Aug. 31, 2021 By Christian Murray
Live jazz is coming back to the Flushing Town Hall.
The venue will be holding its popular monthly jazz concerts—in person—starting September at the historic 137-35 Northern Blvd. building.
The monthly concerts, officially called the Louis Armstrong Legacy Monthly Jazz Jam, will resume Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 7:00 p.m. The event had been held each month—virtually—during the pandemic.
“On behalf of Flushing Town Hall and the Jazz Jam’s house band and production team, let me say how utterly thrilled we are to see everyone return for a live, in-person jam,” said Flushing Town Hall’s Director of Education & Public Programs, Gabrielle M. Hamilton. “Over the last 17 months as musicians joined us online, we heard some amazing jazz from across the globe, including six of the seven continents, but now it is time to jam again in person!”
Since the concerts went virtual in March 2020, more than 200 musicians from over a dozen countries—from as far away as New Zealand, Italy and South Africa—have participated in the monthly jams.
Over 7,000 viewers from across the globe have tuned in to the monthly concerts to listen as the venue moved its programming online.
Starting Sept. 8, the monthly jazz jams will be performed live from Flushing Town Hall, just like in pre-pandemic times, with participating musicians and an audience of jazz lovers attending in person.
For those unable to attend, virtual audiences from across the globe can still join the livestream and tune in for free via Flushing Town Hall’s Facebook page.
In adherence with New York City’s COVID-19 policy, all visitors, performers and staff will be required to show proof of vaccination. Masks must also be worn at all times.
Attendance to jazz jam is $10, although it is free for students, teens, members and participating musicians.
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