Free for Members of the Women’s History Council
Explore African American history through its rich musical performance traditions! Plus, enjoy late-night access to our exhibitions Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow and Betye Saar: Keepin’ It Clean.
Inspired by the Big Band Era of Jazz, Dandy Wellington and His Band have taken the sounds of the 1930s and ‘40s and created a world of well-dressed music. With a passion for obscure songs steeped in the Jazz tradition, Dandy Wellington has assembled a catalog of music that invokes the elegant atmosphere of the past. The program will feature the songs associated with women who have contributed incredible music, perspective, and performances to Jazz and the black American experience.
Refreshments will be served.
Dexter Hall at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
By phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.
Online: Click on the orange “Buy Tickets” button at the top of this page.
In person: Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical’s Admissions desk during museum hours.
Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Program tickets do not include Museum Admission unless otherwise noted.
Image credit: New-York Historical Society Digital Collections, Browning Photograph Collection, circa 1920-1938 › "Jazz" [photomontage of musical instruments and dancers].
Lead support for the Center for Women's History programs provided by
Joyce B. Cowin, Diane and Adam E. Max, Jean Margo Reid,
and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This program is presented in collaboration by the New-York Historical Society’s Center for Women’s History and Education Department.