Glen Miller.

Maple Grove’s First Summer Outdoor Concert on the Great Lawn will be held Saturday,
July 10th (rain date July 17th) 7:00pm – 9:00pm, THE CENTER at Maple Grove Cemetery
(127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens, 11415).

Let your spirits swing to the music of the Lew Picardi Big Band playing America’s Classic Swing repertoire and a musical tribute honoring Vincent Youmans, Jimmy Rushing, LaVern Baker and other musical talents interred at Maple Grove.

The Lew Picardi Big Band, the gatekeeper of Swing Music, has been keeping America’s
Big Band tradition alive through concerts for over 15 years. It continues to introduce the music of the great Big Bands to all generations. With Andrew Koslosky as MC, July 10th promises to be an evening filled with fun, memories and history.

Bring along your blanket, chairs and a flashlight. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase. Parking on the premises.

TICKETS: $10, $8 for seniors, $5 for members, 12 years and under FREE.
Pay at the gate on July 10th or Online (PayPal):
Information: (917) 881-3358 or

This concert produced by Super Nova Productions and Friends of Maple Grove, Inc. is made possible in part by The Queens Council on the Arts with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and a grant from the Josephine Foundation.

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