26 Meetinghouse Lane
“A Touch of Jazz!” is a fun and highly entertaining musical hour of best-loved swingy, jazzy songs from the Great American Songbook. This concert celebrates love, life, longing and laughter … and has a surprise happy ending!
Anne and Richard Flanders, Madison residents, are seasoned singer/actors and between them have Broadway, Regional Theatre, Concert, Cabaret and Recording credits. This delightful show features Anne with Richard as special guest artist.
Legendary jazz pianist Donn Trenner is Musical Director and accompanist for this Concert. Donn is a world re-knowned orchestrator/conductor (Steve Allen Show), was with the Les Brown Orchestra for six of Bob Hope’s iconic Christmas shows for US Military Troops, is a composer and has extensive performing and recording credits. He was musical director for Nancy Wilson, Ann-Margret and Shirley MacLaine. Donn received an Emmy nomination as musical director, arranger and conductor for MacLaine’s spectacular television special “Gypsy in My Soul!” Donn has performed both nationally (including as musical director/conductor At The Kennedy Center (1977) Jimmy Carter’s Inaugural Eve three hour TV Special and (1978) “Happy Birthday Bob” show honoring Hope’s 75th birthday) and internationally including as co-host and pianist at the First Stockholm Jazz Festival (44 hours of music!) Donn lives in Guilford and along with his Trios is in high demand throughout CT and beyond! Every Monday night since 2000, he leads the stellar 16 piece Hartford Jazz Orchestra at Arch Street Tavern, Hartford. Donn wrote a must-read autobiography, “Leave It To Me … My Life in Music.”
This Concert will support the First Congregational Church Madison’s efforts, in partnership with IRIS (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services) to relocate, welcome, support and integrate a refugee/refugee family into the CT Shoreline community. Donations at Door are welcome.