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The Ridgefield Playhouse: 80 East Ridge Ridgefield, CT 06877

Jon Cleary with special guest Jimmy Greene

Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 8pm

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Join us in the lobby at 7:15pm for an Italian wine tasting by Vi.Sco.Inc. Wines and an exhibit by photo mosaic artist Joe King, who will be debuting a special guitar-inspired piece! 

If you’ve seen Bonnie Raitt live – chances are you’ve seen Jon Cleary at the piano. He is a triple threat with a salty-sweet voice, masterful piano skills and a knack for stacking infectious grooves with melodic hooks and sharp lyrics.  New Orleans funk master Jon Cleary is a 2016 Grammy award-winner, as well as offBeat Magazine’s 2016 Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Song of the Year (for “Boneyard”), and Best Piano/Keyboardist. Cleary has contributed to Grammy Award-winning albums by the likes of Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King and Taj Mahal.  Cleary’s thirty-five years of intensive hands-on work on the Crescent City scene has made him a respected peer of such New Orleans R&B icons as Dr. John and Allen Toussaint. Toussaint. Joining Jon on stage will be Cornell Williams on bass and A.J. Hall on drums.

Jimmy Greene is a Grammy Award nominated Jazz saxophonist, Gospel Musician, Producer and Music Professor at Western Connecticut State University.  His album, Beautiful Life, is a celebration of the life of his 6-year-old daughter, Ana Márquez-Greene, whose life was tragically taken, along with 19 other children and 6 educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT and was nominated for two Grammy Awards.  Greene was First Runner-Up in the 1996 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition, was named one of the “25 Young Rising Stars in Jazz” by DownBeat Magazine and was awarded the 2013 State of Connecticut Governors Arts Award in Music. As a member of Harry Connick Jr.’s Big Band, Greene is a featured soloist on 2 DVD releases, Harry for the Holidays, and Only You.

Tickets: $37.50

AllShows.com VIP Party Pass available! Includes priority parking and free house wine & beer from 6:30 – 7:00pm! Available for $25 by calling box office (203) 438-5795

Visit Piccolo’s Pizza and Jazzeria (24 Prospect Street, Ridgefield) for dinner the night of the show and enjoy a complimentary glass of house wine with your entree when you show your ticket!