It will be an evening of jazz, wine and art with Dave Koz & Friends’ Summer Horns Tour at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Thursday, August 29, at 8 p.m. Special guests are Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot, four of today’s pre-eminent saxophone players who are touring together for the first time. A pre-show lobby reception with artist George Stewart and his works will feature wine and cheese at 7:15 p.m. For tickets ($80), call or visit the box office at The Ridgefield Playhouse, (203) 438-5795, or order online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org.
Dave Koz & Friends will shine in their Summer Horns Tour 2013 at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Thursday, August 29, in a celebration of the instrument that has fueled some of the world’s best-loved songs.
Hailed by The New York Times as “a musician of unflappable rhythmic aplomb, which he happily squares against the airtight funk of his band”, Dave Koz will be joined by Mindi Abair, featured saxophonist on the 2011 and 2012 seasons of American Idol who joined Aerosmith on their 2012 Summer Tour; Gerald Albright, known for his renowned solo recordings and performances with Anita Baker, Whitney Houston, and The Temptations; and Richard Elliot, a former member of Tower of Power who has since forged a successful solo career. With support from Dave’s stellar band, they’ll get the groove on, debuting songs from Summer Horns, their forthcoming album. A pre-show lobby wine and cheese tasting by No. 109 Cheese & Wine starts at 7:15 p.m. with an art exhibit and reception with Ridgefield landscape painter George Stewart. Piccolo’s Pizza & Pasta is jazzing up dinner the night of the show by offering a free glass of house wine when ticket/stub is presented. This event is part of the Doyle Coffin Architecture Singer/Songwriter Series.
The new Summer Horns album is a tribute to the great horn section bands in modern music (Earth Wind & Fire, Chicago, Tower Of Power, Blood, Sweat & Tears, James Brown, Sly & The Family Stone) and is full of imaginative retakes on true horn-era classics. On tour, the Summer Horns ensemble will play gems from the album and the hottest hits from their individual catalogues, making this a not-to-be-missed night out for music fans.
For tickets ($80), call or visit the box office at The Ridgefield Playhouse, (203) 438-5795 or order online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not-for-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.