Published DateTILTON — ''NH Jazz" will present the Richard Gardzina Quartet in concert at La Pièce (located in the River Front Mill at 322 West Main Street in Tilton) on Saturday May 4. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the performance beginning at 8 p.m.
The evening marks the grand opening of La Pièce and will feature an exclusive fine art showcase by Tara Kazmaier, and dinners from the award-winning Chef Joseph Peterson.
Tickets are $10 for concert admission and are available at the door or on NHJazz.com. Tickets can also be reserved by calling (877)325-3927.
Saxophonist Richard Gardzina has performed across the United States and internationally. His rich tone and swing-heavy melodic style have garnered him the reputation as a "timeless troubadour" acccording to NH Jazz director Jonathan Lorentz.
Owner and executive coordinator Anna Yasharian created La Pièce to cultivate a full-service event space that can offer hospitality where "no detail goes unconsidered." In Mrs. Yasharian's words, "be it menu, music, or design, we create and host unforgettable galas." With a background in design, business management, and event planning, Yasharian has developed an innovative approach to event production that synchronizes all concerns of color, composition, high style, sound, lighting, and cuisine to create a streamlined "Signature Series" with renowned vendors.
Her exclusive culinary designer is Joseph Peterson, a north country-based chef who is widely acclaimed for his unique gourmet creations. Peterson is a graduate of Johnson & Wales, is a member of the Chanine de Rotisseurs, and his many honors have included cooking for First Lady Michelle Obama.
Mrs. Yasharian's vision was first realized with the careful remodeling of the historic mill space by the river. Employing her construction company "Yasharians" (co-owned with husband Dale), Anna brought her vision of an event space with several distinct and complementary smaller areas for which to enjoy the evening. The results: The main room "La Piece" (translated to "The Room") furnished with chic square tables and Chiavari chairs, capable of hosting up to 350 guests; The parlor area "Pour J'Adore" privately set aside behind fogged glass for intimate conversation; The dance floor "Le-Roc" strategically placed away from conversation areas and constructed behind partial walls to create a NY club style dance experience, complete with an isolated DJ booth.
Richard Gardzina (Courtesy photo)