Thursday, March 15, 2012


danny mixon photo by john meixnerDANNY MIXON
WHEN:Sunday, March 18, at 4 PM
David and Carol Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown
TICKETS:  $17.50 in advance and $22.50 at the door the night of the performance. Tickets are available through the Centenary Stage Company box office at 715 Grand Avenue, open 1-5 PM Monday through Friday and two hours prior to each performance. Tickets may also be purchased online at or by calling the box office at 908.979.0900.
(Photo by John Meixner)

“His playing is extremely infectious!” – John S. Wilson, The New York Times

Known as  a “Show Stopper” from his early days of performance, virtuoso pianist Danny Mixon will bring his special brand of musical stylings to the Centenary Stage.

Danny Mixon has been performing professionally as a jazz pianist since his first appearance with singer Patti LaBelle and her band, The Bluebelles. He spent years performing with jazz singers Joe Lee Wilson and Betty Carter, and playing with jazz luminaries such as Art Blakey, Charles Mingus, Eubie Blake, Lou Rawls and Dannie Richmond, before accompanying Carlos Garnet at Brooklyn’s Baby Grand.   Described by The New York Times as creating a “riveting use of old time boogie-woogie blues,”  Mixon has also worked with legendary jazz artists Lionel Hampton and Joe Williams, and  Frank Foster, who he currently accompanies as a member of Frank Foster’s Loud Minority Big Band and the Non-Electric Company.

Mixon has performed at the White House and in the first Newport Jazz Festival at Sea on the Queen Elizabeth II, as well as in the International Fall Jazz Festival in Milan, Italy. He has been honored by Harlem’s National Jazz Museum and is currently the Musical Director of the Lenox Lounge, a performer and instructor with the Jazzmobile.  With the latest release of his new CD, On My Way, critic John S. Wilson wrote, “His music is extremely infectious!”

The Mar 18 performance of the Danny Mixon Trio  at Centenary Stage will feature Bryce Sebastien on Bass, Chuck Ferruggia on drums, with a special appearance by blues vocalist Ms. Vinnie Knight

The Jazz in the Box series at CSC is made possible in part through the support of Mamas and Café Baci in Hackettstown. The 2012-13 season of performing arts events at Centenary Stage Company is made possible (and affordable) through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, and Centenary Stage Company members and sponsors, including Premier Sponsors Skylands Community Bank and Heath Village Retirement Community, as well as Hackettstown Regional Medical Center and CSC members and sponsors.