Photograph of the facade of the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, New York, New York. Taken on 12 Paul Masck and released with a Creative Commons license on 30 July 2005 by the photographer. Español: Fotografía de la fachada del Metropolitan Opera House May 16th 2008 Own work Paul Masck
On this day, January 18th, 1944, the Metropolitan Opera House in NYC hosts its first jazz concert. The star studded line up included Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.