Angelique Kidjo, Boz Scaggs, and more at The Ridgefield Playhouse
Angelique Kidjo, Boz Scaggs, and more at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Don't Miss These Great Jazz Performances! Evening of Art, Wine and Jazz Join us in lobby at 7:15pm before each performance for free wine and cheese tastings and an artist reception!
Thursday, February 20 at 8pm
Born in Benin (West Africa), Angelique Kidjo is a Grammy award-winning music recording artist deemed "Africa's premier diva" by Time Magazine. Kidjo's internationally acclaimed repertoire includes collaborations with various recording artists such as Carlos Santana, Peter Gabriel, Alicia Keys, Josh Groban, Branford Marsalis, Joss Stone, and many more. Known for her dynamic and uplifting music, she has translated her distinctive work in the arts to that of philanthropy; by promoting education for girls in Africa through her foundation, Batonga and as a UNICEF Goodwill ambassador Kidjo travels the world to inspire and empower.
Thursday, May 15 at 8pm
Underwritten by AcousticMusic.org
Grammy Award winning artist, Boz Scaggs, and his band are making a return to The Ridgefield Playhouse stage. His newest album "Memphis" showcases both original songs and choice covers. Scaggs is both a musical seeker and a man of sizable talent as a singer, songwriter and guitarist.
Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra
Friday, May 23 at 8pm
Ottmar has been nominated five-times for a Grammy award.La Semana is the first OttmarLiebert + Luna Negra album with all-new songs in five years, the multi-faceted, Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling guitarist has been his usual prolific self, writing, drawing, touring and exploring, his myriad experiences informing the 13 evocative instrumental compositions on La Semana.
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Sunday, March 23 at 8pm
In his young career, ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro has already redefined a heretofore under-the-radar instrument, been declared a musical "hero" by Rolling Stone, won accolades from the disparate likes of Eddie Vedder, Perez Hilton and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, wowed audiences on TV (Jimmy Kimmel, Conan), earned comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis, and even played in front of the Queen of England. With his new record Grand Ukulele, Shimabukuro's star may burn even brighter. Given that Shimabukuro first won acclaim for a YouTube video of him covering George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps, " it's no surprise that Grand Ukulele features a number of wonderful reinterpretations, including Sting's "Fields of Gold" (with Alan Parsons cameo-ing on keyboards) and, most prominently, Adele's "Rolling in the Deep, " a seemingly ubiquitous song given new life on the four-string.
Wednesday, April 2 at 8pm
Underwritten by Ayindisa
A great evening celebrating South Africa! Join us in the lobby at 7:15pm for a reception with South African artist Caron Schwartz
Dancer, anthropologist, singer, songwriter, academic, activist and French knight. Whilst all of these tags are fitting, none of them can accurately describe the energetic, passionate human being who has become one of South Africa's greatest musical exports. He has campaigned against the injustice of apartheid South Africa and been instrumental in putting the new South Africa on the map as a cultural ambassador.
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