‘A Christmas Gift’ performed Sunday via live stream


A Christmas Gift: 7:30 p.m., via facebook.com/vanwertlive. Featuring VW Jazz.

VAN WERT — A live-stream concert of “A Christmas Gift” will be available at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20 via facebook.com/vanwertlive.

The concert features VW Jazz. It’s presented via the Van Wert Area Performing Arts Foundation from a grant from Arts Midwest and the support of the Van Wert County Foundation.

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(Van Wert, OH) - The Van Wert Area Performing Arts Foundation announces the release of “A Christmas Gift” on Sunday, December 20 at 7:30 PM. This live-stream concert event features VW Jazz and is made possible by a grant from Arts Midwest and sustaining support from the Van Wert County Foundation. The concert can be accessed on the Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio Facebook page. A Youtube link will also be provided to all Van Wert Live email subscribers.

Gary Taylor, VWAPAF Board Chairman states, “This concert event is our way of gifting the magic of the Niswonger stage to our very special patrons in their homes this Christmas.”

VW Jazz is the region’s premier jazz quartet, exploring many jazz styles since 2014. Performing gigs, weddings, and other special events, VW Jazz is a collection of talented musicians with members Weston Thompson on sax, Dee Fisher on piano, Dane Newlove on drums, and bassist Jeremy Laukhuf.

“Van Wert Jazz breathes life into the Niswonger stage with a selection of Christmas classics, ” adds Tafi Stober, VWAPAF Executive Director. “We are grateful for financial support from Arts Midwest and the Van Wert County Foundation, that made this gift a possibility. The artistry and talent of our regional musicians and production team is a fine gift to treasure.”

This collaborative effort is supported by professional production partners, Dark Horse Productions, The Marketing Junkie and QR Photography.

The Van Wert Areas Performing Arts Foundation presenting events as Van Wert Live at Van Wert venues including the Niswonger Performing Arts Center, the Van Wert Fairground Grandstand, and Fountain Park in downtown Van Wert. In-person concerts are presently on hold due to the pandemic. Plans are in-motion for reviving the performing arts when the time is right. The VWAPAF Board and Staff are pleased for this opportunity to connect with their audience by way of this live-stream concert event.

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A Christmas Gift: 7:30 p.m., via facebook.com/vanwertlive. Featuring VW Jazz.

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