Milford Arts Council, Founders House, hosting a gypsy swing jazz brunch

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The Milford Arts Council Performing Arts Theater and Founders House Pub & Patio are hosting a special gypsy swing jazz brunch on October 31.

The event will take place at the MAC, with doors opening at 11:30 a.m., and a performance by veteran New York-based guitarist Doug Munro and his gypsy swing band La Pompe Attack starting at 12:15 p.m. The venue is located at 40 Railroad Avenue South.

“We are so excited for this event. It’s another that has been rescheduled due to the pandemic, but it was definitely worth the wait, ”said MAC marketer Meg Carriero.


“The food will be delicious and Doug Munro is one of the greats,” she added. “At the MAC, we have reduced our capacity for the safety of our clients, artists, volunteers and staff so that your experience is even more intimate and personal than before. However, that also means tickets go really fast for this one, so you don’t want to delay.

Munro is a two-time Grammy nominated artist who is fluent in a variety of styles, soul-jazz, Latin, organ trio, rockin ‘blues, and gypsy jazz.

He has released 11 solo albums, released 75 original musical compositions and over 300 arrangements for recording projects by other artists. He has appeared on over 50 albums featuring numerous artists such as Michael Brecker, Dr. Lonnie Smith and Dr. John.

Munro also earned orchestral credit on the Oscar-winning documentary “When We Were Kings”.

Gypsy jazz, also known as gypsy swing, or hot jazz club, is a style of jazz dance that was previously developed by Roma guitarist Jean “Django” Reinhardt in Paris in the 1930s. Munro will tell stories about event information.

Munro is also an educator, having trained the Jazz Studies Program at the SUNY Conservatory of Music, State University of New York Purchase College, as Director of the Jazz Program from 1993 to 2002. He still teaches as a Director. emeritus among the fine arts. faculty company.

Food will be provided by Founders House and included in the price of participant tickets. Tickets are on sale now. Ticket prices are $ 105 for a table for two and $ 210 for a table for four, according to the MAC’s website for the event at https://milfordarts.org/doug-munro-lp.

For more information or to purchase a ticket, visit milfordarts.org.

“We are so excited for this event. It’s another that has been rescheduled due to the pandemic, but it was definitely worth the wait, ”MAC marketer Meg Carriero told Hearst Connecticut Media. “The food will be delicious and Doug Munro is one of the greats. At the MAC, we have reduced our reception capacity for the safety of our clients, artists, volunteers and staff so that your experience is even more intimate and personal than before. However, that also means tickets go very fast for this one, so you don’t want to delay, ”Carriero said.

Founders House is located at 117 Broad St. in Milford.

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