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Jazz in the Meadow 2019 – Thank You!

Jazz in the Meadow 2019

Dear friends of our 2019 Jazz in the Meadow,

We want to thank you for joining us to celebrate jazz and friendship in our meadow.  You came from near and far and we feel so blessed!!  Many thanks to you all for your treats and contributions.  We also want to thank our family – Sandy and Sean and Nancy and Gabe – for all their hard work and contributions.

It was so rewarding to have you all present providing a spirit of conviviality that made for a joyous afternoon and early evening!!

“God willing and the Creeks don’t rise”, we will do it again in 2021.  Please don’t wait that long to be in touch.

Click HERE to see photos & videos from this years Jazz in the Meadow 2019!

Stay well.  Warmest regards,  Brooks and Helen

Jazz in the Meadow 2019 – Update

We don’t want to jinx anything but the weather is looking jazzalicious for Saturday. Despite this, we recommend chairs and wet weather shoes due to a damp meadow.

This year we will be selling CDs from some of Saturday’s musicians so that you can take the amazing music home with you! Get them in the meadow by the bar and we can almost guarantee an autograph!!!

Reminder: This is a friends and family affair so please feel free to bring a favorite dish, hors d’oeuvres and/or dessert to share! We will have wine, beer, soda, etc. but if you have a favorite beverage, you are certainly welcome to bring that.

Any questions, please Contact Us:
Brooks and Helen Bartlett: 412-366-1035

Looking forward to seeing you all  –

Fondly,
The Bartletts

Jazz in the Meadow 2019 – Update

The Bartletts are rushing to Jazz in the Meadow on July 13th with one eye on the sky. We are planning a “dry” day in terms of weather – then, we will let the “good times” flow with great food, liquid libation and a gathering of some of the nicest people on earth!

Starting at 1pm, we have three outstanding groups providing jazz – The legendary Frank Cunimondo Trio, Dr. James Moore and his West Virginia Wesleyan collegian all stars and then wrapping things up with the music of Mike Tomaro and his stellar musicians who will accompany Dane Vannatter on vocals. I have it on good authority that a lovely chanteuse will also perform. Other musicians may appear and “sit in” for a song or two.

Paul (Benny) Benedum has joined the Bartlett Family to help support the festivities. Always glad to have Benny with us – maybe he will even play for us.

After this soggy Spring, we recommend chairs rather than blankets for your seating comfort. This is a friends and family affair so please feel free to bring a favorite dish, hors d’oeuvres and/or dessert to share! We will have wine, beer, soda, etc. but if you have a favorite beverage, you are certainly welcome to bring that.

For those staying in the Laurel Highlands, we suggest reservations be made post haste. The Trenthouse Inn only a mile from the meadow. Seven Springs Mountain Resort is 10 minutes away. Early reservations are recommended as mid summer is a busy time in the mountains. Click here for additional lodging.

We hope you can all attend as it is a day of outstanding music and attendees who are even more outstanding.

Any questions, please Contact Us:
Brooks and Helen Bartlett – 412-366-1035

Looking forward to seeing you all  –

Fondly,
The Bartletts



 

 

* NOTE: THIS IS AN INVITE/RSVP ONLY EVENT!
Please contact us if you are interested in attending.

Save the Date – Jazz in the Meadow 2019!

Good afternoon friends of our Jazz in the Meadow. It is time to celebrate two great loves in our lives… wonderful friends like you and the hot/cool sounds of Jazz!

We are happy to announce the time of our next Jazz in the Meadow so please put it on your calendar!

Saturday, July 13th at 1:00pm at our Meadow in Somerset County

We have a musical line-up for you that is nonpareil –

We lead off with the Frank Cunimundo Trio (who has a fantastic new CD out).

They will be followed by Dr. James Moore and his West Virginia Wesleyan College group (all of whom are destined for jazz stardom).

The grand finale is just that – a vocalist and musicians who have already attained the heights of musical fame – Dane Vanatter on vocals and Mike Tomaro and his all-star group accompanying him.

There will be food and drinks (wine, beer, soda, and water) for all.  However, you are welcome to bring your favorite food/beverage.

For those traveling a distance, we suggest spending a night or two in the Laurel Highlands.  The Trenthouse Inn/Bed and Breakfast and  Seven Springs are close by.  Early reservations are recommended as mid summer is a busy time in the mountains.  Click HERE for additional lodging.

More information will follow – we just wanted you to “Save the Date”!

Looking forward to seeing you there,
Brooks and Helen Bartlett

 

Jazz in the Meadow 2019
* NOTE: THIS IS AN INVITE/RSVP ONLY EVENT!
Please contact us if you are interested in attending.

Jazz in the Meadow 2017 – Thank you!

As Irving Berlin wrote “the song is ended, but the melody lingers on”. We feel the same after Jazz in the Meadow 2017. In spite of the afternoon being “a bit damp”, we had a grand time and hope you all did too. We thank so many of you for making the trip to our Meadow to enjoy what may have been the greatest aggregation of jazz musicians we have ever had. We also thank the many friends and neighbors who provided food, drink, and efforts – (before, during, and after) that made the day a success!!!!
(Photos coming soon!)

We continue to pursue our efforts to promote jazz with our Jazz Cabaret at St. Barnabas. We have an outstanding theatre production featuring Pittsburgh icon, Joe Negri, scheduled for Friday, August 11, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Tributes and proclamations will precede an evening of great music by Joe and his trio. Guest vocalists may also appear.

For tickets, please contact the ticket agency: https://www.tututix.com/client/bartlett/ or call 435-222-2849. All ticket proceeds benefit the Free Care Fund at St. Barnabas.

Thanks again for making Jazz in the Meadow 2017 so special!!!
Brooks, Helen and family, and Benny

Jazz in the Meadow 2017 – THE TENT IS HERE!

We’re looking forward to tomorrow!

The Meadow is damp from recent weather, so you may want to consider appropriate footwear and chairs rather than blankets.

Feel free to bring an hors d’oeuvre or snack of your choice to add to the table. We will have wine, beer, soda, etc. but if you have a favorite beverage, you are certainly welcome to bring that.

Thanks,
Brooks, Helen and Benny

Jazz in the Meadow 2017 – Update

The time is fast approaching for our “little clambake” known as the Bartlett-Benedum “Jazz in the Meadow”. The date, of course, is July 8, 2017 and starts at 1 p.m. sharp. We have engaged three outstanding groups of jazz musicians who will entertain till 7:30 p.m. That will give you enough time to get home before dark.

For those staying in the Laurel Highlands, we suggest reservations be made post haste. The Trenthouse B and B is only a mile from the meadow. Seven Springs Mountain Resort is 10 minutes away. Early reservations are recommended as mid summer is a busy time in the mountains. Click here for additional lodging.

We hope you can all attend as it is a day of outstanding music and attendees who are even more outstanding.

Any questions, please Contact Us:
Brooks and Helen Bartlet – 412-366-1035

 

 

* NOTE: THIS IS AN INVITE/RSVP ONLY EVENT!
Please contact us if you are interested in attending.

Save the Date – Jazz in the Meadow 2017!

Another odd numbered year – 2017 – means it is time to announce our biennial “Jazz in the Meadow”.  The Bartlett Family and Benny Benedum will again celebrate love, friendship, and jazz in the Bartlett meadow in Somerset county on July 8, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

The tent has been reserved, the musicians arranged for, and now all we need to make it a perfect day is your appearance there with us.

The music will start promptly at 1:00 p.m. with Frank Cunimondo and his Trio.  Following Frank, will be a student jazz group under the direction of Dr. James Moore of West Virginia Weslyn College.  The afternoon/evening ends with a grand finale – The Erin Burkett – Virgil Walters Combo accompanied by Max Leake on keyboard and Mike Tomaro on saxophone.

There will be food and drinks (wine, beer, soda, and water) for all.  However, you are welcome to bring your favorite food/beverage.

For those traveling a distance, we suggest spending a night or two in the Laurel Highlands.  The Trenthouse Inn/Bed and Breakfast and  Seven Springs are close by.  Early reservations are recommended as mid summer is a busy time in the mountains.  Click HERE for additional lodging.

We expect this afternoon/early evening to be a high point of music and conviviality.  The Bartletts and Benny would be proud and honored to have you join us.

Thanks,

Brooks, Helen, and Benny

Jazz in the Meadow 2015 – THANKS TO ALL!

Jazz in the Meadow 2015This is a belated but most heartfelt thank you and an up-date for those who attended the Bartlett/Benedum Jazz in the Meadow this past July. We hope you enjoyed the festivities as much as we had presenting them.

In an endeavor of this magnitude, it requires much help and time from many people. Let us start by thanking all the attendees who brought food, libations, and conviviality to the gathering. Thanks go to our many neighbors in Triple Creek Acres who helped with the stage, tables, and the many other minutiae required. Our love and thanks to our family – daughters Sandy and Nancy – food and drinks, preps and presentatins. Their husbands – Sean, our IT expert, who took care of the website, emails, invitations and supervised parking. Gabe, our photographer, who covered the event for posterity, and provided the material for Sean to up-date and revise our website. Also, we thank those who contributed to the Meyersdale High School Jazz Band’s performance. We were able to present a check for $550.00 to the Music Department of the school.

Benny and we may not be the most objective source but we thought this may have been the best Jazz in the Meadow so far. The music was superb and the general ambiance most enjoyable!!! Let’s do it again in 2017!

Click HERE to see photos from this years Jazz in the Meadow 2015!

Sincerely,
Brooks, Helen and family, and Benny