Drummer sensation, Arti Dixson, takes the stage at the Mattatuck Museum’s First Thursday on October 4, 2012 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. for a night of jazz revolution. Sure to delight jazz enthusiasts and general music lovers alike, Dixson showcases his musical abilities and gift for entertaining a crowd.

Arti Dixson, born in Catskill, New York, always wanted to play the drums. It was studying with Jack DeJohnette that inspired him to pursue a musical career. Dixson has performed at the Foxwoods Casino as one of the house drummers where he played with many groups including Harry Connick Jr., The Nelson Riddle Orchestra and Connie Francis.

First Thursday, a fun after hours event, is a great way to meet up with friends, network with business associates and enjoy live music. Admission is $7 for museum members and $15 for non-members. Join the museum or renew your membership on First Thursday and get in free! To purchase tickets in advance call (203) 753-0381 ext 10. or go to the website at www.MattatuckMuseum.org for more information and to register online.

This All Jazz First Thursday is produced through the generous collaboration of Litchfield Jazz Producer and Director, Vita Muir and WZBG Radio Personality and Jazz Guru, Mike Gow and is sponsored by The Mayor’s Council on Art and Tourism. All Jazz First Thursdays feature performing artists from the world renowned Litchfield Jazz Festival.

Visit www.MattatuckMuseum.org 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 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 (www.arttrail.org). 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.