RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- The Ridgefield Playhouse will host jazz singer Karrin Allyson, a four-time Grammy Award nominee, at 2 p.m. Sunday as part of the No. 109 Cheese & Wine Art, Wine and Jazz series with media sponsor WZBG 97.3-FM.
The playhouse will serve brunch provided by Bareburger showing off its spring menu paired with a Champagne tasting by No. 109 Cheese & Wine. An exhibit of the works of artist Megan Marden, of Danbury, will adorn the lobby, courtesy of Watershed Gallery in Ridgefield.
Allyson and her quartet will perform bossa nova, blues, bebop, samba, jazz and pop-style music, including the standards from the Great American Songbook, soft rock and folk rock, following the 1 p.m. brunch and art in the lobby.
Allyson has spent the last 15 years carving out a career as a singer, songwriter, pianist, composer and bandleader. Four of Allyson's albums -- "Ballads: Remembering John Coltrane," "Footprints," "Imagina: Songs of Brasil" and "'Round Midnight" -- have received Grammy nominations for Best Jazz Vocal Album.
The jazz musicians joining Allyson (vocals and piano) are Ed Howard on bass, Adam Cruz on drums and Bob Mann on guitar.
Artist Megan Marden received her M.F.A. in painting at Western Connecticut State University and maintains studio space in Danbury.
“In the past year, my focus has been on the creation of diminutive paintings of the small spaces in which I both live and work. Small paintings contain their own admissions about the enormity of painting. … I labor over such decisions with the ultimate goal of conveying aspects of the space that are not contained by the purely visual. … I want to discover in painting a character beyond the visual,” Marden said.
For tickets ($35 adults; $25 students), visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org , or call the box office at 203-438-5795. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not-for-profit performing arts center at 80 E. Ridge Road, parallel to Main Street.
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