Valentine Cabaret Saturday February 8, 7:00 pm

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I am joining Michelle Grace (vocal) and Chris Coogan (piano) – pictured above – in a cabaret performance at the Talent Education Suzuki School recital hall Saturday, February 8 at 7:00 pm. If you are a fan of cabaret, you will appreciate Michelle and Chris’ energetic, jazz-tinged delivery of many cabaret classics.
Proceeds from this concert benefit the Children’s Art Tent at the SoNo Arts Celebration.
Come on out!
Purchase tickets online in advance here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/valentine-cabaret-tickets-9949456091

Or at the venue:
Talent Education Suzuki School
Recital Hall
112 Main Street
Norwalk, CT 06851

From TESS Facebook event posting:
The Norwalk Rotary Club is hosting a Valentine Cabaret to raise funds for the SoNo Arts Celebration Children’s Art Tent. The event begins with a wine and cheese reception at 7pm and stars Chris Coogan on piano, Michelle Grace on vocals, and Norwalk’s own Jim Clark on sax. The public is invited to support the arts at this fabulous event! Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
Proceeds benefit the Children’s Art Tent in the Children’s Art Playground at the SoNo Arts Celebration.
$25 in advance, $30 at the door
Limited availability

Jazz Saxophone Masters of the 1940s & 1950s – Westport Arts Center Sunday, January 26, 3:00pm

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Jim Clark Quartet
Jazz Saxophone Masters of the 1940s & 1950s
Sunday, January 26, 2014
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Westport Arts Center
51 Riverside Avenue
Westport, CT 06880
Admission $25, members $22, students $10

If you love jazz saxophone, you do not want to miss this concert at Westport Arts Center, Sunday, January 26, 3:00pm – 5:00pm. Admission is $25, for members it is $22.
This is a tribute to some of the greatest jazz saxophonists of our time, during an era when jazz was still arguably a part of our mainstream popular culture.
Sidney Bechet, Coleman Hawkins, Johnny Hodges, Ben Webster, Lester Young, Don Byas, Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, Paul Desmond, Sonny Stitt, Gene Ammons, Hank Mobley, John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Cannonball Adderley, Sonny Rollins. Each one of these saxophone giants have made a unique contribution to the world of jazz.
The musicians:
Chris Coogan – piano  You will surely enjoy hearing Chris in this mainstream jazz setting. His inventive, lush, spontaneous style really shines in this context.
John Mobilio – bass  John brings a lyricism to his bass playing – fresh and full of energy – a delight to behold.
Jim Royle – drums  A jazz drummer must “swing”, and Jim does exactly that! His sensitivity and ability to create highly contrasting moments add dimension and drama to the group.
Jim Clark – saxophones  Paying tribute to these sax masters requires a level of deftness, attention to detail, and virtuosity, which Jim brings, along with a contagious passion for jazz.
Update:Tickets to the concert are $25 for adults, $10 for students with a valid I.D., and are available in advance at (203) 222-7070 and www.westportartscenter.org, or at the door 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance. A limited number of $15 tickets will be available for presale at the Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Avenue, Westport.

Band Together to benefit Breast Cancer Care Fri. 12/6 7:30pm Fairfield Theatre

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Band together was started by Jerry Vigorito and Rob Fried as a vehicle to make good music and support local charities. I am delighted to join them Friday December 6, 7:30 pm at Stage One in Fairfield, CT. Proceeds benefit Pink Aid (pinkaid.org), which provides compassionate care services for breast cancer patients.
In addition to Bobby Harden (lead singer Blues Brothers), we will feature “The Girls” – Kim Manning, Linda Couturas, Beth Iovinelli, Elayne Cassara, Wendy May & Pru O’Brien. Supporting them in the band along with Jerry, Rob and me are Arthur Lipner, Doug Hartline, Al Ferrante & Mike Marble. Come on out for some good music and support a worthy cause.

“What is Jazz?” Tuesday Oct. 15, 1:00 pm Stratford Library

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Please join me at the Stratford Library on Tuesday October 15, as I attempt to explain this intriguing question through presentation and performance (and even some audience participation!).

Stratford Library
2203 Main St Stratford, CT 06615
Tuesday October 15
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Free admission

Thanks to the Stratford Library and Stratford Lifelong Learners for sponsoring this event.

Jim Clark Trio @ Fuji of Japan Sat. Sept. 28, 8:30 pm

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Come on over to Fuji of Japan Saturday, September 28
111 Old Kings Hwy N Darien, CT 06820

I’ll be there with my trio from 8:30 to 11:30 pm.
Fuji has a nice stage for us, and there is seating at the bar as well as a few tables.
Choose anything from the menu (except Hibachi, of course).

Tod Baharian is on guitar, and John Mobilio on bass, so you know we will be having a good time!
Hope to see you there

 

 

Norwalk Historic Fortnight – Jim Clark Trio Sunday Sept. 22, 2-3:30 pm

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In 1913 the various local governments within the Town of Norwalk were united into one City of Norwalk. To celebrate the centennial of this consolidation, Norwalk’s libraries, museums, historical societies, city agencies, and arts organizations have planned events for the last two weeks of September.

My trio, which includes Tracey Marble, vocalist and Chris Coogan on keyboards, is happy to join in the celebration this weekend!

Jim Clark Trio
Sunday September 22
2:00 – 3:30 pm

Fodor Farm
328 Flax Hill Road
Norwalk, CT 06854

Free Admission