GREENWICH, Conn., June 2 /PRNewswire/ --
June 12 (Saturday)
7:30 pm performance, 6:30 pm cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
45 John Street, Greenwich
Reservations: (203) 869-9454
June 10 (Thursday)
10:30 am and 12:00 noon
Quick Center for the Performing Arts
1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield
Backcountry Jazz (www.backcountryjazz.com), a Greenwich-based non-profit, presents concerts and educational programs by celebrated jazz artists, using the transformative power of music to catalyze change in both individuals and communities. Within its target cities, Backcountry Jazz works collaboratively with partner organizations to invigorate communities both educationally and socially, while building future audiences for America's unique cultural heritage. These concerts, part of Backcountry Jazz Weekend, are a collaboration with the Bridgeport Public Schools: Tania Kelley, Superintendent of Arts Education, (203) 332-2756. Donations for the barn concert are requested at a minimum of $250 per seat. Proceeds are used to fund the Quick Center concerts as well as scholarships, workshops, outreach programs and other performances. The Quick Center concerts are free to the 1,000 children expected to attend.
The 9-piece Bennie Wallace Orchestra will perform in Greenwich and Fairfield. Band leader Bennie Wallace is among the world's leading jazz saxophonists. Other prominent jazz artists in the band include Jerry Dodgian (saxophone), Terell Stafford and Jaleel Shaw (trumpets), Jason Jackson (trombone) and a rising star, Nicaraguan pianist, Donald Vega.
SOURCE Backcountry Jazz