Friday, July 16, 2010
Veteran Jazz-man Peter Hand has been on the New York jazz scene for many years, has written and arranged for the likes of George Coleman, and Lee Konitz, and has assembled a cadre of upper-echelon artists to play dynamic arrangements of the Great American Songbook for this special concert. An All Music Guide review hails musical artist Houston Person as” the guttiest of the gutbucket saxophonists of the soul-jazz age –with a tenor sound that is as pure as it can be, with some of the most lush, elegant tenor sounds ever heard, played with a legato finesse.” Person enjoyed a 30-year musical partnership with vocalist Etta Jones and has recorded with Lena Horne, Lou Rawls and Horace Silver. He is recognized as one of today’s leading instrumentalists.
Tickets for The Peter Hand Big Band with Houston Person are $30 in advance and $35 at the door and are available at the Centenary Stage Company box office at 908.979.0900 and online at http://www.centenarystageco.org/.
Tickets are also available In Hackettstown at Skylands Community Bank, Mama’s and Café Bacci, PrickleyPear Restaurant, Panther Valley Pharmacy, Hackettstown Trading Post and Hackettstown Floors .
Jazz in July at the Centenary Stage is made possible through the leadership of Ed Coyne and Coyne Enterprises, with the additional support of the Heath Village and Skylands Community Bank. The Centenary Stage Company is a not-for-profit performing arts series dedicated to serving as a cultural resource for audiences of the Skylands region with professional music, theatre and dance events and arts education programs throughout the year. All programs at the Centenary Stage Company are made possible in part through the visionary support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts and CSC Members and Sponsors.