On June 12, the annual Democratic Lobster Bake will feature the Darien High School jazz ensemble. Jazz artists include Nick Vilter, bass; Will Trautmann, drums; Zach Heyde, keyboard; and Steven Ciasullo, sax.

This award-winning group has had quite a year, placing fourth in the Berkley Jazz Festival in Boston; first in their performance room at the Norwalk Jazz Festival; and second in the Brien McMahon Jazz Festival. They received a silver rating in the Heritage Music Festival in Philadelphia. After performing in the Western Connecticut State University Jazz Festival, they were selected to perform in the evening program.

"We continue to be excited about our outstanding local talent and look forward to showcasing these musicians at our annual Lobster Bake," said Jo-Ann Sawitsky, the event chairman.

The band will entertain everyone during the social hour, starting at 5:15 p.m.

As usual, the Lobster Bake will also feature appearances by state and local Democratic officials, as well as silent and live auctions.

Everyone is invited to join the Lobster Bake. For tickets, call Maribeth Sears at 203-662-9499, or email maribeths@optonline.net.

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