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‘Best Darn Jazz Club in Danbury’ at WCSU

DANBURY, CONN. — Western Connecticut State University will host the “Best Darn Jazz Club in Danbury” at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The acts featured will be the Samantha Feliciano Quartet and the Josh Walker trio. Admission will be free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted at the door.

The Samantha Feliciano Quartet features four musicians: Samantha Feliciano on vocals, Niles Spaulding on bass, Bentley Lewis on guitar and Ethan Benton on drums. This group includes WCSU Music students from audio production, jazz studies and education who come together to present a night of jazz with their preferred style of vocal jazz paying tribute to artists such as Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson and others, with a modern spin.

The Josh Walker Trio is a new group that plays jazz standards, contemporary and original music. Walker is a saxophonist and composer who is a recent graduate of the WCSU Jazz Studies program. He has performed throughout the tri-state area with a variety of artists and groups, including the Recess Bureau, Andrew Beals and WCSU alumnus Nick DiMaria. He will be joined by Leonardo Catricala on bass and Eric Hallenbeck on drums, two recent graduates of the Hartt School and current New York City residents.

There will be free food and drinks available in addition to a cash bar for attendees 21 and older with a valid ID.

Future “Best Darn Jazz Club” dates are Friday, March 23, and Friday, April 13.

For more information, call the office of Student Affairs at (203) 837-9700.




Western Connecticut State University offers outstanding faculty in a range of quality academic programs. Our diverse university community provides students an enriching and supportive environment that takes advantage of the unique cultural offerings of Western Connecticut and New York. Our vision: To be an affordable public university with the characteristics of New England’s best small private universities.