Jazz Cabaret at St. Barnabas – July 30, 2014

We are “go” for the inaugural Jazz Cabaret at St. Barnabas. This is a reminder to those who received our first e-blast and a note to all of the jazz lovers we haven’t contacted previously. We are working with the St. Barnabas Health System to present jazz – vocal and instrumental – in a quiet, romantic setting.

Our plan is to present this program quarterly. The Donna Bailey Trio will perform for the first show on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. The Dane Vannatter Trio will follow in late October.

The admission fee is $25.00 per couple or $12.50 for single admission. Cash or checks preferred. Please make checks payable to the Kean Theatre. Time: 7 – 10 p.m. Come early, there is no reserved seating. A cash bar will be available as well as free hors d’oeuvres and parking. The Cabaret will be in the Mt. Vernon Room – the annex of the Kean Theatre at the Washington Place of St. Barnabas, located at 5847 Meridian Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044.

We have sponsorship for the first performances but can always use more financial backing. So, if you are so inclined, please contact us.

All monies derived from this effort will go to the “Free Care Fund” which provides for patients at the St. Barnabas Nursing Homes who can no longer afford their care.

We are looking forward to presenting jazz as it is meant to be heard – a quiet setting and great ambiance for an appreciative audience.

Please join us for a lovely evening of melodic music and help support a worthy cause.
Looking forward to seeing you there.


Brooks and Helen Bartlett

ANNOUCEMENT – Jazz Cabaret at St. Barnabas

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