** More info & tickets at http://frankiesavoyballny.com
Celebrate Frankie's 100th in his Hometown at the 1930s Edison Ballroom with Dawn Hampton! Plus live music by:
- The George Gee 17-Piece Swing Orchestra
- Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra
Join us in the BIG APPLE for the Centennial Birthday Celebration of Frankie Manning… Lindy Hop Swing Legend!
Zort Music and Prohibition Productions are proud to present FRANKIE’s CENTENNIAL SAVOY BALL at the elegant 1930s-era Edison Ballroom (formerly the "Supper Club”) featuring live music and dancing to the sounds of The George Gee 17-piece Swing Orchestra (performing authentic swinging music of the Savoy-style), plus the acclaimed Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra! In the up-stairs lounge, enjoy more music and dancing by:
• Mr. Roddy "Charleston Charlie" Caravella
• Syncopated City Dance Company
• Pedro Giraudo and his Mala Junta Tango Trio (upstairs lounge)
• Dandy Wellington and His Band (upstairs lounge)
• DJ Tomo
The Queen of the Ball will be none other than the beloved DAWN HAMPTON!
Guest will also enjoy:
• Dance Performances
• Rare video footage
• Live music all night
• Sumptuous Buffet Dinner
• Open Top Shelf Bar
* Unlimited bottled water
* Complimentary coat check
For over ten years, the Edison Ballroom was known as the "Supper Club" and was the venue of choice in the 1990s swing era revival in New York City, running every Friday and Saturday until 4 AM. The Savoy Ball is a one-time opportunity to return to the Supper Club, this time with Savoy swing music and at a classy black tie/vintage occasion. The Edison Ballroom has all the feel and spirit of a1930s Ballroom - which indeed is what it is. In 1998, Frankie blessed this dance floor when he danced and performed in the Public Broadcasting Service's televised documentary "Swingin' With the Duke."
The entire dance floor of the Edison will be open for dancing, considered by many to be one of the best and largest in town (and a little larger then Terminal 5!). Upstairs will feature a second dance floor in the Lounge, and a third dance floor in the balcony overlooking the main ballroom floor.
TRIFECTA - three event weekend!
Frankie’s Centennial Savoy Ball, kicks off the Frankie Trifecta... three premium events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Frankie Trifecta is a collaboration of New York City swing dance producers and is separate from the Frankie 100 Festival. More info at www.frankietrifecta.com
Frankie's Centennial Savoy Ball
Friday May 23, 2014
8:00 PM to 2:30 AM
The Edison Ballroom NYC
* Black Tie or Vintage Attire required
TICKETS (Savoy Ball)
$110 through May 8th
$120 after May 8th
$145 at the door
(Trifecta Package - all 3 events)
$150 thru May 8th
$160 after May 8th
Zort Music (Alan Sugarman) was the producer in 1999 of Frankie's 85th Birthday Celebration at Roseland Ballroom, attracting 1800 dancers on one dance floor, with Frankie, for his birthday.
Since 2001 Prohibition Productions (Patrick Soluri) has been producing well know vintage and dance events such as THE SALON, NY HOT JAZZ FESTIVAL , and the LIBERTY BELLE SPECTACULAR at notable venues in NYC such as the Player's Club, the Edison Ballroom, the Empire Hotel, and the Copacabana.
The Saturday night event is produced by Swing Remix.
This event is not sponsored by, nor is it a part of, the Frankie 100 Festival, but, we of course support the Festival.