Credit: Pat Volts
The Jazz Loft will be highlighting Big Band Jazz in July as the popular Young at Heart daytime concert series continues July 6 at 1 p.m. The concert is co-sponsored by the Ward Melville Heritage Organization.
The band will feature the Young at Heart Trio, with Jazz Loft Founder Tom Manuel on cornet; Steve Salerno on guitar; and Keenan Zach on bass. All concerts are from 1-2 p.m. for the discounted price of just $10. Tickets can be purchased here: Tickets
“I often hear from seniors that it may be difficult for them to travel out at night and so I created the ‘Young at Heart Series ‘which takes place in the afternoon,” said Manuel. But while the series is indeed for seniors, it can also be a wonderful respite for those suffering from memory loss and their caretakers, as well as kids from ages 1-92!” The one-hour programs are designed to be interactive and embrace story telling. Each theme is a trip down memory lane and a great way for folks to reminisce about different artists and time periods.”
Music can have transformative power for those living with Alzheimer’s, memory loss and dementia. “Music can serve as a miraculous conduit for people with memory loss,” says Manuel.
Research shows that music and the part of the brain that allows a person to enjoy music is preserved, despite the cognitive decline. The one-hour programs are designed to be interactive and embrace storytelling and provide a great way for folks to reminisce about different artists and time periods.
The Jazz Loft is located at 275 Christian Avenue in Stony Brook, just 90 minutes from New York City and is the only music venue on Long Island that features exclusively Jazz music.