Jack Wilkins at Jazz Standard

Where

Jazz Standard
116 East 27th Street
New York, NY
212-576-2232

Tickets

$30

Musicians

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Acclaimed guitarist Jack Wilkins celebrates his 70th birthday with a little help from his friends on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Jazz Standard. Showtimes are 7:30pm & 9:30pm


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