Every Saturday evening from July 7 to July 28th, the Kingsborough Lighthouse Bandshell will be swinging under the stars with the free concert series, On Stage At Kingsborough.
July 7th ~ Boogie Woogie Independence Day with Dutchess ~ This season, continue your Independence Day celebration with Duchess as they perform “Boogie Woogie Independence Day!” This swinging trio, comprised of Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner and Melissa Stylianou, will perform patriotic tunes and great American gems from the Andrews Sisters and Boswell Sisters, such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen,” “Heebie Jeebies,” and more. Duchess has played at Dizzy’s, Lincoln Center Out-Of-Doors, Monterey Jazz Festival and more, quickly earning a reputation for beautiful vocals and BIG fun!
July 14 ~ Swing it Out! with Professor Cunningham & His Old School ~ Swing on over for one of the hottest groups on the international swing scene, as Professor Cunningham & His Old School present“Swing It Out!” This award-winning band plays grooving and swinging tunes deeply steeped in the New Orleans tradition; from Sidney Bechet to Fats Waller to Professor Longhair and even Fats Domino! Professor Cunningham & His Old School has performed at some of the world’s finest festivals, including the Blue Note Jazz Fest in New York, The Snowball festival in Stockholm, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, CPLX in Copenhagen and the Swing Crash festival in Como, Italy. They have received numerous international music awards including “Best Band” at World Jam in Madrid, for the past two years running.
July 21 ~ Louis! Louis! Louis! with Jumane Smith ~ Experience the excitement of acclaimed trumpeter and vocalist Jumaane Smith, as he performs “LOUIS! LOUIS! LOUIS!” The performance is a celebration of the origins of jump blues and jazz, with thrilling renditions of timeless classics from Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, and Louis Jordan, along with original music composed especially for this show. A talented trumpeter and vocalist, Jumaane Smith has toured the world with Michael Bublé, performed on the Grammys with Stevie Wonder, and collaborated with Barbra Streisand, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti, and Herbie Hancock. He is a featured performer on five Grammy Winning albums.
July 28th ~ Everything Old is New Again! with Jason Prover’s Sneak Thievery Orchestra ~ Come dance to one of New York City’s most sought-after ensembles, Jason Prover’s Sneak Thievery Orchestra, as they bring to life hits of the Roaring Twenties. “Everything Old is New Again!” offers fresh renditions of Jazz Age favorites such as “Fascinatin’ Rhythm,” “I’m Putting All My Eggs In One Basket,” and “West End Blues,” performed with style, sophistication, and a touch of the blues. Bandleader Jason Prover has performed with The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Lee Fields and the Expressions, and the Hot Sardines, among many others.
“On Stage At Kingsborough is pleased to present world-class musicians on the southernmost tip of Brooklyn. We are a destination for all swingin’ New Yorkers, while providing local residents with access to great music right in their backyard. This summer’s HOT SUMMER NIGHTS! lineup features the jazziest and most swingin’ artists. We invite you to dance under the stars and sway in the ocean breeze. It’s a perfect summer evening activity, and it’s completely free!” said Anna Becker, Executive Director of On Stage At Kingsborough.
On Stage At Kingsborough, the Free summer series is sponsored by Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, and presented by On Stage At Kingsborough, a leading performing arts presented located on the campus of Brookklyn’s Kingsborough Community College. The Summer Series will run from July 7th to July 28th, beginning at 8:00pm, taking place at Kingsborough’s Lighthouse Bandshell.
Admission and parking are free, no reservations necessary and the gate will open at 7:00pm, however there are a limited number of seats available ~ all are welcome to bring blankets and folding chairs for the lawn.
In the event of rain ~ swing over to (the air conditioned) Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center.