Thursday, March 3, 2011

An Evening of Hot Jazz is coming up on Friday, March 25th

The Center for Contemporary Art will present “An Evening of Red Hot Jazz” on Friday, March 25th from 7:30 – 10 p.m. The event features live performances by the Rio Clemente Quartet and the Vincent Troyani Trio. Guests will enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres, a display of original jazz-themed artworks, caricaturist, silent auction, door prizes and more.

Morristown native Rio Clemente is an acclaimed master pianist, composer, educator and recording artist who has performed at the Newport Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall, Birdland and Lincoln Center among other venues. His music combines a strong classical background with a rich knowledge of jazz history, making him one of the most expressive and versatile pianists today.

Vincent Troyani played first alto sax in Chico Mendoxa’s Latin Jazz Ensemble and has since performed with numerous jazz and rock groups. Troyani graduated from William Patterson University where he majored in Sound Engineering Arts and Saxophone Performance. He is the owner of Dungeon Studios recording studio and is active in live performance, recording/producing and teaching.

Tickets for “An Evening of Hot Jazz” begin at $50 per person. All proceeds benefit education and exhibition programs at The Center for Contemporary Art. For more information or to purchase tickets please contact Ellen Rannells at (908)234-2345 or

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