New England Public Radio to celebrate Jazz À La Mode's 30th Anniversary on November 16
[November 13, 2014 — Springfield, Mass.]
On Sunday, November 16th from 3:00pm to 6:00pm, New England Public Radio will host a sold-out celebration at the Community Music School of Springfield in honor of western New England's premier jazz program Jazz À La Mode, and its host Tom Reney.
In 1984, Reney took the microphone at WFCR and started a jazz program in his vision with a name he created, Jazz à la Mode. Thirty years later, he continues to share his vision of jazz five nights a week with audiences both established and new.
"If I had a mission statement for Jazz à la Mode," said Reney, "it's been to cultivate an audience for this wonderfully rich genre of music that has touched so many elements of our culture. What impresses me most about the last 30 years is both the enduring presence of an audience for jazz around the world and the musicians that dedicate their lives to it."
The sold-out event in Springfield on November 16 will include an all-star line-up of music. Featured players will include Charles Neville, Karrin Allyson, Steve Davis, Avery Sharpe, Grant Stewart, Nat Reeves, Paul Arslanian, George Kaye, Jay Hoggard, Billy Arnold, and Jon Fisher.
The media is welcome to attend. Please contact Ken LeBlond at (413) 735-6605 or firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance as a member of the media.
The Community Music School of Springfield is located at 127 State St. A cocktail hour will run from 3:00-3:45 pm followed by presentations by Congressman Richard Neal, Springfield Mayor Dominic Sarno and State Rep. Steve Kulik. The jazz concert will continue until 6:00 pm.