MIDDLETOWN — Debra Mann and the Debra Mann Jazz Quintet will perform Saturday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the MHS Performing Arts Center, 200 LaRosa Lane.

Their program, “Jazz - Then and Now”, has been designed to give an historical perspective of jazz using its earliest years in New Orleans, through to the later forms developed in following decades to the present. Examples showing the variety and evolvement of jazz will be part of the evening’s program. Mann will also present her own acclaimed compositions, along with her own interpretations of jazz standards.

Mann, a pianist and vocalist, is a graduate of the Berklee School of Music in Boston. For more than two decades, she has performed as a solo artist and in group settings throughout the Northeast at venues including concert halls, jazz clubs and festivals. She is a guest soloist with the Boston Pops at Boston’s Symphony Hall and is a well-known educator of jazz on the faculty of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Other performances in the Greater Middletown Concert Association’s 2017-18 series are the Sol Y Canto Latin Ensemble on Sunday, Feb. 11 at 3 p.m., The Modernistics in “Song and Dance from the Great American Songbook” on Saturday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m., and two operas The Magic Flute by Mozart on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Aida by Verdi on Saturday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. Both operas are presented and fully staged by the Connecticut Lyric Opera with the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra.

Call 860 343-7555 now for all tickets and subscriptions, adult, student and group. Seating is assigned. Adult individual tickets for Debra Mann and the Debra Mann Jazz Quintet are $35 (front) and $30 (rear). There is a Concerts subscription price offered for the combined 3 concerts (Debra Mann Quintet, Sol Y Canto and the Modernistics) for $90 (front) and $75 (rear)). Individual tickets for The Magic Flute or Aida are $40 (front) and $35 (rear) each. There is a 2- opera subscription price of $75 (front) and $65 (rear). The entire 2017-18 series including 5 concert and opera performances has a bargain subscription price of $160 (front) and $135 (rear). All major credit cards are accepted. Visit www.GreaterMiddletownConcerts.org or on Facebook.

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