Hear a sneak peak of The Festival on WBGO Jazz 88.3 on Sunday April 1, 2018 from 10am to 2pm during "Singers Unlimited" with Michael Bourne... we recorded three segments featuring Kat EdmonsonBria Skonberg, & Molly Ryan along with the NYHJC All Star Band (Dalton Ridenhour, Justin Poindexter, & Rob Garcia) - all performing  at the Festival! (streaming or on the airwaves).

photos in the studios by WBGO’s Isaiah McClain

Press Release

GOTHAM JAZZ FESTIVAL APRIL 8th feat. Catherine Russell, Stephane Wrembel, Kat Edmonson, Evan Christopher, Bria Skonberg, Jon-Erik Kellso, Nicki Parrott, Gordon Webster, King Solomon Hicks and more++

March 2018
For Immediate Release:

Prohibition Productions and New York Hot Jazz Camp are pleased to announce their partnership for the 2nd annual GOTHAM JAZZ FESTIVAL to be held Sunday, April 8th (12pm to 1am) at The Players Club on Gramercy Park South.

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 (nearly 100 musicians) at the stunning & exclusive private club from the Gilded-Age, The Players Club. The Festival was founded in 2017 by Prohibition Productions, and premiered at the Players Club on April 23, 2017. In 2018 Prohibition Productions partnered with New York Hot Jazz Camp (directed by Molly Ryan & Bria Skonberg) to feature performances by their incredible faculty, students, & alumni. The New York Hot Jazz Camp, held at the Greenwich House Music School and now in its 3rd year, is an intimate and immersive week-long educational experience where adults work with the city’s top traditional jazz players.

Dancers, concert goers and all music enthusiasts are invited to enjoy this collaboration and 12+ hour musical marathon featuring an eclectic star studded line-up:

        NYHJC Faculty All Stars: Catherine Russell, Evan Christopher, Nicki Parrott, Randy Reinhart, Jim Fryer, Dalton Ridenhour, Justin Poindexter, Rob Garcia, Bria Skonberg, Molly Ryan

Stephane Wrembel (Midnight in Paris) with Thor Jensen

Jon-Erik Kellso’s The EarRegulars featuring Kat Edmonson (Bistro Society)

Postmodern Jukebox star - Hannah Gill & After Hours Jazz Band

Hot House Jazz Awards Rising Star - King Solomon Hicks

David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band

Swing dynamo Gordon Webster & Friends

Cynthia Sayer Trio

Adrien Chevalier's Gypsy Jazz Quartet

The Xylopholks

Mike Davis' The New Wonders

The Hot Toddies w. Oran Etkin

New York Hot Jazz Camp Ensembles

Solo pianists: Daryl Sherman, Jesse Gelber

DJ's Odysseus Bailer and VaVa Voon

Late Night All Star Jam: featuring Gordon Webster, Bria Skonberg, Sean Cronin, and more
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The Players Club is located at 16 Gramercy Park S, New York, NY 10003
Limited reserved VIP seating available  // Tickets start at $25

More information including schedule, tickets and sponsorship opportunities may be found at

Gotham Jazz Festival is produced by Prohibition Productions and New York Hot Jazz Camp

many thanks to our sponsors:
Haar & Co. Barbershop
Bach Conn-Selmer
Green Fairy Absinthe Tasting
Repeal Society’s Repeal Day Party