The swinging sounds of the singular big band era usher in the 2011 Jazz in July Series at Centenary Stage Company this summer
WHEN: Saturday, July 9th at 8 PM
WHERE: David and Carol Lackland Center on the campus of Centenary College, 715 Grand Avenue in Hackettstown
TICKETS: $25 in advance and $30 the day of the concert.
To reserve tickets, call the CSC box office at 908.979.0900 or visit the website at www.centenarystageco.org.
Veteran Trombonist Rob Stoneback leads a 17-piece band with vocalists Dennis Jeter and Robin Work as they perform a “class act” of popular swing standards and contemporary hits. The band has four major recordings, most notably the Simone on Simone, where they back Simone, daughter of Nina Simone. This popular band has performed all over the Mid-Atlantic, including the Berks Jazz Fest, the World Café in Philadelphia and Lincoln Center.
Known as a consummate musician, Rob Stoneback has individually performed with the likes of Sonny and Cher, Don Rickles, Steve Lawrence and Edye Gorme, Clark Terry, Urbie Green, Bobby Watson and many more. He is an alumnus of the illustrious Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller and Harry James Orchestras.
The Jazz in July Series will also include performances by The Four Freshmen, The Al & Zoot Tribute Band and The Dan Levinson Dixieland Bash. All four Jazz in July Concerts may be purchased in advance for a special subscription package price of $95.
Jazz in July is made possible through the leadership of Ed Coyne (Chair of the Centenary Stage Company Advisory Board) and Coyne Enterprises, with the support of Heath Village and Skylands Community Bank. The Centenary Stage Company is a not-for-profit performing arts series, in residence at Centenary College, 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 Centenary Stage Company are made possible in part through the visionary support of Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, as well as CSC sponsors Heath Village (platinum sponsor), Panther Valley Pharmacy, Skylands Community Bank, and Hackettstown Regional Medical Center.
THE DAVID AND CAROL LACKLAND CENTER: Performances at the Centenary Stage Company enjoy their new residence in the state-of-the-art theatres of the new David and Carol Lackland Center, opened just 9 months ago in Hackettstown. Hailed as the most sophisticated performing arts venue in northwest New Jersey, the center includes the new 500-seat Sitnik Theater, The Edith Bolte Kutz black box theater, a dance studio, as well as WNTI, the College’s NPR affiliate station, and CCTV, Centenary’s Comcast-licensed television studio. Named in honor of Carol Burgess Lackland, A Centenary graduate (Class of 1954), and her husband, David A. Lackland, a Centenary College Trustee, The David and Carol Lackland Center, has been designed to enrich student life and bring new cultural opportunities to northwest New Jersey.