Les Jumelles Jazz to Kick Off the Red, White and Blues Concert Series

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WOODBRIDGE ­– Les Jumelles Jazz will kick off the “Red, White & Blues: Jazz & Blues from the Garden State,” concert series at The Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge  on Friday, March 5,  at 8 p.m. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend. Reservations are required and are on first-come basis. Call 1-732-634-0413 for more information or to reserve your seats.

Bring a non-perishable food donation for the Mayor’s Food Pantry and/or cat & dogs items for Woodbridge Animal Shelter and Angel PAWS. Items needed include cat and dog food (wet and premium dry), kitty litter, paper towels, paper plates, cleaning supplies (bleach, soap), towels, animal beds, toys, bathroom throw rugs, plastic garbage bags, grooming items (q-tips, cotton balls), and office supplies (paper, pens, etc.)

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Les Jumelles Jazz is comprised of award-winning pianist/composer/recording artist Sarah Jane Cion and dynamic and lyrical saxophonist (+clarinet and flute) Audrey Betsy Welber. Les Jumelles means “the twins” in french–you’ll get the meaning behind the name when you hear the exciting musical connection between best friends Sarah and Audrey! Their musical rapport is captivating, and individually they are powerhouses of soul and inventiveness.

Sarah’s many musical accolades include the coveted first place prize in the 17th Annual Great American Jazz Piano Competition held in Jacksonville, Florida. She has appeared on the Nationally syndicated NPR radio show Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland, and performed with jazz legends Clark Terry, Etta Jones, Anita O’Day, Della Griffin, Ralph Lalama, Alan Harris, Bucky Pizzarelli, Don Braden, and many others.

Audrey enjoys playing just about every genre of music—jazz, klezmer, gospel, funk, classical, and more—on her saxophones, clarinet, and flute. She brings her swinging soulfulness to a number of bands in the tri-state area including the Jazz Lobsters, Klez Dispensers, Metropolitan Gospel Big Band, Gianni Russo (of “Godfather” fame), SIII and the Truth, Swingadelic, and her duo with pianist Sarah Jane Cion called “Jumelles Jazz.” Her saxophone and clarinet work have been featured on recording projects with various groups, and she’s recently played at the Apollo Theater, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Feinstein’s, and the Jersey Jazz Society’s Jazzfest.

For more information or directions, call 1-732-634-0413.


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