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Drummer, composer and bandleader Arthur Vint brings his unique jazz-influenced cinematic sound to ArtYard in Frenchtown, NJ April 9

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Arthur Vint & Associates perform at ArtYard in Frenchtown, NJ on April 9

ArtYard and the Frenchtown Bookshop are excited to announce that award-winning drummer Arthur Vint is bringing his high-octane ensemble to Frenchtown (Saturday, April 9 at 8pm) to perform the film scores of composer Ennio Morricone (“The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly,” “A Fistful of Dollars”) and project scenes from those films.

Composer and bandleader Arthur Vint and ArtYard concert curator and the owner of the Frenchtown Bookshop Scott Sheldon joined WBGO Journal host Doug Doyle to chat about the special event.

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ArtYard concert curator Scott Sheldon (top left) and drummer, composer and bandleader Arthur Vint (bottom) join WBGO Journal host Doug Doyle to talk about the Saturday April 9 concert featuring Vint and his 11-piece jazz ensemble

Arthur Vint performs more than 250 concerts each year, at concert halls including Carnegie Hall in NYC, the Olympia Theater in Paris, and the Hammersmith Apollo in London. In 2019, Ennio Morricone’s 90th birthday, Vint rearranged Morricone’s often-symphonic film scores for an 11-piece jazz orchestra, recorded those arrangements on the album “Death Rides A Horse,” and toured the country presenting “Morricone at 90.”

For this special performance, the band will perform selections from Morricone’s films, including “Once Upon a Time in the West,” Death Rides A Horse,” and “For A Few Dollars More.” Clips from the films will be projected on the two-story-tall movie screen at the McDonnell Theater.

Scott Sheldon comes to ArtYard as concert curator after creating, presenting, and promoting a large concert series, The Sanctuary Concerts, in Chatham, New Jersey. Over 15 years, Scott presented more than 300 concerts, including Judy Collins, Suzanne Vega, Marc Cohn, Roseanne Cash, Jimmy Webb, Janis Ian, Josh Ritter, and Nick Lowe.

Scott Sheldon is the concert curator for ArtYard and the owner of the Frenchtown Bookshop

Now settled full-time across the Frenchtown Bridge in Uhlerstown, Scott and his family operate the Frenchtown Bookshop. Scott’s day job is as a trial lawyer for a large New York City law firm. He has a CD of humorous songs, “Tickle,”

You can SEE the entire interview with Scott Sheldon and Arthur Vint here.

Doug Doyle has been News Director at WBGO since 1998 and has taken his department to new heights in coverage and recognition. Doug and his staff have received more than 200 awards from organizations like PRNDI, AP, New York Association of Black Journalists, Garden State Association of Black Journalists and the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists.