Flautist and saxophonist Carol Sudhalter didn’t take up music until her third year of college (biology major), but hasn’t let up since. She was the first graduate of Smith College to become a professional jazz musician, and in 1978 moved from Boston to New York City to join the all-women Latin band, Latin Fever. In 1986 she founded the 13-piece Astoria Big Band, and later founded several performance initiatives in Queens, including the Athens Square Park Jazz Mondays series, Astoria / LIC Waterfront Jazz Festival, and Sunset Jazz Concerts in Ralph Demarco Park. Sudhalter has worked with many notable artists including Etta Jones, Jimmy McGriff, Sarah McLawler, Henry Butler, Chico Freeman, Jimmy Cobb and Jason Marsalis. She currently holds court as the intrepid leader of Flushing Town Hall’s Louis Armstrong Legacy Jam.
This event is virtual only and will stream on the Jazz Foundation and Jazz Museum Facebook pages and the Museum YouTube Channel.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the Howard Gilman Foundation.
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