Jazz singer Lisa Maxwell.The Inn at Newtown will have a benefit concert featuring jazz singer Lisa Maxwell on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 7:30, for the families and first responders of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy.

Ms. Maxwell will perform at Proud Mary’s @ The Inn at Newtown, accompanied by a band of all-star musicians. 

Tickets are $25 with 100% of ticket sales going to the Newtown Rotary Foundation, which in turn will benefit the families and first responders. Tickets are available at the Inn at Newtown, 19 Main Street, or by calling 203-270-1876.

Connecticut native Maxwell and the band will perform two 45-minute sets of jazz standards from the Great American Songbook. The band includes Mike McGuirk, bass; Andrew Swift, drums; Matt Garrison, sax and Connecticut born Jay Azzolina, guitar. Doors open at 7; the show begins at 7:30.

Lisa Maxwell started performing as a vocalist in 1980’s at Jan Wallman’s in Greenwich Village and has appeared recently at The Metropolitan Room and The Empire Room in New York.  Since the release of her two CD’s she has also made appearances in Westchester County and Connecticut and performed at the Inn at Newtown at the grand opening of the art exhibition “Both Sides Now” at the Absolut Gallery.

This is the second event in a series of fundraisers for S.H.E.S. families and first responders. The first, an all-day fundraiser at the Inn, raised more $6,000. Direct contributions raised thousands more. Upcoming events include special Sunday Brunch Buffets beginning Sunday, Jan. 13.

For more information, contact Susan Anzalone, [email protected] or visit the website, theinnatnewtown.com/benefit.