The Mattatuck Museum will feature popular Connecticut group The Billy Cofrances Jazz Quartet at First Thursday on August 2, 2012 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

The quartet is a well-known name in the New Haven area jazz community with regular shows at New Haven’s 500 Blake Street and Colonial Tymes in Hamden. The group features Billy Cofrances on alto and tenor saxophones, Tom Devino on drums, Doug Schlink on piano and bassist Steve Taylor.

Cofrances started his career as a member of the popular east coast favorite Jump Street. Since then, he and his Selma Mark IV tenor and alto saxophones have been thrilling audiences throughout New England. Cofrances has worked with legendary jazz pianist Sarah Cion, jazz vocalists Billy Weston, Giacomo Gates and Walt Andrus, lead singer of the Tommy Dorsey Big Band.

First Thursday is a great way to meet up with friends, network with business associates and enjoy live music. To purchase tickets in advance, call Cathy Filippone at (203) 753-0381 ext 10 or visit, for more information and to register online. Admission is $7 for museum members and $15 for non-members. Admission is free for individuals who join the museum or renew their membership on First Thursday.

Visit or call (203) 753-0381 for more information on all of the museum’s adult and children’s programs, events and exhibits. The Mattatuck Museum is a Blue Star Museum, which offers free admission to active duty personnel and their families through Labor Day.

The Mattatuck Museum is operated with support from the Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts, and is a member of the Connecticut Art Trail, a group of sixteen world-class museums and historic sites ( Located at 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Free parking is located behind the building on Park Place.