Jazzing It Up! with Sherman Chamber Ensemble

november, 2021

27nov8:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedJazzing It Up! with Sherman Chamber EnsembleSalem Covenant Church8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Salem Covenant Church, 96 Baldwin Hill Rd Washington Depot, CT 06794

Event Details

A favorite Thanksgiving tradition for the Sherman Chamber Ensemble is its annual “Jazzing It Up” concert – coming this year to Washington with a live in-person performance in compliance with Covid guidelines. (Presentation of vaccination card, wearing of masks and social distanced seating will be required).

Pianist Ted Rosenthal and alto saxophonist Eddie Barbash join a most talented group of accomplished New York musicians including Thomson Kneeland (double bass), Chris Parker (drums), Susan Rotholz, (flute) and Eliot Bailen (cello) in an exciting program where the classics meet jazz.

Bailen, Artistic Director of the Ensemble, said, “The program pays tribute to Billy Strayhorn – American jazz composer, pianist, lyricist, and arranger, who collaborated with bandleader Duke Ellington. In fact, some say it was difficult to discern where one’s style ended and the other’s began as the two together brought much joy to the jazz world.”

Strayhorn composed over 150 pieces of music, including: “Chelsea Bridge,” “Day Dream,” “Johnny Come Lately,” “Rain Check,” and Ellington’s theme song, “Take the A Train.” Bailen said that special arrangements are being created to include flute and cello for the Ensemble’s program.

The combination of Rosenthal, one of the leading jazz pianists of his generation, and Barbash, an exciting, young virtuoso (and founding member of John Batiste’s Stay Human – house band for the Steven Colbert Late Night Show on CBS) will have audiences jumping in their seats.

Tickets are $25. Please purchase tickets in advance to minimize risks and to allow for contact tracing if necessary at www.scemusic.org, or at the door, subject to availability. Children 15 and under receive free admission when accompanied by an adult.



(Saturday) 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Salem Covenant Church

96 Baldwin Hill Rd Washington Depot, CT 06794


Sherman Chamber EnsembleLiba Furhman, 203-947-4767 PO Box 578, Sherman, CT 06784