September 16, 2023
6:30pm / $50 – $150.00
BAAS Entertainment is known worldwide for highlighting the best in independent Soul, Jazz and R&B. Come join us on Saturday September 16th as we showcase three of jazz music’s most impeccable artists for 2 incredible causes.
VIP Tickets $150.00- includes upfront seating, plus a pre-show VIP reception (artist meet and greet, hor dourves, beverages, and an incredible swag bag full of goodies) VIP Pre-Show festiviies start at 5:00PM
Other tickets are only $50
About Our Artists
Steven Kroons: has been a professional percussionist for over 50 years. He has worked with such notables as the late great Luther Vandross (1981-2001). He appeared on seven platinum albums, fifteen world tours, an array of television performances from the Tonight Show, to David Letterman, as well as the Grammys. Steve also performed the legendary Ron Carter from 1987-2004 and has recorded with some of the Who’s Who’s in popular music such as Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack, Diana Krall, Stanley Turrentine, Bette Midler, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, just to name a few. More recently Steve has been turning out a catalog of incredible jazz albums with a latin flair that is uniquely all his own. He and has appeared worldwide and several times here in Connecticut. Come see this master at work.
Ty Stephens & the SoulJaazz: Ty Stephens is an award winning singer/ songwriter, entertainer and recording artist that can do it all. Over the past 20 years Ty has won several awards not only for his songwriting skills; but for his choreography as well. He has appeared on Broadway in the original productions of “Sophisticated Ladies” and “Marilyn An American Fable”. He has recorded with industry legend Harry Belafonte, Peggi Lee, Dan Hartman, NIle Rogers, Chuck Mangione, Gwen McCrae and The First Lady of Def Jam Alyson Williams among others. He and his band SoulJaazz are known all over the world and have opened for acclaimed acts as Celine Dion, Diana Ross, Carlos Santana, Liza Minelli, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Norah Jones, Elton John, Larry Coryell and Vanessa Rubin. Talk about diverse!!! Ty is definitely a show stopper and one you don’t want to miss.
Special Guest Carla Cook: Carla Cook has been influenced by the jazz vocal masters but equally influenced by phenomenal instrumenlalists like, Miles Davis, Wes Montgomery and The Crusaders. The Detroit native also finds inspiration in R&B, Motown. pop, gospel and country music. As a result, Carla has an improvisational style that’s steeped in the swing tradition yet eclectic and brimming with fresh interpretations. She is the cherry on top of this musical sunday.
All of these incredible artists have come not only to perform one hell of a show for you; but to support two wonderful causes:
One is The Ana Grace Project. This wonderful non for profit reaches thousands of children. families, and providers in education, medicine, mental health/ social services and the private sector “Love Wins”
The other is Chelsea’s Charity. Chelsea is a philanthropist who at a very young age realized that art can uplift spirits. So she started this Charity to provide art supplies and art lessons to children not only in Connecticut, but nation wide. Together we can support children’s social- emotional and mental health development thru art.
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