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With “a strong voice and a big range” (New York Times), NYC singer and bandleader Brianna Thomas draws on Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, and other great blueswomen of the past for this soulful night. With her ace band, stellar voice, and open-hearted personality, she’s one of your best bets for achieving transcendence on the dance floor this summer.
Panel Discussion: The History of Lindy Hop
Moderated by Zita Allen
Thursday, June 21 at 7:30 pm
Film Society's Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center's Amphitheater, 144 West 65th
Dance critic, author, and professor Zita Allen and an esteemed group of dancers and scholars trace the evolution of Lindy hop from its Harlem Renaissance roots to its modern-day revival.
“The best young straight-ahead jazz singer of her generation.”– Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm Damrosch Park
Dance floor opens at 6:00 pm
Dance lesson at 6:30 pm
Live music at 7:30 pm
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