LE JAZZ HOT: HOW THE FRENCH SAVED JAZZ
Le Jazz Hot ,created by Peter and Will Anderson, features their senstional jazz quintet and whisks audiences to the streets of Paris and the French countryside with rollicking swing and hot gypsy jazz . With a set list filled with top French and American jazz artists like Django Reinhardt, Sidney Bechet, Josephine Baker, Duke Ellington and Dizzy Gillespie, who found a warm welcome in France’s thriving jazz scene, LE JAZZ HOT: HOW THE FRENCH SAVED JAZZ is a fascinating look at the France’s contribution to what is thought of as a quintessentially American art form. While the muscians play, there is fascinating filmed homage to the artists running on a large screen with naration.
LE JAZZ HOT: HOW THE FRENCH SAVED JAZZ is now playing at 59E59 Theaters, between Park & Madison Avenues for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 29. The performance schedule is Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; & Saturday at 5:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM. Please note, there is no performance on December 25 and an additional performance on Friday, December 27 at 5:30 PM.
Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members) for performances through December 15; $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members) for performances through December 29.
To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.
Photography: Barry Gordin