First Fridays in the Castle Features Free Jazz Concert on Oct. 2

By Christopher Sarachilli | September 22, 2015

A group of Arcadia faculty will put on a jazz concert on Friday, Oct. 2, from noon to 1 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle, free and open to the public as part of the Music Department Faculty Concert Series and made possible by a generous gift from Rosemary Deniken Blankley ’57, ’06H and Walter Blankley.  

Performing are: Colton Weatherston Jr. (guitar and vocals), Ed Etkins (sax and woodwinds), Samuel Heifetz (piano), Stephen Kleiman (guitar and mandolin) and Chris Clark (bass).

Weatherston released his self-titled debut album in 2008. He is best known as the music producer for the 2012 film Hit and Run, and he composed the theme song for the PBS roundtable talk show, Testing Milton Friedman.

Etkins has performed with many groups in the Philadelphia area and is a member of the Brian Pastor Big Band.

Heifetz was music director for multiple stage performances throughout Pennsylvania (The Fantasticks; Big: The Musical; and Show Boat).

Kleiman has performed with Diane Schor, Al Martino, Rich Little, The Woody Herman Big Band, and the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra.

Clark is a Grammy-nominated artist who has toured with orchestras in South Korea and England.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Murphy at 215-572-2915 or