April 28, 2015

Ray Charles

Ray Charles is, without a doubt, one of the most well known and iconic performers the world of music… [more]

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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… [more]

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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… [more]

April Events: Live Jazz in Connecticut April Events: Live Jazz in Connecticut

Ray Charles

Ray Charles is, without a doubt, one of the most well known and iconic performers the world of music… [more]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Top 5 Jazz Albums of 2014

The new year is fast approaching and Enjoy CT Live wants to celebrate with the top 5 jazz albums of 2014!  Join us as we count down (and get down) to 2014’s most memorable releases.  Did we miss one of your favorites?  Tweet it at us “@EnjoyCTLive”! 5. Django À La Creole: Live! (LeJazzetal), Django […]

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Infinity Music Hall: Hartford

One of the newest music venues in Hartford, Connecticut is the beautiful Infinity Music Hall. Sister-venue to the original Infinity Hall in Norfolk, construction on this gorgeous concert space was completed over the summer. It features a world-class sound system and impeccable acoustics that will take your breath away. With seating for an audience of 400 […]

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Black Eyed Sally’s: Jazz Mondays

Hartford, Connecticut’s Black Eyed Sally’s Southern Kitchen and Bar proudly hosts Jazz Mondays!  This Connecticut venue features a full menu of Cajun cuisine as well as award-winning barbeque!  Check out the online menu for Black Eyed Sally’s here. James Varano, opened Black Eyed Sally’s in 1995, and has been on a roll ever since!  Having […]

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Scatz Restaurant and Jazz Lounge

Located in Middletown, Connecticut, Scatz Restaurant and Jazz Lounge is a hidden gem of cool vibes and savory cuisine.  Entice your palate and satisfy your craving for homestyle Creole and Cajun cuisine while losing yourself in the smooth notes of local jazz acts. The Menu In Connecticut, finding authentic Creole and Cajun cuisine can be […]

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Ignacio Berroa

As the perfect blend of Afro-Cuban and jazz music, grammy award winning drummer Ignacio Berroa has become known as “one of the greatest drummers of our time” and has caught the eye of many well-known and important artists in the business. Born in Havana, Cuba in 1953, Ignacio Berroa grew up playing music and started […]

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Nick Di Maria Quartet

The smooth jazz soul of Miles Davis comes alive in the form of Connecticut native Nick Di Maria. Performing since the age of ten, Di Maria has been playing the trumpet in many styles and genres including jazz, punk, reggae, and ska. Since graduating from Western Connecticut State University with degrees in Jazz Performance as […]

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An Introduction to Anthony Braxton

Composer, musician, and philosopher, Anthony Braxton is a jazz legend.  Anthony Braxton has not only mastered a variety of instruments, and released over 100 albums, he has shared his musical knowledge through teaching at Mills College and Wesleyan University.  Braxton has also been recognized for his contribution by the National Endowment for the Arts as […]

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Tom Browne

Jazz trumpeter Tom Browne and friends will take the stage at The Palace Theater in Waterbury, Connecticut on Friday, November 28th, at 8 p.m.  This New York-native rose to fame with acclaimed fellow musician, Sonny Fortune during the early eighties.  Two of Tom Browne’s most  memorable songs, “Funkin’ for Jamaica”, and “Thighs High (Grip Your […]

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Bob Baldwin’s Connecticut Performance

The renowned Bob Baldwin‘s Connecticut performance will take place at the Waterbury Palace Theater Orchestra Lounge on Saturday, October 4th at 8 p.m.  Performing since 1983, Bob Baldwin has mastered various roles in the jazz community, from radio host, music presenter, pianist, and overall phenomenal contemporary jazz artist. Bob Baldwin has performed alongside performers such […]

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