Algonquin Arts Theatre

Jazz Series

Sponsored by Ray & Pam Brunt

Artie Shaw & Benny Goodman: The Swinging Small Groups
March 10

James Langton presents The New York All-Stars featuring Dan Levinson with a program of swing classics that will have all the cats jitterbugging in the aisles! Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman both tootled their clarinets in front of legendary big bands, playing hits like Begin the Beguine and Sing Sing Sing but they saved some of their best music for their small groups. Shaw's Gramercy 5 had huge hits with tunes like Smoke Gets In Your Eyes. Goodman's trio, quartet and sextet cut classics like Airmail Specia and Stompin' At the Savoy. Join us for a swingin' stroll down memory lane!

Big Band Royalty
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Tickets On Sale: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 10:00am
August 25
Swingin' with the King, the Count, the Duke and the Earl

Embark on a musical journey through the ages with the soul-stirring sounds of jazz royalty, including the iconic "Duke" Ellington, the velvety Nat "King" Cole, the swinging "Count" Basie, the innovative "Earl" Hines, and Benny Goodman, the "King" of Swing. James Langton's New York All Stars Big Band takes center stage to kick off Algonquin's 2024-2025 Jazz Series bringing these timeless melodies to life, delivering an authentic and electrifying performance.

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Tickets On Sale: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 10:00am
Perfectly Frank
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November 10
Frank Sinatra's Radio "Symphonette" of the 1950's

Step back in time to the golden era of jazz with "Perfectly Frank" - a mesmerizing performance that pays homage to the legendary Frank Sinatra's small band "Symphonette" with which he made iconic radio appearances in the 1950s and '60s. Join us for a night of nostalgia, sophistication, and the magic of Sinatra. James Langton hand picks some of the tri-state area's top musicians for this special event. "Perfectly Frank" is not just a concert; it's a journey into the heart of swing and the enduring legacy of one of music's greatest icons.

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Tickets On Sale: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 10:00am
Boogie Woogie Big Band
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March 2, 2025
Shuffle, Boogie and Swing featuring Gimme Four

Get ready to swing and shuffle your way into a stimulating conclusion of the 2024-2025 Jazz Series with "Boogie Woogie Big Band" featuring the sensational James Langton and his dynamic New York All Stars. From the irresistible beats of boogie-woogie to the timeless allure of swing and the fabulous vocal harmony of Gimme Four, this performance is a celebration of the vibrant music that defined an era. Get ready to dance, groove, and immerse yourself for an afternoon of musical brilliance that will leave you wanting more.

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Tickets On Sale: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 10:00am