Verplanck will be accompanied by three veteran New York City jazzmen with impeccable credentials. Russ Kassoff on piano has been said to possess “a precision and enthusiasm that is riveting,” New York Times. Bassist Steve Laspina toured and recorded with saxophonists Benny Carter, Stan Getz, Phil Woods; vocalists Joe Williams and Mark Murphy; and trumpeters Clark Terry, Chet Baker and Randy Brecker. Drummer Ron Vincent was a member of the Gerry Mulligan Quartet and the Re-Birth of the Cool Tentet.
Tickets, $20, can be purchased online at WCT’s website: wctheater.org (limited seating available; advance purchase is strongly recommended.) Refreshments will be available.
The Westchester Collaborative Theater is a multicultural, cooperative theater company located in Ossining, NY, dedicated to developing new work for the stage and bringing live theater to the community. It is comprised of local playwrights, actors, and directors who employ a Lab approach in which new stage works are nurtured through an iterative process of readings, critiques, and rewrites. When work is ready for production, it is produced for the public at various local venues.
WCT is committed to furthering theater arts in our community. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and a recipient of production grants from ArtsWestchester and New York State Council on the Arts.