The Heartbeat Dixieland Jazz Band performs a Benefit Concert at 7 p.m. in the First Church of Christ, 190 Court Street. All proceeds go to support the 23rd Annual Great Connecticut Traditional Jazz Festival to be held July 31 - August 2 at the Mountain Ridge Resort in Wallingford. Monies collected at the Festival goes to the Horns for Kids program whose "principal function is to facilitate and encourage the performance of music by children in their school, and as a lifelong activity. Horns for Kids raises funds by sponsoring musical events and awards grants to school music programs."
The Heartbeats, Bill Logozzo leader and drummer, plays music from the "golden age of jazz", otherwise known as the early decades of the 20th Century. Besides Logozzo, the group includes Sherman Kahn (clarinet), Scott Black (trumpet), Al Brogdon (trombone), Ed Cercone (piano), Bob Price (banjo) and Mike Belba (bass.)
Suggested donation for the concert is only $10 and, considering the cause, well worth it. Tickets will be available at the door. As an added attraction, the band is taping the concert for a future recording.