December 11, 2016

The Ultimate Jazz Christmas Playlist

Get into the holiday spirit with the ultimate jazz Christmas playlist!  These traditional jazz classics… [more]

The Ultimate Jazz Christmas Playlist The Ultimate Jazz Christmas Playlist

Soulful Sounds of Christmas

Ring in the holiday season with the Soulful Sounds of Christmas featuring Will Downing and Najee presented… [more]

Soulful Sounds of Christmas Soulful Sounds of Christmas

The Bob Degen Trio

Did you catch The Bob Degen Trio featuring Harvie S. and Peter Perfido performance at The Packing House… [more]

The Bob Degen Trio The Bob Degen Trio

Soulful Sounds of Christmas

Ring in the holiday season with the Soulful Sounds of Christmas featuring Will Downing and Najee presented… [more]

Soulful Sounds of Christmas Soulful Sounds of Christmas

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 […]

Southington’s Music on the Green

This summer, live music is happening all across Connecticut.  Southington’s Music on the Green is an outdoor concert series which takes place every Wednesday evening from 7 – 9 p.m. on the Southington Town Green.  Admission is free and all are welcome to attend! The Music on the Green concert series kicked off on May […]

Connecticut’s Outdoor Concerts: Summer 2016

If you’re already planning out your summer vacation itinerary, check out Connecticut’s outdoor concerts for summer 2016!  From Hartford to New Haven, and everywhere in between, there are so many free concerts in Connecticut to check out this summer.  Save our Summer 2016 Outdoor Concerts event page to your bookmarks to stay up to date […]

Artist Feature: Tang Sauce

Hartford, Connecticut’s Tang Sauce is a fresh artist rising from the Connecticut underground.  John Manselle-Young, who performs under the alias, Tang Sauce, has just released a 17-track album, Maturity, which has been gaining a lot of positive notoriety.  Recently Tang gave an energetic performance at the Trinity International Hip Hop Festival 2016 that left us vibrating […]

The Uncertainty Music Series

New Haven’s Never Ending Books is hosting The Uncertainty Music Series on Saturday, May 14th at 8 p.m.  Curated by composer Carl Testa, The Uncertainty Music Series is a New Haven-based creative music series aiming to provide a venue for local and regional artists that may not have the opportunity to present their work elsewhere. […]

Nick Fradiani at College Street Music Hall

You don’t want to miss American Idol winner and Guilford, Connecticut native Nick Fradiani at College Street Music Hall on Friday, May 13th!  We can’t wait to hear what is on Nick Fradiani’s set list for his College Street Music Hall performance in New Haven, Connecticut; this will be an all ages show.  To purchase […]

Jazz Appreciation Month

April marks Jazz Appreciation Month, also known as JAM!  Enjoy CT Live is excited to share some of our favorite live jazz venues in Connecticut as well as some of our favorite local jazz artists.  To share how you’re celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month in Connecticut, tweet us at “@enjoyctlive” or click here to visit our […]

Chris “Big Dog” Davis featuring Kim Waters at The Palace Theater

Waterbury, Conn. welcomes Chris “Big Dog” Davis featuring Kim Waters to The Palace Theater stage!  Join us Friday, April, 22nd at 8 p.m. for this ACTJams Productions Up-Close and Personal Smooth Jazz Affair performance.  Other performers include Marty Q, Barbara Fowler and Rob Shannon; 94.3 WYBC FM‘s Al Taylor of Smooth Jazz Sundays will host.  This is […]