The Queens Jazz Trail Walking Tour

Posted by Maria Miaoulis in History, Jazz Events

February 10th, 2011   No Comments »

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Ella Fitzgerald’s home: The current owners still receive mail addressed to “The First Lady of Song.” PHOTO CREDIT: CBS New York

Ever wonder where jazz greats like Ella Fitzgerald and Milt Hinton went after giving incredible performances night after night? Well now you can find out when you sign up for The Queens Jazz Trail Walking Tour.

Just across the river lies Addisleigh Park, a Queens neighborhood that was once home to many famous jazz musicians including “The First Lady of Song,” “The Judge,” Fats Waller, Count Basie and Lena Horne, among others. The tour offers a look at the area’s jazz history and the lives of these iconic residents through the homes they once inhabited.

Pretty cool, right? Click here to hear 1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan report on The Queens Jazz Trail Walking Tour. For ticket information, please visit the Flushing Town Hall website or browse the full size Jazz Trail Map by EphemeraPress.