March 29, 2017

5th Annual Jazz Festival at Yale

It's that time of year again!  We are very excited for the 5th Annual Jazz Festival at Yale!  The lineup… [more]

5th Annual Jazz Festival at Yale 5th Annual Jazz Festival at Yale

5th Annual Jazz Festival at Yale

It's that time of year again!  We are very excited for the 5th Annual Jazz Festival at Yale!  The lineup… [more]

5th Annual Jazz Festival at Yale 5th Annual Jazz Festival at Yale

5th Annual Jazz Festival at Yale

It's that time of year again!  We are very excited for the 5th Annual Jazz Festival at Yale!  The lineup… [more]

5th Annual Jazz Festival at Yale 5th Annual Jazz Festival at Yale

Alexander Dubovoy

Yale's Alexander Dubovoy recently released his latest album, Portraits Drawn Without You.  Dubuvoy… [more]

Alexander Dubovoy Alexander Dubovoy

5th Annual Jazz Festival at Yale

It’s that time of year again!  We are very excited for the 5th Annual Jazz Festival at Yale!  The lineup for this student-organized weekend of live jazz is held April 22nd – April 23rd.  Admission for this event is free. About the Yale Jazz Festival The Yale Jazz Festival is one of the highest quality […]

The Acoustic

The Acoustic hosts live music in Bridgeport, Connecticut!  The Acoustic is an environment perfect for musicians and music-lovers alike.  Check out The Acoustic’s upcoming shows here. The curators of The Acoustic have created the ultimate space for live music aficionados.  Every aspect of a live show has been taken into consideration, from all-angle viewing to the […]

BAR New Haven

One of our favorite places to enjoy a slice, beer and live show is BAR New Haven!  Located at 254 Crown Street, Bar is always hosting a great live show. The Pizza You can’t talk about Bar without mentioning their pizza, specifically their Mashed Potato Pizza, which is as delicious as it sounds.  If you’re a first-timer […]

Alexander Dubovoy

Yale’s Alexander Dubovoy recently released his latest album, Portraits Drawn Without You.  Dubuvoy has been featured by The New York Times, NPR and the Boston Globe! About Alexander Dubovoy Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Alexander Dubovoy was a regular student at the Stanford Jazz Workshop.  Learning music mostly by ear, he performed locally […]

Phil Denny and Eric Leone at the Palace Theater

International recording artist Phillip Denny joins Eric Leone and special guests Andrea Saunders, Steve Clark, Pat Marafiote and Dexter Pettaway Sr. for an Up Close and Personal Smooth Jazz Affair.  This event is presented by ACT Jams Productions and will take place Friday, February 17th at the Waterbury Palace Theater. Phil Denny International smooth jazz […]

Nathan Davis’ Young God’s Music Group

Hartford, Connecticut’s Black-Eyed Sally’s hosted Nathan Davis’ Young God’s Music Group Monday, January 30th from 8-11 p.m.  All were welcome to attend this live music event; admission was free. This live performance features Nathan Davis on trombone, Karim Rome on tenor sax, Lomar Brown on alto-sax, Mike Carabello on keyboards, Matt Dqonszyk on bass and Joshua Colemon […]

Hartford Jazz Jam

Jazz up your schedule with the Hartford Jazz Society’s Hartford Jazz Jam hosted at Black Eyed Sally’s in downtown Hartford.  Connect with others in the jazz community, learn about local musicians, hear new and upcoming acts and experience a culturally-enriched environment! Ideal for the curious first-timer, jazz musician or jazz afficionado, Jazz Mondays also known […]

The Ultimate Jazz Christmas Playlist

Get into the holiday spirit with the ultimate jazz Christmas playlist!  These traditional jazz classics are the perfect way to start ringing in the holidays.  Warning:  you might start singing! “Winter Wonderland”, Under the Mistletoe, 1948 “Jingle Bells”, Jingle Bell Swing, 1962 “White Christmas”, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, 1942 “What Child Is This”, Merry Christmas, 1958 […]

Soulful Sounds of Christmas

Ring in the holiday season with the Soulful Sounds of Christmas featuring Will Downing and Najee presented by ACT Jams Productions.  This performance will take place at the Waterbury Palace Theater on 100 East Main Street in Waterbury, Connecticut.  The show begins at 8 p.m. and tickets are available online here. Guests are invited to […]

Joey Alexander Trio

The Joey Alexander Trio is performing live at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Connecticut on Thursday, December 1st, 2016!  The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. Ticket Prices Ticket prices for this event are as follows:  $36 floor / $32 mezzanine / $15 Students & Youth Under 18 (2 […]

West Hartford Rotary Club’s Jazz Brunch

Mark your calendar for the West Hartford Rotary Club‘s Jazz Brunch on Sunday, November 6th, 2016!  This event will begin at 4 p.m. and tickets are $85 each; this includes brunch, entertainment, parking and a cash bar.  Come enjoy live jazz in Connecticut and enjoy a beautiful day! Delfeayo Marsalis, Javon Jackson, Cyrus Chestnut, Jimmy […]

The Bob Degen Trio

Did you catch The Bob Degen Trio featuring Harvie S. and Peter Perfido performance at The Packing House in Willington, Connecticut? The Bob Degen Trio gave a rare “state side” performance at The Packing House.  Led by international pianist and composer Bob Degen, the trio’s roots are planted in the foundations of traditional jazz, which occasionally […]

Iconic Jazz Posters

Before social media there were jazz posters announcing who was playing and when!  Designed with creativity in mind, these posters left passersby with a feeling of jumping and jiving.  Travel back to a simpler time with these iconic jazz posters.  

Artist Feature: Toots Thielemans

Jean-Baptiste Frederic Isidor Baron Thielsmans, also known as Toots Thielemans is known as one of jazz’s most successful harmonica players.  This Belgian and American musician was also known for his guitar, whistling and composing skills.  Jazz historian Ted Gioia noted that one of his most notable contributions was “championing the humble harmonica”. Thielemans was able […]

2016 New Haven Jazz Festival

The 2016 New Haven Jazz Festival will be taking place Saturday, August 27th on the New Haven Green!  This event is presented by the Jazz Haven in association with New Haven Mayor Toni Harp, The New Haven Department of Arts, Culture & Tourism, and the New Haven Board of Alders. The 33rd New Haven Jazz Festival […]

Simply Swing Featuring Vivian Larosa

Connecticut’s live music concerts continue with The Farmington Bank Community Concert Series!  Simply Swing featuring Vivian Larosa will perform in the Bicentennial Band Shell at Manchester Community College in Manchester, Connecticut on Friday, August 12th. Enjoy big band classics and swing dance era favorites during this free performance.  Simply Swing will perform under the direction […]

The Sunshine Kids Road Race

This year’s Sunshine Kids Road Race is proudly sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices!  Sign up for a fun race and help raise money for an amazing foundation at the same time. The Course The Sunshine Kids Race will take place at Lyman Orchards, which is centrally-located within 30-minutes of Hartford, New Haven, and Waterbury.  This […]

Remembering Paul Brown

Paul Brown, the talented jazz bassist and founder of Hartford’s Monday Night Jazz series has passed away.  Hartford’s Monday Night Jazz series is recognized as the oldest continuously run jazz festival in the United States, which Brown ran for over 40 years before the Hartford Jazz Society assumed responsibility. Monday Night Jazz in Bushnell Park […]

Waterbury Palace Theater Welcomes Althea Rene

The Waterbury Palace Theater welcomes Althea Rene with Barbara Fowler and Christi Jones to the stage on Friday, July 29th, 2016!  This will be Althea Rene’s first appearance in Connecticut.  Al “DJ ACT” from 94.3 WYBC-FM’s Smooth Jazz Sundays will host this event; purchase tickets here. Ticket Information Due to this event’s limited seating, we advise that […]

International Festival of Arts and Ideas

Each summer New Haven, Connecticut hosts the International Festival of Arts and Ideas!  This festival is a 16-day celebration featuring performing arts, lectures, and conversations that takes over theaters and open spaces in New Haven; more than 85% of Festival events are completely free! Headline Concerts on the New Haven Green Open-air concerts during the International Festival […]