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Litchfield Jazz Ensemble Performs in Kent on February 6th from 4-6PM

Litchfield Jazz Ensemble Performs in Kent on February 6th from 4-6PM
Date Posted: Jan 27, 2010
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Litchfield Jazz Festival and Kent Lions Club present an “An Afternoon of Classics & Jazz,” celebrating the music of Duke Ellington and Cole Porter. Held at Kent School’s Mattison Auditorium on Saturday, February 6th from 4-6 PM, it features pianist Dolph Traymon, and professionals and outstanding young talents from Litchfield Jazz Camp. Proceeds will benefit the Kent Lions charitable giving and support scholarships for Kent area students to attend Litchfield Jazz Camp this summer.
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LISTEN TO AN INTERVIEW ON WHDD RADIO with pianist, Dolph Traymon, Kent Lions Club's president, Mark Hamilton, and Litchfield Jazz Festival's Lindsey Turner. Click here to listen now. Aired live January 27, 2010.

Following Dolph Traymon’s performance of classic jazz standards the Litchfield Jazz Ensemble takes the stage. Band members, most of whom had their start at Litchfield Jazz Camp as youngsters, include Zaccai Curtis on piano, Andrew Lipow on guitar, Albert Rivera on tenor saxophone, Nick Roseboro on trumpet, Andrew Hadro on baritone saxophone, Zwe La-Pere on bass and Nicole Zuraitis on vocals. The awards they have garnered already include the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer's Competition and the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism’s Artist Fellowship. The two youngest members, Robin Baytas on drums and Dakota Austin on alto saxophone, are current Litchfield Jazz Camp students.

“An Afternoon of Classics and Jazz,” includes intermission refreshments for all ticket holders - A Taste of Kent with food generously donated by Bull’s Bridge Inn, Doc’s Trattoria, Fife & Drum, Kent Coffee & Chocolate, Kent Pizza Garden, North End Trattoria, the Villager and more. Tickets start at $10.

For tickets, details and more information about the performance and After Party at the Fife 'n Drum Restaurant in Kent, go to the calendar section here.

Photo of Albert Rivera by Steven Sussman.



Date Posted: Jan 27, 2010