Monday, May 30, 2011

Jazz up July (formerly Pops in the Park) Schedule 2011

Announcing a Hot New Jazz Series, FOUR performances
Columbus Park, Stamford, CT
Wednesdays in July, 2011

 Purdue Pharma presents Jazz Up July in
partnership with HSBC on the Heineken Stage, a four week long series this July in Columbus Park
at 6:30 pm.  Admission is free weeks 1 -3, $10 Festival Fee on July 27.

                July 6 JOHN TESH
Sponsored by WEBE 108
John Tesh worked on television first at CBS Sports and then became the co-host of Entertainment Tonight. Fast-forward 10 years and John Tesh is now following his dreams. He has sold seven million albums, had a string of number one radio hits and his album “Power of Love” was nominated for a Grammy. He also hosts a syndicated radio show, “The John Tesh Radio Show.”
                July 13 MARION MEADOWS
Marion Meadows dedicates this performance to the memory of Anthony Truglia, Rippowam High School Music Teacher from where Marion graduated in 1972. He first hit the airwaves in 1991 with “For Lovers Only” and became a staple of the smooth jazz format. His latest recordings have featured a mix of R&B influenced jazz coupled with sensual Latin rhythms and hip-hop.
                July 20 JOYCE DICAMILLO
As the pianist of a jazz trio, which she has led for over twenty years, Joyce DiCamillo a native of Stamford has had the opportunity to perform with many jazz greats such as James Moody, Marvin Stamm and Marlene verPlanck. Her trio has released five CDs including A Touch of Jazz and Sunrise Lady and headlined at such venues as Southport (UK) Jazz Festival, Guinness Jazz Festival and Andria Jazz Festival. Joyce DiCamillo has also toured as pianist for Donna Summer.

                July 27 ROBERTA FLACK
Sponsored by United Realty of Connecticut, Inc.
Internationally hailed as one of the greatest songstresses of our time, Grammy Award winning Roberta Flack remains unparalleled in her ability to tell a story through her music.  With a string of hits, including, “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” “Where Is the Love,” “Killing Me Softly With His Song,” “Feel Like Makin' Love,” “The Closer I Get to You,” “Tonight I Celebrate My Love,” and “Set the Night to Music,” Ms. Flack has built a musical legacy.

Free Admission Weeks 1 – 3, $10 fee to attend the July 27 Jazz Up July Festival starring Roberta Flack.
 Children aged 12 and under are free.  Single main entrance with multiple entry portals located
on Main Street just east of Clark and Lower Summer Streets

Rain Venue for July 6 and July 27 – Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic Street

Purdue Pharma presents Jazz Up July in partnership with HSBC on the Heineken Stage.  The event is
produced by the Stamford Downtown Special Services District and the City of Stamford. Additional sponsors include The Advocate, Crystal Rock, Fairfield County Weekly, Happyhaha Photography, Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, Simply Signs, Stamford Center for the Arts, Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa and WEBE 108.

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