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    Jazz on the Rocks- Take 4, Gala Benefit Event

    Presented by at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    October 12, 2013


    Jazz on the Rocks- Take 4, Gala Benefit Event

    Straighten Up and Fly Right
    A Tribute to Nat King Cole
    Ramsey Lewis, piano & John Pizzarelli, guitar

    NEA Jazz Master pianist Ramsey Lewis and guitarist-vocalist John Pizzarelli have crafted a tribute to the legendary Nat King Cole whose smoky, smooth vocals took over the 1950s airwaves with his hit "Straighten Up and Fly Right" and followed with such hits as “Unforgettable” and “Mona Lisa.” Both Lewis and Pizzarelli were greatly influenced by Cole’s sophisticated cool jazz and Pizzarelli states, “I’ve always said in my concerts that Nat King Cole is why I do what I do,” but adds, “We aren’t trying to copy him. His sound was singular and inspired. I’ve always said that we’re an extension, a 21st century version of what that group was.”


    5:30 PM Cocktail Reception | 6:45 PM Live Auction | 8 PM Concert


    Shalin Liu Performance Center

    37 Main Street
    Rockport, MA 01966

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    Reception & Concert: $750 Benefactor | $300
    Concert Only: $110 | $80

    General Day and Time Info:

    5:30 PM Cocktail Reception | 6:45 PM Live Auction | 8 PM Concert

    Phone: 978.546.7391 ext. 106


    Streets highlighted in Pink are METERED parking options
    Street highlighted in Blue are UN-METERED parking options
    Red “P” icons indicate Town Metered Parking Lots
    Blue “P” icons indicate Unmetered Town Parking Lots
    Area noted as “NO PARK” is permit parking only, unauthorized vehicles will be towed

    Institution for Savings, 16 Main Street
    Pending availability, free parking is often available for Rockport Music ticket holders, M-F after 6pm; after noon on Saturday and all day Sunday. Enter the lot at the Main Street driveway. Distance to Shalin Liu Performance Center: 200 ft. Please note that other organizations often have access to this lot, and on those days Rockport Music patrons must seek other parking options. Please be aware that if there is not a parking attendant to assist, do not block other cars access to the exit.

    Peg Leg Inn, Beach Street
    Enter the lot via the driveway opposite the Front Beach restrooms. From Memorial Day to early October the lot is available to Rockport Music patrons at a reduced rate of $8, after 5 PM (4 PM on Sundays). Distance to Performance Center: 350 yd.

    Town Hall Annex, 26 Broadway
    Coming from the Route 128 traffic lights, follow Route 127 into town, where the road curves left, go straight ahead onto Broadway. Pass the Senior Center on the left (building with canon out front) and the Post Office on your right. Adjacent to the Resident Parking Lot on your left is a small lot for the Town Hall Annex. This small lot allows for free parking on evenings and weekends. Distance to Performance Center: 120 yd.

    Finally, use of unmetered spaces is encouraged. If possible, Rockport Music asks that you consider avoiding metered parking during the day (evening concerts are fine), as merchants and restaurants depend on these spaces for their patrons. Meters are strictly enforced, 7 days a week. New rates and credit-card accepting meters take effect the week of August 5, 2012: $1/hour from 10 AM to 8 PM.

    Evening Alternative
    Ace Hardware parking lot off Railroad Avenue. If specifically noted on the website or in an email notification to ticket holders, this lot will be reserved for Rockport Music ticket holders. It is located next to the MBTA railroad station. Distance to Performance Center: 1,000 yd (0.6 mile). There is no shuttle service.

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