July 5, 2015

Farmington Bank Community Concert Series

The Farmington Bank Community Concert Series is generously funded by the Farmington Bank.  The concert… [more]

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Music at the Mansion Summer Series

The Wadsworth Mansion's annual Music at the Mansion Summer Series is a summer concert series I look… [more]

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Monday Night Jazz in Bushnell Park

The Hartford Jazz Society is always keeping Connecticut alive with culture and sound.  This summer,… [more]

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Farmington Bank Community Concert Series

The Farmington Bank Community Concert Series is generously funded by the Farmington Bank.  The concert… [more]

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Music at the Mansion Summer Series

The Wadsworth Mansion’s annual Music at the Mansion Summer Series is a summer concert series I look forward to.  Located in Middletown, Connecticut, the music series is created with family-fun in mind.  Sponsored by the Long Hill Estate Authority as well as the Friends of Long Hill, the annual Music at the Mansion Summer Series is […]

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Farmington Bank Community Concert Series

The Farmington Bank Community Concert Series is generously funded by the Farmington Bank.  The concert series features performances by Simple Swing, a swing-band based in Connecticut, which specializes in Big Band and Swing era sounds!  The concert series has been touring all throughout Connecticut since May 1st, and will continue to do so until September 21st, […]

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B.B. King: A Legend

The recent passing of legendary B.B. King is a huge loss for the world of blues.  Long known as the King of Blues, B.B. King helped bring blues to a worldwide audience. Born September 16, 1925, Riley B. King grew up in a family of Mississippi sharecroppers.  From the age of 4, he was raised […]

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Monday Night Jazz in Bushnell Park

The Hartford Jazz Society is always keeping Connecticut alive with culture and sound.  This summer, the Hartford Jazz Society will present Monday Night Jazz in Bushnell Park on Monday, July 6th!  This is the perfect way to finish a relaxing Independence Day weekend, while celebrating Connecticut!  This free event welcomes families to enjoy live jazz […]

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Branford Jazz on the Green Series

Branford, Connecticut’s Branford Jazz on the Green Series is a concert series which features a different musical performance during Sunday afternoons on the Branford Town Green!  The Branford Recreation Department has featured the Branford Jazz on the Green series since 2009; Enjoy CT Live is pleased to share the upcoming performances which will take place […]

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Outdoor Summer Concert Essentials

Nothing beats an outdoor concert on a sunny afternoon or a mild summer night!  There’s something really festive about an outdoor concert, especially in Connecticut; it’s an atmosphere that invites a sense of community, relaxation, and fun.  Unlike a concert at an indoor venue, however, everything you need to be comfortable and enjoy yourself may […]

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The Ultimate Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz Guide

The annual Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz is a fantastic event celebrating live music and community.  This year Enjoy CT Live is prepping you for the Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz with The Ultimate Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz Guide!  The Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz welcomes guests of all ages, and admission is free.  […]

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Hartford, Connecticut’s UMOJA

Delve into the musical culture of Hartford, Connecticut’s UMOJA.  UMOJA is a seven piece ensemble which embraces the seven principals of Kwanzaa, the first of which is UMOJA, meaning “unity” in Swahili.  This group of eclectic and talented musicians assembled in 2007 and Enjoy CT Live has been following them since! The UMOJA Quintet Raynel […]

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The Space

As “a venue run by musicians for musicians,” The Space in Hamden, CT is a fantastic place to experience a wide range of music from local and regional bands to nationally known artists. One of the most unique aspects of The Space is their accessibility to music lovers of all ages.  Because they don’t serve […]

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Ray Charles

Ray Charles is, without a doubt, one of the most well known and iconic performers the world of music has ever known.  His distinctive voice and legendary music have influenced countless musicians and entertained generations.  Enjoy CT Live remembers this jazz great today! Born in Albany, Georgia in 1930, Ray Charles Robinson gradually became blind […]

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5 Things to Know About Ella Fitzgerald

April 25th marks the would-be 98th birthday of legend, Ella Fitzgerald.  In honor of this jazz great, we are sharing 5 things to know about Ella Fitzgerald! Some kids in Italy call me ‘Mama Jazz; I thought that was so cute. As long as they don’t call me “Grandma Jazz.”-Ella Fitzgerald 1)  Ella Fitzgerald entered […]

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April Events: Live Jazz in Connecticut

Kick April off the right way, with live jazz in Connecticut!  Get off of the couch and away from the Netflix this April, and start connecting with other jazz lovers in the area.  Connecticut’s diverse live music scene means there are many different sub-genres to explore, and artists to discover.  Which of these upcoming events […]

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Live Jazz in Connecticut

Experience the music, experience it live!  There is so much live jazz in Connecticut to discover!  From the undergraduates at Yale who bring a sense of youth to the genre, to Connecticut venues such as Toad’s Place and The Palace Theater, jazz is alive and well in Connecticut. The Venues Visit our venue page for […]

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The Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford Connecticut

The original Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Connecticut was built in the early 1950’s on a field of alfalfa sprouts.  Founder Ben Segal’s vision for the theatre followed the popular “theatre-in-the-round” architectural craze, which was spreading across the Northeast. The Beginning of a Theatre (1953-1960’s) Used primarily as a summer venue, The Oakdale Theatre’s stage hosted […]

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Joni Mitchell: A Biographical Playlist

Legendary singer/songwriter and painter Joni Mitchell has influenced many people with her unique sound and heartfelt lyrics.  It comes as no surprise that San Francisco’s SFJAZZ will honor Mitchell with their Lifetime Achievement award at their annual gala on May 8th!  New to Joni’s sound?  Check out our Joni playlist of songs spanning from the […]

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Toad’s Place New Haven

One of Connecticut’s most renowned venues is Toad’s Place in New Haven.  Since 1975, Toad’s Place in New Haven, Connecticut has hosted musicians such as The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, U2, and more! Toad’s Place has welcomed legendary musicians and local bands alike for almost 40 years.  Toad’s Place also features an upper-level venue, Lilly’s […]

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Introduction to Scat Singing

Ever want to sing a jazz song, but you’re not so great at remembering lots of lyrics? Scat music may be just what you’re looking for, because there ARE no real lyrics! Scat music is all about rhythmic patterns, underlying melodies, and letting the rhythm flow through you and conveying it to your audience without […]

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Redscroll Records

Redscroll Records in Wallingford, Connecticut is a mecca of underground music and culture.  Filled wall-to-wall with new and used vinyl of various genres, in various conditions, Redscroll caters to all music aficionados. Located on North Colony Road, Redscroll’s in-store experience is relaxing.  The staff is welcoming, and happy to  assist you in finding exactly what […]

Eli Bennett Breakthrough

Eli Bennett’s Breakthrough

Eli Bennett‘s Breakthrough is the long-awaited release from the notable musician and film composer.  “With Breakthrough, I wanted to take the listener on an experience through exhilarating groove-based tunes combined with sophisticated but accessible jazz-influenced compositions”, says Bennett.  The album’s release has been much anticipated due to the artist’s phenomenal track record, which includes no […]

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The Connecticut Jazz All-Stars

Five of Connecticut’s most talented jazz musicians will be performing in Waterbury, Connecticut’s venue, The Palace Theater!  The Connecticut Jazz All-Stars that will be performing in the line-up include Norman Johnson, Asa Livingston, William Prince, Scott Packham, and Arti Dixson!  The performance will take place on Saturday, January 31st; tickets are available for pre-order online […]