The Darien Community Association presents pianist Joe Holmes, vocalist Nicole Pasternak, and bassist Frank Tate in an evening of jazz on Wednesday, March 20th.
Joe Holmes is well known in the area for his Swing Band and energetic piano. A musician from the age of 5, Joe has performed everywhere, from radio, to weddings and clubs, to a master class for jazz with the great Dick Hyman. His piano style has such a foot-tapping, danceable beat and energy level, his shows are a guaranteed entertaining evening for all.
Vocalist Nicole Pasternak has been described as "…reminiscent of a young Ella ... the brightest young jazz singer I've heard since Bobby McFerrin,” by Chuck Berg of JazzTimes. A strong improviser, she is appreciated for her sense of lyric delivery, phrasing and rhythm – and for the musician-like way she infuses her sound within the ensemble, be it big band or duo. Her repertoire embraces the powerful traditions of swing songs, the Great American Songbook and the big band era.
Bassist Frank Tate has played with such known artists as Benny Goodman, Teddy Wilson, Joe Venuti, Lionel Hampton and Wild Bill, and is best known for his time accompanying Bobby Short at the Carlyle Hotel.
This musical evening event starts at 7:30pm at the DCA; tickets are $10 for DCA members, $15 public price.
Reservations are requested for this evening of music. Please contact the DCA at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone to 203-655-9050 during office hours of 9am-3pm Monday to Thursday, and 9am-12pm Friday. The DCA is located at 274 Middlesex Road in Darien. To receive notices of upcoming DCA events, please contact the DCA.