FLUSHING, New York, Live Jazz will be heard throughout the evening on Friday, June 19, 2015, as a group of talented artists bring their love and concern for the elderly to new heights on the Flushing House rooftop!
“Jazz Up In The Sky” takes place at the top of Flushing House, New York State’s largest, not-for-profit, Independent Living retirement community, located in Flushing. This is our second fundraiser featuring three live jazz quartets, and all proceeds benefit the not-for-profit Flushing House endowment fund.
Headlining the evening’s entertainment is world-famous and gifted singer Deborah Davis, backed by her own group – Deborah Davis And A Few Good Men. This international jazz vocalist has appeared with legendary greats like Ray Brown and Lionel Hampton. She’s performed at The Blue Note, Birdland, Village Vanguard, The Rainbow Room, for dignitaries at the United Nations and President Bill Clinton. In 2004 Deborah and her band represented the U.S. as Jazz Ambassadors to Latin America. A former member of The Shirells, she’s jammed with Bon Jovi and Billy Joel, opened for Diana Ross, Celine Dion, Eric Clapton, Alicia Keys and more.
Join other jazz fans at Flushing House, Friday, June 19, 2015, and help make “Jazz Up In The Sky” a blowout success! The 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. festival features music by two other popular local jazz quartets: Christi Gehrisch heads up The Lowdown Stompers, specializing in music of the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s, including New Orleans Jazz, Swing, and the American Songbook; Steve Peppas heads up The Luck Tones, four local seniors who play jazz standards plus classical jazz. The festival includes a gourmet feast, wine and beer, all served on the Flushing House rooftop, with a dance floor that boasts spectacular views of New York’s panoramic skyline.
Also featured is an Art Show & Sale, with original creations donated by Flushing House supporters. So for a few bucks more, fans can purchase one-of-a-kind artwork at very reasonable prices!
Attendance is by reservation only and limited to the first 200 persons who RSVP by June 15th. For single RSVPs, your tax-deductible cover charge is $100 ($150 couples). For phone sales call Karen Lofgren at (347) 532-3023 or email Karen@uam.org. Or get our Ticket Sales Form online at JazzUpInTheSky.com and click on the “Tickets” link. Or make checks payable to Flushing House, write “Jazz Up In The Sky” on the memo line and mail to Robert F. Salant, c/o Flushing House, 38-20 Bowne Street, Flushing, NY 11354. Include your return address, as tickets will be mailed out and must be turned in at the event.
On June 19th, Deborah Davis, Christi Gehrisch and Steve Peppas will make their way to the Flushing House rooftop. Will you be there to cheer them on? For more information visit: JazzUpInTheSky.com.
Built in 1974, Flushing House is the largest, not-for-profit “Independent Living” retirement community in New York State. Go towww.flushinghouse.com for more information.