Ridgefield BandJam 2013!
Ridgefield BandJam 2013!
Underwritten by Guitar Center, Enchanted Garden & The Music Shed
Fed to you by UnReal Candy
The best middle school and high school band around will rock out at the Playhouse during Ridgefield BandJam 2013!! What began as a charity event for The Playhouse has become a much anticipated competition where middle school and high school students perform before a panel of industry professionals for the title of BandJam Winner!
Middle School Finalists: Apollo's Legacy · Element · Funky Neon · Marmalade Sky
High School Finalists: The Basement · Dead End ·
Infinity Project · MOTP with Cal Kehoe
2013 BandJam Judges:
Linda Eder - Showcasing one of the greatest contemporary voices of our time, Linda Eder’s diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. Heralded as America’s acclaimed new interpreter of pop standards and theatrical songs, she has recorded 14 solo albums including her latest CD NOW, 12 musical recordings, and stared in two TV specials on Bravo and PBS. Her Broadway debut as Lucy in Jekyll and Hyde Her earned her a Drama Desk nomination.
Paul Pesco - If you log on to allmusic.com and take a look at Paul's credit list, it reads like a "who's who" of the entertainment industry. Paul has recorded and toured with Madonna, Annie Lennox, Steve Winwood, Chaka Kahn, Hall and Oates, Jeff Lorber, Whitney Houston, George Benson, Joan Baez, Al Green, Celine Dion, Mary J.Blige, J-Lo, and the list goes on...
Steve Addabbo - Grammy nominated producer, musician, writer, arranger, recording engineer and studio owner. Steve’s production and engineering work on Suzanne Vega’s first two albums set a new standard for the singer songwriter genre and helped pave the way for artists like Shawn Colvin, Tracy Chapman and many others.
Vaneese Thomas - Thomas’s talents as a singer, songwriter, producer and actor have made her a sought-after solo performer as well as a first call vocalist for projects by top name artists such as Aretha Franklin, Sting, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Celine Dion & Eric Clapton.
Christine O’Leary, Master of Ceremonies - Clean, Couture, Comedy Multitasker and funny to the bone, Christine O’Leary intuitively and constantly is interviewing and assessing her audience. Her off-the-cuff interactions and improv are the forte and storytelling is her crafted skill. She does local humor, character work and dialects and does not miss a trick with the funny in fact she will send you off unexpectedly socially promoted…….just ask Austin the Dairy Queen!
On a sweet note, Christine has worked with kids and young people as a social worker for years and was the Director of a Day Shelter for Homeless Youth. OH, one more thing…SHE IS A WICKED BIG DEAL!
Visit www.ridgefieldbandjam.com for more details
Tickets: $20 ~ Student price: $15
80 East Ridge
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Recorded program information
and live assistance when available:
The Box Office is open Monday -
Friday: 9am - 5:30pm,
Saturday: 12pm - 4pm and 1 hour
prior to a live performance.
Phone: (203) 438-5795
Fax: (203) 438-4543