Al Di Meola-June 21, 8:00pm
Al Di Meola returns with a fiery electric band, delivering the intense jazz fusion as only this world-class guitar deity can. Di Meola brings to the stage lightning fast guitar licks that roar with the passion, and precision that made jazz fusion the most innovative music force in generations.
Madeleine Peyroux Trio-June 23rd, 8:00pm
Singer-songwriter Madeleine Peyroux’s ‘one of a kind’ voice has carried the Jazz artist from busking on the streets of Paris, all the way to mainstream recognition. Her performance at the Playhouse will be an intimate trio configuration of voice, guitar and bass.
Glenn Miller Orchestra-July 11, 7:30pm
The Glenn Miller Orchestra is one of – if not THE — most popular and sought after big bands in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. The Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and the 18-member ensemble continues the tradition of legendary band leader Glenn Miller.
Festival Cuban0 Featuring Chuchito Valdes Quartet-August 15, 5:30pm
Join us under the tent on the field next to the Playhouse with Live Cuban Jazz by Chuchito Valdes and his Latin Quartet; following in the footsteps of his famed father Chucho Valdes and Grandfather Bebo Valdes, Cuchito continues the legacy of great piano players from Cuba.So bring your dancing shoes, because with influences of Carribbean rhythms and jazz, Chuchito creates an exciting and energetic blend of spicy music that drives audiences wild!
Reimagining Benny Goodman featuring Oran Etkin-September 13, 1:00pm
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.” 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.