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News : Entertainment Jul 6, 2015 - 8:51:44 AM


Jazz-Up July and Alive@Five begin this week in Stamford

By Stamford Downtown Special Services District





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Gloria Gaynor will be the opening headliner of this year's Jazz Up July concert series in Stamford (contributed)
STAMFORD, CT - Two of the region’s hottest concert series, Jazz-Up July presented by Stamford Town Center in partnership with Morgan Stanley on the Budweiser Stage AND Alive@Five on the Budweiser Stage in partnership with Stamford Town Center, Reckson, BevMax and Copa Di Vino kick off Wednesday, July 8 and Thursday, July 9 respectively, in Columbus Park in Stamford Downtown.

Jazz-Up July, presented by Stamford Town Center in partnership with Morgan Stanley on the Budweiser Stage – Wednesday, July 8 at 6:30pm

Gloria Gaynor
Sponsored by Frank Mercede & Sons
“I Will Survive” was recorded in 1978, as Gloria Gaynor’s tale of personal strength. The song quickly climbed to the top of Billboard’s Pop Charts and claimed the #1 position on two different occasions. Little did Gloria know, the song would grow into the banner for social survival, which is still relevant after three decades of international airplay. The song which itself has survived in various forms and has been re-recorded over 200 times by various artists such as Gladys Knight and Diana Ross. In between live concerts and personal appearances, Gloria has managed to pen an autobiography and lends her support to numerous charities. GloriaGaynor.com

Brittney Crush
Brittney Crush and her band are notorious for their electric energy and infused styles. They incorporate a balance between heavy hitting melodies and soulful sensation. Formed in 2013, this band has worked hard to perform around the Tri-state area and bring more than just another live set; its an experience launching you into a new sound. Facebook.com/BrittneyCrushMusic

Alive@Five on the Budweiser Stage in partnership with Stamford Town Center, Reckson, BevMax and Copa Di Vino – Thursday, July 9 – 5pm

Michael Franti & Spearhead
Sponsored by Woodloch Resort
Musician, filmmaker, humanitarian, Michael Franti, is recognized as a pioneering force using music as a vehicle for positive change as well as his unforgettable, high energy shows with his band, Spearhead. With the multi-platinum success of his song "Say Hey (I Love You)" and the chart breaking 2010 release of “The Sound Of Sunshine,” Franti and his band guarantee a show that will be thought provoking as well as energetic. MichaelFranti.com

Jeff Tuohy
Jeff Tuohy is a Billboard Award-winning songwriter and rock musician based out of New York City. He has toured nationally across 41 states and his debut album, BREAKING DOWN THE SILENCE was featured on 120+ radio stations in North America. His most recent release, COCOON features the New Orleans-themed BOURBON STREET; soon to be heard on airwaves and outlets across the U.S. jefftuohy.com

Talent of
KUNJAN COLLECTIVE
Kunjan Collective has assembled some of the areas hottest DJs that have traversed the globe, to entertain the Alive@Five crowd this summer. JULY 9: Jeremy Torres (DJ Lion King) and The Kunjan Collective Performance with: Nyke Van Wyk on Violin, Carlos Gio Gomez on Percussion, Julia Figueroa on Vocals and JHype on MC and Kunjan on DJ. www.kunjancollective.com

Jazz-Up July is presented by Stamford Town Center in partnership with Morgan Stanley on the Budweiser Stage. The event is produced by the Stamford Downtown Special Services District and the City of Stamford. Additional sponsors include The Stamford Advocate, Copa Di Vino, Crowne Plaza Stamford, Crystal Rock, Event Management, Inc., Happyhaha Photography, Hotel Zero Degrees, Sheraton Stamford Hotel, Simply Signs, SpikedSeltzer, Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa and WEBE 108.

Alive@Five on the Budweiser Stage in partnership with Stamford Town Center, Reckson, BevMax and Copa Di Vino is produced by Stamford Downtown and the City of Stamford. Additional sponsors include: The Stamford Advocate, Agora Spa, Crowne Plaza Stamford, Crystal Rock, Event Management, Inc., Happyhaha Photography, Hotel Zero Degrees, Indeed, NBCUniversal, Sheraton Stamford Hotel, Simply Signs, SpikedSeltzer, Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, and 95.9 THE FOX, STAR 99.9 and Columbus Park Merchants.




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