Join the Mattatuck Museum for All Jazz First Thursday on November 1, 2012 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. featuring jazz pianist Jen Allen. Sure to delight jazz enthusiasts and general music lovers alike, Allen showcases her musical talent and gift for entertaining a crowd.

A native of Foxboro, Massachusetts, Jen Allen was originally a cellist who started playing jazz piano as a favor to her high school band director, and it was then that she found her true artistic voice. She received her Bachelors in Music Performance at the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz at The Hartt School.

Allen has taught at the Litchfield Jazz Camp, The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, The University of Hartford, University of Connecticut Community School of the Arts Jazz Camp, and Trinity College. In May 2011, she was chosen as one of only eight pianists from around the world to participate in the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Workshop at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

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 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 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 ( 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.