ArtsLink Valentine Concert Coming

The last half of the 2017-18 Concert Series sponsored by ArtsLink kicks off with the annual Valentine performance on Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Gold Derrick Gallery on Wells Street in Sistersville.

The evening’s entertainment will feature the Jenny Wilson Jazz Trio. ArtsLink president Barbara Vincent comments, “We have presented both Jenny Wilson in the past and we’re delighted to have her trio perform for us again. All that with festive treats promises a great evening.”

The Jenny Wilson Trio is a jazz group that focuses on original music as well as choice classic and contemporary standards. Jenny Wilson is a composer, pianist, flutist and vocalist. Originally from Queens, N.Y., Jenny is a graduate of WVU’s Master of Music Jazz Pedagogy program and has toured in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. She is active with the West Virginia Jazz Society as a performer and clinician. Her vocal style is influenced by Shirley Horn and Diana Krall, understated yet swinging. Bassist Nathan Wilson is Jenny’s husband and also performs with the Squonk Opera from Pittsburgh. He is especially attuned to the melodic style of playing that brings that music that gives the group their unique sound. Drummer Kyle Andrews has his master of music degree from Bloomington, Ind., and is an instructor at West Virginia Wesleyan College. He is an in-demand drummer with a great versatility and range in his ability to play with all styles of jazz.

Sponsored by Logan Hassig, the 7:30 p.m. concert will also include a smorgasbord of homemade desserts contributed by ArtsLink members, local bakers and fine eateries.

Jenny Wilson will offer an informal pre-performance chat beginning at 6:30 p.m., providing the audience an “up close and personal” experience with the musicians. In addition to a jazz music performance, Jenny’s artwork will be on display in the gallery. Terry Wiley, owner of the Gold Derrick Gallery, remarks, “Her art presents itself with a captivating yet ethereal quality that elicits poetic thoughts from the viewer.”

Reservations may be made by calling ArtsLink at 304-455-2278 or by purchasing tickets at the door.

Funding for this program made possible with financial assistance from West Virginia Northern Community College, EQT Foundation, Dominion Foundation, WETZ & WYMJ Radio, Ohio Valley Online, the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts. With additional support from the Harry E. and Olive T. Barth Charitable Trust, a component fund of the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, Inc. ArtsLink is committed to providing universal accessibility wherever possible. Persons with special needs may contact us at 304-455-2278 to request assistance.