Jazz at Dwight-Derby House 6/6

Press release from Jo Ellen Collins, Secretary, Friends of the Dwight-Derby House –

Second of Dwight-Derby House Kitchen Concert Series

Features Medfield’s Jazz Trumpeter Tom Duprey


Medfield, MA–On Thursday, June 6, from 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm, The Friends of the Dwight-Derby House will host the second of its Kitchen Concert Series featuring Medfield’s stellar trumpeter Tom Duprey and accomplished jazz guitarist David Hawthorne of Cambridge.

The event, held at the Dwight-Derby House at 7 Frairy Street in Medfield, is a “First Thursdays” event and will help to raise funds for the next phase of restoration of the house: installation of a working kitchen.

Tickets for this fun and intimate evening of jazz are $25 per person and will be sold at the door. Ticket price includes everything but the kitchen sink: beer and wine tasting provided by Palumbo Liquors, delicious finger food furnished by Basil Restaurant and razor-sharp and energetic trumpet and jazz guitar by the innovative and talented Tom and David, who are core members of James Merenda’s TickleJuice, who’s first CD will be released this summer. Tom and David frequently collaborate, but are accomplished musicians in their own right.

Tom has performed for Dionne Warwick, Johnny Mathis, Robert Goulet, Tommy Tune, Herb Reed and The Platters, as well as various other artists.  Since 1982 he has performed in a variety of musical theatre productions in regional, college and downtown Boston theatres as well as in regional orchestras, jazz, R&B, solo, chamber and other freelance gigs. As an educator, Tom teaches trumpet at his private studio and is band director for Dover-Sherborn middle school and elementary brass instructor for Medfield Public Schools.

David Hawthorne has performed over the years in Boston, New York, Munich, Flagstaff, and many other cities and locales. He has led and participated in many clinics, and his compositions include works for orchestra, string quartet, jazz big band, and his own small bands.

Get ready to tap your feet and be amazed. Join us for good food, good music and a good time.

The Friends of the Dwight-Derby House is a citizen’s group established to support the active use, restoration, maintenance and preservation of this historic property.  Today, it continues to raise funds through grants, individual and corporate donations, and sale of memorabilia. The donation of time, talent and effort by many local volunteers has also contributed to its restoration.


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