James Reese Europe is the Army bandleader who is credited with introducing the French to jazz during WWI and U.S. audiences to tango, the first Latin American dance craze in the country. Europe’s music will be performed by the 78th Army Band-Jazz Combo, and a dance performance explaining the roots of tango will be presented by ACCENT Dance.
Free & Open to the public. We are located steps from the 2/5 train at Freeman Street. Parking accessible.
Presented in partnership with 78th Army Band. Co-sponsor: City Lore.