Photo Coverage: Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks Play the Iguana

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The dance music of the 20's and 30's is currently being featured at the IGUANA at 240 w 54th street. Grammy -winners Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks appear there every Monday & Tuesday from 8-11 PM.

They have played in New York nightclubs, appeared in films: "The Cotton Club", "The Aviator" and HBOs "Boardwalk Empire", and for concerts at Jazz At Lincoln Center and the Newport Jazz Festival. Born in Brooklyn, Giordano's passion for this music and the people that made it began at age 5. He has amassed an amazing collection of over 60,000 band arrangements, 1920's and 30's films, 78 recordings and jazz-age memorabilia. Giordano sought out and studied with important survivors from the period; Whiteman's hot arranger Bill Challis and drummer Chauncey Morehouse, and bassist Joe Tarto. Giordano's passion, commitment to authenticity, and knowledge led him to create a sensational band of like-minded players the Nighthawks. Vince Giordano has single handedly kept alive an amazing genre of American music that continues to spread the joy and pathos of an era that shaped our nation.

Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff

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Photo Coverage: Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks Play the Iguana
Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks

Photo Coverage: Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks Play the Iguana
Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks

Photo Coverage: Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks Play the Iguana

Photo Coverage: Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks Play the Iguana
Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks

Photo Coverage: Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks Play the Iguana
Vince Giordano

Photo Coverage: Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks Play the Iguana
The Nighthawks

Photo Coverage: Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks Play the Iguana

Photo Coverage: Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks Play the Iguana
Vince Giordano

Photo Coverage: Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks Play the Iguana

Photo Coverage: Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks Play the Iguana

Photo Coverage: Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks Play the Iguana
Vince Giordano

Photo Coverage: Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks Play the Iguana
Iguana

Photo Coverage: Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks Play the Iguana
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Photo Coverage: Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks Play the Iguana

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Stephen Sorokoff Stephen's life seems to have always revolved around a camera and a piano. He studied at Manhattan School of Music and performed in the "Borsht Belt" during college vacations, where in the true DIRTY DANCING tradition he met his wife Eda. Stephen was a Board Member of the First All Children's Theater and his wife, a classical pianist, is a Board Member of Barrington Stage Co. In between he made time to be CEO of a multi national machinery company and President of a domestic Textile Mfg. Co. In retirement, he now takes pictures of his 5 grandchildren and various other performers.