Centenary Stage Company’s annual January Thaw Music Festival heats things up through the month of January with three exciting musical guests in the Lackland Performing Arts Center.
The festival features Michael Davis and the New Wonder on Saturday, January 12 at 8 p.m.; the Harry James Orchestra on Sunday, January 20 at 2 p.m; and finally Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper on Saturday, January 26 at 8 p.m. All performances will be held in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ.
At 26 years old, “eloquent trumpet prodigy” Mike Davis (Wall Street Journal) has a voice beyond his years on his instrument. His playing is imbued with the sounds of Prohibition-era speakeasies, Hoovervilles of the Depression, and glittering jazz palaces of the swing era, creating a timeless cocktail of American music.
A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, Mike began his trumpet instruction at age nine with Jerry Oram in Seattle and went on to study with Laurie Frink during his undergraduate years. Both encouraged his interest in early jazz styles, which led to his beginning to work professionally in New York City while still in college. He now appears regularly around New York City as the leader of the New Wonders and with Dandy Wellington and his band, Emily Asher’s Garden Party, Glenn Crytzer, Terry Waldo, Baby Soda, Dan Levinson, and many other traditional jazz and swing bands. A regular at the celebrated jam session at Mona’s Bar, Mike is one of the vanguard of young musicians bringing traditional jazz to the forefront of the NYC music scene.
Tickets for Michael Davis and the New Wonder are $22.50 for all seats in advance. As with all jazz, concerts and special events, ticket prices increase $5 on the day of the show. The performance will be held in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown, NJ.
For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.centenarystageco.org or call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979-0900. The box office is located in the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown, NJ on the campus of Centenary University. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 1-5 p.m. and two hours prior to every performance.
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The 2018-2019 season of Centenary Stage Company’s performing arts events is made possible through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Shubert Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Sandra Kupperman Foundation, and CSC corporate sponsors, including Premier Season Sponsor Heath Village Retirement Community and The House of the Good Shepherd, Silver Sponsors HMC Atlantic Health, Home Instead Senior Care (Washington), Fulton Bank of New Jersey, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.