Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Summer Jazz Concert at Maple Grove Saturday the 17th!

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 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 will be held Saturday, July 17th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm (the gates open at 6:00pm), THE CENTER at Maple Grove Cemetery (127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens, NY 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. July 17th promises to be an evening filled with fun, memories and history.
Bring along your blanket or chair. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase. Parking on the premises.
TICKETS: Pay at the gate on July 17th: $10, $8 for seniors, $5 for members, 12 years and under FREE.
Information: (917) 881-3358 or

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