Seating is very limited for all events, so early reservations are highly recommended. Tickets may be purchased on the WPKN website www.wpkn.org.
|Date & Time|
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
323 Main Street
Westport, CT 06880
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Jazz On ASunday
Sunday, April 2th
323 Restaurant, 323 Main Street
Jazz Brunch-Afternoon Concerts-Jazz Dinner
Radio station WPKN, 89.5 FM Bridgeport, announces a full day of jazz, live and recorded to raise money to replace its aging transmitter.*
The day begins with a Brazilian Jazz Brunch from 11-1:30, featuring the music of the trio "Sambaleza”: Jeff Carter, Jeff Fuller, and Laura Volpintesa perform a variety of sophisticated, swinging Brazilian Sambas and Bossa Novas with a modern jazz twist.
The afternoon will feature a variety of jazz musicians hosted by Rick Petrone, WPKN jazz DJ and bassist who played with Buddy Rich, Marian McPartland, and Maynard Ferguson, and was associated with the now-defunct local radio station WJZZ , once home to all-jazz radio.
The finale is a special, intimate Jazz dinner with music curated by Greg Wall, the “Jazz Rabbi”, internationally-known saxophone player, and his group “Portal”. They have gathered a roster of well-known jazz musicians from the tristate area to join him onstage for a full evening of jazz. Some of the guest artists scheduled to appear throughout the day include WPKN’s Rick Petrone, Nicole Pasternak, David Chevan, Dave Childs, Matt Moadel, Chris Coogan, David Morgan, Joe Corsello, Giacomo Gates and other special guests.
The day will also celebrate the newly formed Jazz Society of Fairfield County (JazzFC), a non-profit that promotes jazz, and owns an historic 1937 Steinway piano that came from the Village Gate- now used for performances at 323 Restaurant every Thursday night. Such luminaries as Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Nina Simone, and Earl Hines have played the piano.
Seating is very limited for all events, so early reservations are highly recommended. Tickets may be purchased on the WPKN website www.wpkn.org .
*The tube-based transmitter has been in continuous operation 24/7 for over 40 years at the 10,000-watt FM non-profit, listener-supported radio station. Over half the $75,000 needed to install a new transmitter has been raised since January of this year, and all proceeds of the jazz event will go towards this project.