Featuring: Forte Jazz Band
Join us this summer for free concerts on the grounds of Wilton. Bring a picnic dinner and your favorite lawn chair for family-friendly music on our scenic terrace overlooking the James River. Enjoy complimentary walk-through tours of Wilton as well as face-painting, games, and crafts for kids. The Gelati Celesti Ice Cream Truck will be on-site to add to the fun!
Free admission. All concerts are rain or shine. Donations appreciated.
About the band:
Forte Jazz Band is an eight-piece ensemble hailing from Smithfield, VA. Formed in 1995, the group has performed extensively for events ranging from hometown backyard barbecues to television appearances to performing at the Hampton Jazz Festival in Hampton, VA in 2009. Forte has also shared the stage with nationally recognized artists such as The Rippingtons, Eric Marienthal, Kim Waters, and CeCe Winans to name a few. Also in 2009, the group had the opportunity to record an album entitled “Left Behind – At the Train Station.” Forte members have also produced solo projects to include bassist Daniel Quackenbush’s 2008 release “Singlehanded” and saxophonist Brian Pinner’s 2009 release “Just Being Me.” Forte’s success as a musical force stems from the group’s passion for creating quality musical performances that invite the listener to share in Forte’s love of the art, with innovative and energetic performances as the trademark of the Forte experience. Performing a wide variety of popular jazz music and original compositions, and remaining a group of true friends, it is no wonder that the group has been together making great music (with the original members) for 15 years.