Wow – the night is over.  It was great party.

This was a memorable night, which was infused with the spirit of a special man, and will be remembered by all. Thank you Frankie – you changed the lives of all of us and we will never forget you. Thanks for bringing us together.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra and Dancing Classrooms at Frankie’s Centennial Savoy Ball May 23, 2014, NYC on Vimeo.

Savoy Ball Official Program Designed by Paolo Lanna

New York Times 5/20/2104 Picks the Savoy Ball:

Recommended by WALL STREET JOURNAL (Friday May 23rd)
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Frankie’s Centennial Savoy Ball
Friday May 23, 2014
The Edison Ballroom 240 West 47th Street

featuring live music and dancing with:
* George Gee 17-Piece Swing Orchestra *
* Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra *
* Queen of the Ball: Dawn Hampton *
Buffet and Premium Open Bar all night
Roddy Caravella and the Varsity Syncopators
Syncopated City Dance Company
Pedro Giraudo and his Mala Junta Tango Trio
Dandy Wellington and His Band
Lindy DJ Tomo
Tango-Swing DJ Anthony Blackwell
!!New – Ryan Francois With Syncopated City!!

After Midnight – Argentine Tango Spectacular Interlude
Argentine Tango Star Dancers Jorge Torres & Maria Blanco
Vocalist Hector Pablo Pereyra with
Pedro Griaudo’s Mala Junta Trio


8:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Doors Open at 7:30 PM

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Come to the BIG APPLE May 23-25, 2014, and join in on the Centennial Birthday Celebration of Frankie Manning, Lindy Hop Swing Legend.

Zort Music and Prohibition Productions are proud to present FRANKIE’s CENTENNIAL SAVOY BALL at the elegant 1930s-era Edison Ballroom (formerly the “Supper Club”) featuring live music and dancing to the sounds of The George Gee 17-piece Swing Orchestra (performing authentic swinging music of the Savoy-style), plus the acclaimed Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra! In the up-stairs lounge, enjoy more music and dancing by The Dandy Wellington Band as well an authentic Argentine Tango band.

The Queen of the Ball will be none other than the beloved

Guest will also enjoy:
Dance Performances
Rare video footage
Live music all night
Sumptuous Buffet Dinner
Open Top Shelf Bar
Unlimited bottled water
Commentary coat check

THE EDISON BALLROOM - Return to the Supper Club

Edison in the 30sFor over ten years, the Edison Ballroom was known as the “Supper Club” and was the venue of choice in the 1990s swing era revival in New York City, running every Friday and Saturday until 4 AM. The Savoy Ball is a one-time opportunity to return to the Supper Club, this time with Savoy swing music and at a classy black tie/vintage occasion. The Edison Ballroom has all the feel and spirit of a1930s Ballroom – which indeed is what it is. In 1998, Frankie blessed this dance floor when he danced and performed in the Public Broadcasting Service’s televised documentary “Swingin’ With the Duke.”

The entire dance floor of the Edison will be open for dancing, considered by many to be one of the best and largest in town (and a little larger then Terminal 5!). Upstairs will feature a second dance floor in the Lounge, and a third dance floor in the balcony overlooking the main ballroom floor.

TRIFECTA – three event weekend!
Frankie’s Centennial Savoy Ball, kicks off the Frankie Trifecta… three premium events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Frankie Trifecta is a collaboration of New York City swing dance producers and is separate from the Frankie 100 Festival.
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When Visiting New York City and  Other Frankie Events for Frankie Week, be sure to experience the many events open to the public offered by Frankie 100, including a special live show directed by Chester Whitmore at  the Apollo Theater on Thursday May 20, 2014 and a Closing Party at Terminal 5 on Frankie’s Birthday – Monday May 26, 2014.

ZORT MUSIC (Alan Sugarman) produced Frankie’s 85th Birthday Celebration at Roseland Ballroom, attracting 1800 dancers on one dance floor, with Frankie in attendance for his birthday.

Since 2001 PROHIBITION PRODUCTIONS LLC (composer / producer Patrick Soluri) has been producing well-know vintage and dance events such as The Salon, NY Hot Jazz Festival, Forbidden City, and the Liverty Belle Spectacular at notable venues in NYC such as the Player’s Club, the Edison Ballroom, the Empire Hotel, and the Copacabana, as well as press from Wall Street Journal,Time Out New York, NY Post, NY Newsday, WNBC, and MTV, among others. More info

This event is not sponsored by, nor is it a part of, the Frankie 100 Festival, but, we of course support the Festival. Please do not forget to donate to the Frankie Manning Foundation.

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