NYC’s summer concert season just got very cool with the Hot Jazz / Cool Garden 2013. Three hot NYC jazz bands will play in Louis’s Garden this summer: Bria’s Hot Five with Bria Skonberg on July 4th – Louis Armstrong’s birthday, Jon-Erik Kellso and the EarRegulars on July 20th and Peter & Will Anderson Sextet on August 17th.  Each concert is at 2:00 pm. Concerts include complimentary red beans n’ rice (Louis’s favorite recipe) & sweet tea. And, since Louis always celebrated his birthday on July 4th birthday cake will be served during the Fourth of July event to celebrate!

For the first time, the museum has launched advance ticket sales for this series. All advance tickets include a Historic House Tour pass (good for 6 months).  Advance single tickets are $18. A series subscription is available for $45 and includes reserved VIP seats.  Tickets at the door are $20. Advance tickets can only be purchased online at

Meet the Bands:
•  On Thursday, July 4th Bria’s Hot Five with Bria Skonberg will perform with Adrian Cunningham, reeds; Sean Cronin, bass; Darrian Douglas, drums; and Dalton Ridenhour, piano.  Hailing from Chilliwack, BC, and now living in New York City, award winning trumpeter/vocalist/ composer Bria Skonberg is “poised to be one of the most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation.” She recently earned a 2013 Jazz Journalists’ Association nomination for “Up and Coming Jazz Artist of The Year.”

•  On Saturday, July 20th Jon-Erik Kellso and The EarRegulars perform.  Since moving to New York City in 1989 to join Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso has enjoyed performing concerts and festivals all over the world with many of jazz greats, as well as co-leading The EarRegulars with guitarist Matt Munisteri at the Ear Inn on Sunday nights since 2007. He recently played a week at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola with Wynton Marsalis’ Louis Armstrong Continuum.  In addition to Kellso and Munisteri, The EarRegulars will also feature Harvey Tibbs on trombone and Vince Giordano (featured on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire) on bass.

•      The Peter and Will Anderson Sextet perform on Saturday, August 17th, featuring the two Juilliard-educated masters of the clarinet and saxophone. They will be bringing along trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso, pianist Ehud Asherie, bassist Clovis Nicolas and drummer Phil Stewart. “Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone” (New York Times) and “Remarkable” (Wall Street Journal), identical twins Peter and Will Anderson have distinguished themselves as top-level jazz players and composers in New York City. Their recent CD, Correspondence, has been garnering rave reviews. “They’re two young men who seem to have been implanted with a lifetime of experience at birth,” Marc Myers wrote in a review of the CD. “Now they have jazz world by the tail. It will be interesting to see how they swing it.”

About the Louis Armstrong House Museum:
The Louis Armstrong House Museum is located at 34-56 107th Street in Queens, New York. The museum is open Tuesday – Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday/Sunday from 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm.  Travel directions and more at or 718.478.8274.

Currently on exhibit: Swingin’ with the All Stars: Louis Armstrong & Baseball now through August 31st and is free with museum admission.

Parking is available in the neighborhood and the museum is accessible by subway via the 7 train.

Thanks to the vision and funding of the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, the Louis Armstrong House Museum welcomes visitors from all over the world, six days per week, 52 weeks per year.

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Director of Marketing
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