Previous Concerts & Events
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler! BackCountry Jazz’s 10th year celebration featuring some of the finest jazz artists in the world
Saturday, November 5
Featured: Terell Stafford, trumpet; Bobby Broom, guitar; Herlin Riley, drums; Luisito Quintero, percussion; Benjamin Tiberio, bass; Charenee Wade, vocals; Bennie Wallace, tenor saxophone, music director
Saturday, June 11, 2016 - Jazz Club Benefit Concert
Featured: George Mraz, bass; Donald Vega, piano; Herlin Riley, drums; Joe Magnarelli, trumpet; Godwin Louis, alto sax; Art Baron, trombone; Alicia Olatuja, vocals; and Bennie Wallace, tenor sax, music director.
Saturday, November 21, 2015 - BackCountry Jazz goes UPTOWN
Featured: the legendary Dr. Lonnie Smith on the Hammond B3 organ, with rising star guitarist Graham Dechter vocalist Alicia Olatuja groove master Herlin Riley on drums and musical director, saxophonist Bennie Wallace
Saturday, June 13, 2015 - Annual Benefit
Featured: An evening of exciting music with some of the finest musicians in jazz today.
February 21, 2015 - Duke Ellington
Featured: Bobby Broom, guitar; Donald Vega, piano; George Mraz, bass; Billy Drummond, drums; Luisito Quintero, percussion; Charenee Wade, vocals; Bennie Wallace, tenor saxophone and music director
November 22, 2014 - Twilight Time
Featured Ray Anderson and Bobby Broom
June 14, 2014 - Café Society
Our annual benefit and concert, featuring Malou Beauvoir, vocals, Bennie Wallace, tenor saxophone, Terell Stafford, trumpet, Donald Vega, piano, Peter Washington, bass, Herlin Riley, drums, Luisito Quintero, percussion.
December 7 - Bossa, Ballads & Blues Concert
BackCountry Jazz presented an all-star ensemble featuring some of today's most celebrated jazz artists: pianist Donald Vega, bassist Peter Washington, drummer Herlin Riley, vocalist Carla Cook and special guest artist, the great percussionist, Luisito Quintero under the direction of tenor saxophonist Bennie Wallace.
October 12, 2013 - Billie Holiday: A Celebration
Featuring trumpeter Terell Stafford, pianist Donald Vega, bassist Peter Washington, drummer Victor Lewis, guitarist Tony Lombardozzi, vocalists Malou Beauvoir and Carla Cook performing the music of Billie Holiday under led by tenor saxophonist Bennie Wallace.
June 8 2013 - Annual Benefit Concert
An evening of Blues and Jazz. Featuring guitar great Russell Malone with Bennie Wallace and the Disorder at the Border All Star Orchestra
April 6, 2013 - Anything Goes
BackCountry Jazz presents an evening of Cole Porter.
December 1, 2012 - Havana Holidays
BackCountry Jazz presents an all-star orchestra featuring trumpeter Wendell Brunious, pianist Donald Vega, bassist Peter Washington, drummers Victor Lewis and Herlin Riley, the Greenwich High School Jazz Ensemble and a surprise guest vocalist.
October 28, 2012 - Young People’s Concert
Louis Armstrong was adored by children the world over. Trumpet player Bria Skonberg presents a children’s program and concert for kids of all ages. Doors will open at 1:45. Approximately 45 minutes long.
October 13, 2012 - The Music of Louis Armstrong
BackCountry Jazz presents an all-star orchestra featuring vocalist Catherine Russell, drummer Herlin Riley and trumpeter Wendell Brunious performing the music of Louis Armstrong under the direction of saxophonist, Bennie Wallace.
June 16, 2012 - BACKCOUNTRY JAZZ ANNUAL BENEFIT - Bright Brook Farm Greenwich, CT
December 3, 2011, BackCountry Jazz Christmas Spectacular - St.Bede’s Chapel 270 Lake Avenue Greenwich Connecticut
September 24, 2011 - St. Bede’s Chapel 270 Lake Avenue, Greenwich, Connecticut - Kenny Barron, Piano 2010 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award recipient. The most lyrical pianist in jazz today, a true virtuoso. Peter Washington, Bass Member of the Tommy Flanagan Trio, called by many the “greatest trio in jazz.” The leading bassist of his generation. Herlin Riley, Drums New Orleans master drummer and a BackCountry Jazz favorite. Bennie Wallace, Tenor Saxophone “This is a rare opportunity to hear these three great musicians play together, and a thrill for me to play with them. I hope you’ll join us.” - Bennie Wallace
January 30, 2011 - Ignacio Berro workshop and masterclass for Greenwich High School students and community at the Greenwich Library.
November 20, 2010 - Fall Concert 2010 - Bennie Wallace / Terell Stafford / Jerry Dodgion / Joe Temperley / Jason Jackson Adam Schroeder / Donald Vega / David Wong / Victor Lewis / Hilary Gardner
October 9, 2010 - Dale McDonald Home - Bennie Wallace / Donald Vega / David Wong / Jimmy Cobb / Hilary Gardner October 8, 2010 House concert Bennie Wallace / Donald Vega / David Wong / Jimmy Cobb
July 22, 2010 - The Bridgeport Public Schools - Bennie Wallace / Donald Vega / David Wong / Victor Lewis
July 7, 2010 - The Bridgeport Public Schools - Joe Magnarelli / Bennie Wallace
June 12, 2010 - Benefit Concert - Bennie Wallace / John D’earth / Joe Magnarelli / Jason Jackson / Jerry Dodgion Jaleel Shaw / Adam Schroeder / Donald Vega / David Wong / Alvester Garnett / Steve Kroon All Star Orchestra
June 10, 2010 - Public School Youth Concert - Bennie Wallace / Terell Stafford / John D’earth / Jason Jackson / Jerry Dodgion Jaleel Shaw / Adam Schroeder / Donald Vega / David Wong / Alvester Garnett / Steve Kroon All Star Orchestra
May 23, 2010 - KEYS benefit concert - Bennie Wallace / Donald Vega / Gregory Ryan / Alvester Garnett
February 10, 2010 - Rene Marie @ the Bruce Rene Marie - Bennie Wallace /Bill Huntington / Donald Vega / Victor Lewis
September 25, 2009 - Dizzy’s Dream for Bridgeport - Bennie Wallace / Terell Stafford / John D’earth / Jason Jackson / Jaleel Shaw Gary Smulyan / Donald Vega / Paul Beaudry / Alvester Garnett All Star Orchestra Past Events Bridgeport Concert Video