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Benny Carter Tribute Jazz Concert Feat. TJ Thompson Trip
June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Benny Carter Tribute Jazz concert returns this summer on Saturday, June 26th at 7PM with Connecticut’s jazz band TJ Thompson Trio . The band has been active since 2014 performing in various clubs and pits in musical theaters throughout Connecticut. Winner of the IMEA Jazz Artist of the Year for their recent album Take Two: The Sound of Playing, this group plays a combination of originals along with the Soul, Blues, and Jazz of New Orleans, Memphis, and beyond. We cover everything from Jelly Roll Morton, Professor Longhair, Thelonious Monk, Booker T and the MG’s, Jimi Hendrix, The Dead, and more. Leader T.J. Thompson performed with Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, and as a result was a featured artist on Branford Marsalis’ Jazz Set show on NPR. In 1998 he recorded and produced Thompson Trio Take One, an album consisting mostly of original works, which received good reviews from Goldmine and Cadence magazines. A student of both Henry Butler and George Cables, he has opened for and worked with such artists as Henry Butler, Mel Torme, Ed Thigpen, Dave Liebman, and Koko Taylor as well as being a featured soloist on the Morgan Powell Jazz Album. He taught at St. Johnsbury Academy and Johnson State College in Vermont from 1997-2000 and since has been the Director of Instrumental Music at the Taft School, in Watertown, Connecticut.
Tickets are $20 Member and $25 Non-Members and must be purchased online prior to the event. The JCCS will not be selling tickets at the door to allow minimal contact and for safety of our staff and volunteers, so tickets must be purchased in advance online . There will be a limited number of tickets available to allow for safe social distancing, so we highly recommend you getting your tickets early as we anticipate this concert to sell out fast! For health and safety purposes there is a list of new reopening rules for outdoor events which is posted on our website. Don’t forget to bring your mask and a chair! This concert will be held outdoors. The rain date will be held on Sunday, June 27th at 7PM!