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Coffeehouse at the Wheeler’s


“Coffeehouse at the Wheeler” will become a French boite, or café on Friday, June 17, from 6 to 8 pm, when it returns with singer/guitarist Suzanne Sheridan and accordionist Don Gerundo performing an evening of café songs by Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel.

A professional photographer as well as singer and songwriter, Sheridan launched the Friday evening coffeehouses at the WHS five years ago.

The venue takes its name from the Society’s headquarters, the 18th century Wheeler House on Avery Place. For the upcoming Coffeehouse, Sheridan will sing such Piaf standards as “La Vie en Rose,” “Milord,” “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien” and “Mon Dieu” and Brel’s “Ne Me Quitte Pas” and “Si On N’a Que l’Amour,” (If we Only Have Love”) among others.

“Parisians love their cafes, known as boîtes,” Sheridan says, “and most French singers and songwriters begin their musical journeys singing in the boîtes of Paris.” Sheridan’s exposure to the Paris café scene came when she was in college and took a year abroad in Paris studying philosophy at the Sorbonne. More recently she has been attending French classes at the Westport library, where she used lyrics from Brel and Piaf songs to hone her French pronunciation.

Reservations Suggested,  Cost, $20, 203-222-1424

Date :
Friday, June 17, 2016 from 6 to 8 pm

Location event :
Westport Historical Society 25 Avery Place Across from Town Hall.

Contact :
+1 203-222-1424

Soul, Jazz & Gospel from the Altruistic Band


Celebrate May Day with the Altruistic Band  performing soul, jazz, gospel, R&B and pop.

Altruistic is a band comprised of musicians from many different walks of life. Their sound can be described as “Gumbo” combining the musical styles of Latin, Contemporary, Fusion, and Straight-ahead Jazz with Funk, R&B and Gospel rhythms.

Led by Al Thomas, the group consists of the following members: Alfred Thomas Jr., flute/vocals; Pat Williams, guitar/vocals; David Ramsey, drums; Donnell Roberts, bass; and John Davis, keyboards. The band collectively has numerous years of experience and has played venues all over the Eastern Seaboard.

Members of the band have played with and/or opened for artists such as: Najee, Marion Meadows, Branford Marsalis, Alex Bugnon, Pieces of a Dream, the late Dizzy Gillespie, Mary Mary, Donny McClurkin, The Winans, Be Be & CeCe, and Tonex.

Date :
Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 2 to 3 p.m

Location event :
The Westport Library 20 Jesup Road Westport, CT 06880.(McManus Room)

Contact :
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