Shades of Jazz

in Essential Ramblings

One of my favorite happenings of the summer season.  Grab a picnic dinner, a blanket, and a good summer attitude and head over to the Katonah Museum for Shades of Jazz. All ages are invited — kids are welcome, though please consider your kids and your own tolerance as you consider whether it’s for you — this is an adult event that is kid friendly, not a kid event — know the difference I mean?

Shades of Jazz at the Katonah Museum of Art
Wednesdays, June 13th, August 1st, August 15th from 6:30-8:30pm.  June 13th – Cyrille Aimée; August 1st – John Scofield Trio; August 15th  – Lenny Pickett with the Borneo Horns.  Where:  The Katonah Museum of Art Sculpture Garden, 134 Jay Street/Route 22, Katonah.  Price:  $10 for members/$20 for non-members.  Description:  Legendary guitarist John Scofield brings together some of today’s brightest talents in the jazz music community to join him in celebrating the seventh season of Shades of Jazz. Music lovers of all ages are invited to pack blankets, chairs, and picnic dinners and head to the Museum’s Sculpture Garden for summer evenings of great music under the stars. The gates open at 6pm for picnicking, and beer and wine will be provided. In the event of rain, the show will move to the Katonah Village Library.  Sponsored by the Blue Note Jazz Festival; Susan & John Scofield; Sylvia Smolensky & Steven Silberstang; Fountainhead Wines.  Tickets & Info:  (914) 232-9555, ext. 0, www.katonahmuseum.org.