Brubeck Quartet returns to ‘Jazz in Garden’ at Weir Farm Sept. 18

Jazz in the Garden at Weir Farm, featuring The Brubeck Brothers Quartet, returns Sunday, Sept. 18, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and hosted by Weir Farm National Historic Site, Jazz in the Garden receives support from Bankwell in Wilton, the Karen and William Tell Foundation, Catherine and Ed Romer, and media sponsor TownVibe Media. Proceeds benefit the Artist-in-Residence program administered by the art center, which draws talented artists from around the world, giving them a chance to create in the inspirational landscape of Weir Farm.

“This year marks the 100th birthday of the National Park Service,” said Janice Hess, executive director of Weir Farm Art Center, who added that both the art center and Weir Farm are excited to welcome back The Brubeck Brothers Quartet, with Chris Brubeck on bass and trombone, Dan Brubeck on drums, Chuck Lamb on piano and Mike DeMicco on guitar to help celebrate the occasion.

Chris Brubeck said, “I'm excited to return to play with The Brubeck Brothers Quartet at Weir Farm for the ‘Jazz in the Garden’ series. It is always meaningful to us when we can create music for the hometown crowd, evoking the powerful memories of nearly 20 years of jazz concerts at this beautiful venue. I've always said that playing in the Weir Farm garden on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, looking out onto a crowd of smiling friends and familiar faces, watching the children dancing, twirling, and playing with balloons always feels like a slice of Norman Rockwell's America.”  

Ann Mitrione, branch manager at Bankwell, said, “As a local business that’s committed to giving back to the community, we are very pleased to again be a major supporter of this event this year. We are so fortunate to have the Weir Farm Art Center as a National Historic Site in Wilton and welcome the Brubeck Quartet to celebrate this important anniversary.”

To preserve and protect the park, all parking for the event will be at the Branchville Elementary School at 40 Florida Road, off Route 102, Branchville Road, across from Ancona’s Wine Store in Ridgefield. Free shuttles will run from the school to and from Weir Farm continuously between 2 and 6. No parking is available at Weir Farm or along neighborhood residential roads.

For more information and to purchase tickets online, go to Tickets also will be sold the day of the event. Cash, check, and credit cards will be accepted. Adult tickets are $20.Tickets for students 13-18 are $10. Children 12 and under are free. The concert will go on rain or shine.

“Jazz in the Garden” concerts are held in memory of the late Les Young, a longtime Weir Farm Art Center supporter, education advocate, and state representative from New Canaan.