Town of Mansfield, CT
3/31/2016 - 06/16/2016: Concert: Earl MacDonald's Red Rhodes Trio

Summer Concerts on the Square
presented by Connecticut Water

The Mansfield Downtown Partnership and the Town of Mansfield will host the 2016 Summer Concerts on the Square, presented by Connecticut Water, a series of free concerts every Thursday in June and July on the Mansfield Town Square. All performances will take place from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. The rain date for each show is the following Tuesday. All of the concerts are free and open to the public.

On Thursday, June 16, reknowned jazz musician - and Mansfield resident - Earl MacDonald will debut a new combo, Earl MacDonald's Red Rhodes Trio. MacDonald is a composer, arranger, pianist and educator specializing in jazz. Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, the former musical director for Maynard Ferguson is now an Associate Professor and the Director of Jazz Studies at UConn.

MacDonald’s last two CDs received JUNO nominations for jazz album of the year. For his chamber jazz explorations on “Mirror of the Mind,” MacDonald was described as “a magical, musical alchemist of hip hybrids” (Hartford Courant). From his album Re:Visions, Earl’s composition “Bad Dream” was selected as the winner in the jazz song category of the Tenth Annual Independent Music Awards.

Mansfield residents and friends will enjoy a diverse line-up of musical entertainment for all ages. Visitors are welcome to bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy music by talented musicians from Connecticut and New England.

The Summer Concerts on the Square are made possible with the generous support of Connecticut Water, UConn First Summer, Main Street Homes at Storrs Center, The Oaks on the Square, and Storrs Center Retail.

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Mansfield Town Square
2 Dog Lane, Storrs, CT 06268

Parking in the Storrs Center Garage is free for the first two hours and $1 per hour thereafter, with a daily maximum charge of $8. The Dog Lane Parking Lot offers free parking with a 2 hour limit. Handicapped parking is available in these locations as well.

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