June 24–July 12, 2014

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Harlem Renaissance Orchestra


Harlem Renaissance Orchestra:
10th Annual Tribute to Illinois Jacquet
with special guest James Carter
Plus the Ambassador Prize Lindy Hop Dance Contest

Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Damrosch Park

Dance Floor Opens at 6:00
Dance Lesson at 6:30
Live Music at 7:30

Contest Style: Classic Swing, Jump Blues

Dance Instructor: Margaret Batiuchok teaches Lindy Hop

DJ: Ryan Swift

These big-band favorites work hard to keep the spirit of swing alive and thriving. This year, HRO has invited hard-hitting Detroit sax man and critics’ darling James Carter to mark their 10th anniversary as standard-bearers of Jacquet’s traditional closing night.

This is also the night to brush up your Lindy Hop for the annual contest to honor another late great legend, dancer Frankie Manning, during his worldwide centennial celebration.

To sign up for the Ambassador Prize Dance Contest, please email [email protected].

As this is a dance event, there is no seating.