Unique Greenwich Barn to Become Jazz Club for One Night to Raise Funds for Inner City Music Education: 1,000 Bridgeport School Children to Attend Free Jazz Concert

Students, musicians and Backcountry Jazz officials will be available for interviews before and after the concerts

Jun 02, 2010, 16:25 ET from Backcountry Jazz

GREENWICH, Conn., June 2 /PRNewswire/ --

WHEN/WHERE:

Barn Concert:

June 12 (Saturday)


7:30 pm performance, 6:30 pm cocktails and hors d'oeuvres


45 John Street, Greenwich


Reservations: (203) 869-9454



Children's Concert:

June 10 (Thursday)


10:30 am and 12:00 noon


Quick Center for the Performing Arts


Fairfield University


1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield



WHY:

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.

WHO:

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.

Contact:

Jeanette Wallace


Backcountry Jazz


203-869-9454


Jeanette@backcountryjazz.org



SOURCE Backcountry Jazz



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