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Artist Talk: Birth of the Big Band

  • Mountain Top Library 6093 Main Street Tannersville, NY, 12485 United States (map)

Take a sneak peek into the music of an era of bootlegged booze, the Foxtrot, and Jazz Age decadence with Vince Giordano, bandleader and multi-instrumentalist of Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks.

For an authentic look back at the Birth of the Big Band, join Giordano for this artist talk that brings the joyful syncopation of the 1920s to the Mountain Top Library. Giordano will discuss his dedication to a 1920s revival and demonstrate the music of such essential bandleaders as Fletcher Henderson, Don Redman, Jean Goldkette, and others.


Co-presented with the Catskill Jazz Factory in part with this year's 23Arts Summer Music & Jazz Festival in Tannersville, NY.

About Vince Giordano: Big Band leader and multi-instrumentalist Giordano brought the sounds of the Roaring Twenties to life in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and has recorded for countless films and TV series over the past three decades, with recent titles including Café Society (2016), Carol (2015), and the first season of the new Amazon series Z: The Beginning of Everything (2017). Giordano was recently featured in the multi-award winning documentary There’s a Future in the Past.