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The Artie Shaw Orchestra
16-Piece Big Band featuring Matt Koza
New Place / New Time!
Jan. 29, 2011 / 4-6 pm
Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center
Jazz In January Concert Series - 2011
One of the most compelling big bands today!
Artie Shaw was the Man...
and the Man was the Music...
The Music was his Clarinet...
and the Clarinet was Artie Shaw.
The Greatest Generation, as well as Boomers, Xers, Ys and Zs,
will be able to experience the sound of a real big band!
   The Artie Shaw Orchestra

On the eve of America's entry into World War II, TIME magazine reported that to the German masses the United States meant "sky-scrapers, Clark Gable, and Artie Shaw." Some 42 years after that, in December l983, Artie Shaw made a brief return to the bandstand, after thirty years away from music, not to play his world-famous clarinet but to launch his latest (and still touring) orchestra at the newly refurbished Glen Island Casino in New Rochelle, New York.

   Artie Shaw

Currently taking the director position is Matt Koza, a clarinetist /saxophonist who was born in Manhattan and raised in Brooklyn. Matt studied saxophone at Binghamton University-State University of New York, where he received a Bachelor of Music degree in 1995. He attended graduate school at Youngstown State University in Ohio and Queens College-City University of New York, where he was awarded the 1999 ASCAP Foundation Louis Armstrong Scholarship. In 2000 Matt began playing tenor saxophone with the Artie Shaw Orchestra, directed by Dick Johnson. During his tenure as the featured saxophone soloist with the orchestra they toured extensively worldwide, accompanying the likes of Tony Bennett, Jack Jones and Buddy DeFranco, and were featured at the Newport Jazz Festival. Matt is proud to assume the position as the director of the Artie Shaw Orchestra, and after years of being inspired by Dick Johnson's virtuoso clarinet performances, he is honored to be the next to carry on Artie Shaw's legacy.

"There's nothing like it," said Matt Koza, clarinetist and director of the orchestra said. "To stand in front of the band, to play the music, to be surrounded by the full sound of the brass and the rhythm section, itís an unparalleled experience."  

Part of the Centenary Stage Company Jazz Programming
January Jazz Fest  •  Jammin in July 
Sponsored By
Skylands Community Bank  and    Heath Village
Jazz in January is made possible through the leadership of CSC Board Chair Ed Coyne and Coyne Enterprises, with the additional support of the Heath Village and Skylands Community Bank.

All programs at the Centenary Stage Company are made possible in part through the visionary support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts and CSC Members and Sponsors.

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Sitnik Lower Level Seating
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Tickets Now On Sale
  Single Tickets
3 Tenors and A Baritone backed by A rhythm section
$22.50 in Advance, 18 Yrs & Under: $18.00 in Advance
(At the Door: Adults/Seniors/Students:$27.50   18 Yrs & Under: $18.00)

Bobby Caldwell and His 14-Piece Big Band
$35.00 in Advance, 18 Yrs & Under: $28.00 in Advance
(At the Door: Adults/Seniors/Students:$40.00   18 Yrs & Under: $28.00)

The Artie Shaw Orchestra - 16-Piece Big Band featuring Matt Koza
$30.00 in Advance, 18 Yrs & Under: $24.00 in Advance
(At the Door: Adults/Seniors/Students:$35.00   18 Yrs & Under: $24.00)

Series Pricing
Adults- All 3 Concerts $80.00
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