July 31, 2013
5pm gates open; dance lesson 6:30pm, concert at 7pm.
Old Westbury Gardens
$10; $8 seniors, 62 and older, free children 17 years old and younger
Since their debut in 1995 to a crowd of more than four hundred Lindy hoppers, The Red Hot Swing have been thrilling audiences with their eclectic mix of jazz, jump blues, originals, and swing. The Red Hot Swing are Vanessa Trouble, lead vocals; Michael Hashim, tenor saxo-phone; Marty Bound, trumpet; Stefan Schatz, drums; Kelly Friesen, acoustic bass; and Mark McCarron, guitar and arrangements.
The Red Hot Swing have performed widely, including The Five Spot in Philadelphia, Roseland in Boston, and Swing 46, Tavern on the Green, and the Empire Room in New York City. They were asked to bring their unique sound to the Grand Central Terminal re-dedication ceremonies in New York City. They toured the Palestinian Territories, presenting workshops and concerts as ?swing ambassadors" invited by the US Consulate General in Jerusalem. They have been featured on ?E? Television and on Fox 5?s ?Good Day NY?, performing live at sunrise on Y2K in front of Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn to thousands of TV viewers. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.
Address: 71 Old Westbury Road
Old Westbury, NY 11590
About Old Westbury Gardens
Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the former home of John S. Phipps, his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps and their four children. Completed in 1906 by the English designer, George A. Crawley, the magnificent Charles II-style mansion is nestled amid 200 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds and lakes. Westbury House is furnished with fine English antiques and decorative arts from the more than fifty years of the family's residence.
Today, Westbury Gardens welcomes visitors of all ages for guided tours of Westbury House and Gardens, in-depth tours of the formal gardens, school visits, children's programs and events, family programs, museum exhibits, classic car shows, indoor and outdoor classical concerts, summer pop concerts, slide lectures, book signings, horticultural demonstrations and workshops, Scottish Games, botanical arts and gardening classes, and Master Gardener and Educator-led Talks and Tours of topics relating to horticulture, art, history, design and architecture.
Upcoming Events at Old Westbury Gardens: