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Eaton and Cecil to Perform JAZZ, BLUES & BROADWAY at The Alden, 6/21

Eaton and Cecil to Perform JAZZ, BLUES & BROADWAY at The Alden, 6/21

Two of D.C.'s favorite jazz musicians, pianist John Eaton and bassist Tommy Cecil, will bring a "cool" and refreshing summer concert, "Jazz, Blues & Broadway" to The Alden for a single performance on Saturday, June 21, at 8 p.m. The duo will perform a variety of songs, while Eaton will accentuate the music with his trademark witty, astute commentary. Tickets are $27, $18 for McLean district residents. District residents can purchase tickets for $13 prior to May 21. The Alden is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue, inside the McLean Community Center.

Pianist, vocalist, musicologist and humorist John Eaton is considered one of the foremost interpreters of American music. A graduate of Yale University and a student of renowned classical teacher Alexander Lipsky, Eaton has been performing professionally for more than 30 years. His performances offer a unique combination of ultra-tasteful jazz and fascinating observations. In a typical concert, Eaton performs music from the vast treasure trove of American popular song and jazz. Among the great American composers he brings to life are Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington and Harold Arlen.

Jazz bassist Tommy Cecil has been active in the Washington, D.C. jazz scene since 1976 and has established himself as one of the most in-demand players in the area. Cecil has had long associations with many of DC's favorite jazz greats, including John Eaton, Buck Hill, Charlie Byrd, Dick Morgan, Shirley Horn, Brooks Tegler and the Redd Brothers.

As a freelancer, he has worked throughout the U.S. and over the world with Mose Allison, Tommy Flanagan, Joe Henderson and many other artists. Cecil is featured on dozens of recordings as a sideman. As a leader, he has released three albums: "Our Time: Sondheim Duos Volume 2," "Side by Side: Sondheim Duos" with pianist Bill Mays and "Samba for Felix" featuring Tommy Flanagan, Billy Hart, Gary Bartz, Paul Bollenback and Cyro Baptista.

Tickets are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit: www.aldentheatre.org or call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711.

About the Alden

Built in 1975, the 383-seat Robert Ames Alden Theatre, "The Alden," is a cultural resource for the citizens of McLean and the Washington Metropolitan area that presents a full professional season of interdisciplinary and high-quality performances, lectures and educational programs for audiences of all ages. The Alden is ADA-compliant and will make arrangements for accommodations. To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit: www.aldentheatre.org.


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