This Week!
Chris Coogan meets
the Jazz Rabbi

featuring Boots Maleson
and Jim Royle
Thursday, Jan 12
Jazz at the Post (VFW Post 399)

465 Riverside Ave, Westport
sets at 7:30 pm and 8:45 pm
$15 cover
Reservations strongly suggested

Featuring a new hot menu from
Chef Derek Furino
dinner from 7:00 PM

Chris Coogan

Greg Wall
Tenor & Soprano Sax
Boots Maleson 

Jim Royle

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.

Be sure to reserve early to the best table.


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.

Saxophonist Greg Wall, dubbed the “Jazz Rabbi” by the New York Times, has performed his music around the world, including performances at major international festivals like the North Sea, Pori, Vienne and Montreal Jazz festivals, as well as top New York venues like Carnegie Hall, the Village Vanguard, and the Stone. He serves as artistic director of Westport based JazzFC and performs weekly with some of the best musicians in Jazz today.  He has released numerous recordings on KnitFac Records and John Zorn’s Tzadik label as a leader co-leader and ensemble member.  In addition to his musical activities  Greg is the Rabbi of Beit Chaverim Synagogue in Westport.

Chris Coogan
Jazz Rabbi Greg Wall

Upcoming  performances at Jazz at the Post

Jan 19 – Melissa Newman Quartet

Jan 26- Sarah Jane Cion

Feb 2- Brian Marsella!

Feb 9 – TBA

Feb 16 – Janice Friedman

Feb 23 – Henry Hey/Yuriy Galnick 

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