Photos: New York Hot Jazz Festival at the McKittrick Hotel

Cyrille Aimée, Bria Skonberg, Anat Cohen and more swing the fest's fifth edition

For its fifth edition, held this past Sunday, the New York Hot Jazz Festival found a splendid new home at the McKittrick Hotel in Chelsea. A 12-hour program, including many of the best acts of New York’s current trad-jazz and swing revival, occupied three spaces: the lost-in-time club atmosphere of the Heath Stage; a stage set up in the hotel’s rooftop restaurant, Gallow Green; and a Train Car stage for duo sets. JT photographer Alan Nahigian was on hand to capture this well-attended, period-perfect celebration of pre-bop sounds. Also check out Allen Morrison’s full-length review of the 2015 New York Hot Jazz Festival, as well as Nahigian’s images from last year’s event. The full 2017 lineup can still be viewed at the festival’s official website, along with information on upcoming events.

Anat Cohen & Choro Aventuroso, with guitarist Cesar Garabini and percussionist Sergio Krakowski
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Anat Cohen & Choro Aventuroso, with guitarist Cesar Garabini and percussionist Sergio Krakowski
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Andy Stein (left) and Vinny Raniolo pay tribute to Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang
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Andy Stein (left) and Vinny Raniolo pay tribute to Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang
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Bria Skonberg, with saxophonist Patrick Bartley and bassist Russell Hall
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Bria Skonberg, with saxophonist Patrick Bartley and bassist Russell Hall
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Kat Edmonson and clarinetist Felix Peikli
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Kat Edmonson and clarinetist Felix Peikli
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Gordon Au (on trumpet, center) with his Grand St. Stompers
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Gordon Au (on trumpet, center) with his Grand St. Stompers
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Dancers enjoy the Gordon Webster Band with vocalist Charles Turner
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Dancers enjoy the Gordon Webster Band with vocalist Charles Turner
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Scott Robinson, on theremin, and guitarist James Chirillo
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Scott Robinson, on theremin, and guitarist James Chirillo
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Jon-Erik Kellso and his fellow EarRegulars John Allred (trombone) and Sean Cronin (bass)
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Jon-Erik Kellso and his fellow EarRegulars John Allred (trombone) and Sean Cronin (bass)
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Jumaane Smith, backstage
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Jumaane Smith, backstage
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Oliver Hardy (Bob Greenberg, left) and Stan Laurel (Jonathan Smith), with friend
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Oliver Hardy (Bob Greenberg, left) and Stan Laurel (Jonathan Smith), with friend
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The Hot Sardines tear up the Heath Stage
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The Hot Sardines tear up the Heath Stage
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WWI reenactor Ed Chow participates in the Mystery Train Phonograph Tableau, an art event/installation by Syrie Moskowitz and Gramophone DJ MAC
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WWI reenactor Ed Chow participates in the Mystery Train Phonograph Tableau, an art event/installation by Syrie Moskowitz and Gramophone DJ MAC
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Cyrille Aimée and Stephane Wrembel
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Cyrille Aimée and Stephane Wrembel
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Lillian Lorraine (Syrie Moskowitz, at bottom) and her lovely ladies
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Lillian Lorraine (Syrie Moskowitz, at bottom) and her lovely ladies
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