Celebrate LIVE MUSIC with TJO
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2014 Contact: Jeffrey
Dunn, Executive Director Administrative: (860)
283-8558 Box Office: (860) 283-6250
Event Dates: Holiday
Jazz ConcertDecember 20th @ 7:30pm Location: Thomaston Opera House, 158 Main
Street, Thomaston, CT
magic of Live Music this Holiday season with the Thomaston Jazz Orchestra at
the historic Thomaston Opera House.
A great night of jazz featuring the Thomaston
Jazz Orchestra (TJO) and vocalists Charise Courtney and Chris Kullman who will
be serenading the crowd with upbeat and seasonal numbers! Under the direction
of Jim Luurtsema the TJO performs standard charts from Big Band classics through
today's contemporary artists with a professional sound and energetic vibe on
Saturday December 20th @ 7:30pm at the Thomaston Opera House.
Theatre patrons and jazz enthusiasts
alike have been clamoring for Live Music to come back to the Opera House stage!
and TOH volunteer Jim Luurtsema directs
the 22-piece orchestra comprised of professional musicians from surrounding
towns in CT, many of which are teachers, traveling performers and local
community band, orchestra and symphony members. Seeing a need for a larger and
more contemporary sound and noting this absence in Litchfield County, Mr.
Luurtsema gathered former band mates, professional contacts and friends and put
together a performing jazz orchestra to represent Thomaston on the Opera House
stage and in other area venues.
concert will feature Charise Courtney, who began performing on stage at the age
of seven. She has joined the TJO as their house vocalist and this is her fisrst
concert on the TOH stage. Charise has a
degree in music from Western Connecticut State University and has performed in
Manhattan in an off-Broadway production of PIRATES OF PENZANCE. Her talented
vocal style will take you back to the days of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah
Vaughan, but with a twist that is uniquely her own.
night will also feature a special guest appearance by Chris Kullman, a theatre
and choir teacher in Hartford. Most recently seen on the TOH stage as the Big
Bopper in Landmark’s production of The Buddy Holly Story, the TJO is thrilled
to include Kullman’s theatrical style to a much beloved holiday number.
Community Theatre Executive Director, Jeff Dunn, is “…pleased that the TJO has
found a “Home” with the historic Thomaston Opera House and (he) hopes this
premiere concert will entice patrons to come enjoy a new form of entertainment
now available at this incredible and unique venue, with it’s impressive
acoustics and vintage ascetic…”
most recent credits include Light Up the Town, Slidin’ into Spring with guest
artist Ben Griffin and the Thomaston Summer Concert Series.
The Thomaston Jazz Orchestra presents a Holiday Jazz Concert Saturday December
20th @ 7:30pm on the Thomaston Opera House stage, 158 Main Street,
Thomaston CT 06787.
are $23.50 for adults and $19.50 for seniors and students. All seats are reserved. For more information
on subscriptions, gift certificates and group sales contact or visit the Box
Office (860) 283-6250 Monday – Friday 1pm – 6pm & Saturday 1-4pm @ 158 Main
Street Thomaston, CT 06790
us online: www.landmarkcommuntytheatre.org
to purchase tickets for this event or any production of the 2015 Season.