Jazz On 2 at Katmandu Coming Sept. 27

8-17-09

West Windsor, N.J. - The sounds of Bebop, Dixieland, Latin Jazz, Modern Jazz and Blues will fill the air as Mercer County Community College (MCCC) presents "Jazz On 2 at Katmandu" on Sunday, Sept. 27 at Katmandu on Route 29 in Trenton.

Celebrating the one-year anniversary of WWFM radio's return to jazz, the all-day event takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A lineup of world-class talent includes Jazz On 2 program hosts Joe Cataldo, Tom Tallitsch, Gail Dixon, Buzz Herman and the Jazz Duchess herself, Doris Spears. Area performers will include Jerry Rife's Rhythm Kings, vocalist Miche Braden, Joe Zook and Blues Deluxe, and "Zingu," a jazz band featuring MCCC's Vice President for Academic Affairs, Guy Generals. Special performances include the MCCC Jazz Trio and MCCC Music Director James Kelly.

There is no charge for the entertainment, but patrons can enjoy a jazz brunch from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., complete with New Orleans-themed cuisine as part of the menu selections. Brunch prices are $19.95 for ages 10 and up and $9.95 for children 5 to 10. Children 4 and under eat free. Katmandu's regular menu is also available for purchase all day.

Jazz On 2 airs on 89.1 HD2, a digital channel of WWFM The Classical Network, a station of Mercer County Community College. Jazz On 2 includes a combination of locally-produced programming and programs offered through collaboration with WDUQ in Pittsburgh, made possible by MCCC's affiliation with National Public Radio. Jazz On 2 Program Manager Winifred Howard said she is excited about the rebirth of jazz programming at the station, and the resurgence of interest throughout Mercer County.

"This is a celebration of WWFM's broadcasting of jazz in its renewed 24-hour HD format" said Howard. "By using world-class talent, who just happen to live in our backyard, we plan to highlight Trenton's rich jazz heritage and encourage its future. We want to establish an affordable, family-friendly event that will become a Trenton tradition."

Miche Braden
Joe Cataldo

Brunch reservations are encouraged, and guests should call (609) 393-7300. Standard menu fare can be accessed at www.katmandutrenton.com. For more information about the event, contact Winifred Howard at Jazz On 2 radio, 609-570-3189.

Attendees under 21 must be accompanied by a parent. Donations to WWFM will be appreciated.

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