March 19, 2018

Jazz Jam at Ulrich Franzen Home to Benefit Community Music School July 22

A Jazz Jam for musicians and music lovers will take place on Sunday, July 22 at 7 pm with proceeds to benefit the Community Music School. This award-winning Essex residence on Book Hill Road was designed by Ulrich Franzen and offers unparalleled views of the Connecticut River. Tickets are $25 ($15 is tax deductible) and guests will enjoy an evening of music, wine and savory snacks. The featured performer is local jazz musician Julie Blum, a CMS alumnae and 2008 Carolyn Greenleaf Memorial Award winner. Julie is an accomplished musician who has performed professionally throughout Connecticut since 2006. She is best known for her jazz saxophone performances and has appeared on WFSB’s Better Connecticut and at numerous prestigious jazz festivals. Learn more about Julie at her website:

Community Music School, located in the Centerbrook section of Essex, CT, is a not-for-profit arts education organization offering instrumental and vocal students of all ages outstanding private and group instruction. In addition to long-running programs such as Kindermusik and Jazz and String Ensembles, CMS offers special programs for homeschool students and a full menu of summer offerings. Additionally, a certified music therapist is on faculty offering individual and group Music Therapy services, using music as a tool to reach individualized therapeutic goals for people of all ages and skill levels. For additional information on programs or performances, please visit

Tickets may be purchased through Community Music School at 90 Main Street, Centerbrook or by calling 860-767-0026.