Jane Hastay. (Courtesy Photo: BHHS)
- The Bridgehampton Historical Society's popular Parlor Music Series is beginning early this year. Jazz is the theme with popular Art of Song concerts comprising the line-up, starting October 7 at 7 p.m., and continuing on the first Friday of each month through February (November 4, December 3, January 7, and February 4).
In the first concert, pianist Jane Hastay
and bassist Peter Martin Weiss
will be joined by local saxophonist John Ludlow
and vocalist Joanna Howard
. Howard hails from a musical family. At age eight, she toured with the Broadway company of "Les Miserables
," playing the role of young Cosette. Her mother, Linda Howard
, long-time choral director at Westhampton Beach High School, provided expert vocal direction to Joanna and her sisters Jessica
The Howard Sisters trio has performed at Guild Hall
, Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
, The Tudor City Concert Series in NYC and Setauket Presbyterian Church. With tight harmonies and an amazing sympatico blend, they perform jazz standards, Broadway and popular arrangements reminiscent of the Andrews Sisters. Joanna's theatrical and television credits include Juliet, "Romeo and Juliet
," John Drew Theater; Jane, "Jane Eyre
," University of Michigan, and appearances on "The View
," "The Young and Restless," "As the World Turns" and "Guiding Light." She is also a proud member of the USO Liberty Bells and regularly entertains active military and veterans, singing music from the 1940s and 1950s.
Joanna Howard. (Courtesy Photo: BHHS)
An array of the East End's top jazz vocalists and instrumentalists will be presented during each of the five 2011-2012 Parlor Jazz Series concerts. Each month, new featured artists will perform selections by composers of jazz, Tin Pan Alley, the Great American Songbook, cabaret and Broadway.
All concerts start at 7 p.m., run approximately 75 minutes, and admission is $25 per person, $10 for members, and children under 12 are free.
The BHHS Archives Building is conveniently located at the eastern end of Bridgehampton's Main Street and has ample parking. Come and experience the perfect dinner-and-a-show evening! The Parlor Jazz series is being sponsored in part by John
and Pamela Cataletto
and Julia Vandermade
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