Band will continue the Jazz Connections in the area

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:18

    WARWICK-String Trio of New York will will continue the Jazz Connections n Sounds of the City residency program with a special holiday concert entitled "A Jazzy Christmas" Family Music Program on Friday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. "A Jazzy Christmas" will feature traditional family Christmas music favorites including Irving Berlin's "White Christmas," "The Christmas Song." "Silent Night," and "We Three Kings" to name a few. The performance will feature world-renowned jazz musicians James Emery (guitar), John Lindberg (bass) and Rob Thomas (violin). Both performances will be followed by a reception to meet the artists. According to Nat Hentoff, "One of Duke Ellington's favorite ways of bestowing praise was to describe a player or a group as being ‘beyond category.' The phrase befits the String Trio of New York and, for that matter, each of its players." Tickets for the performances are $20/Family (special discounted rate so the whole family can attend!), $10/Adults and $5/Children & Seniors. Pre-paid reservations are requested. All proceeds from the performance will go to the Warwick Valley Community Center located at 11 Hamilton Avenue. For more information or to reserve tickets call the WVCC at 986-6422. Funds for this residency have been provided by Chamber Music America with support from the JPMorgan Chase Residency Regrant Program, a program of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Residency Endowment Fund. This project is also made possible in part with funds from Orange County Tourism/Orange Arts and the county of Orange and with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.