Soapbox’s Big Band Jubilee featuring Sammy and the Harlem Strutters

National Jazz Museum in Harlem is proud to partner with the SoapBox to present: Sammy and the Harlem Strutters for the Soap Box’s Big Band Jubilee. Please join us on Wednesday June 19th at 8pm.
Decked out in their finest, 14 Black musicians take to the stoop to celebrate our Freedom Day, Juneteenth. With music from Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, and a few contemporary big band covers, we keep it swinging, activating the streets where the jazz greats walked. And what is big band without the Lindy hop? Taking to our checkerboard linoleum, our dance-floor, 4 Lindy Hop couples reimagine The Savoy right here on the block. Led by Samuel Coleman, this company of dancers invites our audience to swing the night away (or at least from 8-10pm). Here, dancers are able to animate the rich history of Black social dances in America. This activation not only pays homage to Harlem’s legacy, it shows that our history is living, breathing and being made every day.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

This performance is made possible by the Coalition of Theatres of Color (CTC) and NYC Cultural Affairs.

Wed, Jun 19
8:00 pm

119th Street, between Lenox Ave & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd

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