Harlem Renaissance Orchestra: Tribute to Illinois Jaquet featuring the 5th Annual Ambassador Prize Dance Contest at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
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The traditional Midsummer Night Swing finale, these guardians of Harlem's musical traditions, HRO turns to the music of Basie, Ellington, Lionel Hampton, and of course Illinois Jacquet. The evening's festivities include the awarding of the Ambassador Prize, an honor bearing the nickname Frankie Manning, one of lindy hop's best dancers and master teachers.
Venue Description: The world's leading performing arts center and home to the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York City Opera, New York Philharmonic, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and the School of American Ballet.