Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Bickford Fundraiser: Bickford Benefit Band

Bickford Benefit Band Returns to the Morris Museum on November 21

(Morristown, NJ)— An evening of hot, stompin' jazz is coming to Bickford Theatre. Join us on Monday, November 21 at 8:00PM for the return of the Bickford Benefit Band. This annual fundraising event supports programming and performances at the Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum.

Dan Levinson will be leading the band for the sixth annual Bickford Benefit Concert. Levinson (clarinet and saxophone) has lined up a truly spectacular ensemble including Mike Davis on cornet, Jim Fryer on trombone, Rossano Sportiello on piano, Vinny Raniolo on guitar, Nicki Parrott on bass and vocals, Paul Wells on drums, and Molly Ryan on vocals.

“This annual fund-raiser is very important to the Bickford," said Eric Hafen, Director of the Bickford Theatre. "Dan brings together some of the finest jazz musicians from the tri-state area and beyond to create the best in jazz. Don’t miss it!”

Proceeds from the benefit provide support for future programming at the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre. One of New Jersey’s premier professional theatres, the Bickford produces and presents year-round entertainment including a Main Stage Series, Children’s Theatre, a Jazz Series, Comedy, Classical Music and many other special concerts and performances.


$20 Members; $22 General Public in advance; $27 at the door

Tickets may be purchased online at, by phone at (973) 971-3706, or in person at the Bickford Theatre Box Office. The Bickford Theatre is an integral part of the Morris Museum, located at 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown, NJ, and offers free parking and full accessibility. Box Office hours for phone sales are Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm. Walk-up hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11:00am to 5:00pm.

Bickford Benefit Band Image by Tom Salvas.

About The Bickford Theatre

The Bickford Theatre is a professional theater that produces and presents year-round entertainment, including a Main Stage Series, two Children’s Theatre series, a Jazz Showcase, and other concert series. The theatre is a Senior Member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, a not-for-profit organization of 30 professional theaters throughout the state, and works in conjunction with Actors' Equity Association (AEA) and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC). From its beginnings in 1994 to the present, tens of thousands of theater-goers from across the tri-state area have enjoyed the Bickford Theatre’s many entertaining and diversified offerings in theatre, music and dance.

About the Morris Museum

Founded in 1913, the Morris Museum is an award-winning, community-based arts and cultural institution which serves the public through high caliber exhibitions in the arts, sciences and humanities. The Museum also offers educational programs, family events, and is home to the Bickford Theatre and its wide range of performing arts offerings. Continuously serving the public since 1913, the Morris Museum has been designated a Major Arts Institution and has received the New Jersey State Council on the Arts’ Citation of Excellence, among other awards. The first museum in New Jersey to be accredited, the Morris Museum was re-accredited in 2013 by the American Alliance of Museums.

The Morris Museum is a Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families, from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Location & Hours

The Museum is located at 6 Normandy Heights Road (at the corner of Columbia Turnpike) in Morristown, NJ, and is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday, 12 to 5 pm. In addition, the Museum is open evenings from 5 to 8 pm on the second and third Thursday of the month. Admission to the Museum is $10 for adults and $7 for children, students and senior citizens. Admission is always free for Museum members. For more information, call (973) 971-3700, or visit

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