Backstage Pass with Lia Chang

George Gee Swing Orchestra, Ebony Jo-Ann, King Solomon Hicks Blues Quintet, Ray Schinnery in Free Concert – Great Jazz on the Great Hill – August 8

George Gee. Photo by Lia Chang

George Gee. Photo by Lia Chang

Free Concerts in New York are a summer pleasure, and today it’s going to be a perfect afternoon for Jazz on the Great Hill, a Jazz, Swing, and Blues Festival featuring performances by George Gee Swing Orchestra, King Solomon Hicks Blues Quintet Legendary Blues Guitarist, Ray Schinnery, Blues Vocalist, Ebony Jo-Ann and other special guests from 4pm to 7pm. (enter at 106th St and Central Park W)

Presented by the Central Park Conservancy and Jazzmobile to celebrate 35 years of Central Park Conservancy restoring, managing, and enhancing Central Park, The Festival is free and open to the public.

Live music, swing dancing, and food truck fare available for purchase on-site, or bring your own picnic. Family activities take place all day long. Tickets are not required.

THE WIZ: A Celebration in Dance and Music featuring André De Shields, Phylicia Rashad, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ebony Jo-Ann, Inaya Day and more at SummerStage in Central Park on 8/12; Marcus Garvey Park on 8/13, 8/14 
Photos and Video:’The Visit’ Broadway cast performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble with Chita Rivera, John Kander, Graciela Daniele and Co.

Ebony Jo-Ann Celebrates PLEASE SAVE YOUR LOVE FOR ME CD Release, with a concert at Ashford & Simpson’s Sugar Bar on July 15

Lia Chang

Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an award-winning filmmaker, a Best Actress nominee, a photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine.

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