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News : Entertainment Dec 2, 2013 - 9:23:52 PM


Holiday Concert in Weston to Feature Local Performers

By Chris Coogan Quintet





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WESTON, CT - Musician Chris Coogan will present “A Chris Coogan Christmas” at the Cobbs Mill Inn on Sunday, Dec. 15. Coogan will ring in the season with a holiday concert blending jazz with traditional Christmas carols. Featured performers will include the Chris Coogan Jazz Quintet and guest vocalist Michele Grace (Greenwich).

The quintet is comprised of Coogan (Weston) on piano and vocals, Jim Clark (Norwalk) on sax, Rex Denton (Madison) on trumpet, John Mobilio (Watertown) on bass and Jim Royle (Monroe) on drums.

Coogan will perform original Christmas music, including a Gregorian chant and tunes from Vince Guarlaldi’s A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Coogan won the jazz portion of the John Lennon songwriting competition and has been described by the New York Times as a “masterful pianist.” He is the director of the Good News Gospel Choir, performing at many area churches and festivals.

Tickets for “A Chris Coogan Christmas” are $25 for adults and $10 for children. All tickets will be sold at the door.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. for a cocktail reception at the cash bar and will include complimentary hors d'oeuvres. The concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. and conclude at 9:30 p.m. There will be one intermission.

Cobbs Mill Inn welcomes those who would like to have dinner before or after the event. To make a reservation, call 203-227-7221.

This is a concert-style event. Tickets are sold at the door only. Seating is general admission.
For information about the concert, call Chris Coogan at 203-454-4695, e-mail chris@cooganmusic.com or visit www.cooganmusic.com.

“A Chris Coogan Christmas” takes place on Sunday, Dec 15, at the Cobbs Mill Inn, 12 Old Mill Road, at 7:00 p.m. Musician Chris Coogan (Weston), vocalist Michelle Grace (Greenwich) and the Chris Coogan Quintet will present new music and updated arrangements of holiday classics. The quintet is comprised of Coogan on piano and vocals, Jim Clark (Norwalk) on sax, Rex Denton (Madison) on trumpet, Jim Royle (Monroe) on drums and John Mobilio (Watertown) on bass. Admission is $25 for adults and $10 for children, payable at the door. For information, visit www.cooganmusic.com





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