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Thelonious Monk Hundredth Birthday Celebration
Saturday, October 14, 2017
What better way to celebrate Monk’s 100th birthday than with BackCountry Jazz at St. Bede’s Jazz Club.
Bennie Wallace has assembled a killer band to capture the spirit of Monk’s music - the off-beat melodies, humor, beauty, and unstoppable grooves and swing.
St. Bede’s – an intimate jazz club setting with drinks, tasty bites, desserts.
270 Lake Avenue, Greenwich, CT
7:00 – 9:00pm

tickets and information:
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call: 203.561.3111
email: jeanette@backcountryjazz.org

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