Friday, February 4, 2011


Centenary Stage Company presents a special Valentine’s Day treat: Guitarist Jack Wilkins with his Trio

WHEN: Sunday, February 13, at 2 PM
the new Edith Bolte Kutz Theater of the David and Carol Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave., on the campus of Centenary College in Hackettstown
TICKETS: $15 in advance, and $20 at the door.  They are available online at and through the Centenary Stage Co. Box Office at 908.979.0900 or at the Lackland Center directly, located at 715 Grand Ave in Hackettstown.
The CSC box office is open weekdays from 1-5 PM and 2 hours prior to each performance.

jack_wilkins PHOTO coverA legend among jazz guitar fans, Wilkins’ career spans several decades, performing with everyone from Sarah Vaughan to Mel Torme, Phil Woods, Bob Brookmeyer and Charles Mingus to the Brecker Brothers. He is known for a flawless technique and imaginative chordal approach.

The Centenary Stage Sunday  performance will feature special guest Tony Signa on flute, with Steve LaSpina on bass and Jeff Hirshfield on drums. 

Signa has been on the jazz scene in and around N.Y.C. for over 30 years, and in addition to performing at places such as the Blue Note, the "new" Birdland, and the "old" Village Gate, he has been a featured performer on live broadcasts on WNEW and WBGO Radio. 

LaSpina has toured and recorded with Phil Woods, Stan Getz, Clark Terry and Chet Baker and traveled the world with legendary guitarist Jim Hall.  Hirshfield, who is said to “dance on the drums” [Boston Globe], has performed with the Woody Herman Orchestra, and enjoyed extensive touring throughout  the U.S., Europe, and the world, performing in many of the major jazz and music festivals around the world.

A special Centenary Brunch is also now open to the public on Sundays,  in the new dining halls of the Lackland Center.  Serving from 11-1:30 PM, the brunch includes a traditional Breakfast Buffet, plus a Carving Station, Deli Counter, Luncheon Entrée, and more, the Brunch is priced at only $8, and no advance reservations are required.