The Gatehouse Café concert will feature "The Coppola Jazz Quartet featuring Nicole Pasternak" on July 1, 2014 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.
Michael Coppola began playing guitar at the age of eleven. His musical foundation, which began with instruction from guitarist Ritchie Lengel, was further developed through the combination of classical fingerstyle studies and lessons with jazz artist Sal Salvador.
He pursued his education at the Boston Conservatory of Music and soon after in Austria, at Die Hochschule Fuer Music, where he studied serial and atonal composition with Guenther Kahowitz. He followed up this instruction later, in Manhattan, with jazz master Walter Bishop Jr. Michael was listed as a main entry in acclaimed jazz critic Scott Yanow’s 2013 book ”The Great Jazz Guitarists (The Ultimate Guide)”, alongside masters such as Django Reinhardt, Wes Montgomery, etc.
The Gatehouse concerts are a delightful way to spend a relaxing evening after work. The Café will be open and serving a variety of sandwiches and beverages or if you’d rather, bring a picnic. The concerts are held outside so be sure to bring a blanket or chairs.
In case of rain follow the signs to the pavilion. Concerts are free. For more information on the Gate House summer concert series contact Julie Andring or Meg Capen at 203-586-2144.