The Andy Sherwood Dixieland Jazz Quartet will perform its usual musical magic, when it is featured at City Cabaret 2018’s first concert on Sunday, January 28.
All City Cabaret 2018 concerts are free and are held in the City of Groton Municipal Auditorium at 295 Meridian Street in the City of Groton on selected Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
The City Cabaret concert series is co-sponsored and co-produced by Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department.
The quartet, an annual performer in the series, includes Andy Sherwood, playing the clarinet; Ian Frenkel on piano, Bryan Rizzuto on string bass, and Tom Briggs on drums.
Clarinetist and saxophonist Sherwood displays a style deeply rooted in the clarinet playing of Benny Goodman, “the King of Swing,” and Pete Fountain, “the King of Dixieland.” Andy grew up listening to these great clarinetists, eventually leading him to audition and win the position as jazz clarinetist for the U.S. Coast Guard Band. He retired from the band in 2009 after 24 years.
The OBrien String Trio will be featured Sunday, February 18, 2018. This versatile ensemble will be playing innovative arrangements of all styles of music, appealing to all ages in the audience, including everything from “Bach to Rock and back to Broadway.”
The trio consists of Kate O’Brien on the violin, Lydia Leizman on the viola, and E. Zoe Hassman on the cello. The group will also play Kate O’Brien’s original arrangements of popular, ethnic and fiddling styles.
The Cartells Quartet will get you into the swing of things, musically that is, on Sunday, March 11, 2018. The foursome will be feature Karin Barth, percussion and vocals; Bill Holloman, horns and vocals; Joe Grieco, keyboard and vocals; and Tom Majesty, guitar and vocals. The group will offer all your favorites in an intimate musical atmosphere.
Dessert and coffee will be available for purchase from the Fitch High School Alcohol and Drug Free Party Committee.
There is no entrance fee, and no alcohol is allowed. The concert info line is (860) 446-4129.