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Rotary Club of West Hartford’s 17th Annual Jazz Brunch Comes Home to Delamar Hotel

Joel Frahm. Courtesy photo

Hall High School graduate and world class saxophonist Joel Frahm will headline the all-star quartet at the Delamar Hotel on Sunday, Nov. 3.

Rotary Jazz Brunch performers. Courtesy image


On Sunday Nov. 3 from noon to 4 p.m., Rotary Club of West Hartford will bring its 17th Annual Jazz Brunch home – in both location and talent.

John Chin. Courtesy photo

To be held at Artisan West Hartford at the DELAMAR, 1 Memorial Rd., West Hartford, Conn., this year’s signature fundraising event will feature the home-grown talent of virtuoso saxophonist, recording artist ,and teacher Joel Frahm. A Hall High School graduate and alumnus of its acclaimed jazz quartet, Frahm has performed on the New York jazz club circuit for 30 years, regularly records with jazz colleagues and teaches at acclaimed jazz music programs, events and workshops around the world.

Proceeds will benefit Gifts of Music and other West Hartford charities.

The Joel Frahm Quartet, led by Frahm, will include renowned jazz artists John Chin, piano; Martin Wind, bass and Matt Wilson, drums. In addition to delighting their senses with an afternoon of premier jazz, attendees of this “coming home” event will enjoy a gourmet brunch by Artisan Restaurant Chef Frederic Kieffer.

Martin Wind. Courtesy photo

Tickets for the Rotary Club of West Hartford’s Nov. 3 Jazz Brunch at Artisan at the DELAMAR are $100 per person or $950 for a table of 10. Seating is limited, and tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. To purchase tickets online, visit westhartfordrotary.org and click on Jazz Brunch Tickets. For more information or to buy tickets directly, contact Tony Rodriguez at 860-573-0440 or [email protected].

About the Rotary Club of West Hartford

Founded in 1952, the Rotary Club of West Hartford helps address today’s greater community and global social concerns based on Rotary International’s trademark “service over self” philosophy. The club’s members, who represent a diverse cross section of the town’s businesses and community organizations, raise thousands of dollars for local charities and international health initiatives, provide study abroad grands, host exchange students, sponsor a middle school writing project, give dictionaries to the town’s third-graders, support music students, and much more. Learn more at westhartfordrotary.org.

Matt Wilson. Courtesy photo

West Hartford Rotary’s Annual Sunday Jazz Brunch, sponsored by the Rotary Club of West Hartford, is now in its 17th season. This highly popular event has been successful in raising funds for many local charitable organizations. Past artists have included Jimmy Cobb, Don Friedman, Delfeayo Marsalis, Renee Rosnes, Javon Jackson, Jimmy Heath, and Chris Flory. Each year, this day brings the best jazz artists New York and Boston have to offer to more than 200 jazz enthusiasts. All expenses, including payments to the musicians, equipment rental, promotional costs, and the cost of the brunch itself, are financed solely by ticket sales.

Half of the event’s profits will be donated to the Gifts of Music program (www.giftsofmusic.us) to provide musical instruments and lessons for gifted and talented West Hartford public school students who cannot afford to pay for them. Over the past 16 years Rotary Club of West Hartford has been able to donate more than $35,000 to this program. Remaining proceeds will help to support local organizations and projects that support education, seniors and youth in West Hartford.

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