Community Church of East Williston to Host Jazz Holiday
The Community Church of East Williston to Host “A Jazz Holiday,” an multicultural evening of Holiday Music featuring the Jarad Astin Trio. Mr. Astin, also the current Director of Music at the Community Church, is an accomplished jazz artist, with 3 commercial recordings under his belt on CueZone Records, an independent record label formed in 2001 with partner Ben Senterfit, during an 8 year period in which he lived in the
Rocky Mountains, just west of Boulder Colorado.
The Concert will feature other musicians from within the New York City jazz community, forming the favorite “piano trio,”Â and will play host to a repertoire of material that exemplifies the many different ways in which most people in this country celebrate the upcoming Holiday Season – from our favorite secular songs (alaÂ Rudolph, Santa, Frosty),Â favorite Christian Hymns, as well as music from Chanukah andÂ Kwanzaa – all in a swinging, improvisatory setting reminiscent of Oscar Petersen and the like.
A small donation of $5 is being asked at the performance, and light refreshments will be available. Contact the church office at 516-742-9690, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Jarad is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts (’98), where he studied closely with Edward Simon (Kevin Eubanks, Bobby Watson, Paquito Dâ€™Rivera, and Terence Blanchard), and legendary organist Trudy Pitts. After graduating in 1998, Mr. Astin began working professionally in the church as an accompanist, and has
since held Directorships in New Nation Church of God in Christ, as well as his current Music Directorship at the Community Church – working with Choirs, Praise Teams, and Pastors in many different styles of worship. Jarad also went on to produce over 15 recordings, as well as starting his own independent label in Colorado, as well as managing Modern Vintage Studio’s, the main creative outlet for CueZone Records.
Mr. Astin has worked in many capacities with the label – from engineer to producer, studio musician to recording artist, as well as in graphic design and reproductions for many of the releases under CueZone, as well as being the driving force that secured national distribution for the label in 2002.
A Jazz Holiday
Saturday, Dec. 22nd, 7p.m.
the Community Church of East Williston
East Williston ave and High St.
East Williston, NYÂ 11516