On January 9, 2019

Charity’s to host pianist Jim Hitte

Friday & Saturday, Jan. 11-12—KILLINGTON—On Friday and Saturday, Jan. 11-12, Charity’s will host Jim Hitte on piano.

Jim Hitte began playing the piano at the age of 6. When his older sister finished her piano lessons and left the room, Hitte would jump on the piano and begin playing her lesson by ear.

He began formal organ and piano studies at 8 years old and also performed in his school concert and stage bands throughout his teenage years. After high school graduation, Hitte attended Berklee College of Music studying jazz piano performance and then the University of Rhode Island studying classical music and business. By the age of 22, he was making a living as a piano bar artist playing all genres, specializing in popular and rock music.

Since that time, some of Hitte’s favorite career memories include meeting and playing with Chuck Berry as his piano player when he would tour the Northeast and playing for packed houses at Slick Willie’s Piano Bar in Providence, Rhode Island where he led several of the New England Patriots football players to the stage to do a special version of the Hokey Pokey.

Slick Willie’s Piano Bar is among several notable venues that Jim has played, including The Club Car in Nantucket; Jake Ivory’s in Boston; Howl at the Moon locations in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale; and Fox Theater in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

Having played over 7,000 shows in his career, Hitte has become a master of the piano bar sing-a-long.

Charity’s 1887 Saloon is located at 2194 Killington Road, Killington. For more information, visit their page on Facebook.

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