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New Era Creative Space (NECS), in partnership with The Paramount Hudson Valley presents Michael Longo and the NY State of the Art Jazz Ensemble featuring Vocalist Ira Hawkins. Guest performance by Ray Blue & the Pro-Am Ensemble to benefit NECS, a new creative educational center for families in Peekskill.
Mike Longo brings the best of the Big Band Sounds to Peekskill. Mike Longo has performed with a list of jazz legends that include saxophone great Cannonball Adderley, Henry Red Allen, Coleman Hawkins, George Wettling, Gene Krupa, Nancy Wilson, Gloria Lynn, Jimmy Witherspoon, Joe Williams, Jimmy Rushing, James Moody and many others. Longo worked as Dizzy Gillespie’s pianist and musical director on a full and part time basis till Dizzy’s death in 1993. Mike has recorded numerous albums and CDs on various labels with some 45 recordings with artists such as Gillespie and James Moody.TICKETS HERE: http://paramounthudsonvalley.com/events/event/mike-longo-the-ny-state-of-art-jazz-emsemble