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jazz up the winter, for a good cause

  • Concord Insider's Ben Conant and Keith Testa<br/><br/>(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)

    Concord Insider's Ben Conant and Keith Testa

    (SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)

  • Members of the Tall Granite Jazz Band perform.

    Members of the Tall Granite Jazz Band perform.

  • Members of the Tall Granite Jazz Band perform.

    Members of the Tall Granite Jazz Band perform.

  • Concord Insider's Ben Conant and Keith Testa<br/><br/>(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)
  • Members of the Tall Granite Jazz Band perform.
  • Members of the Tall Granite Jazz Band perform.

We’re not sure if you’ve noticed, Concord, but winter ain’t over yet. That means there’s still plenty of time for throwing snowballs at passing motorists, freezing your front steps to make the mailman’s job more interesting and snowblowing slush onto your neighbor’s car.

There’s also time to help those in need, and the Tall Granite Jazz Band has just the ticket.

The band will be playing at True Brew Barista tonight from 8 to 10 p.m., and though there’s no cover charge, all donations will benefit cold-weather homeless shelters operated by local churches.

But wait, there’s more – the group will feature a special guest in Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce President Tim Sink, who will be on tenor sax. So we figured we’d get two cents from Tim Sink with these hard-hitting questions.

Why should people come to the show? “It’s a really cool sound. It’s a full horn section with some great swing sound and a couple of vocalists that can really belt it out. The sound is going to fill out that room at True Brew. And whatever people want to contribute from the kindness of their hearts will go to a fantastic cause.”

Have you ever considered any performing aliases? Perhaps the Vertically-Challenged Concrete Blues Group? N’Sink? “I haven’t considered any of those, but I like them! I also play in a band called Jazz Dogs, and that’s pretty anonymous.”

(Email the Insiders at
theinsiders@cmonitor.com.)

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