AUCTION ITEMS
Welcome to our online auction. You may either "buy now" online by clicking on the BUY NOW buttons below or place a bid by calling the office at 203.655.8683.  The online auction will close on Friday, June 27th, at 10am but will reopen at the event. Get Jazzed is the primary fundraiser in 2014 for the Darien Arts Center and will support our work in providing visual and performing arts programs and events for the entire community.
www.pratello.it
Buy Now Price: $6,500


 

TRIP FOR TWO TO TUSCANY
Value: $5,500 | Donors: Pratello Country Resort, Deidre and Ed Hogan
Current Bid: $4,000 | $250 increments | If you'd like to bid on this item, please call the office at 203.655.8683.

The Italian nobles knew a thing or two about the good life. You just have to see this place! Google it at pratello.it to take a look, but let me tell you, the pictures are only half the picture. This exquisite Tuscan resort, which dates back to around 1650, was home to Italian nobility for centuries. Fully renovated just two years ago, the compound offers impeccable service, delicious food, exquisite European antique furnishings, pristine gardens and poolside dining/bar with far views of hilltop Tuscan towns. The resort also includes a working olive farm. While you’re there, and for additional cost, you can add to your pleasure by arranging cooking lessons, skydiving, even helicopter service to wine tasting at La Spinetta Casanova Winery. The Pratello is located in western Tuscany’s Peccioli, just twenty minutes south of Pisa, an hour north of Siena and an hour and a half west of Florence. This package includes accommodations for two people for four nights. Round-trip coach travel to Rome or Milan included, but car rental or train transport is not included. Resort operates between mid-April and October, and offer expires October 24, 2015. Booking is subject to availability. Some black out dates apply.
glass.google.com
Buy Now Price: $2,500



 

ONE GOOGLE GLASS PLUS A CHANCE TO TAKE YOUR GROUP OF SIX PEOPLE TO TOUR GOOGLE'S NYC HEADQUARTERS
Value: $2,400 | Donors: Julie and Scott Johnston
Current Bid: $1,800 | $100 increments | If you'd like to bid on this item, please call the office at 203.655.8683.

You’ll be the first on the block to own a Google Glass—before it even hits the market! This wearable computer displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format mounted on a pair of eyeglasses. Then, you and five guests (children eight and older are welcome) will receive a fun, exciting and rare insider's view into Google's NYC headquarters in the old Port Authority building in Chelsea. The space covers an entire city block and includes amazing design elements, cutting-edge technology and gorgeous artistic touches. You’ll feel like kids in Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory for technology as you get to see and experience:
  • a variety of funky meeting spaces such as a mock NYC apartment and a giant water tank
  • mini-kitchens with unlimited snacks
  • a food truck parked inside just for desserts
  • a computer museum
  • an arcade with original PacMan arcade games
  • a lego workstation and room with some amazing creations
  • ping pong and air hockey tables
  • workout rooms, massage chairs, nap pods, and more… 
Following your tour, you will have lunch with Scott Johnston, Director of Google Drive, at the Google cafe of your choosing where they serve locally-sourced, delicious, gourmet meals. Date of tour to be determined on a mutually-agreed upon date. Children must be eight years or older.

Buy Now Price: $2,000


 

YOUR OWN SONG WRITTEN JUST FOR YOU!
Value: $1,500 | Donors: Anna Rose Menken & Billy Sullivan
Current Bid: $800 | $50 increments | If you'd like to bid on this item, please call the office at 203.655.8683.

Hey  baby, they're playing your song! Do you have a special occasion coming up? Get your own custom song written to say what you want it to say. You tell the talent the style (country, rock, etc.) and the theme and specifics of your story and let them write and record an original song just for you. Lyrics will be written by Anna Rose Menken, the daughter of Broadway music wizard Alan Menken. You’ll receive six CDs of the song labeled with a photo of your choice to present to someone special in your life. The talent keeps the copyrights, but you get the bragging rights. Now how cool is that? Expires June 28, 2015.
http://www.aladdinthemusical.com/
Buy Now Price: $2,000


 

TAKE A MAGIC CARPET RIDE TO A BROADWAY ALADDIN ADVENTURE FOR A GROUP OF FOUR
Value: $1,500 | Donors: Drivers Unlimited, Darien Arts Center
Current Bid: $1000 | $100 increments | If you'd like to bid on this item, please call the office at 203.655.8683.

Let the genie grant your three wishes: 1) Take your group of four in a round-trip limousine to New York City on Sunday, October 26, for an immersion experience in all things Aladdin! 2) Meet an Aladdin cast member at a dance studio at 11am and learn the moves to the show’s “Arabian Nights” number. 3) After lunch on your own, take your 3pm matinee seats at Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theater for prime viewing of the show and enjoy Alan Menken’s musical magic!
www.brooksbrothers.com
Buy Now Price: $1,500


 

BROOKS BROTHERS' MEN'S ENSEMBLE
Value: $1,170 | Donors: Brooks Brothers in Darien
Current Bid: $500 | $100 increments | If you'd like to bid on this item, please call the office at 203.655.8683.

Brooks Brothers has always defined the "Consummate Look." For work or play, you'll want to make it your look with this classic 1818 suit, in the fit of your choice, complete with a dress shirt and a tie of your choice. Timeless and elegant. Expires June 28, 2015.
http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/nyy/ballpark/




THE BEST DAMN YANKEES TICKETS YOU'LL EVER GET!
Value: $400 | Donors: Diane and Leo Schlinkert
SOLD: $500

Take yourselves out to the ball game in style! Two field MVP seats, between home plate and first base, Section 117A, row 25. These seats even come with a table for your dining pleasure!
Choice of dates:
  • Thurs, July 24 at 1:05pm, vs Texas Rangers
  • Sat, Sept 6 at 4:05pm, vs Kansas City
  • Wed, Sept 10 at 7:05pm, vs Tampa Bay Rays
http://www.benlarrabee.com/
Buy Now Price: $4,000


 

MOMENTS OF GRACE: Fine Art Portrait Photography with Ben Larrabee
Value: $3,750 | Donors: Ben Larrabee Photography
Current Bid: $2,000 | $50 increments | If you'd like to bid on this item, please call the office at 203.655.8683.

Capture your family’s perfect, spontaneous moments with an introductory portrait session with nationally known fine art portrait photographer Ben Larrabee. Ben’s work is found not only in some of the finest homes from Santa Barbara to Chicago to New York, but also in the permanent collections of museums, including the MoMA in New York, The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The George Eastman House in Rochester and The High Museum in Atlanta. Your experience with Ben Larrabee includes: a pre-shoot consultation, a one-hour Larrabee Lite photo shoot at your home for a family up to five people, Ben’s editing time and a review meeting after the shoot with Ben to select your images for printing. In addition, you will receive one unframed 16x20 museum quality black & white print. The option to upgrade to Signature portrait session is available at time session is scheduled. Additional fine art prints are ordered separately, prints range in size from 16x20 to 36x48, starting at $1,250 unframed. Offer redeemable by June 28, 2015.
Buy Now Price: $600


 

RELAX AND ENJOY A SUNSET SAILING CRUISE
Value: $500 | Donors: Anne and John Geissinger
Current Bid: $200 | $50 increments | If you'd like to bid on this item, please call the office at 203.655.8683.

Relax and feel the breeze in your hair as your party of six sets sail for an afternoon cruise aboard this beautiful 50-foot cruising yacht, Artemis. You’ll set the anchor in a cozy cove on Long Island Sound and enjoy the sunset as you propose a toast to the good life with cocktails and nosh. Date of sailing cruise will be arranged for a mutually agreeable weekend date excluding Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends. Expires October 12, 2014.
http://www.tworoadsbrewing.com/
Buy Now Price: $800


 

TWO ROADS BREWING COMPANY TOUR FOR 12 PEOPLE
Value: $675 | Donors: Amy and Peter Doering, Barb Close, Sandy and Reece McDonnell, J&R Tours
Current Bid: $500 | $25 increments | If you'd like to bid on this item, please call the office at 203.655.8683.

Gather your group of 12 and head for a tour of Connecticut’s newest microbrewery, Two Roads Brewing Company, in a 16-passenger Sprinter bus with your own personal and professional driver. After the tour, you may want to head to the tasting room, just guessing! Then load the group back on the bus and let the driver take you home. All participants must be aged 21 or over. One pick up and drop off destination. Expires December 28, 2014.
http://www.kistlervineyards.com/
Buy Now Price: $1,200


 

A CASE OF FINE WINE
Value: $970 | Donor: Karen Calby
Current Bid: $500 | $50 increments | If you'd like to bid on this item, please call the office at 203.655.8683.

Sip and savor slowly please! You can't find these bottles anymore! One case of mixed red/white wine from Kistler Vineyard’s on the Sonoma, California coast.
Two bottles each of:
  • Kistler Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2008 ($80 each)
  • Kistler Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Cuvée Catherine 2007 ($90 each)
  • Kistler Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Cuvée Natalie Silver Belt Vineyard 2006 ($90 each)
Three bottles each of:
  • Kistler Chardonnay McCrea Vineyard 2008 ($75 each)
  • Kistler Chardonnay Durell Vineyard 2008 ($75 each)
http://oscar.go.com/
Buy Now Price: $2,000


 

OSCAR NIGHT PARTY 2015
Value: $1,000 | Donor: Darien Arts Center, Mama Carmela's
Current Bid: $600 | $100 increments | If you'd like to bid on this item, please call the office at 203.655.8683.

Invite 50 of your fabulous friends to watch the Academy Awards at the Darien Arts Center’s Weatherstone Studio on February 22, 2015. Hollywood’s biggest stars will loom large on the 15-foot screen in our black box theatre that features a new, state-of-the–art audio system and cabaret seating. You bring the drinks and let Mama Carmela's provide the sandwiches. Party from 7:30pm to 11:30pm on February 22, 2015.
http://gingerbitz.com/



 

LUNCH FOR TWO AT GINGERBITZ CAFE AND BAKERY
Value: $50 | Donors: Karen and Andrew Zuckert
SOLD: $75 

Stroll to the end of New Canaan’s Elm Street and take a friend to lunch. You’ll indulge in a gourmet lunch, soup to nuts, made just for you by Gingerbitz. Expires June 28, 2015.
Buy Now Price: $250


 

ALAN MENKEN-SIGNED ALADDIN SONGBOOK
Value: $150 | Donor: Alan Menkin
Current Bid: $75 | |$25 increments | If you'd like to bid on this item, please call the office at 203.655.8683.

Calling all collectors! Bring home this "Aladdin" songbook signed by the “Get Jazzed” Honorary Chairman and Broadway Composer Alan Menken. His autograph is a treasure worth gold when you consider he has received 19 Academy Award nominations, and won eight Academy Awards (more than any other living composer), 11 Grammy Awards, seven Golden Globe Awards and one Tony Award! That’s a lot of gold!
http://www.davidnewmancomposer.com/
Buy Now Price: $250


 

DAVID NEWMAN-AUTOGRAPHED "ANASTASIA" MEMORABILIA
Value: $150 | Donor: David Newman
Current Bid: $75 | $25 increments | If you'd like to bid on this item, please call the office at 203.655.8683.

Hollywood’s David Newman has signed this "Anastasia" DVD, poster and the sheet music and contributed his conductor's baton for the lucky winner of this “Anastasia” fantasy package of memorabilia. In his career of 40 years, David Newman has composed the score of nearly 100 feature films including "Anastasia." The vocalist at the Darien Arts Center's "Get Jazzed" fundraiser, Liz Callaway, sings some of the vocals for the film "Anastasia."
https://sites.google.com/site/darienartcenter/calendar-of-events/get-jazzed/get-jazzed-auction-items/Andrea_bonfils.JPG?attredirects=0
Buy Now Price: $2,000


 

"BLUE NIGHT" BY DARIEN ARTIST ANDREA BONFILS
Value: $1,500 | Donor: Andrea Bonfils
Current Bid: $500 | $100 increments | If you'd like to bid on this item, please call the office at 203.655.8683.

Award-winning Darien artist Andrea Bonfils sets the mood and inspires the imagination with this breathtaking, framed monoprint, “Blue Night.” Andrea has a vision seen as intense, mysterious and ethereal. She has had many solo and group exhibitions. She participates in annual and regional shows, and has been featured in a number of publications and on TV. Her work is in numerous private and corporate collections worldwide, including: The Vertrue Corporation, CT and Tiffany & Co., London.
http://www.williamsandcompany.md/
Buy Now Price: $300


 

GET PAMPERED IN DARIEN
Value: $270 | Donor: Williams and Co., Lanphier Day Spa & Salon
Current Bid: $100 | $25 increments | If you'd like to bid on this item, please call the office at 203.655.8683.

Start with a luxurious facial at the exclusive Williams & Co. and then move on to the posh Lanphier Day Spa for a mani, pedi and makeup application. Then let your guy know: it’s date night! Expires June 28, 2015.
http://www.lanphierdayspa.com/
Buy Now Price: $550


 

TOTAL RENEWAL AT THE SPA
Value: $480 | Donors: Lanphier Day Spa & Salon
Current Bid: $250 | $50 increments | If you'd like to bid on this item, please call the office at 203.655.8683.

Get the full treatment for a full day of services at Lanphier Day Spa & Salon. Feel the stress release as you get a steam shower, full body massage, facial, lunch, manicure, pedicure, hair blow dry/style, makeup and paraffin hands! Feel the new you! Expires June 28, 2015.
http://www.downunderkayaking.com/
Buy Now Price: $400


 

STAND UP PADDLEBOARD OR KAYAK GROUP LESSON
Value: $300 | Donors: Downunder Kayaking, Rowayton Market
Current Bid: $150 | $25 increments | If you'd like to bid on this item, please call the office at 203.655.8683.

Gather your group of five and meet for coffee and a muffin at The Rowayton Market before you hit the Five Mile River for a group kayak or stand up paddle lesson from a real pro. Expires September 15, 2015.
http://www.timmac.com/
Buy Now Price: $600


 

ADD DRAMATIC STYLE TO YOUR HOME'S INTERIOR WITH NYC DESIGNER
Value: $500 | Donor: Timothy Macdonald
Current Bid: $200 | $50 increments | If you'd like to bid on this item, please call the office at 203.655.8683.

Add dramatic style to your home’s interior with the expertise of Timothy Macdonald, an award winning New York City interior designer whose work has been featured numerous times in Architectural Digest, House and Garden and the New York Times. This two-hour consultation will get you started on making your rooms look like they belong in a magazine. Expires June 28, 2015.
http://davidharvey.com/
Buy Now Price: $600


 

BEJEWELED!
Value: $500 | Donor: David Harvey Jewelers
Current Bid: $250 | $50 increments | If you'd like to bid on this item, please call the office at 203.655.8683.

You’ll receive a gift certificate for five hundred big ones toward your dream purchase at Darien’s own David Harvey Jewelers. What have you been dreaming of??? Expires June 28, 2015.
http://www.chelseapiersct.com/
Buy Now Price: $300


 

FAMILY FITNESS AND FUN
Value: $260 | Donor: Chelsea Piers
Current Bid: $75 | $25 increments | If you'd like to bid on this item, please call the office at 203.655.8683.

Two adult and two child passports gives your family a chance to sample the exercise venues at Chelsea Piers in Stamford. You’ll skate, swim, take a fitness class or cardio tennis class, get to use the fitness center and take a turn in the batting cages. Kids get a trampoline/climbing session, Splash Zone and Little Athletes Zone admissions, and a skating session, along with turns in the batting cages. Some age minimum and maximum requirements apply for kids. Adult passports expire Dec. 31, 2014 and Kids passports expire on April 1, 2015.
http://www.warnerbros.com/studio/divisions/television/animation.html
Buy Now Price: $600


 

WARNER BROS. ANIMATION TOUR/BOOK/CARTOON
Value: $500 | Donor: Tim Walker, Warner Bros. Animation
Current Bid: $400 | $25 increments | If you'd like to bid on this item, please call the office at 203.655.8683.

Your group will get a private tour of Warner Bros. Animation by animator extraordinaire Tim Walker, where you’ll see where Scooby Doo and others come alive. This package includes a hand colored cartoon and a signed hardcover book, “Drawings From the Left” by Tim Walker. (The book is not for children.) His is an incredible story of how a medical condition left him unable to draw with his right hand. He saved his career by teaching himself to draw with his left hand. Expires June 28, 2015
www.bashct.com
Buy Now Price: $1,000


 

THE JAZZ PARTY'S AT YOUR HOUSE
Value: $650 | Donor: Bash Catering, Lew and Mary Green
Current Bid: $400 | $50 increments | If you'd like to bid on this item, please call the office at 203.655.8683.

You throw the party and get to relax and enjoy party hors d'oeuvres for 20 catered by Bash and jazz musical entertainment by the very extraordinary local talent, Mary and Lew Green. Party dates subject to availability of caterer and entertainers. Expires June 28, 2015
http://www.splashcarwashes.com/


 

SPLISH SPLASH: FIVE FREEBIES
Value: $97.50 | Donor: Splash Carwash
SOLD: $125 

Admire your reflection in the hood of your car after the muscle team at Splash Carwash gives it the full service hand wash. Bring the whole family fleet, because you're getting five freebies. Expires June 28, 2015.
http://stevedanemagic.com/
Buy Now Price: $350



 
MAGIC IN THE PARTY AIR
Value: $350 | Donor: Steve Dane
Current Bid: $200 | $25 increments |If you'd like to bid on this item, please call the office at 203.655.8683.

Darien native Steve Dane brings the magic to your cocktail party or special occasion for one captivating hour of fun. Steve is sure to amaze, delight and entertain with sleight of hand magic, mental miracles, contemporary illusions and a genuine comic touch. Expires June 28, 2015.
http://www.stamfordvetcenter.com/
Buy Now Price: $350



 
LUXURY LODGING FOR YOUR PET
Value: $260 | Donor: Stamford Veterinary Center and My Pet Lodge
Starting Bid: $100 | $25 increments |If you'd like to bid on this item, please call the office at 203.655.8683.

The next time you head out of town, leave your worries and your pet behind, at the Stamford Veterinary Center and my Pet Lodge. Your pet will stay five nights in a luxury loft--now that's living! Expires June 28, 2015.
http://www.myexclusiveconcierge.com/
Buy Now Price: $800




MY EXCLUSIVE CONCIERGE
Value: $650 | Donor: My Exclusive Concierge
Starting Bid: $200 | $50 increments |If you'd like to bid on this item, please call the office at 203.655.8683.

The busier you get managing family, pets, household, cars, yard, errands, vacation or business planning, the more you need to hand off some of those things. My Exclusive Concierge will give you five hours of reliable help so you check off those items sitting on your to-do list. Expires June 28, 2015.