The Saxtet under the direction of Darren Litzie
The Westport Arts Center will present the music of The Saxtet led by Darren Litzie on Thursday, January 19 at 6:30 p.m. The Saxtet has developed into one of the Northeast’s most exciting eight-piece jazz ensembles.
The Arts Center will be transformed into a one-night-only jazz lounge complete with high top tables and complimentary wine and appetizers as the Saxtet presents a tribute to jazz legends Benny Goodman and Stan Getz. They will perform their own arrangements of songs such as “Sing, Sing, Sing,” “Flyin’ Home,” and “The Girl from Ipanema.”
The Thursday night Jazz Lounge has become a popular addition to the Westport Arts Center’s Jazz line-up in 2016. Attendees will also have an opportunity to get a sneak peak at the Arts Center’s upcoming exhibition opening January 27, featuring unique portraits of community members, government officials, students, and artists.
Curator for the Westport Arts Center’s Jazz program, Brian Torff stated, "The talented pianist Darren Litzie has assembled a unique and versatile jazz ensemble. The Jewish contribution to American jazz has been considerable, and this concert will pay tribute to two legends - swing clarinetist Benny Goodman and the cool tenor saxophonist Stan Getz. They are both major voices of the Jewish-American jazz experience."
Non-Member: $30 WAC Member: $25 Student: $10