Rome Neal’s Banana Puddin’ Jazz

February 26 – February 26
Monday, February 26, 2024, 7 PM

Executive Director, Crystal Field


Rome Neal’s Banana Puddin’ Jazz

Monday, February 26, 2024 at 7:00 PM
Tickets: $18 General Admission
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Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue (between 9th and 10th Street)

…Stepping into a Banana Puddin’ Jazz evening you do not know what to expect….except you know it will be fantastic… the well known and the not yet to be known… Samara Joy, Lillias White, Mimi Block, Ethan Hawke, Randy Weston, Mary Wilson, King Solomon Hicks, Lou Myers, Vondie Curtis Hall, Leonieke Scheuble, Dr. Barry Harris, Elijah Shiffer, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Amiri Baraka, are but a few whose music has favored the Rome Neal Banana Puddin’ Jams….

– Rachel deArago, New York Beacon and Philadelphia Observer

Greetings Folks, Join me for the second RBPJ at TNC as I get to bring you a special Black History Month presentation.  A celebration/tribute to Patience Higgins and his Sugar Hill Quartet, the Longest Running Harlem Jazz house band.
The evening consists of a live concert performed by the band with Patience Higgins on sax, Dave Gibson on drums and Marcus Persiani on piano and  bass playerTBA. Followed by a short film directed by Rome Neal of the group’s “LAST NIGHT AT ST. NICK’S” an historic Jazz spot where the group played and hosted a world renowned Jazz Jam Session where the great and up and coming performed  on Monday night’s for ten years! After the film there will be a JAM SESSION and as always;  Rome Neal’s complimentary Banana Puddin’ for ALL!


COVID Protocol:
As of September 26th, 2022, we are no longer requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for our audience upon entry.
Wearing of masks is suggested in the lobby, restrooms and performance spaces at Theater for the New City, but they are not required.