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'The Swinging Sounds of Coleman Hawkins' featuring Lew Tabackin and His Ensemble at Flushing Town Hall

'The Swinging Sounds of Coleman Hawkins' featuring Lew Tabackin and His Ensemble

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Flushing Town Hall presents “The Swinging Sounds of Coleman Hawkins” featuring Lew Tabackin and his ensemble. Saxophonist Lew Tabackin, one of New York City’s most notable Jazz musicians, was presented a lifetime achievement award on July 16th at the restaurant and music venue Birdland by The Jazz Foundation of America. Tabackin has shared the stage with numerous other Jazz luminaries such as Clark Terry, Donald Byrd, Elvin Jones, Cab Calloway, and Mel Lewis. On October 14th, Lew Tabackin will play tribute to the great Coleman Hawkins live at the historic Flushing Town Hall Theater, a fitting location considering its significance along the Queens Jazz Trail. Tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins was one of the first saxophonists to bring attention to the saxophone as a solo instrument in 1939 when he played it on the song “Body and Soul”. Hawkins is credited as the first major saxophonist in Jazz History. His inventive style of improvising influenced many leading Jazz figures such as Ben Webster, Chu Berry, Sonny Rollins, and John Coltrane. As part of this performance, Tabackin will be supported by pianist Jeb Patton, Gerald Cammon on bass, and Jason Tiemann on drums. In addition, a special guest trumpet player will appear and play some of the groundbreaking music that Coleman Hawkins made popular in the international jazz world. “The Swinging Sounds of Coleman Hawkins” will feature an array of music that Hawkins himself played during his tenure with the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra, recordings with Benny Goodman, Django Reinhardht, and many others. Don’t miss out on this important milestone concert! 

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About Flushing Town Hall

137-35 Northern Blvd.

Flushing, NY


    The mission of Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts (FCCA) is to present multi-disciplinary global arts that engage and educate the global communities of Queens and New York City in order to foster mutual appreciation.  As advocates of arts equity since 1979, they support local, immigrant, national, and international artists, developing partnerships and collaborations that enhance our efforts. 

    Flushing Town Hall provides exciting opportunities for kids and families to encounter the arts together.  Their performance series showcases talented professionals from a variety of performing arts and cultures whose shows have proven to be entertaining for audience members young and old.  Their interactive arts compliment these presentations by giving kids and families a fun opportunity to do a hands-on exploration of the show's art forms taught by the performers or Flushing Town Hall teaching artists.