Tuesday, July 19, 2011



WHEN: Saturday, July 30, at 8 PM
David and Carol Lackland Center, Centenary College campus, 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown
TICKETS: $22.50 in advance, and $27.50 at the door on the day of performance and they are available at the CSC Box office at 908.979.0900, or online at

The high-energy, toe-tapping sound of New Orleans jazz will fill the theater when clarinetist Dan Levinson leads a Dixieland Bash for the Centenary Stage Company’s final Jazz in July concert of the season.

A specialist in traditional jazz and swing,  Levinson is one of the most prolific musicians on the contemporary scene. During a 20-year career, he has appeared alongside such prominent artists as Dick Hyman, Mel Tormé and Wynton Marsalis, as well as the singular Leon Redbone. Though based in New York City, Levinson’s schedule often takes him across the country and around the world. He has performed in Brazil with the Bunk Project, a band organized by Woody Allen and banjoist Eddy Davis, in Italy with the Manhattan Rhythm Kings, in Scotland with David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Centennial Band, in Germany with the Barrelhouse Jazz Band, in Paris at the Bilboquet Jazz Club, and in Japan with the New York Ragtime Orchestra. An ardent Benny Goodman devotee, Levinson’s tributes to the clarinet legend have brought him many accolades over the years. 

Dan Levinson ensemble 3The Dixieland Bash band includes Levinson on clarinet, Randy Reinhart (band leader of the Bix Beiderbecke All-stars) on coronet, Jim Fryer on trombone, Mark Shane on piano, Brian Nalepka (founding member of the Manhattan Rhythm Kings)on bass,  and special guest Stephane Seva (French “crooner” and percussionist) on washboard.   

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 additional 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 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, as well as CSC sponsors Heath Village (platinum sponsor), Panther Valley Pharmacy, Skylands Community Bank and Hackettstown Regional Medical Center.