The Mattatuck Museum welcomes the Pierce Campbell Jazz Trio to Jazz First Thursday on June 6, 2013 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. for an evening of great American jazz!

The Pierce Campbell Jazz Trio features Pierce Campbell on guitar and vocals, acoustic bassist Tony Pasqualoni and Loren Evarts on keyboard. Performing jazz classics from artists like Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett along with more modern tunes from Stevie Wonder and Nora Jones and even some originals, they have an energy and sound that engages all audiences. With excellent vocals and strong improvisation, you’ll get the best jazz has to offer with this dynamic trio.

Pierce Campbell was appointed the Connecticut State Troubadour for 2007/2008 by the CT Commission on Culture & Tourism and has been a full time musician for 20 years. Pierce and Tony perform with several other bands including The Funky Butt Jazz Band and the popular Irish group, The Kerry Boys.

Loren Evarts studied jazz piano with noted composer/pianist Anthony Davis. At the University of Bridgeport he studied jazz under Neil Slater, and composition with David Barnett. He subsequently received his Master’s degree in music education, taught for several public and private schools, and is now an instructor for five colleges. He is currently finishing up his DMA at Boston University.

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 Mattatuck Museum in support for United Way’s annual Stock the Pantry food drive – bring peanut butter and jelly to Jazz First Thursday and get $1.00 off your admission price! Join the museum or renew your membership on First Thursday and get in free! To purchase tickets in advance call (203) 753-0381 ext. 110 or go to the website at for more information and to register online.

Visit the museum website at or call us at (203) 753-0381 for more information on all of the museum’s programs, events, and exhibits including the Blue Star Museum Program which offers free admission for active duty personnel and their families through Labor Day.

The Mattatuck Museum is operated with support from the Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development, CT Office of the Arts which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and is a member of the Connecticut Art Trail, a group of 16 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.