The Marlborough Arts Center starts 2014’s “4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe” monthly musical evenings on Friday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m. with Larry Gareau, a graduate of the Hartt School and a faculty member in their Hartt School Community Division since 1995. He is also on the faculty at Central Connecticut State University and is well known as a solo trumpeter and vocalist, and as the leader of both the Larry Gareau Jazz Duo and the Larry Gareau Trio. This evening he will be accompanied by Donn Trenner on piano.
Larry’s performances are laced with intriguing background stories of the artists and their music, thus
making even old favorites come alive. His stories are part of his personal and professional life in that he
has played supporting performances with Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Aretha Franklin, Bernadette
Peters, Johnny Mathis, Franki Valli, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Ojays, Mannheim Steamroller,
The Irish Tenors, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Don Rickles, and Regis Philbin. He has performed with the Hartford
and New Haven Symphonies, and played Broadway shows at the Bushnell, Shubert and Oakdale
Theaters, and the Goodspeed Opera House. Recent solo appearances include Central Connecticut State
University Jazz Ensemble, Southern Connecticut State University Wind Ensemble, Bristol High School
Wind Ensemble, Hartford Pops Band, Farmington Valley Symphony, Colchester Civic Orchestra, Nutmeg
Symphony, Goff House Gazebo Series, New Britain Museum of Modern Art, and the Baby Grand Jazz
Series in Hartford.
This promises to be a most interesting and interactive evening for music lovers at the Marlborough Arts
Center, 231 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with the concert from 7:30-
9:00 p.m. Admission at the door is $8 per individual and $15 for two. BYOWine with other refreshments
available. You are invited to come early and browse the fine art exhibited in the Charles W. Hall Art
Gallery and shop in the newly renovated Gift Shop containing unique artistic creations from jewelry to
ceramics, to hand-carved wooden bowls, and even to beeswax candles made by the beekeeper.
Everything has been created by member artists and all art is available for sale by cash or check.
The Marlborough Arts Center is a non-profit regional center for the fine arts, performing arts, and fine
crafts. Visit their website at www.marlbrougharts.org for more information on artistic events, classes,
and activities, check Facebook: Marlborough Arts Center, or telephone (860) 295-9389.