Weston Historical Society's Music at the Barn: The Chris Coogan Quartet


Music at the Barn outdoor concerts return for its third season! This year’s series of four Music at the Barn performances will be held at the Weston Historical Society’s Coley Homestead. No reservations are required. Bring a lawn chair, blanket, favorite food and beverage, and enjoy the entertainment. In the event of rain, we will move the music inside. Admission is $10 per member, and $15 per non-member. Kids are free. Chris Coogan is a jazz musician – the New York Times calls him “a masterful pianist.” Chris has played with Dave Liebman, Randy Brecker, Lew Soloff, Jimmy Vivino, John Tropea, Chris Parker, Harold Danko, Paul Shaffer, Freda Payne, Kelli O’Hara, Stevie Van Zandt, Ronnie Spector, Darlene Love, Phoebe Snow, Ben E. King, Lesley Gore, Gene Wilder, Tevin Campbell, Steven Van Zandt, Chevy Chase, Joe Bouchard of the Blue Oyster Cult, Jane Powell, Genna Elfman,Tonja Walker of One Life to Live, Kristen Chenoweth, Marilyn Maye, Ivan Rutherford, Kevin Gray, Carol Burnett, Rosie O’Donnell, Shawn Colvin, Whoopie Goldberg, and Jim Naughton. His Gospel credentials include performing with Take 6, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Maya Angelou and Richard Smallwood. Locally, he directs the Good News Choir, a community choir that features his compositions and performs at local churches and events. Most weekdays, Chris teaches jazz piano and balances gigs with his jazz quintet. He has recorded over 8 CDs featuring his original jazz and gospel music. On television, Chris has played piano on Celebrity Jeopardy, the Arsenio Hall Show, and has written and performed original Gospel music for PBS on a prime-time documentary on the evangelist Amy Semple Mcferson with Emmy award winning composer Brian Keane. Also with Brian, he has performed ‘whorehouse piano’ for the hit series ‘Copper’on BBC America. His piano playing was featured on BBC hit show, “Copper” produced by Barry Levinson. Chris has written 4 national spots for the Humane Society and has performed on many other jingles. Chris has also performed for Martha Stewart, Joanne Woodward, Paul Newman and for former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton. Chris states, “I bring people together with music.”

Sun August 27, 2017 05:30 pm To: Sun - August 27, 2017
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Weston Historical Society's Coley Homestead

104 Weston Road
Weston, Connecticut 06883

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