Sunday, July 9, 2017
12:30–2pm • 3–4:30pm
FIAF Le Skyroom, 8th floor, 22 East 60th Street, NYC
Celebrate Bastille Day in style with exceptional champagnes, fine chocolates, hors d’oeuvres, and jazz at a sparkling party in FIAF’s Skyroom!
Taste some of France’s most prestigious champagnes at tasting tables presented by Drappier, Pol Roger, Bollinger, Ayala, Brimoncourt, and La Caravelle. View champagne list below. Chocolat Moderne, La Maison du Chocolat, MarieBelle, and Voilà Chocolat will tempt you with their signature creations, while Maman Bakery serves their mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres. The Avalon Jazz Band will perform music inspired by the Parisian jazz scene of the 1930s and 40s.
$65 for FIAF Members • $75 for Non-Members
Advance tickets available till 11:59pm July 8—online only. Day-of tickets will be available at the main FIAF Info Booth outside 22 East 60th Street. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. You must be 21 or older to attend.
Created in New York in 2012, Avalon Jazz Band is the ambassador of French Hot Jazz in the United States and internationally. Their music is inspired by the Parisian jazz scene of the 1930s and 40s, which emblematic sound was made popular by Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli. They perform the American standards popular in France at that period, but also the songs of French composers influenced by that new sound called « jazz », made popular by Yves Montand, Jean Sablon, and Charles Trenet, among others. They also performs original music, offering their own vision of contemporary swing, blending their francophone culture into their American experience.