Chris Coogan holiday concert
Weston-based musician Chris Coogan will celebrate the holiday season as well as his recently released jazz CD.
"A Chris Coogan Christmas Concert" will take place on Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. at Norfield Grange, 12 Goodhill Road, in Weston. Tickets, priced $25 for adults, will be sold at the door. Admission for children is $10.
The concert will begin with Coogan and his jazz quintet playing original music from "Stars and Wind," his recently-released CD.
"From there we will play Christmas jazz music. A major feature of our concert is to take the traditional carols and rearrange them with new jazz sensibilities," he said. "We will also perform original Christmas music that I have composed. The special soloist of the evening will be Michele Grace, who is a fine actress and singer."
Coogan and Grace recently collaborated on "A Day ... A Night ... and Cole Porter," a musical production in Greenwich that was met with great applause.
"Stars and Wind," Coogan's first jazz release since 2001, will be available for purchase during the concert.
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"Stars and Wind" features a contemporary jazz composition performed by a traditional jazz quintet including strong melody on sax and trumpet.
"The music also features cool grooves with the rhythm section," Coogan said.
The Chris Coogan Jazz Quintet is comprised of Coogan on piano, Rex Denton from Madison on trumpet, Jim Royle from Monroe on drums, Jim Clark from Norwalk on sax and John Mobilio from Watertown on bass.
Tickets, priced $25 for adults, will be sold at the door. Admission for children is $10. For information on the CD or the Chris Coogan Christmas Concert, call 203-454-4695, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cooganmusic.com.