Photo Flash: First Look- Center Stage Co. Presents January Jazz Fest

Centenary Stage Company will be heating things up in the new year with their annual January Jazz Fest. Filling the Lackland Center with the sounds and rhythms of Benny Goodman, Dixieland and the legendary Django Reinhardt, CSC''s January Jazz Fest starts January 10th and runs each Saturday with a different ensemble. Check out a pictoral preview of the show below!

Igniting this annual music festival on Saturday, January 10th at 8pm is the acclaimed Benny Goodman Tribute by the Stan Rubin Orchestra. Back by popular demand, The Stan Rubin Orchestra returns to CSC to celebrate the life and music of Benny Goodman. Benny Goodman has become synonymous with swing and jazz orchestra. With a career spanning over 50 years, he is known for his talents as a bandleader, conductor, and clarinetist. Stan Rubin, is committed to preserving and performing the music as it sounded in its heyday.

Bringing in a southern heat wave, is Stanton Davis and the New Orleans Sound on Saturday, January 17th at 8pm. Stanton Davis Jr. is an American jazz trumpeter who was born and raised in the rich musical traditions of New Orleans. Listen to the rhythms of Dixieland when the New Orleans Sound comes to town. Stanton has plated with the biggest names in jazz and has even been heard in the orchestra pits on Broadway!

Finally, Fete Manouche truly pushes the heat index on Saturday January 24th at 8pm. The lord and master of Gypsy, Jazz, or Jazz Manouche, was the legendary Django Reinhardt. Clarinetist Dan Levinson discovered Jazz Manouche while living in Paris in the early 1990s and was mesmerized. In 2004 he assembled Fete Manouche and since then has been keeping the Django legacy alive in the New York area, captivating audiences both young and young at heart.

Benny Goodman Tribute tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for children under 12.

Stanton Davis and the New Orleans Sound tickets are $22.50 for adults and $15 for children under 12.

Fete Manouche tickets are $22.50 for adults and $15 for children under 12.

All ticket orders for concerts, jazz and special events increase $5 on the day of the performance. Tickets may be purchased online at centenarystageco.org, at the CSC Box Office in The Lackland Center at 715 Grand Ave in Hackettstown, or by calling 908-979-0900. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday 1-5 p.m. and 2 hours prior to performance times. CSC also operates a second Box Office during the season at 217 Main Street in Hackettstown open Monday through Friday 3-6 p.m.

The 2014-15 season of performing arts events at the Centenary Stage Company is made possible through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Shubert Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation and CSC sponsors, including Premier Sponsor Heath Village Retirement Community, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, The Holiday Inn in Budd Lake, and Fulton Bank of New Jersey, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.

Photo credit: Bruce Gast

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Photo Flash: First Look- Center Stage Co. Presents January Jazz Fest
Stan Rubin and musicians

Photo Flash: First Look- Center Stage Co. Presents January Jazz Fest
Dan Levinson

Photo Flash: First Look- Center Stage Co. Presents January Jazz Fest
Stanton Davis


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