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Lincoln Center Announces Midsummer Night Swing, June 25–July 13, 2019

Lincoln Center announced the 30th season of Midsummer Night Swing, celebrating the rich diversity of New York City with a wide range of sounds and dance styles from Tuesday, June 25, to Saturday, July 13, 2019. Fifteen nights of outdoor dance lessons and performances under the stars—covering genres like swing, rhythm & blues, ballroom, tango, salsa, and forró—bring to life the timeless magic of summer in the city. Series Features 15 Nights of Social Dance with International Music Icons and Contemporary Rising Stars, including: Rare New York performance by Brazilian icon and “Queen of Forró” Elba Ramalho, Trumpeter Bria Skonberg returns leading a new iteration of the Sisterhood of Swing, now with seven incredible musicians, including vocalist Catherine Russell,A night of DiscoVogue with Escort, East Village icon DJ Lina, and MikeQ x Qween Beat celebrating WorldPride NYC, Chulo Records’ Los Hacheros blend authentic salsa aesthetics with New York attitude, Classic salsa rhythms on the Fourth of July with renowned bandleader Bobby Valentín and his orchestra, New Orleans Jazz with five-time Grammy nominee Maria Muldaur performing the songs of Blue Lu Barker, A new leader in contemporary swing, the Eyal Vilner Big Band, Rising star Charles Turner & Uptown Swing, playing hard-swinging standards and Return of Silent Discos, Dance Contest, and LC Kids Dance! Live music begins at 7:30 pm and lasts until 10:00 pm, except on June 27 and July 2 when Silent Disco extends the party until 11:30 pm. Admission includes a dance lesson for people of all skill levels, taught by some of New York’s foremost instructors. Through May 1, all ticket types can be purchased with no additional fees. Tickets start at $18. More information on individual tickets and season passes can be found below and at MidsummerNightSwing.org.

The Edison Ballroom – 2019 “Annual Valentine’s Day” Event

Joe Battaglia and the New York Big Band Headline the Edison Ballroom

On Friday, February 15th the Edison Ballroom will once again host its special, “DINING, DANCING AND ROMANCING” event, featuring the legendary big band leader, Joe Battaglia and the New York Big Band. Joe’s brilliant big band sound is considered among the best ever.  He has performed for such dignitaries as Hilary Clinton, Rudy Giuliani, and Barbara Walters.  For over 20 years, Joe and his orchestra have performed regularly at The Rainbow Room, Tavern on the Green, Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing, and most recently, right here at the Edison Ballroom. Joe’s New York Big Band is composed of a 16-piece orchestra as well as accompanying vocalists.  Also featured at this event will be the romantic Latin sounds of Direct Latin Influence, also known as DLI.

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The Edison Ballroom – “Annual New Years Eve Gala 2019”

Joe Battaglia and The New York Big Band Headline The Edison Ballroom

This New Years Eve, the Edison Ballroom is proud to host the legendary big band leader, Joe Battaglia and the New York Big Band at our not-to-be-missed “Annual New Years Eve Gala 2019”.  Having traveled the world performing with icons like Frank Sinatra, Shirley Bassey, and Tony Bennett, Joe’s brilliant big band sound is considered among the best ever.  
Joe and his band have performed for such dignitaries as Hilary Clinton, Rudy Giuliani, and Barbara Walters.  For many years, Joe and his orchestra have performed regularly at The Rainbow Room, Tavern on the Green and Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing.
Joe’s New York Big Band is composed of a 16-piece orchestra as well as accompanying vocalists. Also featured at the event will be the romantic Latin sounds of Direct Latin Influence band, also known as DLI.

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The Edison Ballroom – 2018 “September Swing” Event

The Edison Ballroom is proud to announce that once again it will host its special, SEPTEMBER SWING event, featuring the legendary big band leader, Joe Battaglia and the New York Big Band.  Mark your calendar for Friday, September 21st for this special, not-to-be-missed event.  For over 10 years, Joe and his orchestra have performed regularly right here at the Edison Ballroom where he had continued to delight audiences of all ages. Joe’s New York Big Band is composed of a 16 piece orchestra as well as accompanying vocalists. His brilliant big band sound is truly noteworthy.  In the past, Joe has performed for such dignitaries as Hilary Clinton, Rudy Giuliani, and Barbara Walters, and he and his band have travelled the world with artists such as Tony Bennett and Shirley Bassey.
Also featured at this event will be the romantic Latin sounds of Direct Latin Influence, also known as DLI.

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Lincoln Center Announces Midsummer Night Swing 2018, June 26–July 14, 2018

Series Celebrates Social Dance and Popular Music from Around the World, including:

  • Debut performance of specially created Sisterhood of Swing, led by Bria Skonberg and featuring Regina Carter and Anat Cohen, an ode to the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, the first integrated, all-female swing band
  • The Legendary Joe Quijano y Su Conjunto Cachana performing historic San Juan– and Bronx-influenced salsa
  • The genre-bending salsa of Puerto Rico’s Orquesta El Macabeo
  • U.K. soul outfit The James Hunter Six with Grammy Award–winning classic blues and rock ’n’ roll

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