Final City Cabaret 2018 Concert – Andy Sherwood Dixieland Jazz Quartet

Andy SherwoodThe Andy Sherwood Dixieland Jazz Quartet will perform their usual musical magic at City Cabaret 2018’s final concert on Sunday, April 8, 2018.

All City Cabaret 2018 concerts are free and 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.  Take Exit 87 off I-95.  Then turn right at the first light.

Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department co-sponsor and co-produce the concert series.

The quartet, an annual performer in the series, includes Andy Sherwood on 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.

Dessert and coffee will be available for purchase from the Fitch High School Alcohol and Drug Free Party Committee.

The concerts are free. No alcohol is allowed. The concert info line is (860) 446-4129.

New Electric Rate Schedules

Family Looking at TabletElectric rates for Groton Utilities customers will change with all bills rendered on or after April 1.  The three step rate change calls for additional rate increases on April 1, 2019 and April 1, 2020.

The new electric rate schedule for a typical residential customer using 750 kWh will mean a monthly increase of less than one dollar per month in each of the three years of the rate.

There are also two major changes in the rate design.

  • The readiness to serve charge, i.e. the customer service part of the bill, will increase slightly. The purpose of this change is to recover fixed expenses more evenly throughout the year.
  • The energy component will decline each of the next three years, helping to offset any increase in the readiness to serve charge.

Groton Utilities residential customers will continue to have one of the lowest electric rates in the State of Connecticut even with the new rate schedule.  Groton Utilities residential rate will continue to be lower than investor owned electric distribution company, Eversource, by approximately 20 percent.

The new rates are needed due to the higher costs of doing business, to insure proper maintenance of the electric distribution system, to maintain electric reliability and to provide the necessary capital to improve the system.

Click here for latest Groton Utilities Electric Rate Schedules

The Cartells Quartet Up Next at City Cabaret 2018

Photo - The Cartells Quartet

From left to right, Bill Holloman, horns and vocals; Joe Grieco, keyboard and vocals; Karin Barth, percussion and vocals; and Tom Majesky, guitar and vocals.

The Cartells Quartet will be featured, Sunday, March 11, at City Cabaret 2018. The foursome features 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.

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 Andy Sherwood Dixieland Jazz Quartet will close out City Cabaret 2018 on Sunday, April 8.

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.