(Stamford) On Sunday, July 16, at 3PM, Friends of Music of Stamford NY presents the fourth concert of its 31st season: The Juilliard Jazz Ensemble. Four of the most talented young jazz musicians in the world will present a celebration of Mary Lou Williams and Duke Ellington. This lineup of the Juilliard Jazz Ensemble, led by Martin Jaffe, features Evan Harris (tenor saxophone), Benjamin Rosenblum (piano), Martin Jaffe (bass), andCharles Goold (drums).
Manhattan’s Juilliard School is widely regarded as one of the world's leading music schools. Juilliard Jazz, under the leadership of director Wynton Marsalis, offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as artist diplomas. The department’s programming reflects the jazz continuum and its American vernacular roots, as well as the social and cultural vitality of the music. Juilliard Jazz ensembles play more than 50 on- and off-campus performances annually, including international tours as well as performances at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Blue Note in New York City.
From April through December, Friends of Music presents a concert by an acclaimed ensemble on the third Sunday of every month. Performances are generously hosted by the Stamford United Methodist Church at 88 Main Street, Stamford, NY. Admission is by donation; the suggested donation is $12 per person, and $6 for seniors & students. There is no charge for those under age 13. Cash or check only; no advance ticket sales or reservations. Complimentary refreshments by A Taste of Europe from Cobleskill will be served after the concert. The Stamford United Methodist Church is handicap accessible and has ample parking. For more information about Friends of Music of Stamford, and for a complete listing of concerts planned for this season, visit www.friendsmusic.org