The New-York Historical Society is grateful to Bank of America for its generous support of all Free Fridays programs.
This event is part of the New-York Historical Society's spring 2014 Free Fridays programs, sponsored by Bank of America. Entrance to the concert series is free during the Museum's Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6 – 8 pm). No advanced reservations. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 pm. New-York Historical Society members receive priority.
In conjunction with the exhibition The Black Fives, the New-York Historical Society is proud to present a series of three concerts celebrating jazz from the early-to-mid-20th Century—a significant period during which African Americans forged a powerful presence in sports, music, and culture.
Jay Leonhart, a world-renowned bassist and songwriter, has performed with many of the legendary musicians of the 20th century, including Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and Barbara Cook, among others. He has recorded numerous solo albums and continues to tour nationally.
The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024