Sounds of the Jazz Age with Colin Hancock’s Red Hot Eight

Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 8:00pm
Rain Date: Friday, June 11 at 8:00pm

The Jazz age was full of all sorts of different musical styles and scenes. Across the country, distinctive sounds emerged which gave us a wonderful mix of music from the roaring 20s. On June 10th, Grammy Nominated cornetist and Jazz historian Colin Hancock brings this to the Back Deck with “Sounds of the Jazz Age.” Hancock, a specialist in regional styles of jazz, brings a 90 minute show covering songs and sounds from across the United States, including a recreation of a “field” recording session using period acoustic equipment. He is joined by seven of New York’s finest specialists of music of the Jazz age, who will make it a listening experience you surely won’t forget!

Colin Hancock is a cornetist and Jazz historian from Buda, TX and now based in New York, who specializes in the music of the Jazz Age. In college, he founded the Original Cornell Syncopators, the nation’s only Jazz age dance orchestra specializing in music from the 1920s, and now leads several groups around New York. When he isn’t performing, he likes to do research on the history and roots of Jazz, and recently received his first Grammy Nomination for his CD “The Missing Link” with Archeophone Records. Colin also specializes in vintage recording equipment, having founded the Semper Phonograph Company in 2012 which preserves acoustic recording technology and practices.

Colin Hancock’s Red Hot Eight:
Colin Hancock, cornet
Mike Davis, trombone, vocals
Dan Levinson, reeds
Troy Anderson, reeds
Arnt Arntzen, banjo, vocals
Albanie Falletta, guitar, vocals
Julian Johnson, drums
Vince Giordano, Bass, tuba, bass sax, vocals


All blocks are $50 for an 8’x8′ block which accommodates up to 2 patrons. Patrons are welcome to arrive as early as 6:30PM to set up and enjoy the evening sun.

Buy a package of eight or more concerts and get early access seasonwide! All processing fees are waived for package buyers.

Groups that are purchasing five or more blocks for one performance will also have advance access and the option of having a designated pre-performance area to host a reception.

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To purchase tickets over the phone, call the box office at 973-971-3706.


Photo courtesy of Brandon Ilaw


Jun 10 2021


8:00 pm