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Opening Night Friends of the Festival Gala

Opening Night Friends of the Festival Gala
Date Posted: May 24, 2010
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On Friday evening, August 6th, the Litchfield Jazz Festival's 15th Anniversary kicks-off with the event of the season -- the Opening Night Friends Gala at the Morrison Gallery. Enjoy a Taste of Kent, music by Litchfield Jazz Campers, up-front seats to hear Jazz Legend Dave Brubeck and more.
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Posted by: lturner

FRIENDS GALA: Please join us to help our young people save America’s true art form -- jazz.  Your participation will support the future of live jazz by helping the ground breaking Litchfield Jazz Camp build a scholarship fund for students in need.

To kick off the celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the Litchfield Jazz Festival in Kent we’re hosting our Friends Gala at the beautiful Morrison Gallery.  You’ll be treated to A Taste of Kent -- delicious hors d'ouvres that are signature dishes by area restaurants and caterers.  Fine wines and Magic Hat microbrews will accompany the food.  Music will be provided by outstanding students from Litchfield Jazz Camp.

Enjoy the exhibit at The Morrison Gallery, the work of artist Bob Lenz, a Litchfield Performing Arts Board Member.  An added treat is the The Morrison Gallery sculpture garden.  Dress as fabulously as you like.  It’s a party!  VIP parking and up-front seating is included in your Friends ticket.

MAINSTAGE PERFORMANCES:
7:45 PM -- The Dave Brubeck Quartet.  Mr. Brubeck, winner of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the National Medal of Arts, turns 90 this year, and we honor him for the magnificent artist and humanitarian he is. Join us to wish this living legend the happiest of birthdays.

9:15 PM -- Introducing vocalist Denise Thimes, with Matt Wilson on drums, Avery Sharpe on bass, Albert Rivera on saxophone and Chris Grasso on piano.  Trumpeter Clark Terry said of Denise,  she ranks with the greats.” Come here this newest festival find for yourself.


“Friends Gala” Sponsors include
The Morrison Gallery, Magic Hat Brewing Company, and Kent area restaurants. 



Friends of the Festival Gala:

5:45 - 7:15 PM
The Morrison Gallery

8 Old Barn Road

Kent, Connecticut 06757

Opening Night Concerts at the Festival

7:45 - 10:15 PM
In the Springs Center on the grounds of Kent School

One Macedonia Road (Route 341)
Kent, CT 06757



Date Posted: May 24, 2010