East 72nd Street off Fifth Avenue
New York City, New York

A dynamic evening of live music, celebrity guests, and elite award-winning short films compiled from the past ten years.

Asbury Shorts, New York City’s longest running exhibition of award-winning independent short films presents “An Evening of the World’s Best Short Films,” featuring live music, celebrity guests, and noteworthy, festival award-winning short films compiled over the past ten years. Films to be featured include: Super Powers – Best Short Film, 2007 Tribeca Film Festival; Yours Truly – voted best animated short film at over five international festivals; Gulp – Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Winner; Tanghi Argentini – Audience Prize, Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival; plus other classic shorts.

The exceptional Mingus Dynasty Quintet is one of the repertory bands whose mission is to carry on the works of Charles Mingus, a virtuoso bass player, accomplished pianist, renowned bandleader, brilliant composer, longtime New York City resident and uncompromising force of nature. He played and recorded with the leading musicians of the 50s, including Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Bud Powell, Art Tatum and Duke Ellington. One of the few bassists to do so, Mingus became a leader of musicians and was at the forefront of the avant-garde. His sound is rhythmic, dynamic, totally unconventional and utterly unmistakable.

Official Website: http://www.summerstage.org

Added by city_parks_foundation on May 13, 2009