Shelton resident helps organize jazz night benefit

Dottie Kellersman of Shelton is helping to organize a jazz show to benefit the Kennedy Center, a nonprofit agency that serves people with disabilities.

The event, being promoted as “The Speakeasy,” will take place Saturday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Trumbull Marriott, 180 Hawley Lane.

The venue will be transformed into a 1920s setting, reminiscent of the Great Gatsby era. Performing will be the Dan Martin Sextet.

There also will be a private tasting room hosted by Onyx Moonshine, dance performances and instruction by Marko Urosevic from the Trumbull Fred Astaire Dance Studio, food stations, silent auction and photo booth.

To benefit Children's Services

Proceeds will benefit the Kennedy Center Children’s Services, which include afterschool and summer support for at-risk students with behavioral challenges, family scholarships, and specialty arts and science programs.

Kellersman, who lives in the Huntington section, serves on the committee putting together the fund-raising event.

Tickets cost $125 each; go to, or contact Sam at 203-365-8522, ext. 216 or