Grammy-winning Jazz Fusion Drummer Lenny White to Perform at Flushing Town Hall on Sept. 23rd, 2022

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GRAMMY-Winning Drummer Lenny White to Perform at Flushing Town Hall on September 23

The jazz fusion drummer to present his own music and arrangements in his fall performance

(Flushing, New York)—On Friday, September 23rd, Flushing Town Hall presents GRAMMY-winning American jazz drummer and Queens native Lenny White & Friends for an exciting evening of jazz fusion at 8 PM EST. The performance will feature White’s original arrangements.

White will be joined by Tom Guarna (guitar), Quinton Zoto (guitar), Richie Goods (bass), and Vince Evans (piano and synthesizers).

“I first became aware of Lenny White when he played with my uncle, the great Bill Withers,” says Flushing Town Hall’s Jazz Producer Clyde Bullard. “So I am personally very honored and excited to finally be able to present an evening of music with Lenny White & Friends at Flushing Town Hall—the jazz capital of Queens! This is a one-of-a-kind musical event not to be missed.”

Leonard “Lenny” White III, who was born in Jamaica, Queens, became interested in music at a young age. As a self-taught drummer, White began his career playing with groups in the New York jazz scene. At only 19 years old, the young White recorded the album “Bitches Brew” with his hero Miles Davis. White is, however, best known as one of the original members of the group Return To Forever founded in 1972 by the late Chick Corea. In the late 1980s, White became part of the Jamaica Boys, a Queens-based funk trio including Marcus Miller on the bass and singer Dinky Bingham, who replaced Mark Stevens, the brother of Chaka Khan.

White is often described as one of the founding fathers of the jazz-rock movement and has emerged as one of the premier drummers in jazz. White has played and collaborated with music artists such as Miles Davis, Joe Henderson, Gato Barbieri, Gil Evans, Stan Getz, Ron Carter, Woody Shaw, Freddie Hubbard, Jaco Pastorius, Herbie Hancock, Cedar Walton, Carlos Santana, Chaka Khan and many more. Today, he is sharing his music knowledge as part of the Music Adjunct Faculty at NYU Steinhard as Composer-in-Residence.

White has won three GRAMMY awards, received two more GRAMMY nominations, and won one Latin GRAMMY.

The concert begins at 8:00 PM. For those unable to attend in person, the performance will also be live streamed online on YouTube for $10. Tickets are $40/$32 members/$20 students w/ID. Table packages for 2, w/ refreshments are available for $130/$110 members. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: https://www.flushingtownhall.org/lenny-white

Photo Credit: Michael Weintrob

For Calendars: Fall Jazz Programming at Flushing Town Hall

Wednesday, Sept 14, 2022, at 7:00 PM
Louis Armstrong Legacy Monthly Jazz Jam (SEPT 2022)
In-person Tickets: $10/FREE for Members, Students, & Jamming Musicians
Open to Jazz students, musicians, and music educators, Monthly Jazz Jams are a fun way to hone your skills and jam with your peers. The house band led by saxophonist Carol Sudhalter opens each jam with the work of Louis Armstrong. Don’t play? Come listen!
https://www.flushingtownhall.org/jazz-jam-sept-2022

Sunday, September 18, 2022, at 1:00 PM
Mini-Global Mashup: Jazz Piano Meets Venezuela
In-Person Tickets: $15/$12 Members
The September Mini-Global Mashup presents American jazz artist Amina Claudine Myers and Venezuelan bandola llanera performing artist María Fernanda González.
https://www.flushingtownhall.org/jazz-piano-meets-venezuela

Friday, September 23, 2022, at 8:00 PM
An Evening of Music with Lenny White & Friends
In-Person Tickets: $40 /$32 Members /$20 Students w/ID
Table Packages: $130 /$110 Members (Table for 2 with refreshments/drinks)
Join us on Friday, September 23, as we welcome GRAMMY-winning American jazz drummer and Queens native Lenny White for an exciting evening of jazz fusion. The performance will feature White’s original compositions.
https://www.flushingtownhall.org/lenny-white

Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at 7:00 PM
Louis Armstrong Legacy Monthly Jazz Jam (Oct. 2022)
In-person Tickets: $10/FREE for Members, Students, & Jamming Musicians
Open to Jazz students, musicians, and music educators, Monthly Jazz Jams are a fun way to hone your skills and jam with your peers. The house band led by saxophonist Carol Sudhalter opens each jam with the work of Louis Armstrong. Don’t play? Come listen!
https://flushingtownhall.org/jazz-jam-oct-2022

Friday, October 14, 2022, at 8:00 PM
“The Swinging Sounds of Coleman Hawkins” featuring Lew Tabackin and his Ensemble
In-Person Tickets: $40 /$32 Members /$20 Students w/ID
Table Packages: $130 /$110 Members (Table for 2 with refreshments/drinks)
Join us on October 14th as Flushing Town Hall presents “The Swinging Sounds of Coleman Hawkins” featuring Lew Tabackin and his ensemble. Saxophonist Lew Tabackin, one of New York City’s most notable Jazz musicians, was presented a lifetime achievement award on July 16th at the restaurant and music venue Birdland by The Jazz Foundation of America.
https://www.flushingtownhall.org/the-swinging-sounds-of-coleman-hawkins

Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at 7:00 PM
Louis Armstrong Legacy Monthly Jazz Jam (Nov. 2022)
In-person Tickets: $10/FREE for Members, Students, & Jamming Musicians
Open to Jazz students, musicians, and music educators, Monthly Jazz Jams are a fun way to hone your skills and jam with your peers. The house band led by saxophonist Carol Sudhalter opens each jam with the work of Louis Armstrong. Don’t play? Come listen!
https://flushingtownhall.org/jazz-jam-nov-2022

Saturday, November 12, 2022, at 8:00 PM
Flushing Town Hall Presents NEA Jazz Masters: The Blues Feeling
In-Person Tickets: $40 /$32 Members /$20 Students w/ID
Table Packages: $130 /$110 Members (Table for 2 with refreshments/drinks)
https://flushingtownhall.org/the-blues-feeling

Friday, December 2, 2022, at 8:00 PM
Songs for Barry Harris w/ NEA Jazz Masters Sheila Jordan, Harvie S, and Roni Ben-Hur
In-Person Tickets: $40 /$32 Members /$20 Students w/ID
Table Packages: $130 /$110 Members (Table for 2 with refreshments/drinks)
https://flushingtownhall.org/songs-for-barry-harris

Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at 7:00 PM
Louis Armstrong Legacy Monthly Jazz Jam (Dec. 2022)
In-person Tickets: $10/FREE for Members, Students, & Jamming Musicians
Open to Jazz students, musicians, and music educators, Monthly Jazz Jams are a fun way to hone your skills and jam with your peers. The house band led by saxophonist Carol Sudhalter opens each jam with the work of Louis Armstrong. Don’t play? Come listen!
https://flushingtownhall.org/jazz-jam-dec-2022

For the venue’s current schedule of all 2022 Summer and Fall events, visit: https://www.flushingtownhall.org/events

COVID Policy:

Although as of March 7, 2022, New York City has relaxed its COVID policies for indoor arts and entertainment events, Flushing Town Hall will maintain its prior policy for the safety of its audiences, artists, and staff. This policy will remain in effect until further notice: Flushing Town Hall requires all visitors, performers, and staff to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 with matching identification. Additionally, masks will be required at all times. For more details on Flushing Town Hall’s Covid-safety measures and vaccine requirements, please visit: https://www.flushingtownhall.org/covid-safety.

Support Global Arts with a Gift Today!

All gifts of $50 or more give you exclusive Flushing Town Hall Circle of Friends membership benefits including a Smithsonian membership, ticket discounts, and more! Donations in any amount are appreciated to support the artists and the nonprofit cultural organization as they continue to provide programming and entertainment across New York and the world.

https://www.flushingtownhall.org/circle-of-friends

Flushing Town Hall is a not for profit  organization and receives major support in 2022 from the National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; New York State Assembly Member Ron Kim; The City of New York, Mayor Eric Adams; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Commissioner Laurie Cumbo; Queens Borough President Donovan Richards; The New York City Council, Speaker Adrienne E. Adams and New York City Council Members Sandra Ung, Tiffany Caban, Shekar Krishnan, Linda Lee, Vickie Paladino, Lynn Schulman, and Jessica Won; Howard Gilman Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, Guru Krupa Foundation, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation.

To view current donor lists, please visit www.flushingtownhall.org/donor-listings

About Flushing Town Hall

Flushing Town Hall (FTH), a Smithsonian affiliate, presents multi-disciplinary global arts that engage and educate the global communities of Queens and New York City in order to foster mutual appreciation. As advocates of arts equity since 1979, we support local, immigrant, national, and international artists, developing partnerships and collaborations that enhance our efforts. As a member of New York City’s Cultural Institutions Group (CIG), we serve to restore, manage and program the historic 1862 landmark on behalf of the City of New York. FTH celebrates the history of Queens as the home of Jazz, by presenting the finest in Jazz performance. We are committed to arts education and hands-on learning, for the arts-curious, arts enthusiasts, and professional artists. We serve one of the most diverse communities in the world and strive to uphold the legacy of inclusiveness that has defined our community since the Flushing Remonstrance of 1657.

Flushing Town Hall is a proud member of the Cultural Institutions Group (CIG), a collective of 34 nonprofit museums, performing arts centers, historical societies, zoos, and botanical gardens across all five boroughs with a distinct private-public partnership with the City of New York and a commitment to serving all New Yorkers.

Land Acknowledgement:

Flushing Town Hall acknowledges that we are on the traditional land of the Matinecock People, one of the original tribes of New York, and the first people of Flushing, Queens. The Matinecock continue to live and work on this land to this day. Flushing Town Hall honors their elders who have stewarded this land throughout generations.

For more information:

www.flushingtownhall.org
(718) 463-7700 x222
137-35 Northern Blvd. Flushing, NY 11354

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