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Music in the Garden 2014

John Yao & His 17-Piece Instrument
Saturday, May 24, 4 to 6pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission

Join us for a lively performance of jazz favorites! Asian–American trombonist, composer, arranger John Yao has been an integral member of the Jazz and Latin music scenes and will have you tapping your feet!


Quintet of the Americas
Sunday, June 15, 2:30pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission

With the Latin American Cultural Center of Queens, we're happy to welcome the Quintet of the Americas once again!  Enjoy Father's Day with a selection of music that celebrates the Colors of the Garden. Seating is extremely limited; first come, first served. Sponspored by Astoria Bank.


Klezmer Music by Alicia Svigals & Friends
Sunday, July 27, 6:15 to 7:45pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission

Join us for an evening with renowned violinist Alicia Svigals, a co-founder of the Grammy winning band "The Klezmatics," who is widely considered to be the world's foremost living Klezmer fiddler.  Joining her will be Brian Glassman on bass and Christina Crowder on accordian. Pack a picnic snack to enjoy on the Oak Allee and feel free to dance to the Eastern European strains of her exuberant music.  Sponsored by Astoria Bank and in association with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance.


Photo: Lloyd Wolf



Photo: Weston Wells

The Ebony Hillbillies
Saturday, August 16, 6:15 to 7:45pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission

Join us for an evening with The Ebony Hillbillies, NYC's only African-American string band, who keep alive an important legacy that was a key element in the genesis of all-American music.  This inventive ensemble inspires heartstring tugs and toe taps in fans of all types of music -- pop, country, bluegrass, folk, rock, jazz and more, paying homage to the traditional and including a mix of tasty originals.  Pack a picnic snack to enjoy on the Oak Allee and enjoy this exhilarating band.  Sponspored by Astoria Bank.


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