Here are my upcoming gigs:
1. Wednesday Nov 28th, Osteria Romana, solo. 7:30 on
They seat for dinner at 7:00. I keep it nice and light with solo piano. At 9:00 I invite singers to sit in with me and we take over the joint! We then sing till about 10:30/11:00. Come and enjoy a nice Italian dinner with really fun and hospitable staff. You’ll have fun. Rerservations a must...
250 Westport Avenue Norwalk, CT 06851
|2. Friday night, Nov 30th, 7:30-10:00. The Chris Coogan Quintet live in concert at the Grange. The grange continues to be the premier place to see me do my jazz act up close and personal. It is set concert style seating (there is no food or drink or cocktail tables), the focus is truly on the music and you get to sit right up close with the band. We perform originals and standards and always seek to entertain. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for kids under 12. Please consider supporting live music and coming out to the grange to hear me do my thing! Chris Coogan piano Rex Denton trumpet John Mobilio bass Jim Clark sax Jim Royle drums The Norfield Grange 12 Good Hill Rd Weston, Ct 06883 No reservation, tickets sold at the door first come, first serve!|
|3. Saturday, December 8th, 8-9pm. The Good News Gospel Choir live in Concert. Community Baptist Norwalk. The Good News Choir has been getting super tight with our arrangements because we’ve had so many gigs this season. I think you will be really impressed with our work! The choir features singers from all over Fairfield County who come together to learn how to sing Gospel Music. We perform an hour set of mainly traditional Gospel music including such favorites as “Wade in the Water”, “Operator”, “Lean on Me”, “Oh Happy Day” and many others, even including some new favorites written especially for us by me or my talented friends have written for us specially. We are benefitting “Keys,” a wonderful organization that provides music lessons to inner city Bridgeport kids. Come on out and ‘get happy and clappy’ with us and send some kids the joy of music! We choose a later time so you can go out to dinner before hand in Sono and see us with perfect timing for your perfect evening. Tickets are $20 and $10 for kids under 12. Community Baptist Church 105 East Ave Norwalk, CT (203) 866-5498|
4. Chris Coogan Christmas Sunday, Dec 16th at the Norfield Grange. 7:30pm. For over 20 years I’ve been writing and arranging Christmas music. There is so much great music that spans the whole history of Western music. This year I have the whole jazz quintet to help bring you into the heart of the holiday. Traditionally I will invite us all to sing a carol congregationally and then my jazz group will deconstruct the same carol with jazz harmony and sensibilities so you can see how a jazz arrangement can take a song to a whole new place. I always try to throw in some surprise elements like a ‘christmas rap’ (or wrap...ha, ha), Gregorian Chant done in Jazz, or special songs that I write to explore the well known characters of our story. Then there is the Vince Guaraldi, ‘Peanuts’ repertoire and other jazz favorites like ‘Sleigh Ride.’ But I have been known to take the Nutcracker and turn it into a Dave Brubeck time out romp in alternating meters of 7/8 and 5/4. Lastly, we feature some of your holiday requests with extemporaneous arrangements done on the fly right before your eyes (Did i mention the band is amazing?). This is a really special event! Start your holiday with us Sunday, Dec 16th from 7:30 on at the Grange.
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