The Peterson Concert Series kicks off on Sunday, October 23 with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks at 3:30 pm in the Cole Auditorium.
Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks are renowned for their commitment to preserving and authentically presenting 1920s and '30s jazz and popular music. Early appearances with Leon Redbone and A Prairie Home Companion and lending his talents to Francis Ford Coppola's film The Cotton Club, led to working with Dick Hyman's Orchestra in half a dozen Woody Allen soundtracks, then as a bass player in Sean Penn's band in Woody's Sweet And Lowdown. Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks were featured in Gus Van Sant's film Finding Forrester; in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator; Robert DeNiro's film, The Good Shepherd; Tamara Jenkins' film, The Savages, Sam Mendes' films Revolutionary Road and Away We Go along with Michael Mann's film Public Enemies.
Most recently Vince and the band have been performing and recording music for Martin Scorsese's award-winning HBO series Boardwalk Empire. Other recording projects include soundtracks for HBO's Grey Gardens and Mildred Pierce. More than simply a performer, Giordano is a big-band historian and collector with more than 60,000 scores in his collection and was featured in the PBS series Michael Feinstein's American Songbook, in which he reveals his treasures from the Great American Songbook.
The concert is free and open to the public through the support of the Peterson Foundation. Doors open at 3 p.m. For more information, please contact David Waring at (203) 622-7917.