Jay Rowe's ‘Smooth Jazz for Scholars’ Concert Set for April 29th & 30th
18th Annual Benefit Concert Returns to Milford
MILFORD (CT) -- World renowned jazz musician and composer Jay Rowe announces the return of the ever-popular annual Smooth Jazz for Scholars Benefit Concert, featuring a slate of incredible musicians who are guaranteed to please all jazz enthusiasts. Proceeds from this annual concert benefit the Milford Public Schools student music program; Jay has donated more than $85,200 to the music department, thanks to the success of this annual event for the past 17 years. A graduate of the Milford Public School system and participant in the music program in the district, Jay received his Bachelor of Music degree from New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA in 1985 and established this benefit concert as a way to give back to the school district that fostered his love of music.
The concert series features two separate world class artist line-ups each night.
Friday, April 29th: guitarist Peter White, saxophonist/flautist Nelson Rangell, and saxophonist Marion Meadows.
Saturday, April 30th: pianist Alex Bugnon, and saxophonists Marcus Anderson and Jeff Kashiwa.
The event will take place at the newly renovated Parsons Complex Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 70 W. River Street, Milford, CT 06460. Proof of COVID vaccination and masks will be required.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m., show time is 8:00 p.m.
$45 each for one night/$75 for both nights. The first 250 tickets sold are for reserved seating, and thereafter will be for general admission seating. Group discounts are also available.
Online: Tickets are available online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/18th-annual-smooth-jazz-for-scholars-benefit-concert-friday-429-30-2022-tickets-291718266187?aff=erelexpmlt
In-person from any of these local Milford outlets: Café Atlantique (33 River St.), The Canvas Patch (5 River St.), Milford Fine Arts Center (40 Railroad Ave.), and Arciuolo's Shoes (74 Broad St.).
By Mail: Please make checks/money orders payable to Smooth Jazz for Scholars Inc. Send payment, along with your name and other contact information to Smooth Jazz for Scholars Inc., P.O. Box 3723, Milford, CT 06460.
Limited Sponsorships Available
Corporate sponsors for this year’s show are The Milford Bank and Barrett Outdoor Communications. Additional limited sponsorships remain available; contact Jay directly for details.
“I am so pleased to be able to bring a show of this quality to Milford for two nights – it gives residents the opportunity to see a first-class festival-like performance right here in town, without having to travel to New Haven, Hartford, or New York City,” Jay remarked. “And, of course, I am so pleased to be able to contribute in this way to our schools. To bring awareness and attention to the importance of music education is why we do this every year.”
For more information visit jayrowemusic.com or call (203) 415-8878.
Jay has performed and recorded with the elite in the world of jazz and has played in many major jazz festivals across the U.S. and around the world, including venues in Europe, South Africa, and Asia. As a solo artist, Jay’s musical catalog includes A Dream I Had (1994), Jay Walking (1997), Laugh Out Loud (2001), Red, Hot and Smooth (2006), Live At Daniel Street (2011), Smooth Ride (2016), Groove Reflections (2021), and Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas from Jay Rowe (2021).