The Sidney Bechet Society, Ltd.® was formed in July of 1997. Its charter is to promote the music inspired by Sidney Bechet. Our first jazz concert featuring Bob Wilber and Benny Waters, was named Concert of the Year by Joe Klee in the Mississippi Rag for the year 1997. The same honor was extended to our jazz concert in 1998 and 2001. We continue to present some of New York’s highest quality traditional jazz, once again returning to Peter Norton Symphony Space, at 95th & Broadway in NYC, with four top notch shows.
The Sidney Bechet Society
2015 Spring Season
Monday, April 20th – “If Django Met Sidney”
starring guitar wizard Frank Vignola
and soprano sax master Olivier Franc
Olli Soikkeli, guitar
Nicki Parrott, bass
Jean-Baptiste Franc, piano
Tuesday, May 19th – “Sweet and Lowdown Reunion”
starring Howard Alden, Kelly Friesen, Ken Peplowski,
Bucky Pizzarelli, Byron Stripling, & Ted Sommers.
The band from the film reunites to recreate soundtrack
magic on stage.
Both shows at 7:15pm, at Symphony Space,
2537 Broadway at 95th Street in NYC.
Tickets are now available by mailorder.
$35 each, or a two show package for $60,
by sending a check to:
Sidney Bechet Society
379 Northfield Road
Woodmere, NY 11598
Daily video clips and vintage recordings from Jazz artists of the 1930′s.