Celebrate Frankie's 100th in his Hometown at the 1930s Edison Ballroom with Dawn Hampton! Plus live music by:|
- The George Gee 17-Piece Swing Orchestra
- Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra
- Argentine Tango Spectacular With Maria Blanco and Jorge Torres
FULL PRICE TICKET SALES AT $120 END AT NOON ON FRIDAY MAY 23
DAY OF PRICE OF $145 at the Door.
Join us in the BIG APPLE for the Centennial Birthday Celebration of Frankie Manning Lindy Hop Swing Legend!
Zort Music and Prohibition Productions are proud to present FRANKIE's CENTENNIAL SAVOY BALL at the elegant 1930s-era Edison Ballroom (formerly the "Supper Club") featuring live music and dancing to the sounds of The George Gee 17-piece Swing Orchestra (performing authentic swinging music of the Savoy-style), plus the acclaimed Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra! In the up-stairs lounge, enjoy more music and dancing by The Dandy Wellington Band as well an authentic Argentine Tango band Pedro Giraudo and his Mala Junta Tango Trio..
Other featured performers include Mr. Roddy "Charleston Charlie" Caravella and DJ Tomo.
The Queen of the Ball will be none other than the beloved DAWN HAMPTON!
Guest will also enjoy:
Rare video footage
Live music all night
Sumptuous Buffet Dinner
Open Top Shelf Bar
* Unlimited bottled water
* Commentary coat check
For over ten years, the Edison Ballroom was known as the "Supper Club" and was the venue of choice in the 1990s swing era revival in New York City, running every Friday and Saturday until 4 AM. The Savoy Ball is a one-time opportunity to return to the Supper Club, this time with Savoy swing music and at a classy black tie/vintage occasion. The Edison Ballroom has all the feel and spirit of a1930s Ballroom - which indeed is what it is. In 1998, Frankie blessed this dance floor when he danced and performed in the Public Broadcasting Service's televised documentary "Swingin' With the Duke."
The entire dance floor of the Edison will be open for dancing, considered by many to be one of the best and largest in town (and a little larger then Terminal 5!). Upstairs will feature a second dance floor in the Lounge, and a third dance floor in the balcony overlooking the main ballroom floor.
TRIFECTA - three event weekend!
Frankie's Centennial Savoy Ball, kicks off the Frankie Trifecta... three premium events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Frankie Trifecta is a collaboration of New York City swing dance producers and is separate from the Frankie 100 Festival. More info at www.frankietrifecta.com
Frankie's Centennial Savoy Ball
Friday May 23, 2014
8:00 PM to 2:30 AM
The Edison Ballroom NYC
* Black Tie or Vintage Attire required
$120 for the Savoy Ball - until Noon May 23, 2014
$150 package for all three Trifecta events - while available.
Zort Music (Alan Sugarman) was the producer in 1999 of Frankie's 85th Birthday Celebration at Roseland Ballroom, attracting 1800 dancers on one dance floor, with Frankie, for his birthday.
Since 2001 Prohibition Productions (Patrick Soluri) has been producing well know vintage and dance events such as THE SALON, NY HOT JAZZ FESTIVAL , and the LIBERTY BELLE SPECTACULAR at notable venues in NYC such as the Player's Club, the Edison Ballroom, the Empire Hotel, and the Copacabana.
The Saturday night event is produced by Swing Remix.
This event is not sponsored by, nor is it a part of, the Frankie 100 Festival, but, we of course support the Festival.
All Tickets are General Admission. There will be no VIP tables and no other tables On the ballroom dance floor, Everyone shares the dance floor.
A few VIP tables will be available off the floor and in the balcony. Contact presenter.
Conditions: see http://frankiesavoyballny.com/purchase-tickets/. Please read these conditions prior to purchasing at ticket.
All Ticket Prices and Information Subject to Change. Availability Numbers are the number of tickets available at the specified category, not the number of tickets remaining at the category.
NOTE FOR TRIFECTA PACKAGE - NOW INCLUDES New York Swing Dance Society (NYSDS) Dance, not the Frankie Speakeasy. Frankie was a founder of the NYSDS. See www.trifecta.com.
Edison Ballroom (View)
240 West 47th St.
New York, NY 10036
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|