The JCC in Sherman will re-open its doors on Saturday, July 11, 7 p..m. for “SwingSet,” its first in-person event since it was shut as a result of the pandemic.
SwingSet is a new trio of accomplished musicians who offer a unique take on Swing, Jazz and Bossa standards. Musicians include: Wendy Matthews (ukulele and vocals), a member of the swing duo, The Edukated Fleas; Julie Sorcek (flute, sax and vocals), a veteran of the Connecticut folk music scene, playing with many contra and family dance bands; and Ernie Pugliese (guitar), who performed for almost two decades in various jazz, swing and gypsy jazz bands in the Philly and Delaware Valley area, before returning to Connecticut. Special guest for the evening is New Fairfield native Niles Spaulding (bass), who teaches at Guitar Center in Danbury and School of Rock, Ridgefield.
The JCC of Sherman is is preparing a list of re-opening rules/guidelines for events and programs that will be available on the organization’s website and social media.
Tickets for SwingSet are $20/members, $25/non-members and must be purchased online prior the event. Tickets will not be sold at the door for safety purposes. There will be a limit of 30 tickets available for this first event to allow for safe social distancing.