Festival Cubano Featuring Chuchito Valdés Quartet

Sat, 08/15/2015 – 5:30pm

Includes a wine tasting courtesy of Palm Bay International, Specialty Rum Drinks and Cuban inspired food from Babaloo! Put on your Fedora and celebrate all things Cuban. It’s a night in Havana under the stars!  Don’t miss an exhibit of artwork by Cuban artists courtesy of and collector Terri and Steven Certilman.

Galactic featuring Erica Falls

Sun, 08/16/2015 – 8:00pm

With Special Guest High and Mighty Brass Band

Join us in the lobby at 7:15pm for a Palm Ale & Schöfferhofer Grapefruit tasting!

Galactic’s collaborative sound has evolved from organic New Orleans funk to a more modern style, incorporating hip hop, electronica, fusion, and jazz.  The funky six-piece continues to push boundaries on their new album, Into the Deep, released this past July.  This show will whisk you to the heart of NoLa to feel the Mardi Gras moment in all its variety of flavors!

Bernie Williams & Friends Charity Softball Game and Performance

Sun, 08/30/2015 – 7:30pm

Yankees #51 returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse for a Charity Softball Game and Concert!  The centerfield was a beloved member of the Yankees and had his number 51 retired earlier this year.  His accolades include:  four World Series wins, four Gold Glove awards, an American League Championship Series MVP award and 5 appearances on the American League All Star Team.  The former slugger brings his  All-star band back to the Playhouse for a night of Jazz!  From #1 singles on the Jazz Billboard charts, to performances with Bruce Springsteen and The Allman Brothers – this centerfielder returns to center stage!

Reimagining Benny Goodman featuring Oran Etkin

Sun, 09/13/2015 – 1:00pm

Sunday Champagne Jazz Brunch
Featuring Steve Nelson, Sullivan Fortner and Matt Wilson

Join us in the lobby at 12pm for a champagne tasting with 109 Cheese & Wine, brunch courtesy of Bernard’s and and a reception and exhibit of artwork by a Martha Talburt

Praised as a great clarinetist and all-around improviser by the New York Times, Israeli-American clarinetist Oran Etkin felt a deep connection with Benny Goodman, whose groundbreaking work in redefining the role of the clarinet and challenging the status quo inspired a generation of musicians. This show celebrates the daring and playful spirit of Benny Goodman, not by recreating his music, but by getting “at the essence of who he was and the spirit that he brought to the music.”