REMINDER: Jazz Cabaret at Conley Resort – November 13, 2019

Hello Jazz Cabaret Friends,

Rushing around catching up on the last chores of the Falll before launching  into the Holiday Season…? Well, we have the perfect evening for you to regain your equinimity. 

Join us and enjoy the lyrical presentations  of the very talented Tania Grubbs.  She will be accompanied by three masterful musicians –  Jeff Grubbs on bass, Cliff Barnes on keyboard and Tony Martucci on drums.  This promises to be an evening to remember – an opportunity to listen and hear jazz music presented in a manner and setting as America’s Classic Music was meant  to be!

Help us “Keep Jazz  Alive and Well”.

Jazz Cabaret Pittsburgh November 13 2019

Time:
Wednesday November 13, 2019
7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Place:
Conley’s Resort and Golf Club
740 Pittsburgh Road, Butler, PA 16002
(on Route 8 just north of Glade Mills)

Cost:
$12.50 per person

Cash bar, free appetizers, and parking

Reservations and/or questions:
please contact us at 412-366-1035
or via our website Contact Form

Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019!

Sincerely,
Brooks and Helen Bartlett

Jazz Cabaret at Conley Resort – November 13, 2019

Good afternoon Jazz Cabaret friends and fans,

The seasons hurry by but we ask that you take a break from your busy schedules.  Come join us for an evening of jazz and conviviality.  Take a break and watch and listen as jazz masters perform music from the Great American Songbook.  They will perform songs that may bring poignant memories but also renew your love of good melodies and lovely lyrics.

On November 13, we will be entertained by one of Pittsburgh’s most talented vocalists – Tania Grubbs.  She is a promoter, performer, recording artist, and producer of musical documentaries.  Tania will be accompanied by her husband, Jeff Grubbs, on bass, Cliff Barnes on keyboard, and Tony Martuci on drums.

Jazz Cabaret Pittsburgh November 13 2019

Time:
Wednesday November 13, 2019
7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Place:
Conley’s Resort and Golf Club
740 Pittsburgh Road, Butler, PA 16002
(on Route 8 just north of Glade Mills)

Cost:
$12.50 per person

Cash bar, free appetizers, and parking

Reservations and/or questions:
please contact us at 412-366-1035
or via our website Contact Form

Remember, this is a benefit.  All ticket proceeds go to the Free Care Fund at St. Barnabas.  To accomplish this, we rely on our sponsors for all expenses.  Thank you to our generous philanthropic friends –

  • Paul G. Benedum, Jr. – Benedum Interests
  • Franklin and Bonnie Blackstone
  • Tom Henry Chevrolet
  • Mr. and Mrs. James Roddey
  • Brooks and Helen Bartlett
  • Joseph Decker and Susan Ardisson – Bit-X-Bit
  • Club Julian 24 Hour Fitness
  • Dr. Kenton Rexford
  • WZUM.FM  101.1
  • Vic Conrad – Pinnacle Financial Strategies

Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 and help us keep Jazz alive and well.

Sincerely,
Brooks and Helen Bartlett

Jazz Cabaret at Conley Resort – August 21, 2019

Good afternoon Jazz Cabaret friends and Jazz lovers,

We are preparing for the start of our sixth season of jazz. The new series begins August 21, 2019 with the group that was such a sensation at their last appearance at the Conley Resort. The Lisa Bleil Trio featuring Lisa on vocals, Benny Benack II on reeds, John Burgh on keyboard, and Brian Stahurski on bass. This group received a rousing ovation at their last appearance at our Jazz Cabaret.

As I have stated previously, it is my intent to bring back the sophisticated jazz club of the 40’s and 50’s. We have a great venue, subdued lighting, an outstanding view, and all the ambiance to make for a quiet, romantic interlude in our sometimes hectic lives.

As with any venture of this sort, we depend on our family and generous sponsors to provide the work and capital to produce this unique event. Helen and I do the work and provide some monies. We need support from our sponsors to maintain our cash balance at a sustainable level.

Come join us and promote jazz and perpetuate America’s classic music. And, know that you are also contributing to a worthy cause – The St. Barnabas Free Care Fund which provides care for the financially challenged at the St. Barnabas facilities.

Time:
Wednesday August 21, 2019
7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Place:
Conley’s Resort and Golf Club
740 Pittsburgh Road, Butler, PA 16002
(on Route 8 just north of Glade Mills)

Cost:
$12.50 per person

Cash bar, free appetizers, and parking

Reservations and/or questions:
please contact us at 412-366-1035
or via our website Contact Form

Please come and celebrate summer with great music and conviviality.

Sincerely,
Brooks and Helen Bartlett

REMINDER: Jazz Cabaret at Conley Resort – May 8, 2019

Good afternoon to friends of jazz and our Conley Resort Jazz Cabaret,

“A little bird whispered – Haven’t you heard Spring is here?”  Well, help us celebrate Spring with our Jazz Cabaret  season finale. I won’t say we’ve saved the best till last, but the finale of Season 5 is going to be terrific. Dane Vannatter and his featured musicians – Daniel May, Tony DePaolis, and Thomas Wendt – represent top jazz artists. Who better to interpret the songs of female song writers?

Come join us for an evening of beautiful  music and help us keep jazz alive while also providing assistance to the financially indigent at the St. Barnabas facilities.

Time:
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Place:
Conley’s Resort and Golf Club
740 Pittsburgh Road, Butler, PA 16002 (on Route 8 just north of Glade Mills)

Cost:
$12.50 per person

Cash bar, free appetizers, and parking

Reservations and/or questions:
please contact us at 412-366-1035
or via our website Contact Form

Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

Sincerely,
Brooks and Helen Bartlett

Jazz Cabaret at Conley Resort – May 8, 2019

Good afternoon friends of our Jazz Cabaret,

Plans are going apace for the next Jazz Cabaret that will be held May 8, 2019 at the Conley Resort.  We are delighted to welcome back one of America’s great cabaret performers.  Dane Vannatter will grace our stage with his musical ensemble.  An ensemble made up of incomparable jazz musicians from our region – Daniel May on keyboard, Tony DePaolis on bass, and Thomas Wendt on drums.  The theme of the evening will be songs written by the distaff side of jazz composers.  The names of the female composers, lyricists and arrangers may not immediately jump out at you but their songs certainly will.  Songs such as “Pick Yourself Up”, “On the Sunny Side of the Street”, “Young at Heart”, “Willow Weep for Me”, “How High the Moon”, “The Way You Look Tonight”, “Here’s to Life”.  And, that is just a short list.  Dane will present many others that you will remember and enjoy.

This will be the final show of our fifth season.  We continue to grow our audience through “word of mouth”, publicity in the Butler Eagle, the Northern Connection magazine, and the numerous announcements on WZUM jazz radio stations AM and FM.  The e-blast you are reading  goes out to over 300 friends and jazz lovers.

Time:
Wednesday
May 8, 2019
7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Place:
Conley’s Resort and Golf Club
740 Pittsburgh Road, Butler, PA 16002
(on Route 8 just north of Glade Mills)

Cost:
$12.50 per person

Cash bar, free appetizers, and parking

Reservations and/or questions:
please contact us at 412-366-1035
or via our website Contact Form

Remember, this is a benefit – ALL the money from ticket sales goes to the St. Barnabas “Free Care Fund”.  We rely on our sponsors for the expense of the musicians, food, lighting, etc.

Again, we gratefully acknowledge our sponsors:

  • Paul G. Benedum, Jr. – Benedum Interests
  • Franklin and Bonnie Blackstone
  • Mr. and Mrs. Christian Farls
  • Dr. Kenton Rexford
  • Louis P. Vitti
  • Brooks and Helen Bartlett

  • Joseph Decker and Susan Ardisson – Bit-X-Bit
  • Club Julian 24 Hour Fitness
  • Tom Henry Chevrolet
  • Mr. and Mrs. James Roddey
  • WZUM.FM  101.1 (new Pgh. Jazz station)
  • Vic Conrad – Pinnacle Financial Strategies (our newest sponsor!)

Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

Sincerely,
Brooks and Helen Bartlett

REMINDER: Jazz Cabaret at Conley Resort – February 13, 2019

Good afternoon, Jazz Lovers and friends of our Jazz Cabaret,

As I compose this epistle, the temperature is hovering near 0 degrees F. I have it direct from Punxsutawney Phil that February 13 will not be this cold. Anyhow, the warm vibes of jazz will keep you comfortable and content. Maura Minteer and her great ensemble of jazz musicians – Jeff Lashway on keyboard, Tony DePaolis on bass and Danny Glover on drums – assure you of an evening of warm, lyrical sounds.

Please join us for an evening of jazz from Broadway and some Valentine’s Day music.

Time:
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Place:
Conley’s Resort and Golf Club

740 Pittsburgh Road, Butler, PA 16002
(on Route 8 just north of Glade Mills)

Cost:
$12.50 per person

Cash bar, free appetizers, and parking

Reservations and/or questions:
please contact us at 412-366-1035
or via our website Contact Form

We are getting a good response so I suggest an early arrival.

Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday, February 13. And, as Tony Mowod says, “Keep a little love in your heart and jazz in your soul”.

Sincerely,
Brooks and Helen Bartlett

Jazz Cabaret at Conley Resort – February 13, 2019

Good afternoon to friends of jazz and the Conley Resort Jazz Cabaret,

We start the new year with a touch of jazz from Broadway and a tinge of Valentine’s Day music. The interpretation of these songs will be brought to you by a vocalist familiar with stage, television, and night club presentations. Maura Minteer and her trio will present songs that have entertained audiences for years. Broadway has long been a source of popular jazz music. Maura’s background in theatre adds a dramatic extension to the program. Her musical director and husband, Jeff Lashway, adds another dimension with his years of being the principal pianist for the Maynard Ferguson big band ensemble. Tony DePaolis and Danny Glover will complete the trio with their musical virtuosity on the bass and drums.

Remember this is a benefit – all the money from ticket sales go to the St. Barnabas “Free Care Fund”. We rely on our sponsors entirely for the expenses of the musicians, food, lighting, etc.

Please join us for an evening of jazz in a setting reminiscent of past sophisticated jazz clubs. Relax and enjoy superb music, libations, and conviviality. It will be an evening to remember.

Time:
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Place:
Conley’s Resort and Golf Club

740 Pittsburgh Road, Butler, PA 16002
(on Route 8 just north of Glade Mills)

Cost:
$12.50 per person

Cash bar, free appetizers, and parking

Reservations and/or questions:
please contact us at 412-366-1035
or via our website Contact Form

Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

Sincerely,
Brooks and Helen Bartlett

REMINDER: Jazz Cabaret at Conley Resort – November 28, 2018

Good afternoon Jazz Cabaret fans,

The autumnal season hurries us along and the holiday season looms on the near horizon. Here’s wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving – we all have so much to be thankful for! Closely following on the heels of that day of thanksgiving is the Jazz Cabaret on November 28. So how about taking a break before “The Holidays” and join us for an evening of jazz by four of Pittsburgh’s great jazz artists. Let the warm sounds soothe you and lessen the frenetic world around us. In other words – kick back and enjoy the evening of song stylings of Erin Burkett accompanied by Virgil Walters, Max Leake, and Mike Tomaro.

Remember this is a benefit – ALL the money made on the ticket sales goes to the St. Barnabas “Free Care Fund”. Our sponsors’ funding covers the Cabaret expenses.

 

Time:
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Place:
Conley’s Resort and Golf Club

740 Pittsburgh Road, Butler, PA 16002
(on Route 8 just north of Glade Mills)

Cost:
$12.50 per person

Cash bar, free appetizers, and parking

Reservations and/or questions:
please contact us at 412-366-1035
or via our website Contact Form

 

Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.

Sincerely,
Brooks and Helen Bartlett

 

 

Jazz Cabaret at Conley Resort – November 28, 2018

Good afternoon friends of our Jazz Cabaret,

The fall weather caught me by surprise with frost and cool nights (and days) – but we are going to warm things up with our November 28 Jazz Cabaret. While our musicians will play some “cool” sounds, we promise to warm the room with love and songs that will elevate the mood and the temperature.

Since I choose the vocalist and accompanists, I think each succeeding group is better than the previous one, but, in fact, I think they are all exceptional. The November show has some of the greatest musicians in the jazz spectrum.

The vocal enchantress, Erin Burkett, leads the group with her lilting virtuosity and great song selections. Virgil Walters adds his skillful and near magical touch on the bass. Max Leake on the keyboard brings his light, lyrical touch, reminiscent of the late Bill Evans. Mike Tomaro, saxophonist extraordinaire, has few peers with his playing, arranging, and great abilities in the entire musical realm.

Remember this is a benefit – ALL the money made on the ticket sales goes to the St. Barnabas “Free Care Fund”.
We rely on our sponsors entirely for the expenses of the musicians, lighting, etc.

Come join us for an evening of pure entertainment.

 

Time:
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Place:
Conley’s Resort and Golf Club

740 Pittsburgh Road, Butler, PA 16002
(on Route 8 just north of Glade Mills)

Cost:
$12.50 per person

Cash bar, free appetizers, and parking

Reservations and/or questions:
please contact us at 412-366-1035
or via our website Contact Form

 

Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.

Sincerely,
Brooks and Helen Bartlett

Jazz Cabaret at Conley Resort – November 28, 2018

Good afternoon Jazz Cabaret friends,

I mentioned at the August Jazz Cabaret that we were still finalizing plans for our November Jazz Cabaret. The arrangements have been completed. On November 28 we welcome back to our stage the lovely Erin Burkett with a group of musicians that has few peers. The lilting voice of Erin will be accompanied by Virgil Walters on bass, Mike Tomaro on saxophone, and the inimitable one – Max Leake on keyboard. This group is unsurpassed in their musical virtuosity both as a group and as individual talents.

We look forward to seeing all of you there as the Bartletts celebrate a wedding anniversary and a birthday – no numerical on my birthday – but we celebrate 59 years of wedded bliss in November.

Please come join us for an evening of great music and conviviality.

An up-dated announcement will be forthcoming in the near future.

Sincerely,
Brooks and Helen Bartlett