Jazz Continues at Warner's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre, 5/1
Jazz at the Warner's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre will continue on Friday, March 14 when the Matt DeChamplain Trio hits the stage. Matt's love of classic jazz piano is rooted in a profound love of the early jazz masters. What makes him unique is his application of early jazz piano devices created by Ragtime, Blues and Stride musicians. He has had the privilege of playing or sitting in with jazz legends Dave Brubeck, Nicholas Payton, Christian McBride, Barry Harris, John Benitez, Dena DeRose, Randy Johnson, Rene McLean and Victor Lewis.
Thursday, May 1 with Giacomo Gates:Giacomo Gates does more than sing "a bunch of songs." He is truly an entertainer, for all ages and styles, as audiences enjoy the music, the interaction on the bandstand between him and his musicians, the spontaneity, the humor, the stories about the music and composers, along with their relation to everyday life.
Friday, June 6 with the Albert Rivera Organ Trio:Contemporary, smooth, and eclectic - three words that just begin to describe Albert Rivera, "a modern Jazz Messenger" with one of the most exciting and sought-after saxophone sounds in today's jazz scene.
Friday, July 18 with the Arti Dixson Group:Arti began working at the Foxwoods Casino as a house drummer where he played with many of the groups that came there including Harry Connick, The Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Connie Francis and Ray Cousins until he put his own band together. He has recorded many albums and CDs with a host of singers and musicians fromBostontoPhiladelphia. He is currently playing percussion on a project written by Cuban composer Jorge Martin with Yehuda Hananni on cello and Bill Schimmel on accordion scheduled to be recorded in November as well as his own solo project.
Tickets for jazz at the Warner are $35, $40 and can be purchased by calling 860-489-7180 or online at www.warnertheatre.org. Buy all four shows for the price of three.