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April 29, 2016    8:00 pm to 11:30 pm
Spyro Gyra Live at Scullers Jazz Club!

It's Spyro Gyra at Scullers Jazz Club!

As Spyro Gyra looks forward to 2016 and beyond, they show no sign of slowing down. Over the last 40+ years, they have performed over five thousand shows, released thirty-one albums (not counting “Best Of…” compilations) selling over ten million albums while also achieving one platinum and two gold albums. Although few acts have accomplished this type of record, they have done it by constantly challenging themselves as is evidenced by their last studio release “The Rhinebeck Sessions” which was written and recorded over three days in the studio.

"There is really no band out there that can produce a sense of pure joy as consistently and as often as Spyro Gyra and they have been doing it since their 1977 self-titled and self-produced first LP." - Travis Rogers/JazzTimes magazine.

Show: $40
Dinner & Show: $80
Show Time: 8 & 10pm

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April 30, 2016    8:00 pm to 11:30 pm
Spyro Gyra Live at Scullers Jazz Club!

It's Spyro Gyra at Scullers Jazz Club!

As Spyro Gyra looks forward to 2016 and beyond, they show no sign of slowing down. Over the last 40+ years, they have performed over five thousand shows, released thirty-one albums (not counting “Best Of…” compilations) selling over ten million albums while also achieving one platinum and two gold albums. Although few acts have accomplished this type of record, they have done it by constantly challenging themselves as is evidenced by their last studio release “The Rhinebeck Sessions” which was written and recorded over three days in the studio.

"There is really no band out there that can produce a sense of pure joy as consistently and as often as Spyro Gyra and they have been doing it since their 1977 self-titled and self-produced first LP." - Travis Rogers/JazzTimes magazine.

Show: $40
Dinner & Show: $80
Show Time: 8 & 10pm

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May 5, 2016    8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Athene Wilson at Scullers Jazz Club!

Scullers Jazz Club presents Athene Wilson!

Athene

Athene's first CD, “It’s About Time” gained national recognition and international airplay. Produced by Felix Mwangi of 12th Note Productions, it’s a dynamic collection that showcases her broad array of musical styles.

She has performed with local artists including Larry Watson, Andre Ward, Walter Beasley and others. In addition to her work regionally, Athene has performed in Germany, France, Japan and the Caribbean.
Athene Wilson performs Jazz, Gospel and R&B in venues such as around Boston such as The House of Blues and Sculler's Jazz club

Ms. Wilson is a three time Boston Urban Music Award winner. She is a consummate professional who has performed at many private and public events for a variety of clients and venues including clubs (Slade’s and Sculler’s), festivals (the Cape Cod Jazz Festival), for corporate and organizational events (Dimock Health Center’s Steppin’ Out, the Middlesex Links and State Street’s Black Professional Group).

Show: $35
Dinner & Show: $75
Show Time: 8pm

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May 6, 2016    8:00 am to 11:30 pm
Freda Payne at Scullers Jazz Club!

It's Freda Payne at Scullers Jazz Club!

As iconic in 2014 for her timeless beauty and stage appeal as she is for her artistic versatility, Freda Payne remains among music’s and show business’ brightest shining star survivors. Award-winning journalist Marc Myers had this to say about Payne's most recent release, Come Back To Me Love: "Payne returns to the music that brought her to the dance, and the results are spectacular." - jazzwax.com

Though best known for her 1970 R&B crossover smash hit “Band of Gold,” Freda Payne has always first and foremost been a jazz singer, dating back to The Jimmy Wilkins Big Band at age 14. Her debut album After The Lights Go Down Low And Much More!!! (Impulse!, 1963) was arranged by Manny Albam, while a more pop-oriented follow-up entitled How Do You Say I Don’t Love You Anymore (MGM, 1966) was helmed by saxophonist/arranger Benny Golson. Freda Payne is perhaps best known for her R 'n B hit, Band of Gold. In 2004, Rolling Stone named Freda's version of this song as one of the top 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Show: $38
Dinner & Show: $78
Show Time: 8 & 10pm

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May 7, 2016    8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
An Evening with Boney James at Lyman Center!

Boney James

It's an Evening with Boney James at Lyman Center!

Music critics consider him one of the most influential jazz artists of his generation which explains why his latest CD “Futuresoul” jumped right to the top of the contemporary album chart.  You can enjoy this #1 jazz artist live in an appearance at Lyman center that is guaranteed to be a night filled with fantastic music.  Join in the fun with this fan favorite!

Tickets: $40 General Public
$35 Series, $35 Faculty/Staff, SCSU Student Guests (Limit 2)
$20 SCSU students with valid ID (Limit 1)

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May 7, 2016    8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
An Evening with Ace Livingston at The Cloud CT!

The Cloud Coffee and Martini Bar presents Ace Livingston!

Ace Livingston


 

May 20, 2016    8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra at The Ridgefield!

Ottmar

Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra Live at The Ridgefield Playhouse!

Join us for a complimentary wine tasting courtesy of Palm Bay International in the lobby and an art exhibit by Eric Chiang, Ridgefield Guild of Artists member, at 7:15pm

Ottmar Liebert is one of the most successful instrumental artists of the past decade, thrilling audiences throughout the world.   The five-time Grammy nominee is best known for his engaging mix of subdued flamenco guitar with South American percussion, rock, jazz, and pop influences. His popular albums “Barcelona Nights,” “Nouveau Flamenco” and “Borrasca” have earned 38 Gold and Platinum certifications in the United States and more internationally. A German-born guitarist, songwriter, and producer, he cites musical influences such as Carlos Santana, Miles Davis, Paco de Lucía, Robert Fripp, and Jeff Beck. Leibert has brought his Spanish-influenced easy listening music and flamenco to mainstream America with a certain level of class and accessibility.

Tickets: $47.50

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June 3, 2016    8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Bob Baldwin and Wynton Marsalis at Lyman!

Wynton and Caldwell

It's Bob Baldwin and Wynton Marsalis live at Lyman Center!

This dynamic DOULE BILL begins with Bob Baldwin composer, jazz keyboardist, producer, arranger, radio host and author. He and his band will raise the roof as they perform from this hot urban jazz keyboardists  extensive catalog of more than 20 records!

Then get prepared for a lesson in jazz from saxophonist, Walter Beasley, who has artfully and dynamically redefined the phrase “Musical Renaissance Man” for the modern generation. Considered by fans and critics alike as the “heir to Grover Washington, Jr.’s Throne,” Beasley is the acclaimed saxophonist, vocalist, educator, and entrepreneur of the decade and the highest selling full-time Professor / Recording Artist in history! Get ready for some fun because school’s out for the summer!

Tickets: $35 General Public
$30 Series
$30 Faculty/Staff, SCSU Student Guests (Limit 2)
$20 SCSU students with valid ID (Limit 1)

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June 25, 2016    8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Lizz Wright at The Ridgefield Playhouse!

Lizz Wright

It's Lizz Wright at The Ridgefield Playhouse!

Come early, meet new people, and have a beer on us! One free beer compliments of City Steam Brewery for each ticket purchased. Hang out with friends and be one of the first to hear these talented musicians in an intimate venue! Also, enjoy a complimentary wine tasting courtesy of 109 Cheese and Wine and an art exhibit by Rhonda Gentry, Ridgefield Guild of Artists member.

The Jazz musician and Billboard Chart Topper taps into her southern roots, bringing her gospel, jazz, and blues to the stage for one night only! She has been charming music fans worldwide and has received nonstop critical acclaim ever since she appeared on the late pianist and composer Joe Sample’s 2002 disc, The Pecan Tree (Verve). The following year, she gained even wider recognition for her critically acclaimed debut record, Salt (Verve). Produced by the legendary Tommy LiPuma – best known for his award-winning work with George Benson, Diana Krall, and Natalie Cole – the album helped introduce one of the most captivating female vocalists of her generation as it raced to number two on Billboard’s “Top Contemporary Jazz” chart.

Tickets: $55

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August 5, 2016    8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Glenn Miller Orchestra Live at The Ridgefield!

Glenn Miller Orchestra

It's The Glenn Miller Orchestra Live at The Ridgefield Playhouse!

Join us in the lobby at 7:15pm for wine tasting courtesy of 109 Cheese & Wine and an art exhibit by a local artist!

A legend lives on! The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra returns to the Playhouse! With its unique jazz sound, the 18-member Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered one of the greatest bands of all time. Under the baton of Music Director/vocalist Nick Hilscher, the consummate entertainers will play and sing selections from the vast Glenn Miller Orchestra library including all of the biggest hits that were the soundtrack of The Greatest Generation — “Moonlight Serenade”, “A String of Pearls”, “Chattanooga Choo-Choo”, “Pennsylvania 6-5000”, “At Last”, “Tuxedo Junction”, “In The Mood”, “Stardust”, “Rhapsody in Blue”, plus some more modern selections arranged and performed in the Miller style.

Tickets:$38

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October 15, 2016    8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
The Rippingtons at Madison Theatre NY!

Madison Theatre presents The Rippingtons!

The Rippingtons

After 25 years and 18 studio albums, this Grammy-nominated powerhouse band continues to break new ground.The rippingtons celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2011. Fans that have followed Russ Freeman and The Rippingtons for any stretch of time over the past quarter century know the versatile award winning and Grammy nominated guitarist/composer, and producer has long had a penchant for naming songs and albums after exotic places (Aruba, Kenya, Morocco, Weekend in Monaco, Sahara, etc). In recent years, Freeman has noticed that The Rippingtons' fan base has increased exponentially, as the group's longtime admirers transfer their passion for the music to their children. Several Rippingtons albums have been inspired by Freeman's travels, and collectively, they have formed the life soundtrack for hundreds of thousands of contemporary jazz fans worldwide for a quarter century. The titles of each hit Ripps album has often reflected Freeman's deep wanderlust, whether he had actually been to the places he wrote about or was just dreaming of them in musical terms. These include Kilimanjaro, Tourist in Paradise, Welcome to the St. James Club, Weekend In Monaco, Live in L.A., Sahara, Brave New World and Live Across America. In 2006, the band celebrated two decades of instrumental magic with The Rippingtons 20th Anniversary, a remarkable CD/DVD package that included a CD of all new Ripps music and a DVD featuring a colorful retrospective as well as exciting videos from over the years. On their latest Peak Records album, Russ Freeman and The Rippingtons take their lucky fans on a trip of a lifetime to Cote D'Azur. Traveling with them is their trademark jazz cat, by artist Bill Mayer, who again graces the CD cover art.

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November 26, 2016    8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Gospel According to Jazz with Kirk Whalum!

Madison Theatre Presents A Gospel According to Jazz with Kirk Whalum!

Kirk Whalum

Soulful, passionate, stirring...these are the words most often used to describe Kirk’s music. Forged from his Memphis, (TN) gospel roots and his 1980‘s initiation into the thriving Houston, TX nightclub scene, Kirk’s big, rich tenor sound is unmistakably his. The 80’s were highlighted by Kirk’s stepping out of his blossoming sideman role and forming his own band. It was there that Kirk ultimately developed both his “voice” and songwriting in the crucible of the local club scene––especially at a rooftop club called Cody’s. It was also in Houston where jazz pianist Bob James “discovered” him and brought him on tour, which led to five successful albums with Columbia Records, including Cache, Kirk’s first #1 album. As well, Kirk and Bob received a Grammy nomination for their collaboration album, Joined at the Hip.
After moving to Los Angeles, Kirk became an in demand session player for top artists like, Barbara Streisand, Al Jarreau, Luther Vandross, Larry Carlton, Quincy Jones and most notably, Whitney Houston, amongst many others.

It’s his sax heard on the mega-hit, “I Will Always Love You.” Kirk soon followed that career high point with his phenomenal hit album released on Warner Bros. Records, For You, perhaps the most successful of over 25 solo recordings to date; others include his eclectic, and much lauded, Gospel According to Jazz series,(Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 4). In addition to his many solo projects, Kirk is a member of the popular soul/jazz group, BWB, which features Kirk as the “W” of the group with Rick Braun (trumpet) and Norman Brown (guitar). An ordained minister, Kirk has earned a Masters of Art in Religion.

It’s in this spirit that he serves his community in various ways when his touring schedule allows. There is also his daily fifteen minute podcast, Bible In Your Ear (BIYE), in which he invites you to listen along as he reads through the Bible in a year. In addition to music and ministry, Kirk has a passion to educate young, aspiring musicians and is currently engaged as a music professor at Visible Music College in his hometown of Memphis. Kirk is the recipient of numerous awards and acknowledgements for his musical excellence including three Dove Award nominations, an NAACP Image Award nomination and has won two Stellar Awards-Gospel music’s highest honor. A twelve time Grammy nominee, Kirk won his first Grammy award (2011)for Best Gospel Song (“It’s What I Do”––featuring Lalah Hathaway) alongside life-long friend and gifted songwriter, Jerry Peters. In a career spanning decades, Kirk has a sound that is uniquely his; it is a sound that leaves an indelible imprint on the listener.

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