COTA Jazz Festival

The 34th edition of the Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts student jazz ensemble, THE COTA CATS, will rehearse 8-10 times at East Stroudsburg HS South in August and September and will subsequently perform at the 2014 Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts Jazz and Arts Festival on Sunday, September 7th in the afternoon.    

APPLICATION MUST BE RETURNED BY JUNE 9!

THE DEER HEAD INN PRESENTS:  “Library Alive – The Music of Thad Jones”
Monday May 26, 2014 - shows at 7:30 & 9:30PM  $10.00 cover charge

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On May 26th, the Deer Head Inn will present a special “Library Alive” event - an evening of big band jazz compositions by Thad Jones. The Deer Head Inn Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Phil Woods, will be joined by Dr. David Demsey - Coordinator of Jazz Studies and Curator of the Thad Jones Archive at William Paterson University and the renowned Jerry Dodgion - lead alto saxophonist for the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra from 1965-1979.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Deer Head Inn
Delaware Water Gap, PA

Come join us for a wonderful evening of food, art and music at the Deer Head as we raise funds for a deserving student. The Ralph Hughes Scholarship is presented each year to the COTA Cat high school student who achieves the highest grade point average. 

We will also be honoring the memory of our dear departed friend Leon Shiner with delicacies from the MIddle East, prepared by Antelao restaurant and the Deer Head Inn.

Sweet Sue TerrySweet Sue TerrySaxophonist "Sweet" Sue Terry will offer the world premiere of her new specially commissioned composition for saxophone quartet, titled "Near the Equator," inspired by her travels in South America.  It will be performed by Sweet Sue and Dangerous Sax, featuring Nelson Hill, Adam Niewood and Tom Hamilton. The score and parts will be donated to the COTA Cats library, in keeping with the mission statement of the Ralph Hughes Commision process.  The instrumentation is:

  • Soprano saxophone
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Baritone Saxophone 

Seats are extremely limited for this event!

Tickets may be purchased at Antelao Restaurant or the Deer Head Inn. Call 570-426-7226 for more information.

 

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