This week at Jazz at the Post

It’s back…she’s back!

Together again… for the first time since COVID shut down Westport!
Thursday, July 7 Jazz at the Post (VFW Post 399) 465 Riverside Ave, Westport
sets at 7:00 pm and 8:30 pm, $10 cover.

Featuring a new hot menu from Chef Derek Furino, dinner from 6:30 PM. Reservations strongly suggested

Janice Friedman

Leon “Boots” Maleson

Ron Vincent

Greg Wall
Tenor & Soprano Sax

Reserve now for an incredibly exciting night of jazz in Westport. Janice has playing with the jazz Rabbi since the late 80’s. Boots Maleson and the JR go back to the late 70’s! Ron Vincent is Janice’s favorite drummer, and he has an illustrious jazz history. Don’t miss this show!

This short feature about the Famous Piano earned an Emmy award for News12CT producer Lori Golias! Lori will be at the Post on the 7th preparing another segment about the Return of the Famous Piano. Pianist extraordinaire Janice Friedman was the last Jazz artist to play this world famous piano.

(If you are not familiar with how this 1937 Steinway which was played nightly by Jazz giants at Manhattan’s legendary Village Gate, ended up in Westport, scroll down for the full story.)

Janice Friedman, who has recorded with such iconoclasts as Milt Hinton, Warren Vache’ and Claudio Roditi, and has graced the stage with jazz legends such as Billy Higgins and Joe Lovano, was the featured artist at lJazzFC last Thursday night Jazz Rabbi series concert on March 12, 2020.

The piano has not been played since then until…NOW! Last month the piano moved into JazzFC’s new home at Jazz at the Post in Westport, and after settling in for a few weeks after the move it will be back in the public ear, expertly played by none other than the last person to play it..the great Janice Friedman!

“ [Her] explosive piano playing carries the aura and variety of a big band.” John S. Wilson, the New York Times

“Your music sounds great. It made me feel good about things” Master guitarist Jim Hall

“Your playing reminds me of mine.” Legendary pianist, Cedar Walton

Upcoming performances at Jazz at the Post

July 14- Melissa Newman Quartet

July 21 – Harvie S. featuring James Weidman

July 28 – Sarah Sion

Aug 4 – Rob Henke and the Cook County Stompers

Aug 11 – Brian Torff

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VFW Post 399 hosted our 24th straight monthly Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, July 1, 2022 with over 60 donors. Whether you’re a regular donor, or considering it for the first time, the Red Cross Blood Drive is a great opportunity to give the gift of life.

Donated blood has a limited shelf life of 42 days for red cells, so the supply must constantly be replenished. One blood donation can help save more than one life and volunteer blood donors are the only way to ensure a stable blood supply. The success of the blood drive and community support is vital during this period extreme blood shortage throughout the community. Thank you again for your support!

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A special thank you to the Westport Garden Club and Izzo & Son Country Gardens for their gracious support and flower donation to VFW Post 399. The donation of support this year certainly helped celebrate our planned Memorial Day events for 2022! We can’t do all, can’t do it alone and can’t do it without your help.

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