Jazz series under way
The Smithy in New Preston is presenting its summer jazz series on select Fridays this summer.
Musicians from the Northwest Jazz Collective will play various compilations of funk, reggae, hip hop, Latin American and hard bop.
The local group, which will play various solo, duo and quintet combinations, is made up of Austin Iseu on trumpet, Anthony Pelligrini on sax, Niles Spaulding on bass, Larry Davis on drums, Joe Conticello on keyboards, and guitarist, Bentley Lewis, who heads up the crew.
Concerts will be held Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m. on the patio of The Smithy at 10 Main St.
The series will feature a solo performance with Lewis at an artist’s reception for photographer Ellen Lynch July 13, a solo performance to be announced July 20, the Four and One Quintet July 27, a solo performance Aug. 10, a duo performance to be announced Aug. 24 and Four and One Quintet Aug. 31.