An evening of jazz

Storrs - posted Jan, 18 2013

STORRS- You don’t have to go far to experience the ambience of New York City’s iconic Birdland Jazz Club, when Live at Birdland, featuring the Birdland Big Band directed by Tommy Igoe, appears in Jorgensen’s award-winning Cabaret on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m. The audience will be transported back to a time when a number of illustrious jazz musicians, including Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Stan Getz, and Lester Young, to name just a few, made Birdland their New York home. The 15-piece American Birdland Big Band, created by Tommy Igoe in 2006, provides an unforgettable musical event that goes beyond the traditional and sets the standard for the 21st-century jazz orchestra. Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts is located at 2132 Hillside Road on the UConn campus in Storrs. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Sandwiches, dessert, alcohol and other beverages can be purchased before the show (cash only). Or pre-orders can be placed at Ticket prices are $47/42, $37 and $32, with some discounts available. For tickets and information, call the Box Office at 860.486.4226, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., or order online at Convenient, free parking is available across the street in the North Garage.

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