Sunday, February 5
Jazz pianist John Brighenti is back by popular demand, with his friends in tow! John is a seasoned performer, having played with numerous orchestras, lounge groups, jazz ensembles and vocalists throughout the country, including the revived Glenn Miller Orchestra.
John Brighenti is a native of Connecticut born in New Britain. He is a 1967 graduate of the Hartt College of Music of the University of Hartford. After graduating, he enrolled at the Hartford Conservatory of Music to further pursue his musical studies. John next traveled to New York to study jazz improvisation with the world-renowned jazz pianist and composer, Lennie Tristano for a year in 1975. From 1982-1984 he went on to study jazz piano with the great jazz saxophonist/pianist Jerry Bergonzi. 1977 found John touring the U.S. playing piano for the Glenn Miller Orchestra under the direction of Jimmy Henderson. Since then he has played with the Eddie Howard, Al Gentile and Chic Chicetti Orchestras well as Paul Landerman’s Group. In addition to performing, John teaches piano and music theory.
This event is made possible by Richard P. Garmany through a grant awarded by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The Farmington Libraries will be hosting a variety of performances throughout the year as part of the Richard P. Garmany Music Series.