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Mardi Gras at Beaumarchais

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Join Avalon Jazz Band at the hottest French spot in New York City, Brasserie Beaumarchais on Tuesday February 12th 2013 from 7 to 10pm for a Mardi Gras Dinner Party!

The celebrations of Mardi Gras arrived in North America in the 17th century when the territories of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana belonged to the King of France. Today, New Orleans is one of the Mardi Gras capitals of the world!

It’s a night of decadence! Avalon Jazz Band and lovely singer Tatiana Eva-Marie will be performing New Orleans style jazz and French swing. The dress code is: Anything Goes! Wear your finest masks, softest feathers, sexiest colours and join us for a fun musical evening!

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New Year’s Eve with Avalon

Avalon Jazz Band had a very busy New Year’s Eve, which included two awesome retro-inspired parties, prohibition cocktails, VIP access to Times Square, champagne and cigars, celebrity sightings and a whole lot of silly pictures.

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We opened the evening at Beaumarchais, the trendy French spot in the meatpacking district, where they were having a Great Gatsby black and white party. The sexy hostesses wore their finest flapper outfits, feathers and all, and French bartender Adrien, the best mixologist in town was creating tasty masterpieces. After our performance we rushed to our next destination: Times Square! It was quite an adventure, and a difficult one even with our VIP passes. The police were grouchy (and who can blame them?) and very suspicious of what a violin case might contain on such a night. They almost seemed disappointed not to find a Al Capone’s Tommy gun, but fortunately we were allowed to pass. We even made it on time for our second appearance of the night, the Golden Age cinemascope party at The Lambs Club. Celebrity sightings of the night included Ryan Seacrest and Mario Lopez, who played the role of Slater on “Saved by the Bell” (how fun is that?), and of course our favourite Iron Chef was there, Geoffrey Zakarian, and below is a picture of him and executive chef Eric Haugan with the lovely Tatiana Eva-Marie.

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Holiday Concert at the National Arts Club

New York City is a wonderful place to be during the holidays! The Yuletide spirit can be felt at every street corner: the thousand nightlights, the smell of pumpkin latte in the air, the cold ocean wind murmuring along the busy streets full of Christmas shoppers. Avalon Jazz Band’s musical contribution to the seasonal merriments happened at the National Arts Club, one of the most beautiful specimens of historical New York, located near Gramercy Park. We performed there in our sextet formation with Tatiana Eva-Marie on vocals, Adrien Chevalier on the violin, Hyuna Park on the piano, Michael Valeanu on the guitar, Jérémy Bruyère on the bass and Francesco Ciniglio on the drums. Our repertoire was a mix of holiday swing, standarts and French jazz and we were very warmly welcomed by the audience who were clearly jazz aficionados. We will be performing there again soon!

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