Due to the local air quality alert, this event will be held indoors at the museum!
Join us for a concert featuring music from The Jedda La Rue Quartet! Our vendors will be onsite from 5:00PM. Music will begin at 6:00PM!
About the Band
The Jedda La Rue Quartet is presented by Anne Marie Williams, better known as “Jedda,” who crafts a masterful collaboration through intergenerational connections and multi-talented performing artists.
One of Jedda’s local mentors is living legend Emery Austin Smith—jazz pianist, arranger, and composer—who first encouraged her to vocally venture into those known and loved, “classic standards.” Jedda magically connects across generations, interweaving her mastery of early childhood education and educational program design with the arts, and delights in sharing her own “pearls of wisdom through songs, stories, fitness, theater, music, and movement” with young children and adults.
As K La Rue Educational Arts in Motion, she has provided educational resources for schools, teachers, and parents in the Greater Hartford area for over 35 years. In the tradition of Hartford jazz excellence, Jedda will share familiar songs with local flavor, stories that connect us to the histories of the music and the community, plus a little something special of her own. She will be joined by Hartford musical luminaries Alvin Carter, Jr. on percussion, Christopher Casey on piano, and Stephen Porter on bass.
The concert series is generously supported by the Evelyn W. Preston Memorial Trust Fund, Bank of America N.A., Trustee, the Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, the CT Cultural Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the CT Office of the Arts/DECD.
Learn more about our summer concert series here.
Photo courtesy Ray Shaw.