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10am, August 12th 1958 at 17 East 126th Street in Harlem between Fifth and Madison Avenues – a collection of the most influential jazz musicians of all time gather to be photographed for the front cover of Esquire Magazine by Art Kane.
Great Day In Harlem, featuring Strictly Smokin’ Big Band tours the music of these iconic names whilst delving into their intricate personalities and the exciting world of jazz in 1950s New York City.
Incredible digital projection, rare footage and accounts of some of the biggest names in jazz make this far more than just another gig.
Count Basie, Art Blakey, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Jo Jones, Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins, Horace Silver, Mary Lou Williams, Lester Young, and many many more all feature in this enthralling production.
[Presented by Strictly Smokin’ Big Band and Gosforth Civic Theatre]