|Al Wittig Jazz Quartet Performs for Masonic Theatre Summer Music Series|
Performance Set For Dean Underground
Clifton Forge, VA (May 19, 2021) - As part of the Historic Masonic Theatreâ€™s Summer Music Series, the Al Wittig Jazz Quartet will perform on Friday, June 11, at 7:30pm in the Masonic Dean Underground. The Virginia-based Al Wittig Jazz Quartet performs a variety of styles of jazz music-- swing, smooth jazz, funk, Blues, Latin grooves, ballads, and original music. The quartetâ€™s versatility includes delivering both contemporary jazz and classical easy listening standards.
Al Wittig has been performing jazz/pop/funk/Latin and original music for over 40 years. The Quartetâ€™s music is exciting, entertaining, and thoughtful. Alto and tenor saxophones are featured and backed up by regional professionals and instrumental instructors--guitarist , John Conley; bassist, Jordan Ponzi; and drummer, Forrest Young.
Al Wittig has thirty-six years as a professional band leader, performer, composer, arranger and teacher.â€¨Wittig also served twenty-six years as a non-commissioned officer in charge of jazz ensembles, music director, staff arranger and saxophonist with the U.S. Air Force.
He has led bands in jazz festival appearances in many parts of the world and has produced or co-produced four jazz CDâ€™s for Air Force bands. In addition, he has arranged hundreds of works for concert band, jazz band combos, brass and woodwind quintets and pop/rock groups.
Justin Reiter, executive director of The Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre invites the community to the Summer Music Series, â€śWe have a fantastic, versatile schedule of events for our music series. We are proud to present the Al Wittig Jazz Quartet, excellent musicians, to help us all enjoy the music and to celebrate the fact that we are once again gathering together to take pleasure in the simple things and enjoy each otherâ€™s company.â€ť
Tickets for the Al Wittig Jazz Quartet may be purchased online at www.historicmasonictheatre.com or at the Box Office by calling 540 862 5655 during the week or at the Box Office prior to the event.
The Summer Music Series is sponsored by WestRock, Highlands Community Bank, Jack Masons Tavern and Brewery, Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, Tristan Puckett and Laurel Bradley and the John Hillert Family.
The Masonic Amphitheatre grounds will open at 6:00 pm for the 7:30 pm performance. Concessions and restrooms are available in the Theatre Underground. The Clifton Forge Rescue Squadâ€™s world-famous hot dogs will be available as well. Tickets purchased the evening of the performance are sold at the Theatre Box Office at 510 Main Street. The Amphitheatre is located at 513 Church Street and vehicles may park on surrounding streets. All CDC guidelines will be observed. In case of inclement weather, the show will be moved into The Historic Masonic Theatre.
For more information on the Historic Masonic Theatreâ€™s Summer Music Series or the free Movies at the Masonic, please visit the Historic Masonic Theatre website or Facebook page.