The 6th annual New York Hot Jazz Festival- featured two stages with twelve hours of continuous live music from fifteen hot jazz and swing bands. The Festival kicked off with “Hot Jazz Brunch” and also featured a NOLA-style Second Line parade, live performance artists, an Antique Gramophone DJ, and a raucous “Midnight Speakeasy Party” – with the fest’s trademark all-star jam session and classic burlesque acts – to cap the event. Celebrating traditional jazz with rising stars and legendary performers alike, the festival once again showcased the best talent of the hot jazz and swing revival in New York and beyond. The music spanned the entire scope of early jazz – from its New Orleans beginnings through the Jazz Age and Swing Era.
Grammy-winning Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks, The Hot Sardines, Mwenso and The Shakes “The Joint Is Jumpin’, Evan Christopher’s Django a la Creole, Julien Labro & Olli Soikkeli Quartet, Tatiana Eva-Marie & the Avalon Jazz Band, Sasha Masakowski, Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, Cynthia Sayer Trio, Olivier Franc & Jean Baptiste Franc, Queen Esther, Nicolle Rochelle, DeWitt Fleming Jr., Banjo Hall Of Fame inductee Eddy Davis, The Moonlighters, Sugartone Brass Band, Charlie Halloran Band, New Eureka Jass Band, Evan Arntzen’s Animule Dance, Heather Ghering & Lou Brockman, Midnight Speakeasy All-Stars Band, MYSTERY TRAIN, Lilian Lorraine & her Lovely Ladies, Phonograph DJ MAC