2009 was a significant year in the lindy world with the 95th birthday celebration and memorial of lindy hop’s father and leader, Frankie Manning. Frankie is our inspiration, and Jelly Roll Productions is honored and privileged to have been one of three producing organizations of the festival.
After taking some time off after the festival, we are excited to be back at it again, working hard to get great live jazz accessible to lindy hoppers. And boy are we hitting the ground running in 2010! On Fri, Feb 19, at the beautiful and spacious Sal Anthony’s SPQR in Little Italy, Jelly Roll will be celebrating its 7th Anniversary by hosting the long-awaited cd release party for New York’s very own Gordon Webster. His latest cd, Happy When I’m With You, swings from start to finish and we are thrilled that Gordon chose Jelly Roll to help out with the party!
In true Jelly Roll fashion, not only will we have Gordon’s full eight-piece band, but to celebrate our seven years of swing’ live events, we have a few additional surprises up our sleeves! Stay tuned and we may leak a few of the secrets in advance (ahem, long-time Count Basie alumni, and Jelly Roll favorite, Benny Powell!)
Date: Fri, Feb 19th, 2010 Time: 9pm – 2am
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