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Groton City Cabaret Kicks Off Ninth Season with Dixieland Jazz

Groton City Cabaret 2014 presents Andy Sherwood’s Dixieland Jazz Quartet Jan. 19

Andy Sherwood’s Dixieland Jazz Quartet, a four piece ensemble, are the featured artists at the ninth City Cabaret 2014 season on Sunday, Jan. 19.

The quartet, an annual performer in the series, includes Andy Sherwood, playing the clarinet; Ian Frenkel on the piano; Tom Briggs on drums; and Bryan Rizzuto on bass.

Clarinetist and saxophonist Sherwood displays a style deeply rooted in the clarinet playing of Benny Goodman, “the King of Swing,” and Pete Fountain, “the King of Dixieland.” Andy grew up listening to these great clarinetists, eventually leading him to audition and win the position as jazz clarinetist for the U.S. Coast Guard Band.  He retired from the band in 2009 after 24 years.

All City Cabaret 2014 concerts are held in the City of Groton Auditorium at 295 Meridian Street in the City of Groton on select Sundays at 3:00 p.m. through March.

The City Cabaret concert series is co-sponsored and co-produced by Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department.

The OBrien Strings, a classical trio, will be featured February 16.

The Rufus “Babygrand” Davis Ensemble will end the concert series on March 16.

Dessert and coffee will be available for purchase from the Fitch High School Alcohol and Drug Free Party Committee. There is no entrance fee, and no alcohol is allowed. The concert info line is (860) 446-4129.


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