EVENING MUSIC: From left, Dave Homan (Uncle Ho 2.0), Justin Nawn and Bronwyn Bird, and Sophie Coran will entertain at the space behind Panera Bread at three events presented by West Windsor Arts this summer.
West Windsor Arts presents three concerts at the Nassau Park Pavilion, U.S. Route 1 in West Windsor, on July 30, August 13, and August 27. Each show will feature a musical performance by local and regional talent, as well as art activities for all ages. All shows and activities are free, and take place from 5-7:30 p.m.
The series includes Latin jazz, blues, samba, R&B, funk, bluegrass, folk, and classical. The first concert is Saturday, July 30, featuring bandleader/saxophonist Uncle Ho 2.0 with cellist Dan Kassel. The rain date is July 31. Kassel, who is organizing the event in collaboration with West Windsor Arts, will be opening the first and third shows with his cello loops.
Next on August 13 are husband-and-wife duo Justin and Bronwyn, performing Swedish, Appalachian, old-time and bluegrass music. Bird specializes in playing a bowed, 16-string Scandinavian instrument called the nyckelharpa. Her husband accompanies her on a 6- or 12-string guitar.
“The August 13 concert will be more family-oriented and geared toward children,” said Aylin Green, executive director of West Windsor Arts. “We will have more art projects and a flow performer who will get everyone moving with hoops and ribbon wands.”
The final event is Saturday, August 25, when Kassel returns to perform with singer/songwriter Sophie Coran. The rain date is August 28. The genre in which Coran feels at home is her signature “Noir & B” style, a blend of R&B, jazz, and classical composition.
Nassau Park Pavilion is located behind Panera Bread on Route. 1. Visit westwindsorarts.org for more information.