Wilton Library Welcomes Stranahan/Zaleski/Rosato

Stranahan/Zaleski/Rosato will perform in Wilton Library’s Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room concert on Sunday, January 5, 4:00-5:30 p.m. Advance registration recommended.

A bleak winter afternoon will be made brighter by the sounds of the jazz trio Stranahan/Zaleski/Rosato when Wilton Library’s Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room concert is held this Sunday, January 5, beginning at 4:00 p.m.

This talented group is comprised of Colin Stranahan on drums, Glenn Zaleski on piano and Rick Rosato on bass.

Stranahan and Zaleski met in 2005 as students at the Brubeck Institute Fellowship Program in Stockton, 

The artists have chosen to commemorate this first concert of the New Year taking place in the Brubeck Room with a few of their favorite Dave Brubeck compositions, as well as with selections from their new CD, “Limitless.” 

The group first came together in 2010 after a special performance in Montreal. They acknowledged their quick chemistry and a collaboration began resulting in their first debut album, “Anticipation,” in 2011. Since its release, they have been performing internationally to 
worldwide acclaim.

After the release of their “Limitless” CD, the New York Times noted the trio’s “distinctive group sound,” as well as Stranahan’s “maturing of taste,” Zaleski’s “subtle clarities of touch,” and Rosato’s “bedrock lines.”

This performance marks a return for both Stranahan and Zaleski who performed in a Hot & Cool Concert in September 2009 as members of the Modern Jazz Quintet. 

Born in Denver, CO, Colin Stranahan has always been surrounded by music as the son of a jazz educator. In his teen years, he had already recorded two records as a leader. After receiving the prestigious NFAA Presidential Scholar in the Arts Award in 2005, he studied for one year as a Brubeck Institute fellow. Soon after that, he attended the celebrated college program at Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. Now living in Brooklyn, Colin is among the most sought-after drummers in the country, working with such artists as Kurt Rosenwinkel, Johnathan Kreisberg, Dan Tepfer, and Maria Neckam, among many others.

Originally from Boylston, MA, Glenn Zaleski is a jazz pianist/composer currently living in Brooklyn, NY. He maintains an active performance and teaching schedule nationally and abroad, working with such artists as Ravi Coltrane, Ari Hoenig, Lage Lund, Ben Van Gelder and Melissa Aldana. In 2011, he was a semi-finalist in the 2011 Thelonious Monk International Jazz 
Piano Competition, as well as a finalist for the 2011 APA Cole Porter Fellowship in Jazz. He attended the Brubeck Institute Fellowship program in Stockton, CA from 2005-2007, then finished his undergraduate studies at The New School in 2009. From 2009-2011, while working towards his graduate degree at NYU, Glenn was also on NYU faculty, teaching a 
variety of classes and private students. 

A native of Montreal, bassist Rick Rosato began performing at the age of 18. In 2010, he graduated from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. He now performs internationally with groups such as Ben Van Gelder Quintet, Gilad Heksleman, Will Vinson, and Jonathan Kreisberg. Rick has also performed alongside Ari Hoenig, Aaron Parks, Aaron Goldberg, Tigran Hamasyan, Jeff Ballard, and Lage Lund. He is currently living in New York City where he is actively performing and teaching privately. 

The Hot & Cool concerts are made possible by the William and Karen Tell Foundation with special thanks to Ed and Catherine Romer and Chris and Tish Brubeck.

An informal reception follows each concert. A donation of $10 per person is suggested to help offset costs. 

Due to the popularity of the Hot & Cool concert series, advanced registration is highly recommended. Pre-registered attendees should arrive before 3:50 p.m. to be guaranteed seating. Waitlisted and walk-ins will be admitted after 3:50 if space is available.

For information, directions and to register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org and click on Events or call 203-762-3950, ext. 213. Wilton Library is located at 137 Old Ridgefield Road in the heart of Wilton Center.


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