April 23, 2014

The Next Generation Tour

Vincent Ingala and Jonathan Fritzen with Elan Trotman are coming to Southern Connecticut State University… [more]

The Next Generation Tour The Next Generation Tour

The Next Generation Tour

Vincent Ingala and Jonathan Fritzen with Elan Trotman are coming to Southern Connecticut State University… [more]

The Next Generation Tour The Next Generation Tour

The Next Generation Tour

Vincent Ingala and Jonathan Fritzen with Elan Trotman are coming to Southern Connecticut State University… [more]

The Next Generation Tour The Next Generation Tour

The Next Generation Tour

Vincent Ingala and Jonathan Fritzen with Elan Trotman are coming to Southern Connecticut State University… [more]

The Next Generation Tour The Next Generation Tour
Next Generation Tour Enjoy CT Live

The Next Generation Tour

Vincent Ingala and Jonathan Fritzen with Elan Trotman are coming to Southern Connecticut State University to perform, on The Next Generation Tour!  This tour features the next generation of jazz musicians, who have gained notoriety through a supportive fan base, and unmistakable talent. The show begins with a performance from Elan Trotman and his band, […]

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The Buttonwood Tree

The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center in Middletown, Connecticut is a safe haven for creative release.  Originally serving as a storefront bookstore and performance space, The Buttonwood Tree came to be a non-profit arts organization in 1990.  Always buzzing with something exciting, The Buttonwood Tree has a full calender of events which you […]

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Smokin’ With Chris: Live Music and Food

When live music and food come together, it is an amazing combination.  Smokin’ With Chris takes live music and food to a whole new level with a mouthwatering, crave-in-the-middle-of-the-night type of menu.  Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday, Smokin’ With Chris in Southington, has a spread of appetizers and entrees that are constantly […]

Integrity N Music Enjoy CT Live

Integrity ‘N Music

Integrity ‘N Music is a record store specializing in jazz recordings which also hosts local jazz gigs.  Shop the sounds your music collection is missing before jazz locals perform in this underground environment.  Priding themselves on being a “brick and morter” store, and having been open since 1972, Integrity ‘N Music truly believes in the […]

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Firehouse 12: Live Jazz

Firehouse 12 is a live performance space located in New Haven that you definitely want to keep on your radar, especially if you are a jazz aficionado (we have a good idea you might be).  Firehouse 12 also has a full service bar, complete with an array of select beer, wines, and specializing in classic […]

The Side Door Opening Night Enjoy CT Live

The Side Door Jazz Club

The Side Door Jazz Club is located in Old Lyme, CT.  In 2011 owners Ken and Chris Kitchings purchased the Old Lyme Inn to restore and partially-renovate into a happening new jazz venue!  The Side Door is an ideal venue for jazz acts; the atmosphere is intimate and feels separate from the outside world.  The […]

Yale Second Annual Jazz Festival Enjoy CT Live

The Second Annual Yale Jazz Festival

The Second Annual Jazz Festival at Yale is a student-organized celebration of jazz, featuring both performances and discussion.  All events are open to the public and free of charge, with no ticket required during the weekend of February 7-9th! The Jazz Collective aims to create jazz opportunities through the mission of “promoting a community of […]

Shish Lounge Enjoy CT Live

Live Jazz Every Friday At Shish Lounge

Shish Lounge is West Hartford, Connecticut’s destination for authentic Middle Eastern cuisine!  If you have been looking for a new venue complete with delicious food, drinks, and jazz, Shish Lounge is ideal.  The Shish Lounge features life jazz every Friday night from 7:30 to 10:30 in the dining room, and has a full calender of […]

JD Allen Enjoy CT Live

The J.D. Allen Quartet

Tenor saxophonist and composer J.D. Allen has been identified as a commodity in the jazz community since his debut album in 1999.  A native of Detroit, MI, J.D. Allen has played with notables such as Betty Carter, Butch Morris, and George Cables.  Allen has been recognized for his original compositions and bold playing style.  The […]

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Watercolors Breakthrough Artist: Vincent Ingala

Each year Sirius XM hosts a “Best Of” listener’s poll, where listeners of all stations are given the opportunity to celebrate their favorite sounds and artists.  This year, Sirius XM’s Watercolors station has listed Vincent Ingala as the Breakthrough Artist, and we aren’t one bit surprised. Ingala has been rising as a contemporary smooth jazz […]

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Jazz Holiday Classics

From A Charlie Brown Christmas to Nat King Cole’s iconic “The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)”, my childhood is filled with jazz holiday classics.  Twinkling lights and garland just lacks holiday spirit if Ella Fitzgerald is not in the background singing “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”.  To spare you the trouble of rifling […]

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Artist Feature: The Donny McCaslin Trio

Recently, Enjoy CT Live had the pleasure of interviewing Donny McCaslin, talented saxophonist of The Donny McCaslin Trio.  Read about his experiences as a jazz musician and what he finds inspiring: Who was your first musical influence growing up and why? My father, Don McCaslin, who’s a pianist and vibraphonist in Santa Cruz, Calif. Was […]

Ed Fast Conga Bop Enjoy CT Live

Ed Fast & Conga-Bop

Ed Fast & Conga-Bop is a Latin-jazz fusion ensemble from Connecticut.  Each of the band members bring incredible talent and skill to the performances.  Founders Ed Fast and Jorge Fuentes have gathered some of Connecticut’s premier jazz musicians to bring a breath of fresh air to Connecticut’s live jazz scene. Ed Fast is very involved […]

Shenel Johns Enjoy CT Live

Shenel Johns, Jazz Vocalist

Enjoy CT Live is proud to present Shenel Johns as our new featured artist.  Hartford native, Shenel Johns is a jazz vocalist with a fresh take on classic sounds.  Johns has played with her band, Umoja, as well as the Sam Parker Quartet. She has recently shared the stage with other talented local musicians such as […]

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Jazz In The Community

Connecticut has a broad spectrum of residents; our melting pot of culture creates an environment enriched with artistic influences derived from cultures all around the globe.  Local events are a great way to showcase this multitude of talent, introduce new concepts to our community’s youth, and engage strangers in a unifying form of entertainment. EnjoyCTLive.com […]

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The Curtis Brothers

The Curtis Brothers Quartet began gaining recognition for their unique sound and talent in 2001.  Through rigorous training and focused passion, The Curtis Brothers successfully combined the sounds of jazz heroes with music from Puerto Rico, Cuba and Brazil to create an mulch-faceted sound of their own.  The blend of jazz and latin music makes […]

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Brandee Younger

This week’s artist feature presents the talented young harpist, Brandee Younger. Younger is a classically trained harpist who incorporates her instrument into a variety of genres, showcasing her talent as a versatile and practiced musician.  A graduate of the Hartt School of Music in West Hartford, Connecticut. Brandee Younger gained much of her musical independence […]

Orice Jenkins EnjoyCTlive

Orice Jenkins

Orice Jenkins is a Hartford native who has been showcasing his natural musical ability since he was 13 years old.  A student at Hartt School of Music, Jenkins divides his time between honing his craft and playing live concerts and shows.  Jenkins’ blend of unbridled emotion, rhythm and blues, soul, and local inspiration culminates into […]

Carlos Abadie Quintet

Let The Revolution Begin!!!

Let the Revolution Begin!!! The Second Annual Music Revolution Festival was held in Hartford on Saturday August 24th. This back yard festival, really in the back yard of the Polish National Home, was void of any glitz and glamor – just talent. Presented by Truth Revolution Records, this has all the feeling of the start […]

Shenel Johns Enjoy CT Live

Ladies Night At Monday Night Jazz

LADIES NIGHT AT MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ The Monday Night Jazz summer concerts ended in Bushnell Park on Monday August 12th with a duo of young, talented ladies. Opening the evening was the Shenel Johns Quintet. This Hartford area vocalist and back up crew started the night in really fine fashion. Johns vocals and stage presence […]

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