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  • Jazz in the Garden, Weir Farm

    Sunday,Sep 7

    Honors Dave & Iola Brubeck
    Sunday September 7th, 3 to 5pm.
    Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton and Ridgefield, CT:

    Jazz in the Garden features the Brubeck Institute Alumni Quintet with a special appearance by Wilton High School’s own Black Tie Affair. Proceeds benefit the Artist-in-Residence program managed by the Weir Farm Art Center, which draws talented artists from around the world, giving them a chance to create in the inspirational landscape of Weir Farm National Historic Site.

    The Brubeck Institute Alumni Quintet includes Glenn Zaleski on piano, Chris Smith on bass, Brian Chahley on trumpet, Lucas Pino on tenor saxophone, and Colin Stranahan on drums.

    These young musicians are graduates from a musical jazz studies program started by Dave and Iola Brubeck through the University of the Pacific, their alma mater. Each musician (as a high school-aged player) had already earned a national reputation as being an outstanding talent on his respective instrument. While completing the 2-year program at the Brubeck Institute, these players honed their skills with performances at venues including the Monterey Jazz Festival and the Playboy Jazz festival at the Hollywood Bowl.

    All parking for the event will be at the Branchville Elementary School, 40 Florida Road, Ridgefield. Free shuttles will run to and from Weir Farm National Historic Site between 2:00 and 6:00 pm For more information and to purchase tickets online, go to: www.jazzatweir.com

    Tickets, if still available, also will be sold the day of the event. Adult tickets are $20. Tickets for students 13-18 are $10. Children 12 and under are free. The concert will go on rain or shine.

    The Weir Farm Art Center is a private, nonprofit organization and a partner of Weir Farm National Historic Site.

    For more information: www.weirfarmartcenter.org
    www.nps.gov/wefa
    203-834-1896
    Facebook @ www.facebook.com/WeirFarmNHS