Flushing Town Hall, which has long been considered one of the best venues in the borough for jazz performances, will host five upcoming concerts as part of its Music Mix Series.
The shows, which were chosen by the town hall’s jazz producer Clyde Bullard, will offer both traditional and new jazz performances.
“Queens has a rich history in the jazz community,” said Ellen Kodadek, executive and artistic director for Flushing Town Hall. “Flushing Town Hall is pleased to welcome an array of musicians for our first-ever yearlong Music Mix Series.”
The site’s second floor theater will be closed through spring 2014 for renovations, so all concerts will be held in its gallery.
Brian Woodruff’s OKB Trio will play at 8 p.m. on Oct. 25. The trio includes Woodruff on drums, Oscar Perez on piano and Kuriko Tsugawa on bass.
The musicians will perform selections from the Great American Songbook as well as Brazilian and Latin standards.
On Nov. 8, the Trumpeters of Queens will play at 8 p.m. Josh Deutsch will play original music with his quintet and Miki Hirose will showcase tunes from his latest CD, “Scratch.”
The Hendrik Meurkens Samba Jazz Quartet will play at 8 p.m. on Nov. 22.
Harmonica and vibraharp virtuoso Meurken and his band will play Brazilian jazz from composers Djavan, Gal Costa and Leny Andrade.
The town hall will host Boogie Woogie, Ragtime and Stride Piano Music at 8 p.m. on Dec. 6.
Instrumentalist Ayodele Maakheru and the Windsong String Ensemble will play ragtime tunes during the show.
And, on Dec. 13 at 8 p.m., Amanda Monaco will perform “Carols and Car Races.”
The Grammy nominated jazz guitarist and composer will be joined by her quartet, Formula One, to play songs about car racing as well as holiday tunes.
All shows cost $15 for members and $10 for students.