Educational, Cultural and Social Programming for Everyone


9 Route 39 Sherman CT 06784 US

Sounds of Sinatra
Saturday, August at 7:30 PM

$25 Members / $30 Non-members /$15 Students (12-18 or College ID)

This amazing evening will feature Chris Vlangas and his 6-piece jazz orchestra, performing many of your favorite Frank Sinatra Hits, as well as a few hidden gems. Chris entertained audiences all across the world and on national television while serving as a U.S. Navy musician. He performed his popular rendition of New York, New York for five years in Times Square during Fleet Week and he's excited to bring it to the JCC stage.

Join us and let the Summer Wind take you back to the days of Sinatra!

Reserve your tickets by August 16 by registering online as space is limited!


Flamenco Guitarist Val Ramos
Saturday, June 10th at 7:00 PM

$20 Members / $25 Non-members

The JCC in Sherman will host renowned Flamenco guitarist, Val Ramos.  Mr. Ramos is considered to be one of the best Flamenco guitarists in the United States having studied with international Flamenco guitar master Adonis Puertas. 

 Val Ramos began his professional career in 1985 as a guitarist on the Disney Channel’s music series Coming On!.  Since then he has performed as a solo guitarist as a member of the Val Ramos and Jose Ramos Flamenco Guitar Duo as well as the Val Ramos Flamenco Ensemble. 

 In 2005 Val Ramos toured Spain under the auspices of the United States Embassy in Spain, performing in concerts in Madrid and Salamanca.  Val has also been featured as a “cuadro Flamenco” guitarist at some of the most prestigious music festivals in the United States, Spain, and Puerto Rico that include the International Guitar Festival (Cordoba, Spain), the International Festival of Arts and Ideas (CT), Litchfield Jazz Festival (CT), Guitar Under the Stars Festival (CT), Regattabar Spring Jazz Festival (MA), Iron Horse Concert Series (MA), and Summerwind Concert Series (CT).

Mr. Ramos’ talent has been acknowledged in many ways.  He has been an artist-in-residence at New York University’s Center for Music Performance, at the Neighborhood Music School in New Haven, and at the Educational Center for the Arts in New Haven.  He has given numerous master classes.  Two documentaries – Puerto Rican Passages (produced by Connecticut Public Television) and Nuyoricans (produced by WNET Thirteen/PBS) have featured his music.

Reserve your tickets by June 8th by registering online as space is limited!

Brunch Cooking Class with Anne McClelland of The First Bite

Sunday, June 25th at 12PM

$65 Members / $70 Non-Members

Sticky Lemon Rolls with Cream Cheese Glaze
Potato Crusted Quiche (made in a muffin tin)
Apple Bourbon French Toast
Grapefruit Brûlée
Macerated Strawberries with Zabaglione

Space is limited for this event. Please register online.

10th Annual Benny Carter Tribute Concert

Saturday, July 29th at 8:00PM

$35 Members / $40 Non-members

World renowned cornetist Warren Vaché returns to Sherman with his group for the 10th annual Benny Carter tribute concert at the JCC in Sherman.  Vaché, who was featured at the last three tributes, is eminently qualified to interpret the music of Benny Carter.

Reserve your tickets by July 26 by registering online as space is limited!

Expanding Your Back Yard
Saturday, June 24th at 2:00 PM

$25 Per person

Did you know that some of the most spectacular places in New England are within a two-hour drive of Sherman? Join local garden writer and photographer, Kathy Diemer, as she shares 14 of her favorite destinations throughout Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. Through gorgeous images and detailed descriptions, Kathy will provide the information you’ll need to plan fabulous ‘day-cations’ for all four seasons.