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Outdoor Concert Chamber Jazz Featuring Mike Fahn and Mary Ann McSweeney

Since the Studio Around the Corner is currently closed for concerts and art exhibits due to Covid-19, Concerts Around the Corner is offering a series of small outdoor concerts/art shows which will be available online the following week. We hope you enjoy them until we can be with you in person, inside the Studio Around the Corner. We encourage you to watch these 30-40-minute performances online.

Live August 8th, Replay Online Saturday, August 15

Concerts Around the Corner: Chamber Jazz
Mike Fahn and Mary Ann McSweeney

To attend the live event, RSVP is required as space is limited. Please email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  We will contact you with all pertinent details, including Covid-19 protocols and rescheduling in the event of inclement weather. Please note, as we can’t guarantee social distancing at all times, masks will be required.
 
We welcome back the bassist, Mary Ann McSweeney! Audiences were delighted by her Urban Fado Quartet a few seasons ago at the Studio Around the Corner. This duo will feature her husband, Mike Fahn. The couple will have celebrated 24 years of marriage and music together on August 3rd, 2020. They met in the jazz scene while living in Los Angeles and both decided to move to New York in the early 1990’s. They both played in Jack Sheldon’s Big Band in L.A. and each had their own bands and gigs before coming to NYC. Mike plays valve trombone and is known for his improvisations. He has played with Michael Brecker, Andrew Hill and Kenny Wheeler along with leading his own groups performing at Jazz clubs throughout New York and beyond.
 
McSweeney has performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Jane Monheit and Lee Konitz to name a few. She is a composer and leads her own groups while performing Broadway shows. She is currently writing her second Fado album. The couple will be presenting a tribute to Bob Brookmeyer and Jimmy Giuffre. This music is considered chamber jazz and was created in the late 1950’s. The couple is adding their own story to these great tunes and will be releasing an album in the next few months. 
 
The Garden Around the Corner is a partnership with the Cultural Arts Coalition, the Master Gardeners of Putnam County, Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Putnam Community Action Partnership to bring gardening programs and a community garden to the Village of Brewster.
 
For more information on this and other Cultural Arts Coalition events, including the renovation of Old Town Hall, visit: www.Culturalartsco.com or on Facebook, Cultural Arts Coalition.
 
Concerts Around the Corner is made possible, in part, through the Putnam Arts Council’s Arts Link Grant Program, with public funds provided through the NY State Council on the Arts with support from Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NY State Legislature.


About The Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition

Cultural Arts Coalition and Studio Around the Corner
67 Main Street, Suite 101, Brewster, NY 10509
(845) 363-8330
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About The Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition
The Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating and sustaining cultural arts within the Town of Southeast and its surrounding region. TOSCAC was established as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation in August 2010 with the purpose, as detailed in the incorporation papers, “... to promote and raise funds for the development and effective management of affordable, accessible performance space that will provide citizens of the Town of Southeast opportunities to participate in and appreciate cultural arts, including lectures, theater, dance, film, music, visual arts, and inclusive community events.” 

Our current focus is the renovation of the Southeast Old Town Hall, a historic landmark within the Village of Brewster and a perfect venue to serve as a cultural hub. The Old Town Hall has been described as a “Jewel in the Center of Brewster” and its renovation will help foster the revitalization of downtown Brewster.

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