Apr 17, 201307:07 PMLitchfield
An Afternoon of Jazz and Friends
Throughout this history of music, many trends have come and gone. While classic genres like ragtime and disco have faded away, there is one style of music that seems to be engrained in our bones. That syncopated rhythm that gets us moving, swinging, or grooving is none other than the genre of Jazz. Thankfully, with the help of the charitable organization Litchfield Performing Arts, Inc. we will all be provided with the opportunity to snap our fingers and tap our heels to the smooth beats that we have grown to know and love.
The 4th Annual “Afternoon of Jazz & Friends” will take place on Sunday, April 21 from 2-5 pm at a South Kent Private Home. This funky fundraiser will be hosted by NPR’s very own celebrity News Director, John Dankosky. After a charming reception, audience members will experience the musical talent of a group of young staff musicians, including well-known pianist Zaccai Curtis, Albert Rivera on alto sax, and Ian Carroll on drums. The performance will also feature Litchfield Jazz Camp scholarship student Luzarnell Lantigua on bass and vocals as well as the Emmet Cohen Trio, who will also be making their Litchfield Jazz Festival debut on Friday, August 9th.
New to the experience this year is the opportunity to purchase three exclusive, small-group packages. Attendees can write their name on the dotted line to become one of a small group to enjoy an artisanal cheese-making class with Kim Thorne at Thorncrest Farm, a cooking class and tasting with chef Chris Prosperi of Metro Bis in Simsbury, or a private jazz concert and wine tasting at Miranda Vineyard.
All proceeds from the event will support the journey of up to 20 students to the Litchfield Jazz Camp, in addition to all of the organization’s educational programs. Tickets start at $100. If you would like to reserve your seat, please call 860-361-6285.