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Kingsborough’s 2019 HOT SUMMER NIGHTS!
Free Summer Concerts
Through July 27, 2019

The series is sponsored by Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and offers a wide range of jazz and swing musicians with al fresco concerts under the stars every Saturday in July. From New Orleans blues to French Gypsy Jazz, each concert will offer something different while guaranteeing a swingin’ good time.

This summer’s artists include husband and wife team and Dan Pugach and Nicole Zuraitis who, backed up by nine-piece ensemble The Dan Pugach Nonet, were nominated for a 2019 GRAMMY®. Also performing is Fantine and The French Horn Collective, who will offer up an eclectic mix of French Gypsy Jazz, Hot Swing, and tunes from around the globe. Fantine’s album “I Am Fantine” was produced by Emilio Estefan and Gloria Estefan (who also co-wrote two of the songs).

Attracting an audience of several hundred for each performance, audience members can dance, sit in furnished chairs or picnic on the lawn, all while enjoying the fresh sea breeze and sunset and lighthouse in the background.

2019 HOT SUMMER NIGHTS! Free Outdoor Concert Series

Date Time Artist
July 6, 2019 8:00 PM THE GEORGE GEE SWING ORCHESTRA
with Special Guest Vocalist John Dokes & a Lindy-Hopping Dance Duo!

July 13, 2019 8:00 PM FANTINE & THE FRENCH HORN COLLECTIVE

July 20, 2019 8:00 PM DAVINA AND THE VAGABONDS

July 27, 2019 8:00 PM NICOLE ZURAITIS & THE DAN PUGACH NONET


FOR PHOTOS OF ARTISTS FROM THE SERIES CLICK HERE

Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or if you would like reserved press seats for any of the performances.

Below is a press release with additional information for you to consider.
Thank you!
Hana


Hana Raskin
Senior Account Executive
GOGO Public Relations and Marketing
WWW. GOGOPR.NYC


Brooklyn’s On Stage At Kingsborough Announces the 2019 HOT SUMMER NIGHTS! Free Outdoor Concert Series

Swing Under the Stars and by the Sea with 2019 GRAMMY® Nominated Artists Dan Pugach and Nicole Zuraitis,
Fantine and the French Horn Collective and more

Every Saturday Evening in July
8:00 PM

THE SERIES IS PROUDLY SPONSORED BY BROOKLYN BOROUGH PRESIDENT ERIC L. ADAMS

Brooklyn, New York – On Stage At Kingsborough, a leading performing arts presenter located on the campus of Brooklyn’s Kingsborough Community College presents its 2019 HOT SUMMER NIGHTS! FREE Outdoor Concert series, featuring concerts under the stars every Saturday at 8:00 p.m. beginning July 6th and ending July 27th. The series is proudly sponsored by Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams. HOT SUMMER NIGHTS! will feature a wide range of outstanding jazz and swing musicians with unforgettable al fresco concerts under the stars. From New Orleans blues to French Gypsy Jazz, each concert will offer something different while guaranteeing a swingin’ good time. The audience can dance, sit in furnished chairs or picnic on the lawn, all while enjoying the fresh sea breeze and stunning sunset and lighthouse in the background.

FOR PHOTOS OF ARTISTS FROM THE SERIES CLICK HERE

This season continue your Independence Day celebration with The George Gee Swing Orchestra featuring special guest vocalist John Dokes and a Lindy-Hopping dance duo. The George Gee Swing Orchestra is the swingin’-est, blowin’-est, heppest classic big band in New York City. They are in residence at Swing 46 in Manhattan and have dazzled audiences from Boston to Tokyo, including gigs at the “I Love Jazz” festival in Brazil and Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night’s Swing festival. The group is helmed by George Gee, who has been playing in and leading big bands since 1979-- before the genre became a cultural phenomenon. Vocalist John Dokes uses his wryly smooth baritone to delight audiences at Jazz Clubs throughout New York City. Singing a mixture of blues, ballads and jazz standards his unmistakable swinging delivery is entirely his own while harkening back to greats like Nat King Cole and Joe Williams.

Fantine and The French Horn Collective heat up the summer concert series with an eclectic mix of French Gypsy Jazz, Hot Swing, and tunes from around the globe! Fantine is a multilingual artist with a powerful yet sultry voice who has toured the world and recorded with such music stars as Emilio and Gloria Estefan, Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), Erykah Badu, Igor Butman, and Wyclef Jean. Her album “I Am Fantine” was produced by 19-time Grammy Award winning producer Emilio Estefan and seven-time Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Gloria Estefan (who also co-wrote two of the songs). Fantine’s song “Reservation for Two” peaked at No. 5 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs list. Fantine will be backed up by the acclaimed French Horn Collective, who have brought their signature fusion of Gypsy Jazz, Jazz, French Eclectic Original Music and Hot Swing to numerous festivals, including the Art Deco South Miami Beach Festival, The Moca Jazz Series, and The Miami Nice Jazz Festival.

Since exploding onto the scene in 2005, Davina and The Vagabonds has grown into one of the most exciting acoustic ensembles on the international stage. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the group’s shows are filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatrical moments, and tender gospel passages. This rollicking quintet has played festivals from Ontario to Romania, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, and more.

Closing out the series is The Dan Pugach Nonet, a nine-piece ensemble led by GRAMMY® nominated drummer, Dan Pugach, featuring GRAMMY® nominated vocalist Nicole Zuraitis. This joyful mini big band comprised of six horns and a driving rhythm-section features gorgeous jazz arrangements, as well as inventive original compositions by both Dan and Nicole. The nine-piece ensemble has already won two ASCAP Jazz Composer Awards, a prestigious residency at the Kennedy Center for the Arts in Washington D.C., and was nominated, alongside Nicole, for a 2019 GRAMMY® for Best Arrangement, Instruments with Vocals for their song, “Jolene.”

“On Stage At Kingsborough is pleased to present world-class musicians on the southernmost tip of Brooklyn. We are a destination for all swingin’ New Yorkers, while providing local residents with access to great music right in their backyard. This summer’s HOT SUMMER NIGHTS! lineup features everything from French Gypsy jazz to French Quarter blues, and tunes from 2019 GRAMMY® nominees! We invite you to dance under the stars and sway in the ocean breeze. It’s a perfect summer evening activity for young and old, and it’s completely free!” said Anna Becker, Executive Director of On Stage At Kingsborough.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
All concerts take place at Kingsborough’s Lighthouse Bandshell, on the campus of Kingsborough Community College. Admission and parking are free and open to the public. Kingsborough’s gates open at 7:00 p.m. and the concerts begin at 8:00 p.m. Reservations are not necessary. A limited number of seats are available, but all are welcome to bring blankets and folding chairs for our lawn.

Rain Location: In the event of inclement weather, the concerts will be relocated to the air-conditioned Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center. Updated location information will be available on our box office line - (718) 368-5596 - starting at 4:00 p.m. on concert days.

Picnic Information: To complete a gorgeous night of great music in a friendly community setting, our gates open at 7:00 p.m. and picnicking is welcomed. Sandwiches, chips, ice cream, and beverages will be available for sale, or you can bring your own!

Box Office Location: On Stage At Kingsborough box office, Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Boulevard (cross street: Oxford), Brooklyn, NY. There is ample, free parking on the campus.
Box Office Hours (for July): 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
By Phone: (718) 368-5596
Online: www.OnStageAtKingsborough.org

DIRECTIONS:
By Car: AMPLE, FREE PARKING is available and we are just minutes from Exit 8 off the Belt Parkway. By Bus: Take the B1 or B49 bus straight to our entrance. By Subway: Take the B, Q, F, D, or N and transfer to the B1 bus for a short ride to our entrance.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
On Stage At Kingsborough (OSK) brings artistically and culturally diverse, multidisciplinary performances from masters of the form to the varied communities within and surrounding Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn. We strive to create an environment where the arts are an accessible and integral part of life, and the Arts Center is a community gathering place for interaction and inspiration. We present world-class dance, cabaret, theatre, music, and family performances in the Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center and Kingsborough’s Lighthouse from October to May, and our HOT SUMMER NIGHTS! free outdoor concert series at The Lighthouse Bandshell every July. Our school-time shows welcome classes from local public and private schools, a majority of which serves economically-disadvantaged or special needs populations.

The On Stage At Kingsborough HOT SUMMER NIGHTS! Free Outdoor Concert Series schedule is below. For the most up-to-date scheduling and line-up for all programming, including video previews, follow OSK via the below links for information.
Website: http://www.onstageatkingsborough.org
Twitter: @OnStageAtKCC
Facebook: On Stage At Kingsborough


2019 HOT SUMMER NIGHTS! Free Outdoor Concert Series


Date Time Artist
July 6, 2019 8:00 PM THE GEORGE GEE SWING ORCHESTRA
with Special Guest Vocalist John Dokes & a Lindy-Hopping Dance Duo!

July 13, 2019 8:00 PM FANTINE & THE FRENCH HORN COLLECTIVE

July 20, 2019 8:00 PM DAVINA AND THE VAGABONDS

July 27, 2019 8:00 PM NICOLE ZURAITIS & THE DAN PUGACH NONET


JULY 6, 2019
8:00 PM
THE GEORGE GEE SWING ORCHESTRA
with Special Guest Vocalist John Dokes & a Lindy-Hopping Dance Duo!

Get ready to jump, jive and wail to patriotic and all-American tunes at this swingin’ Independence Day celebration! The George Gee Swing Orchestra is the swingin’-est, blowin’-est, heppest classic big band in New York City! They are in residence at Swing 46 in Manhattan and have dazzled audiences from Boston to Tokyo, including gigs at the “I Love Jazz” festival in Brazil and Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night’s Swing festival.

“The swingin’est band in the land!” – Frankie Manning

JULY 13, 2019
8:00 PM
FANTINE & THE FRENCH HORN COLLECTIVE

Fantine and The French Horn Collective heat up our summer concert series with an eclectic mix of French Gypsy Jazz, Hot Swing, and tunes from around the globe!
Fantine is a multilingual artist with a powerful yet sultry voice who has toured the world with such music stars as Emilio and Gloria Estefan, Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), Erykah Badu, Igor Butman, and Wyclef Jean. The acclaimed French Horn Collective has played numerous festivals, including the Art Deco South Miami Beach Festival, The Moca Jazz Series, and The Miami Nice Jazz Festival.

“Immensely remarkable…witnessing her set felt like seeing a star on the rise!” – Drum Media [on Fantine]

JULY 20, 2019
8:00 PM
DAVINA AND THE VAGABONDS

With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, Davina and The Vagabond’s shows are filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatrical moments, and tender gospel passages.

This rollicking quintet has played festivals from Ontario to Romania, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, and more. Davina has been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday, and Betty Boop, but she is a true original!

“…easily among the breakout stars at this year’s [Monterey Jazz] festival.” – Monterey Herald
JULY 27, 2019
8:00 PM
NICOLE ZURAITIS & THE DAN PUGACH NONET

The Dan Pugach Nonet is a nine-piece ensemble led by GRAMMY® nominated drummer, Dan Pugach, featuring GRAMMY® nominated vocalist Nicole Zuraitis. This joyful mini big band comprised of six horns and a driving rhythm-section features gorgeous jazz arrangements, as well as inventive original compositions by both Dan and Nicole.

“Gorgeous…breathtaking…Nicole Zuraitis contributes to the beauty of the world through her music.” – The Jazz Police

 

 

 

 

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