THE QUEEN'S CARTOONISTS
The Wall Street Journal said it best, “Who needs another Broadway show when you can hire a jazz combo playing music from Bugs Bunny cartoons?” Keenly
The Wall Street Journal said it best, “Who needs another Broadway show when you can hire a jazz combo playing music from Bugs Bunny cartoons?” Keenly aware of all things holiday-oriented and completely ridiculous, musical ensemble The Queen’s Cartoonists have set out to find the best of the best (and best of the worst) holiday-related cartoons, films, and jazz.
On sale to the public September 29.
The Queen’s Cartoonists’ performances are perfectly synchronized with the films projected on stage. The band matches the energy of the cartoons, leading the audience through a world of virtuosic musicianship, multi-instrumental mayhem, and comedy.
Projections of animated films dazzle the audience, while the band re-creates original soundtracks note-for-note, or writes their own fresh compositions to modern pieces, all the while breathing new life into two uniquely American forms of art: jazz and animation. Tying everything together is the Queen’s Cartoonists’ brand of comedy – anecdotes about the cartoons and their composers, stream-of-consciousness humor, and elements of a musical circus.
Since their inception in 2015, the band, hailing from as far away as Australia, Bulgaria, and Washington, DC, now all reside in Queens, New York, and are a creative part of the New York jazz scene. The band has brought their unique concert experience to performing arts centers, clubs, and festivals all across the United States and Europe. The Queen’s Cartoonists have opened for the New York Philharmonic and are the only artist in the 40-plus year history of the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City to sell out multiple all-ages shows. They have been featured in over 50 publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, NPR, Mashable, and featured on TV spots for Pix11 and Fox5.
*Donors of $500 or more to the 2024 Strings Annual Fund are granted early ticket access.
(Tuesday) 7:00 pm
Strings Music Pavilion
950 Strings Road
Starts at $55
Strings Music Pavilion950 Strings Road