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Jazz duo Jenny Wilson, featuring Jenny and Nathan Wilson, are set to host ArtsLink’s Valentine’s Day Concert and Smorgasbord Dessert at 7 p.m. Saturday, February 12 at the Gold Derrick Gallery in Sistersville. (Photo provided)

SISTERSVILLE – The final half of the 2021-22 concert series sponsored by ArtsLink kicks off with the annual Valentine’s Day show on Saturday February 12 at the Gold Derrick Gallery on Wells Street in Sistersville.

The evening entertainment will feature the Jenny Wilson Jazz Duo.

“We’ve featured Jenny Wilson in the past and are thrilled to have her performing for us again,” said Scarlet Hood, President of ArtsLink. “All this with festive treats promises a great evening.”

The Jenny Wilson Duo is a jazz band that focuses on original music as well as select classical and contemporary standards.

Wilson is a composer, pianist, flautist and singer. Originally from Queens, NY, she graduated from WVU’s Master of Music Jazz Pedagogy program and has toured Switzerland, Austria and Germany. She is active in the West Virginia Jazz Society as a performer and clinician.

Her vocal style is influenced by Shirley Horn and Diana Krall, discreet but swinging. Bassist Nathan Wilson is Jenny’s husband and also works with the Squonk Opera of Pittsburgh. He is particularly sensitive to the melodic playing style that brings the music that gives the band its unique sound.

Sponsored by JC Mensore Distributor, the 7 p.m. concert will also include an assortment of homemade desserts contributed by ArtsLink members, local bakers and fine restaurants.

Jenny Wilson will offer a casual chat before the performance beginning at 6:30 p.m., giving the audience an “up close and personal” experience with the musicians.

In addition to a jazz music performance, Jenny’s works will be on display in the gallery. Terry Wiley, owner of the Gold Derrick Gallery, remarks: “His art presents itself with a captivating yet ethereal quality that elicits poetic thoughts from the viewer.

Reservations can be made by calling ArtsLink at 304-455-2278 or purchasing tickets at the door.

Funding for this program has been made possible through financial assistance from West Virginia Northern Community College, EQT Foundation, Dominion Foundation, WETZ & WYMJ Radio, Ohio Valley Online, West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with the approval of the W.Va. Commission on the Arts.

With additional support from the Harry E. and Olive T. Barth Charitable Trust, a fund of the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, Inc. ArtsLink is committed to providing universal accessibility wherever possible. Customers with special needs can call 304-455-2278 for assistance.

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