The GOTHAM JAZZ FESTIVAL is an annual all-day music festival featuring over a dozen of New York City's best hot jazz, swing, & blues bands at the stunning & exclusive private club from the Gilded Age, The Players Club.

The Festival was founded in 2017 by Prohibition Productions (producer Patrick Soluri)and produced its first Festival at the Players Club on April 23, 2017 with over 100 musicians and a dozen bands. In 2018 Prohibition Productions partnered with New York Hot Jazz Camp (directed by Bria Skonberg & Molly Ryan) to feature performances by their incredible faculty, students, & alumni during the first half of the festival… and the 2018 Festival sold out!

Festival Alumni include: Stephane Wrembel, Catherine Russell, Evan Christopher, Hannah Gill, Cynthia Sayer; featured bands: Adrien Chevalier Gypsy Jazz Band, Avalon Jazz Band w. Tatiana Eva-Marie, Baby Soda Jazz Band, Dan Levinson’s Roof Garden Jass Band w.Queen Esther, Glenn Crytzer All Stars,  Grand St. Stompers, Gordon Webster & Friends, Jason Prover & Sneak Thievery Orchestra, Jon-Erik Kellso's The EarRegulars w. Kat Edmonson, King Solomon Hicks, Mike Davis & The New Wonders, Olli Soikkeli Trio, Professor Cunningham & His Old School, Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers, and The Xylopholks; special guests: Terry Waldo, Dandy Wellington, Dalton Ridenhour, Arthur Migliazza, Daryl Sherman, DeWitt Fleming Jr, Jim Fryer, Jesse Gelber, John Dimartino, Jon Weber, Randy Reinhart, Spike Wilner, and Svetlana Shmulyian.