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Holiday Jazz at Pequot Library

Sunday, December 18, 2016, 02:00pm - 03:30pm

Pequot Library presents "A Winter Wonderland"

cadwalladerPerformed by:
Dr. Rex Cadwallader, piano
Steve Moran, saxophones and flute
Mike Asetta, bass

Enjoy an afternoon of jazzy, holiday-season music presented by Emmy-award winning composer and Connecticut jazz stars, winners of compositional and performance awards. Tickets sales directly support the programs and services at Pequot Library. 

$20 each, in advance online
$25 each, at the door
FREE for children 12 & under

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Dr. Rex Cadwallader, jazz pianist and Emmy Award-winning composer, presents an afternoon concert of beloved Christmas and holiday-season music for the whole family. Featuring such standards as “The Christmas Song,” “Winter Wonderland,” music from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” as well as beloved classics “Silver Bells,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” and “White Christmas,” and others, this pleasant interlude promises to be a delightfully upbeat way to jump into the festivities. Dr. Cadwallader’s trio also included Connecticut jazz stars Steve Moran on woodwinds and Mike Asetta on bass.

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.

His compositions for big band, small jazz ensemble, and vocal jazz ensemble have been recorded worldwide, including recordings by the Tokyo Big Band, the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Great Britain, the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, the Austin Big Band, and university and college big bands throughout the United States.

Chair of the Performing Arts Department at Greens Farms Academy in Westport, Connecticut, he 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.

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