Jazz at Lincoln Center
7:30: The Ghost Train Orchestra: The Unsung Composers of Harlem and Chicago Jazz at the Height of the Prohibition 9:30: Jon-Erik Kellso & The Mahogany Hall Pleasure Society Jazz Band Hotter Than That: Louis Armstrong's Hot Fives It’s hot jazz weekend at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola! For the first set of our final night, co-presented with the New York Hot Jazz Festival, we welcome Brooklyn’s Ghost Train Orchestra. This little big band is renowned for performing almost-forgotten musical gems of the 1920s, ‘30s, and ‘40s. For one set only, they will light up the stage with tunes from 1926–1931, originally made famous by Tiny Parham, Charlie Johnson, Fess Williams, John Nesbitt, and Don Redman. Trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso is a first-call hot jazz musician who recently performed this same repertoire at Dizzy’s alongside Wynton Marsalis. In addition to being a prolific recording artist and a long-term member of Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks, Kellso is also an acclaimed bandleader. His new project is the Mahogany Hall Pleasure Society Jazz Band, an expert group of musicians dedicated to performing early New Orleans Jazz. This is our final set of a special weekend co-presented with the New York Hot Jazz Festival, and we can’t think of a better way to wrap things up than to have a group of this caliber perform Louis Armstrong’s iconic music.