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Birth of the Big Band

  • Windham Civic Centre Concert Hall 5379 New York 23 Windham, NY, 12496 United States (map)

Experience an era of bootlegged booze, the Foxtrot and Jazz Age decadence in an evening dedicated to the infamous Roaring Twenties with a true modern staple of the jazz tradition: GRAMMY Award-winning Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks!

Big Band leader and multi-instrumentalist Giordano brought the sounds of the 1920s to life in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and has recorded for countless top 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, a behind-the-scenes look at the group’s virtuosity, vintage musical instruments, and more than 60,000 period band arrangements.

For a truly authentic time travel back to the Birth of the Big Band, join Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks as they bring the joyful syncopation of the 1920s to Windham through the music of such essential bandleaders as Fletcher Henderson, Don Redman, Jean Goldkette, and more. 

23Arts Windham Tickets:
Regular Tickets: $25
Senior: $22
Under 18: FREE
7 Concert Series Pass: $150
(Premium Reserved Seating available at additional cost)

Read The New York Times 2017 Review of Vince Giordano: There's a Future in the Past

“An erupting wellspring of euphoria: that would describe the vintage swing emanating from Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks…”
— The New York Times, Stephen Holden
Vince Giordano didn’t just record with his band, the Nighthawks, much of the music on ‘Boardwalk Empire.’ He also served as an invaluable historical resource.
— The New York Times, Charles McGrath
Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks play "Do Something" on our November 14, 2015 broadcast Website:
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