If you ever saw the Woody Allen film Sweet and Low Down, you were correct in assuming that Sean Penn wasn't in fact playing the guitar. Howard Alden recorded the gypsy swing performances, and then coached Penn on where to put his hands so it looked believable. Alden and his friend Jack Wilkins will be performing as a guitar duo Sunday at Sarah's Wine Bar as part of its Jazz Masters series that occurs the last Sunday of every month. Reservations are required, so don't be lazy — pick up the phone, like we all used to do in the olden days.
Howard Alden and Jack Wilkins
Sarah's Wine Bar at Bernards, 20 West Lane, Ridgefield. Sun., Sept. 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $22. (203) 438-8282, bernardsridgefield.com