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Peterson Performance Series


The inaugural Peterson Concert at Greenwich Library took place in April of 2000 and featured the great jazz saxophonist, James Moody. Since that time, a partial list of performers appearing in the Series includes: Leo Kottke, Karen Akers, Graham Parker, Maggie and Suzzy Roche, Joey DeFrancesco, Tommy Makem, Vance Gilbert, Patty Larkin, Bennie Wallace, Susan Werner, Greg Brown, Orleans, Huun-Huur-Tu, Stacy Kent, Joe Lovano, Cindy Blackman, Johnny A, Luciana Souza, Monty Alexander and Marshall Crenshaw. These free events were all made possible by Clementine Peterson's generous bequest to Greenwich Library.

"Thanks for your concert series - they are a total delight. The high level of performers is astonishing. Who can believe I walked into the Greenwich Library and heard Lucy Kaplansky perform. And now to learn that Nellie McKay is on the bill. This is not only a generous series but a brilliant one. It's a gift to have top performers being brought into our community for free - thank you!"

"—Drew"



Peterson Performance Series

Julian Lage

Peterson Concert: Julian Lage Trio

Julian Lage is an American guitarist, composer & arranger living in NYC. His profound musicality and stellar technique have ensured his inclusion in the front ranks of contemporary jazz guitarists. Recent albums with pianist Fred Hersch and iconoclastic guitarist, Nels Cline, as well as a May 2015 cover story for Jazz Times magazine have have enhanced pubilc awareness of this abundantly gifted 27 year old. Julian was the subject of an Academy Award nominated documentary "Jules at Eight". Among others, Julian has collaborated with Jim Hall, Mark O'Connor, Nels Cline, Chris Eldridge, Scott Colley & Antonio Sanchez. In addition to his own quintet he has recorded with Gary Burton, David Grisman, Eric Harland, Anthony Wilson, Martin Taylor, Joshua Bell & Yoko Ono. Julian's album "Sounding Point" was nominated for a Best Contemporary Jazz album Grammy in 2010. His most recent duo album "Free Flying" with Fred Hersch received a coveted 5 star review in Down Beat magazine.
Julian will be joined onstage at the October 18 Peterson Concert in Greenwich Library’s Cole Auditorium by bassist Scott Colley and drummer, Kenny Wolleson; both acclaimed musicians with impressive recording and performing resumes.

Sunday, October 18, 2015
3:30 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

Peterson Concert: Vance Gilbert and Susan Werner

Peterson Concert: Vance Gilbert and Susan Werner

Sunday, January 10, 2016
3:30 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

Peterson Concert: Hot Club of Cowtown

Jazz and Western Swing band in the Cole Auditorium

Sunday, March 06, 2016
3:30 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library