All That Westport Jazz

How do young Westport musicians get to Lincoln Center?

They take the train.

Oh, and practice, practice, practice.

Four local youngsters may not know that twist on the old joke.  But they’ll be smiling anyway — through nerves, of course — this Sunday (June 20).

Alex and Jessica Liu.

They’ll perform in the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center.  The concert is a collaboration between JALC and Westport-based Connecticut School of Music — now celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Jessica Liu — age 15 — is a flutist; her 12-year-old brother Alex plays violin.  Both will play at Lincoln Center.

Another pair of siblings will also perform:  Jarred Poliner (trombone) and Jake Poliner (clarinet).

So maybe the answer to “How do you get to Lincoln Center” should be:  Take the train.  Practice, practice, practice.  Go to the Connecticut School of Music.  And come from a family with great musical genes.

(The June 20 concert begins at 4 p.m.  Tickets — $100, $75 and $50 — are on sale at the Connecticut School of Music, 1242 Post Rd. E., Westport.  For more information call 203-226-0805, or email

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