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Virtual Warm Up For Winter Concert


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Join CORTLAND ARTS CONNECT (formerly Cultural Council of Cortland County) for a delightful virtual winter concert on Friday December 3, 2021, from 5-7pm that is sure to warm your heart. This event features four talented musicians; Steve Daniels and Dave Solazzo playing jazzy winter and holiday tunes from 5-5:40 pm; Colleen Kattau on guitar and vocals presenting a “solstice set” from 5:40-6:20; and Lynn Koch 6:20-7pm playing traditional songs and tunes from his 2021 CD, “Don’t You Rock ‘Em!” as well as his own songs from an up-coming release, “Retrospect”, which is due out in early 2022.

The concert streamed at the Cortland Free Library can viewed at during and after the concert. The library will be running a book sale that evening so you might catch the musicians live and even dance to the music on the library’s main level.

Steve Daniels has been playing jazz, funk and blues with a Duo, Trio, Quartet and beyond for over 20 years. He has performed in venues all over the country with Grammy award winners and nominees, world-renowned jazz, blues listen live, and pop musicians. Steve also has recorded on albums and compilation recordings and has also recorded his own albums:

Steve will be playing with Dave Solazzo who has collaborated with artists who play a wide mix of genres, from jazz, fusion, R&B and beyond. He also performs with the Dave Solazzo Trio, playing post bebop interpretations of jazz standards and original compositions in the spirit of Keith Jarrett, Herbie Hancock, and Brad Mehldau. He has taught jazz piano at Colgate University and jazz history at Cayuga Community College.

Colleen Kattau is a bilingual vocalist and dynamic performer who stirs listeners with a clear strong voice and engages audiences with her collective spirit and rhythmic sensibility. Colleen’s music has been featured on Democracy Now and she has shared the stage with Holly Near and Pete Seeger who has said of her “she’s a great singer and organizer at the same time.”

Lynn Koch is a folk musician and composer who plays multiple instruments with ease. He was a vocal music teacher in Trenton NJ before teaching vocal and instrumental music in Cincinnatus from 1987 to 2016. While retired, he continues to perform folk music with KinderFolk Music Productions in Marathon, NY and plays organ and directs the choir at McGrawville Baptist Church in McGraw. In this performance, Lynn will be sharing the stage for a couple of songs with his friend, cellist Jim Weiss.

Cortland Arts Connect has organized the concert with a grant from CNY Arts.

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