Culture Connect Featured Event
Jazz lovers will celebrate the New Year early this year with an exclusive performance by pianist Adrian Untermyer on Friday, December 30th at 7:45 PM. The concert will feature Untermyer’s original improvisations and refashioned jazz standards performed on a nine-foot German Steinway piano, and will include special guest appearances by classical pianist Timothy Alexandre Wallace and Los Angeles-based modern dancer Ava Untermyer. The program will be presented at Studio 59, a lovingly restored 19th-century Baptist church refashioned as a unique performance space in the heart of historic Torrington, CT.
Born outside Chicago and raised in northern Connecticut, pianist Adrian Untermyer brings his unique blend of Jazz, Rock, and R&B to stages large and small throughout New York City and the Northeast. A 2008 graduate of the prestigious Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, Untermyer lives in Manhattan, where he performs throughout Greenwich Village, TriBeCa and the Upper West Side. In addition to his extensive work as a solo artist, Untermyer also appears with Billboard chart-topper Kim Sozzi and serves as the Hammond organist for Harlem-based jam band Grant’s Tomb. Adrian Untermyer can be found online at www.adrianuntermyer.com
“Jazz Connections” is a series presented by Studio 59, a performance gallery located within the heart of historic Torrington, Connecticut. Each season, founder Timothy Alexandre Wallace celebrates the many forms of jazz by welcoming artists who share their own distinctive musical perspectives. Tickets are $16.50, and are available by calling (860) 482-6801.
The program will begin at 7:45 PM on the evening of December 30th and will be preceded by a special potluck supper at 7:00. Guests are welcome to bring a favorite dish or a bottle of wine to contribute. Studio 59 is located at 59 Barber Street in the heart of historic Torrington, Connecticut. For more information about Studio 59’s winter season, please visit www.studio59live.com.