Saturday, August 19, 2017
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Just Announced!–Jazz Masters: Ray Blue Organ Trio, Internationally Known Tenor Sax Player Joins with Duet to Perform at WCT Performance Space in Ossining August 19th @ 8pm
Ossining, NY – WCT continues its Jazz Masters program with the Ray Blue Organ Trio, featuring world-renowned tenor saxophonist Ray Blue of Peekskill, a New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee who has toured extensively throughout Europe, Asia and Africa. Ray and his trio will perform at Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT)’s space at 23 Water St. in Ossining on Saturday, August 19 at 8 pm. Saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator Blue, who has appeared at “Africa’s Grandest Gathering,” the prestigious Cape Town International Festival, will share the stage with organist Jared Gold and drummer Dwayne “Cook” Broadnax.
Blue’s music has been described as a fusion of straight ahead jazz and rhythmic groove. He has appeared with the likes of Alicia Keys, the Cotton Club All Stars, John Gilmore and many others. A former cast member of the “Ray Charles Show” which toured in Europe, his festival performances also include the Hartford Jazz Festival; European Union Annex Festival-Dublin, Ireland; Audi Jazz Festival in Brussels; and the Macao Jazz Festival in China.
He has been honored with the Iowa Juneteenth Jazz Legacy Award, the Arts Education Award, and with Peekskill Middle School’s Living Legacy Award for his devoted contribution to introducing young people to music and to encouraging intergenerational sharing of the arts. He consults and presents at schools, colleges, universities and community institutions around the world and is the founder of Cross-Cultural Connection, Inc. a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that promotes jazz culture, performance and education. Blue holds a graduate degree from the University of Iowa, and is an alumni of Wm. Penn University which annually presents “The Ray Blue Jazz Award” in his honor.
Organist Jared Gold won the 2013 Rising Star on Organ critics poll in DownBeat Magazine and tours internationally with many well-known jazz artists. Philadelphia born drummer Dwayne “Cook” Broadnax taught at Berklee College and has been a major force on several tours with Jimmy Scott and The Jazz Expressions.
Westchester Collaborative Theater is a multicultural, cooperative theater company located in Ossining, NY, dedicated to developing new work for the stage and bringing live theater to the community. It is comprised of local playwrights, actors, and directors who employ a Lab approach in which new stage works are nurtured through an iterative process of readings, critiques, and rewrites. When work is ready for production, it is presented to the public at its new theater space.
WCT is committed to furthering theater arts in our community. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and a recipient of production grants from ArtsWestchester and New York State Council on the Arts.
Event Location and Ticket Information
WCT – Westchester Collaborative Theater
23 Water Street
Ossining, New York 10562
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017
Times: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm