a Benefit Concert for the Jazz Foundation of America’s KEYED UP! Program
presented with The Jam Session and Hosted by WPPB’s Ed German and Brian Cosgrove
Saturday, February 3, 2018 | 6 PM* | $40
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL BE USING THE EAST SIDE ENTRANCE INTO THE THEATER (not the front). WE RECOMMEND YOU PARK IN THE MUNICIPAL LOT BEHIND THE BUILDING.
Southampton Arts Center and The Jam Session are thrilled to kick-off the 2018 season with Keeping Live Jazz ALIVE, an all-star concert to benefit the Jazz Foundation of America’s KEYED UP! program. World-class music and delicious food will come together on February 3, 2018 in support of live Jazz and the people who have made it a truly iconic musical genre.
Keep Live Jazz ALIVE is a much-needed tribute to this American artform and a celebration of live Jazz. This display of musical expression will emerge during the deep slumber of winter, bringing our East End community together with a big-band experience. Musicians include Ray Anderson on Trombone, Claire Daly on Baritone Saxophone, Jay Rodriguez on Tenor Saxophone, Morris Goldberg on Alto Saxophone, Diego Urcola on Trumpet, Santi Debriano on Bass, Bill O’Connell on Piano, and Claes Brondal on Drums.
Jazz is an eclectic gumbo of world cultures born in the giant melting pot of the United States. This style of music is truly timeless, continuously evolving and appealing to kids of all ages. Keeping Live Jazz ALIVE will shine a bright light on Jazz and showcase world-class musicians in their natural environment – before a live audience!
The Jazz Foundation of America is a vital custodian of jazz. This benefit will enable these organizations to assist musicians in dire need and help provide a quality venue in the east end community. So get ready for an unprecedented musical event during midst of the dark of winter. It’s the first benefit of the 2018 season!
The concert will be recorded for rebroadcast on local NPR Member station WPPB by recording engineer and Jam Session Radio Hour host George Howard. Net proceeds will benefit KEYED UP! and Southampton Arts Center’s live music programming.
About KEYED UP!:
KEYED UP! has quickly become NYC’s favorite entity for musicians, audiences, and venues alike. Operating simultaneously in over 25 partner venues spanning from Jersey City, NJ to Sag Harbor, NY, Keyed Up is proud to keep hundreds of musicians working and over a thousand hungry jazz listeners happy each week at no extra cost to partner venues.
Jazz Generation is a Keyed Up! jazz education and performance initiative that creates playing opportunities for children and adults in separate, yet complementary, programs. For younger jazz musicians, the Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra gives the invaluable experience of a weekly gig on one of New York’s most famous stages. Finally, for New York schoolchildren, the Jazz Discovery Program introduces the music to grade schoolers, often for the first time.
About the Jazz Foundation of America:
For 26 years, the Jazz Foundation of America has been keeping jazz and blues alive by helping the musicians who have played with everyone from Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday to Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones. The JFA is committed to providing financial, medical and legal assistance to those great jazz and blues veterans who have paid their dues by making a lifetime of this music and find themselves in crisis due to illness, age and/or circumstance, and now assists in more than 5,000 cases a year nationwide. Please visit jazzfoundation.org for more info.
About The Jam Session Inc.
The Jam Session, Inc. is a non-profit organization focused on the art of improvisational Jazz as the primary foundation, with other styles and influences present as well. Inspired by the late-night jam sessions and loft rehearsals in New York City, The Jam Session believes that the evolution and survival of improvisational music takes place in front of a live audience, being inclusive and accessible to all who want to engage. Frequent local home for The Jam Session is Bay Burger in Sag Harbor. Visit thejamsession.org for information and upcoming events.
Practice your drawing skills in this three-session series with artist Linda Capello. Participants will practice drawing a live model through gesture sketches and longer duration observation. All skill levels are welcome, ages 16+. The classes will take place in our spacious theater allowing for ample physical distancing. Faces masks required.
As much as we look forward to spending time with you at our annual SummerFest celebration and gala, current government restrictions prohibit us from gathering in large groups. This year calls for a new approach. As such, we are taking this moment to honor, recognize and thank SAC’s most cherished and loyal friends by introducing our 2020 Patrons Circle. In lieu of supporting our annual Summerfest Gala, we invite past SummerFest supporter and longtime friends of SAC to join our new 2020 Patrons Circle. Your contribution will allow us to continue SAC’s year-round programming and serve as a critical economic driver that will lead this community out of these unsure times. Additionally, in return for your support or $10,000 or above, you will receive: - Two or Four seats to an intimate Appreciation Dinner to be held on Friday, August 21 in SAC’s Caesar Garden ($10,000/$25,000) - Recognition on summer 2020 Patrons Circle Wall inside SAC’s front gallery - Free admission to all SAC events this summer - A private tour of SAC’s Summer Exhibition 2020 VISION, in partnership with the New York Academy of Arts - Satisfaction in knowing that your contribution will significantly support this organization and our community during these challenging times