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Fanwood Cultural Arts Performance Series
Old Carriage House The Performance Series takes place at the Patricia M. Kuran Cultural Arts Center also known as "The Old Carriage House". The Arts Center faces Watson Road; however, it is part of the Fanwood Borough Hall property and the actual address is 75 North Martine Avenue, Fanwood, NJ 07023. Please go to our Directions page for in depth directions, maps and photos at: directions, and our Venue page to learn more about this beautiful historic building.

      Mayor Colleen Mahr and The Fanwood Arts Council Present      
Upcoming Performances

April 8, 2017 - Belfry and Lutke with Sarah Donner

May 13, 2017 - Joe Traina with The Ethan Wollman/Patrick Gannon qu​a​rtet

June 10, 2017 - To be announced

April 8, 2017 - Belfry and Lutke

Bobby Belfry
Bobby Belfry is an award winning singer/songwriter whose latest album, entitled “One Lucky Day”, is a collection of pop classics set to the thrilling jazz virtuosity of The David Budway Trio.

Born and raised in the suburbs of New York City, Belfry’s work on “Day” has been greatly influenced by The Big Apple’s immeasurable wealth of culture, which can be felt and heard on all 13 tracks. Bobby can also be heard (and seen) on his first two albums, LIVE:In The Heart of The Universe (a CD/DVD) and "Imperfect Rhymes" which have both received great critical notice: "Bobby Belfry is one to savor, embrace and lend the hand of fame to...smooth jazz outlets will have a ball with this shrewd offering" said Chuck Taylor of Billboard Magazine. Two cuts from Rhymes have been included on a popular jazz compilation, "In Love With Jazz", released in Europe and Asia. He also appears on Broadway:Unplugged 2 and Chip Deffaa’s “The Johnny Mercer Jamboree”.

A mainstay at Feinstein’s, The Metropolitan Club, and Brandy's, Bobby has also performed at Lincoln Center, Town Hall, The Russian Tea Room, The Rainbow Room, Bitter End, China Club, CBGB’s, Smoke, The Fairmont Hotel in Dallas, The New Jersey Performing Arts Center, The Kennedy Center, and The Cinegrill in Hollywood. Bobby has also appeared on national television on "The Morning Blend", a news/talk show on MSNBC (interviewed by Soledad O’Brian), and was a frequent guest on WOR Radio's The Joey Reynolds Show, whose theme song, penned by Bobby, was played for an audience of 5 million listeners, nightly.

Bobby has been the recipient of the Back Stage Bistro Award for Outstanding Vocalist. Imperfect Rhymes and "So What", a cut off the album, were 2nd and 3rd place finalists for the Just Plain Folks Independent Music Awards, in a field of 10,000 submissions. He has also received the MAC Award for outstanding Pop/R&B Vocalist and several Critics Choice Vocalist Awards.

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April 8, 2017 - Sarah Donner

Sarah Donner

Sarah Donner is an alt pop singer/songwriter who has embraced her inner cat lady. Her songs teeter back and forth between playful, nerd core, and ballads, all tied together with bright melodies and driving, energetic instrumentals. Sarah Donner’s music has been featured on Conan O' Brien's blog, NPR, Buzzfeed, i09, Showtime, and CBS. "Sarah Donner and the Sleepy Kitten" and "The Motherf**cking Pterodactyl Song" (co-written with The Oatmeal) catapulted Sarah into weblebrity status with over four million views on YouTube alone.

Sarah Donner is a graduate of Westminster Choir College. After stretching her legs with musical theatre, she picked up a guitar, abandoned her classical roots, and started rocking out (with fantastic breath support). When she is not touring, Sarah Donner fosters kittens, teaches privately, and paints portraits.

For more information about Sarah Donner, visit:

May 13, 2017 - Joe Traina with The Ethan Wollman/Patrick Gannon qu​a​rtet

Joe Traina
Joe Traina

Joe Traina has been leader of the Joe Traina Quartet and Quintet since 1990. They have been performing extensively throughout the New York Tri-State area in such notable establishments as The Rainbow Room, The Supper Club, The National Arts Club, Tavern On The Green, Sardi's, Metronome, Il Cortile and The Savoy Grill. Mr. Traina and his group were the weekly attraction at world-famous Sardi's restaurant in New York's theatre district on Friday evenings for over two years in the Club Room. During that time, countless vocalists from Broadway shows, cabaret and the world of jazz appeared with the Quintet including Lillias White, Michele Pawk, Karen Ziemba, Arthur Rubin, Tim Di Pasqua, Marin Mazzie and Jo Sullivan Loesser.

Ethan Wollman

The Ethan Wollman/Patrick Gannon qu​a​rtet

The Ethan Wollman/Patrick Gannon qu​a​rtet is made up of Ethan Wollman on piano, Patrick Gannon on saxophones, Greg Pise on bass, and Peter Glynn on drums. Ethan is a junior at Scotch Plains ​Fanwood High School. He has been playing piano for 8 years and is a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Big Band as well as the Jazz House Dynasty band. He has been studying with Greg Natic for 2 years. Patrick also attends SPFHS as a junior and has been playing ​sax ​for 6 years. He is a member of the Jazz House Dynasty band based in Montclair where he also studies with Mike Lee. Greg Pise is currently attending Clifton Technical Institute as a Junior as well as the Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens program at the NJPAC in Newark where he has been studying with Dave Baron for three years. He is a member of their top ensemble​,​ the "Brick City Jazz Orchestra" directed by Mark Gross. Peter Glynn is a sophomore at Columbia High School in Maplewood. He has been playing for nine years and is currently studying with Don Peretz. He is also a member of the ​Jazz ​House ​Dynasty band. This group has been playing together for almost a year. They are available for private and public events.

Intermission with South Martine Avenue Deli sandwiches and pizza

As usual we will be offering refreshments for sale, during the intermissions. We ussually make some home made cookies, have a variety of chips, and various other finger foods donated by our volunteers and regular attendees. (Please feel free to bring along something for our intermission food table!)

Ahhre Coffee Roastery Our newest sponsor is Ahrre's Coffee Roastery in Westfield and Summit! Ahrre's has graciously offered to donate both decaf and regular coffee, as well as train our vollunteers how to brew and dispense their carefully roasted coffee correctly! We will be brewing up Ahrre's delicious coffees and offering it to you in our brand new, commercial, insulated dispensers!

Snapple Snapple has generously donated beverages for our intermission. They have also donated a new tent to cover the food tables, and 2 great new coolers on wheels to keep the beverages that they are donating cold.

Nick's Pizza and Deli
Nicks Deli (formerly South Martine Avenue Deli) will be adding some of their favorite appetizers and pizza samples to our intermission food table. They are famous for thier New York Style large slices and delicious garlic knots....

Great performances in a historic setting right in your own back yard!
Suggested donation is $15, $10 for seniors and students.

This program is made possible in part by a HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.