Fri, April 18, 2014
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2014-04-18 8:00 pm
Smooth Jazz for Scholars at Smooth Jazz For Scholars at Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium At The Parsons Complex
Jay Rowe’s "Smooth Jazz for Scholars" concert scheduled for Friday, April 18th and Saturday April 19th
MILFORD – The Annual “Smooth Jazz for Scholars” concert has been set for Friday April 18th and Saturday, April 19th, 2014 and will be held at the Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium at the Parsons Complex 70 West River Street Milford, CT. 06460. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m., concert begins at 8:00 p.m. The sponsors for this years show are Colonial Toyota of Milford, Barrett Outdoor Communications Inc., Briarpatch Enterprises and Milford Bank.
Now in its 12th year, world renowned jazz musician and local resident Jay Rowe is excited about this year’s event and the fact that the concert is returning to the Parsons auditorium. Rowe donates a portion of the ticket sales back to the Milford Public Schools Music Dept. as a way to thank the educators who were there at the beginning of his musical career. He is a graduate of Calf Pen Elementary and Joseph A. Foran High School. Since its inception, Rowe has donated more than $54,000 to the Milford music program.
Rowe will have 2 separate artist line-ups for each night. On April 18th the show will feature guitarist Chuck Loeb(of the jazz super-group Fourplay), saxophonists Kim Waters and Steve Cole and Rowe's boyhood idol pianist/keyboardist Jeff Lorber. The show on April 19th will feature guitarists Chieli Minucci and Nick Colionne and saxophonists Marion Meadows and Nelson Rangell. The back up band for both nights will be guitarist Rohn Lawrence(4/18), Trever Somerville on Drums, Dave Anderson on bass and percussionist Steve Scales who has performed with the Talking Heads, Tina Turner and Michael Bolton. The group is looking forward to 2 wonderful nights of great music, great fun and a great benefit to the school system.
Tickets are $40 each for each night and $70 each for both nights and are available at Café Atlantique, The Canvas Patch, Milford Fine Arts Center, Arcioulo Shoe Store and Villa Gourmet. For tickets and information, you may also visit www.jayrowemusic.com or call (203) 874-4150.
Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium At The Parsons Complex, 70 West River Street