Un-Gala 2022 at Dizzy’s


Monday, November 28, 2022

6:00 p.m.

Dizzy’s Club

Jazz at Lincoln Center

10 Columbus Circle

New York, NY 10019


6:00 – Reception & Dinner

7:00 – Welcome! Live streaming begins

7:30 – Performance

Armstrong Now! Artists-in-Residence Matthew Whitaker and Alain Lauture are thrilled to premiere their suite entitled Armstrong Now: Coming Home. This six-part suite activates the Armstrong Archives through original compositions, choreography, and reimagined classics that define Louis Armstrong’s legacy.


Matthew Whitaker: Piano / Musical Director

Alain Lature: Dance

Gianna Theodore: Dance

Marcos Robinson: Guitar

Liany Mateo: Bass

Ivan Llanes: Percussion

Johnny Steele: Drums

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Contributions by check can be made payable to Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107th St Corona NY 11368.
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Un-Gala at Dizzy’s is made possible with the generous support of our donors and supporters. Thank you to everyone who has contributed.

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Special thanks to:

Queens College CUNY

The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation

Stephen Maitland-Lewis

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Steve Cohen

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Additional Thanks to

Lauretta Jakobsen

Sara Caples

Lesley Budow

Peter Cohen

Mohamed Ali

Lee Rosenthal

Catherine Russell

Boots Maleson

Stephen Lewin

John Crocken

Michael Findlay

Hallie Hobson

Jonathan Raskin

Claiborne Ray

Elisabeth Voigt

Ettie Shapiro

Nik Khakee

Kara Yeargans

Andrew Jackson

Douglas Flaker

Chris Ten Eyck

Francina Bain

Jacqueline Bain

Our Board of Trustees

Philip Berry

David Bodney

Julissa Ferreras-Copeland

Jackie Harris, Secretary

Jay Hershenson, Chair

Gail Coleman Kupferberg, Vice Chair

Stephen Maitland-Lewis, Treasurer

Regina Bain, Executive Director

Larry Miller

Jeffrey Rosenstock

Robert F. Smith

Michelle Stoddart

Frank Wu

Jerome Chazen, Chair Emeritus

Our Staff

Regina Bain

Ricky Riccardi

Pedro Espinoza

Adriana Carrillo

Hyland Harris

Alexis Lubin

Junior Armstead

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