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Litchfield Jazz Festival and Mattatuck Museum co-present First Thursdays

Litchfield Jazz Festival and Mattatuck Museum co-present First Thursdays
DATE: January 7, 2010
TIME: 5:30 – 7:30 PM
LOCATION:   Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT

Waterbury, CT…Jazz saxophonist Andrew Hadro, a teaching assistant at the Litchfield Jazz Camp, will perform with his trio at the next Mattatuck Museum First Thursday.  Called the best young baritone sax player in jazz today, Andrew Hadro’s authentic jazz vibe prevails with attractive melodies and interesting modern structures, which are loaded with uncommon beauty and startling accomplishment.  The first four Jazz First Thursdays are made possible through the generous support of Mayor Jarjura’s Arts and Tourism Commission. 

Andrew Hadro was born in Mexico City and spent his childhood in Sao Paulo, moving to the Chicago area in 1991.  There, Hadro began his musical studies on the flute, taking up the baritone saxophone soon thereafter.  During high school he won several Downbeat awards with various ensembles.  Hadro is a recent graduate from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City.  He has performed with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, the Bjorkestra, and performed, recorded several albums, and toured extensively with Chico Hamilton's "Euphoria" Quintet.  Mr. Hadro is active in the New York scene and is a teaching assistant at the Litchfield Jazz Camp.

Jazz enthusiasts won’t want to miss this exceptional performer from 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Thursday, January 7th at the Mattatuck Museum.  First Thursday, a fun, after-hours event, is a great way to meet up with friends, network with business associates, and enjoy live music.  Admission is $7 for museum-members, and $15 for non-members.  Join the museum or renew your membership on First Thursday and get in free!  

The Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center is operated with support from the Connecticut Commission on Cultural & Tourism, and is a member of the Connecticut Art Trail, fifteen world-class museums and historic sites. 

Located at 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.  Convenient, free parking is located behind the museum on Park Place.  For more information about First Thursdays, the museum’s collections, and other programs, please call 203-753-0381 ext 10 or visit the website at