"The hedonistic frenzy of the Jazz Age can still be experienced today in high style at The Salon..." NY Times
PROHIBITION PRODUCTIONS is the largest independent producer of vintage inspired hot jazz and swing dance events in New York City, averaging 120 events per year - all with live music.
At the forefront of this "Retro Nouveau" scene, PROHIBITION PRODUCTIONS produces numerous special ticketed events annually, as well as unique weekly and monthly "no-cover" events with discerning venues to help promote and drive sales.
PROHIBITION PRODUCTIONS is instigated by composer and drummer Patrick Soluri, and originally founded in 2001 while throwing jazz based house parties in his apartment called "The Salon" - shortly after getting hooked on swing dancing. Eventually they outgrew his apartment, and in 2006 produced his first public event at a venue, which promptly sold out. Since then the events grew from a hobby to a business.
Our diverse portfolio of events include: THE SALON, GOTHAM JAZZ CLUB, JAZZ HAUS, LE JAZZ HOT, NY HOT JAZZ FESTIVAL, LUCILLE’s JAZZ BRUNCH, DL SPEAKEASY, ROOFTOP JAZZ, FORBIDDEN CITY, INTREPID: Battle of the Big Bands, PROHIBITION SATURDAYS, SPEAKEASY SUNDAYs, DERBY, LIBERTY BELLE SPECTACULAR, and BIG BAND FIRST FRIDAYS, among others.
Notable venues include The Player's Club, The Montauk Club, The Rainbow Room, The Edison Ballroom, The Empire Hotel, The Wooly Public, The Gansevoort Park Hotel, The Django, Urbo, BB Kings, The Intrepid Museum, Pangea, The DL, BierHaus NYC, Camrbia Hotel, and The Copacabana.
Exclusive, private event clients include the Rainbow Room, AOL, and The TriBeca Ball. We always welcome inquires!
Notable press covering our events include Wall Street Journal, New York Times, New Yorker, Huffington Post, Downbeat, Time Out NY, NY Post, NY Newsday, WNBC, MTV and others including European press.