Summer Music Series: Rex Cadwallader, piano
Enjoy an afternoon of jazz with Emmy-award winning composer Rex Cadwallader & Friends, whose compositions for big band, small jazz ensemble, and vocal jazz ensemble have been recorded worldwide, from Tokyo and Great Britain to universities and colleges across the United States.
The jazz quartet will feature Mr. Cadwallader on piano, Steve Moran on tenor sax, Mike Asetta on bass, and Arti Dixson on drums.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. A Pequot Library Summer Music Series season ticket is available for $50 for adults and $25 for students.
All tickets are general admission. Doors open 30 minutes before performances begin.
This concert is part of the Pequot Library Summer Music Series (see below for full series).
About Dr. Rex Cadwallader
Dr. Rex Cadwallader is a noted jazz pianist, composer, and educator. He received an Emmy Award in 1999 for his original score for "The Connecticut River: A Journey Through Time," a Connecticut Public Television Special, an Emmy Award nomination in 1998 for his score for "Connecticut For All Seasons," another CPTV presentation. He has received composition and performance awards from downbeat magazine, compositional study grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a research grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and has published over sixty compositions for big band, jazz combo and vocal jazz ensemble.
Currently, Dr. Cadwallader serves as Chair of the Performing Arts Department at Greens Farms Academy in Westport, Connecticut, and has served as Assistant Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Texas in Arlington, Associate Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Northern Colorado, has taught at the Royal Academy of Music in London, England, at Marlborough College in Marlborough England, at Southern Connecticut State University and at the Neighborhood Music School in New Haven, where he continues to teach jazz piano. He received his Doctor of Arts Degree in Composition and Music Theory from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, and his Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music in Composition degrees from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.
As a jazz educator, Dr. Cadwallader has been a guest artist, clinician, and adjudicator at festivals throughout the United States and England. His performing groups have received many national awards and have appeared at numerous state music association conventions and at the annual convention of the International Association of Jazz Educators.
Bio provided by rexcadwallader.com
Pequot Library Summer Music Series
All proceeds from ticketed concerts support Pequot Library free music events! Purchase a season ticket and enjoy all 6 concerts at a discounted rate!
Nicole Wang, Classical Pianist: Saturday, May 20 at 6 pm
Rex Cadwallader, Jazz Pianist: Sunday, June 11 at 2 pm
Alex Beyer, Classical Pianist: Thursday, August 24 at 7 pm
Music of the Gilded Age, featuring Dr. Orin Grossman and Friends: Wednesday, May 17 at 7 pm
Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestra Great Lawn Concert: Saturday, June 3 at 3 pm
Hungrytown Folk Concert on the Great Lawn: Tuesday, August 29 at 6 pm
Location : Concert Hall
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