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Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Westport Arts Center Jazz Series Opens Sunday

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Jazz pianist Bill Charlap: performs in Westport Sunday Contributed photo
The Westport Arts Center’s jazz series, after several years of concerts in Southport, returns to Westport Sunday with a concert featuring Manhattan’s popular jazz pianist Bill Charlap and vocalist Sandy Stewart.

The 4 p.m. event takes place at Greens Farms School. Other concerts in the series will be held at Greens Farms as well as the Seabury Center.

Following last year’s sold-out solo concert, this year Charlap appears with Stewart, who also happens to be his mother. 

The Westport event will feature pieces from his new CD, “Somewhere: The Songs of Leonard Bernstein,” released six months ago and warmly received.

He is the best there is right now,Ӕ according to Max Wilk, Westport resident and founder of the Westport Arts Centers jazz concert series.

ғNobody comes near him on the jazz piano, thats a given. People are in awe of himҔ
Charlap’s appearances at Manhattan clubs Birdland, Village Vanguard and the Algonquin are sold out for the next year, and organizers urge Westporters not to miss this opportunity to see him here.

Tickets are $30, call 203-222-7070 for information.

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Posted 09/29/04 at 04:04 PM  Permalink



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