The Bartletts of “Jazz in the Meadow” are collaborating with the St. Barnabas Health System to present a Jazz Cabaret at St. Barnabas. The performances will take place at the Kean Theatre annex – the Mt. Vernon Room – at Washington Place. This is located at 5847 Meridian Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044.
This will be a retro presentation of the jazz cabaret genre – a place where one can sit back, relax, and listen to music from the “great American songbook” – a setting for a quiet interlude where one can go and hear songs that have a melody and lyrics that you can hear and understand – music for jazz lovers and all music lovers. We have arranged for the very best regional cabaret singers and musical artists to entertain.
There will be a cash bar with adult beverages and soft drinks. Free savory appetizers will be provided as well as free parking. Tickets are $25.00 per couple, $12.50 per person.
Our plan is to present this on a quarterly basis. The series will start Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. when the Donna Bailey Trio will perform.
Our motivation is altruistic. We are promoting good jazz and the mission of St. Barnabas. St. Barnabas is a non-profit health system providing skilled nursing care and assisted living facilities as well as a variety of independent living settings. Currently, St. Barnabas provides free nursing care in the amount of 6 million dollars annually for the financially indigent patients. Any monies accrued from our cabaret will go to the Free Care Fund.
We presently have several sponsors who will provide our start-up expenses. However if anyone wishes to join us in this philanthropic endeavor, please feel free to contact us.
Please join us in bringing back cabaret jazz as it was meant to be heard in a quiet romantic setting with other jazz lovers and friends.
Brooks and Helen Bartlett