Branford Jazz Series – The Chris Geith Group – Walter Duda

Posted: June 30, 2010 in Concerts, Contemporary Jazz, Smooth Jazz
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The Town of Branford, Branford Festival, the Branford Recreation Department, and Blue Plate Radio – Greater New Haven’s Premier Jazz Station, is pleased to announce the second annual Thursday Night Jazz Series on the Branford Town Green beginning July 1st thru August 26th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Branford Jazz Series is inviting everyone to kick-off the weekend early and to enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Branford Town Green and to listen to some of the best jazz musicians anywhere. Local merchants will join in the event by staying open late and the town’s many award-winning restaurants will be looking forward to serving you! Ice cream, coffee, soda, and ice cold water are just steps away!

Bridgeport native Walter Duda was inspired by rock n roll vocalists Dion and Bobby Darin. He then became a fan of the vocal harmony arrangements of Brian Wilson (Beach Boys), The Beatles and The Hollies. While in Detroit, he was introduced to the rhythm and grooves of The Motown Sound. Next, progressive rock groups King Crimson and Yes caught his imagination. Eventually hearing jazz fusion keyboardists Brian Auger and George Duke inspired him to switch from playing guitar to piano.

As a songwriter, he has been influenced by many artists, including Michael Franks, Mose Allison and Bobby Caldwell. You’ll hear those influences first hand as Walter Duda opens the 2010 Branford Jazz on the Green Series at July 1!

The Chris Geith Group will be playing music from the new album “Island Of A Thousand Dreams” and also from “Timeless World” and “Prime Time”.

Date: Thursday, July 8, 2010
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Location: Branford, CT

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