Sunset Serenades Concert Series Kicks off July 7

CANANDAIGUA, NY – Sunset Serenades, Ferris Hills at West Lake’s annual summer concert series, will kick off on Wednesday, July 7, with a performance by Nostalgic Reunion, “a small band with a big band sound.”A longtime favorite at Ferris Hills, Nostalgic Reunion is known for mellow jazz, Big Band swing, rhythm and blues, Latin sounds and classic pop tunes from the 1940s to present times. Instrumentation includes four saxophones – two altos, a tenor, and a baritone – plus keyboards, bass, drums and vocals. The ever-growing play list includes Ellington and Basie standards like Satin Doll and Shiny Stockings plus “cool jazz” tunes by Gerry Mulligan, Oliver Nelson and Charlie Parker, as well as charts like Line For Lyons, Stolen Moments, and Yardbird Suite.The six-week, Wednesday evening Sunset Serenade series is free and open to the public, with no reservations required and free parking available. Items including smoothies, popcorn, ice cream and fresh fruit cups will be available for purchase during each concert at Ferris Hills’ café, while bottled water will be provided free of charge.Each concert begins at 7 p.m., and those who attend are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. The remaining schedule is as follows:  July 14 – Canal Street Strutters July 21 – Traveling Cabaret July 28 – Paulsen, Baker & Garvey August 4 – Dady Brothers August 11 – Dick Otto & The Music MakersFerris Hills is best accessed from the 3300 block of West Lake Road (County Road 16) in Canandaigua, via Peg Rayburn Drive. For more information on the concert series, call (585) 393-0410.

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