Chris Coogan meets the Jazz Rabbi, featuring John Mobilio and Jim Royle
Thursday, Sep 22
Jazz at the Post (VFW Post 399)
465 Riverside Ave, Westport
Sets at 7:00 pm and 8:30 pm, $10 cover. Reservations strongly suggested at JazzatThePost@gmail.com.
Featuring a new hot menu from Chef Derek Furino. Dinner from 6:30 PM
Greg Wall-Tenor & Soprano Sax
Pianist Chris Coogan has been one of the most popular performers in our area for many years, and for good reason: He “plays great”! Chris grew up here, and has chosen to make Fairfield County his home, as well as his home base for his many faceted misc career. He is a world class jazz pianist, a sensitive and in demand accompanist for singers, a powerhouse Gospel pianist, choir director and bandleader, a highly effective and inspiring educator, and general all around good guy.
The Jazz Rabbi met Chris shortly after moving to Westport almost 10 years ago, and realized they were cut from the same cloth. They share a deep spiritual attachment to American music that digs deep into its roots and extends onwards and upwards from there.
The Jazz Rabbi’s monthly “Third Thursday” shows with Chris and his long time rhythm section mates John and Jim were among the most popular concerts at JazzFC’s two earlier host venues, and this week we will get to hear that magic unfold at Jazz at the Post!
Be sure to reserve early to the best table.
FEATURED ARTIST SPOTLIGHT
Chris Coogan has been called by The New York Times, “a masterful pianist.” Coogan’s credits include serving as music director for the jazz guitarist Sal Salvador. He has played with a range of musicians including Dave Liebman, Randy Brecker, Lew Soloff, Paul Shaffer, Harold Danko, Phoebe Snow, Jose Feliciano, and Bette Midler,
Coogan has performed at Manhattan’s Blue Note and Birdland and at the Montreaux Jazz Festival.
Upcoming performances at Jazz at the Post
Sep 29 – Rale Micic
Oct 6 – Melissa Newman Quartet
Oct 13 – Michael Cochrane
Oct 20 – Chris Coogan