Jazz & Blues Night

Recap: Westbury Arts Hosts Jazz and Blues Night With T-Shirt Painting and Free Outdoor Concert

The August 3 event featured a t-shirt painting activity and a performance by Sympatico.

Westbury Arts continued its 2017 Summer Arts & Concert Series with a jazz and blues themed event featuring t-shirt painting and an outdoor concert by Sympatico. This jazz-filled evening took place on Thursday, August 3 at 7:00 PM in the Piazza Ernesto Strada, located on the corner of Post Ave and Maple Ave in downtown Westbury.

Sympatico (Toni Washington-Bolt, Brad Singer, Ruth Ansell and Bob Sole) brought a mix of classic jazz and blues that delighted audiences of all ages. Toni Washington-Bolt’s accomplishments include performing for President Clinton’s high society parties and collaborations with Burt Bacharach, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Ray Charles and more. These fantastic musicians brought their substantial experience and talent to favorite songs that are timeless, emotional and popular.

Attendees also had the opportunity to participate in a t-shirt painting activity. Artist/instructor Patty Eljaiek guided attendees as they created their own one-of-a-kind, wearable work of art.

The 2017 Westbury Summer Arts and Concert Series is sponsored by the Incorporated Village of Westbury and Westbury Arts. This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Huntington Arts Council.

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