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Collage Jazz presents a Jazz Appreciation Month Concert

Collage Jazz, with special guests the Holland Patent Jazz Ensemble, will present a Jazz Appreciation Month Concert on Monday, April 15 at 7 PM at the Remsen Performing and Visual Art Center on Main St. in Remsen. The program will consist of lively jazz standards and jazzy pop arrangements. Each group will perform individually, highlighting their favorite repertoire. Collage will present a special set dedicated to clarinetist Artie Shaw, and the combined groups will perform at least two tunes by Duke Ellington - C Jam Blues and In a Mellow Tone - as well as Stevie Wonder's popular hit Superstition

Collage Jazz is based in Rome, NY and consists of woodwind players Darryl Sleszynski and Colleen O'Neil, guitarist Jameson Dunham, pianist Aaron Browka, bass player Joe Karwacki and drummer Patrick O'Neil. The Holland Patent Jazz Ensemble is led by Ms. Kristin Kelly, band director at the school. 

The concert is free and open to the public. It is the first of four concerts in Collage’s Jazz Tributes Series, each of which is dedicated to a great jazz clarinetist of the past. The remaining three concerts are scheduled throughout this coming summer, and will be held at Rome Art and Community Center on Monday evenings, June 24, July 29 and August 26. Follow Collage on Facebook to keep apprised of upcoming events and concerts at Collage Jazz Combo | Rome NY | Facebook. The Jazz Tribute Series is presented with funding support through the CNY Arts Grants for Regional Arts and Cultural Engagement regrant program, thanks to a New York State Senate Initiative supported by the NYS Legislature, the Office of the Governor and administered by the New York State Council on the Arts.

The April 15 concert is the first event of the season at Remsen Performing and Visual Arts Center, a multi-use arts venue nestled in the heart of town. Visit their website at or call 315-601-9494 to learn more about the many upcoming events at the Center.