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Performance Series Presents A Night of Hot Jazz Featuring Local Performers on Sat, May 13

Joe Traina and his Band

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Performance Series is proud to present two wonderful jazz performances on Saturday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m. at the Patricia M. Kuran Cultural Arts Center, adjacent to Borough Hall.

The Joe Traina Quintet has been performing extensively throughout the New York Tri-State area in such notable establishments as The Rainbow Room, The Supper Club, The National Arts Club, Sardi’s, Metronome, Il Cortile and The Savoy Grill Since 1990. Mr. Traina and his group were the weekly attraction at world-famous Sardi’s restaurant in New York’s theatre district on Friday evenings for over two years in the Club Room. During that time, countless vocalists from Broadway shows, cabaret and the world of jazz appeared with the Quintet including Lillias White, Michele Pawk, Karen Ziemba, Arthur Rubin, Tim Di Pasqua, Marin Mazzie and Jo Sullivan Loesser.

The Ethan Wollman/Patrick Gannon Qu​a​rtet is made up of Ethan Wollman on piano, Patrick Gannon on saxophones, Greg Pise on bass, and Peter Glynn on drums. Ethan is a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Big Band as well as the Jazz House Dynasty band. Patrick is also a member of the Jazz House Dynasty band based in Montclair. Peter is also a member of the ​Jazz ​House ​Dynasty band. Greg is currently attending the Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens program at the NJPAC in Newark, he is a member of their top ensemble​,​ the “Brick City Jazz Orchestra”.

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Great performances in a historic setting right in your own back yard! Suggested donation is $15, $10 for seniors and students.
 
This program is made possible in part by a HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

 

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