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Roger Ball Quintet To Be Special Guest At December 4 Flagpole Radio Café



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Roger Ball Quintet To Be Special Guest

At December 4 Flagpole Radio Café

The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is pleased to announce the Roger Ball Quintet will be the guest artist for the December 4 edition of The Flagpole Radio Café. The café is presented in the theater at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street. Showtime is 7 pm.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for students and senior citizens, and are on sale at FlagpoleProductions.org. Additional information is also available through email, at info@FlagpoleProductions.org, or by calling 203-364-0898.

Roger Ball is a resident of Newtown, and a founding member of the acclaimed jazz funk ensemble Average White Band.

Mr Ball has been playing jazz and funk to international audiences for over thirty years. In addition to playing the saxophone, Mr Ball is a keyboardist, composer and arranger.

The Roger Ball Quintet members, in addition to Mr Ball, are John Fumasoli on trombone, Nick Bariluk on piano, Henry Lugo on bass, and Thierry Arpino on drums. The group performs jazz in a funk vein, jazz standards and original songs.

Flagpole Radio Café is an engaging variety show created by Jim Allyn, Mr Blanco and Barbara Gaines in conjunction with Newtown Cultural Arts Commission. Performances feature music by Mr Allyn and the Radio Café Orchestra, a dynamic ensemble created for the show, and radio style comedy sketches by the hyperbolically named Flagpole Shakespeare Repertory Theatre.

The Café is hosted by musician and radio personality Chris Teskey. Each show features a musical guest artist such as Tom Chapin, Peter Yarrow, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Vanesse Thomas and Yale’s internationally acclaimed male choir The Whiffenpoofs.

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