Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:00pm
New London Big Band to Swing Pardee-Morris House
Sponsored by: New Haven Museum
Get set to swing as the New London Big Band takes the stage at the Pardee-Morris House on Tuesday, August 21, at 7 p.m., The free performance is part of the 2018 Twilight Concert Series hosted by the New Haven Museum, which owns and operates the historic site, and sponsored by Beers, Hamerman, Cohen & Burger, P.C.
New London Big Band is a 17-piece jazz orchestra formed in 2016, made up of the finest musicians in the Connecticut area and beyond. The members of the band have been playing together for many years.
The band plays a mix of jazz standards, classic ballads, big band era tunes, Latin music, and modern jazz written by band members. The band performs regularly in New London, Connecticut. Members of the band have played in such notable venues as Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center and the White House and artists including Aretha Franklin and B.B. King.
Sean Nelson is the group’s bandleader. When not playing with the New London Big Band, he is an enlisted member of the U.S. Coast Guard, where he plays trombone and works as arranger for the Coast Guard Band. He has worked as a member of the production team for the National Christmas Tree Lighting and has written arrangements that were performed for the Obama family and broadcast on PBS. He has won the National Band Association Young Composers Jazz Composition Contest and is a two-time winner of the “Downbeat Magazine” Student Jazz Arranging Contest. Originally from Dallas, Texas, he is a graduate of Sam Houston State University and the University of North Texas, where he was a member of the One O’Clock Lab Band.
Grounds open at 6 p.m., the concert begins at 7 pm. The Pardee-Morris House will be open to visitors for tours till 8 p.m. The public is invited to bring blankets and chairs and enjoy a picnic on the lawn. Parking is available along Lighthouse Road.
The Museum thanks Alder Salvatore E. DeCola; The Howard Gilman Foundation; Knights of Columbus, Rodrigo Council #44; and Morris Cove neighbors, including Frank Pinto and Rosemary Spring, for supporting the 2018 summer season.
About the Pardee-Morris House
Located at 325 Lighthouse Road, in New Haven, the Pardee-Morris House dates from about 1780, and is listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places. Built by Amos Morris around 1750, the house was burned by the British during their raid on New Haven in 1779, and rebuilt and expanded by the Morris family. In 1918, William Pardee, a descendant of the Morris family, willed the property to the New Haven Colony Historical Society, today the New Haven Museum. For a complete list of summer events at the Pardee-Morris House, visit: http://newhavenmuseum.org/visit/pardee-morris-house/ For New Haven Museum’s event calendar: http://newhavenmuseum.org/visit/events-calendar/ Sign up for e-blasts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the New Haven Museum
The New Haven Museum, founded in 1862 as the New Haven Colony Historical Society, is located in downtown New Haven at 114 Whitney Avenue. The Museum collects, preserves and interprets the history and heritage of Greater New Haven and through its collections, exhibitions, programs and outreach brings more than 375 years of the Elm City’s history to life. For more information visit www.newhavenmuseum.org or facebook.com/NewHavenMuseum or call 203-562-4183.
- Admission: Free
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- 325 Lighthouse Rd.
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