Fall Jazz NightOut Nov. 16 at The Kate

Gregory Generet
Gregory Generet

The Arts Center Killingworth's newest concert event, Fall Jazz NightOut, is Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. featuring Gregory Generet, a jazz singing great who Cabaret Scenes Magazine says "erupts into sumptuous, sensual, gut-wrenching jazz," and adds the "charismatic Gregory Generet and his band make the kind of joyful noise that soars - every artist on stage is a source of power, invention and juice!" Jazz NightOut, held at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main Street, Old Saybrook, Connecticut, is an evening of unforgettable jazz vocals, breathtaking instrumentalists, food and wine.

Generet has performed with many musical legends including Wycliffe Gordon, Branford Marsalis, and Billy Stritch, and regularly appears at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, and the New York hotspots Joe's Pub, The Metropolitan Room, and Smoke. For Jazz NightOut he brings with him a group of talented and consummate musicians in their own right: Rick Germanson, a touring and recording member of the Cannonball Legacy Band; trumpet great Dominick Farinacci, who Quincy Jones says plays "360 degrees!"; bassist and composer Gerald Cannon, known for his fearless, solid groove; and drummer Lawrence Leathers, whose repertoire ranges from jazz and blues to R&B. Together they will play memorable works such as "Moondance" by Van Morrison, Cole Porter's "Love for Sale," and "Don't You Know I Care" by Duke Ellington and Mack David.

The concert kicks off at 7:30 p.m. with Connecticut's favorite Mike Asetta Quartet, who will play jazzy interpretations from the American Songbook. Asetta, a graduate of Yale School of Music, has toured with The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and performed with legendary artists such as Earth, Wind & Fire, Peter Frampton, Lou Rawls, and jazz greats Pepper Adams and Brad Mehldau. The Quartet consists of exceptional musicians, including pianist Rex Cadwallader whose original score, "The Connecticut River: A Journey Through Time," won an Emmy Award; percussionist Thierry Arpino, who graduated from the prestigious National Conservatory of Saint-Maur in France and continued on to the Berklee College of Music in Boston; and special guest Cindy Bradley, one of today's finest jazz trumpet players who wrote and recorded "Massive Transit," which reached number one on Billboard's singles chart, and who won New Artist of the Year at the 2011 Contemporary Jazz Awards.

Tickets for Jazz NightOut are on sale now and can be purchased online and over the phone. Early reservations are highly recommended. Orchestra tickets are $35 with hors d'oeuvres, and $25 for balcony tickets ($35 with hors d'oeuvres). Major credit cards accepted. A cash wine bar and a free dessert reception are available to all, with food served starting at 6:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, call 860-663-5593 or visit www.artscenterkillingworth.org.

 

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