December 21, 2014

Black Eyed Sally’s: Jazz Mondays

Hartford, Connecticut's Black Eyed Sally's Southern Kitchen and Bar proudly hosts Jazz Mondays!  This… [more]

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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… [more]

Infinity Music Hall: Hartford Infinity Music Hall: Hartford

Infinity Music Hall: Hartford

One of the newest music venues in Hartford, Connecticut is the beautiful Infinity Music Hall. Sister-venue… [more]

Infinity Music Hall: Hartford Infinity Music Hall: Hartford

Infinity Music Hall: Hartford

One of the newest music venues in Hartford, Connecticut is the beautiful Infinity Music Hall. Sister-venue… [more]

Infinity Music Hall: Hartford Infinity Music Hall: Hartford
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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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Jazz, Italian Style

As the summer outdoor concert season came to an end, my wife and I decided to extend summer with a trip to Sicily & Italy to see what the Jazz scene was like there. Not surprising that everywhere we visited there was music and a lot of Jazz.  From the beautiful resort town of Taormina, […]

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Summer Sets on the Branford Jazz Series

The 2014 Branford Jazz series ended on Thursday August 21st with sax man Jeff Kashiwa. The Seattle native established himself as one of the most diverse sax men in contemporary jazz in the 1990’s during his long tenure with the Rippingtons. Kashiwa left the Rippingtons to pursue a solo career with a need to say […]

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New Haven Jazz Fest 2014

Nothing stays the same and that is very true for the New Haven Jazz Festival. Established 32 years ago, the New Haven Jazz Festival has morphed into something that I think will really catch on with area residents and visitors alike. In the past the festival was held over a series of weekends with free […]

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3 Female Jazz Musicians You Should Know

Do you need to mix up your jazz playlist?  Here are 3 female jazz musicians you should know! 1.  Ada Rovatti Mix a little bit of Irish/Celtic into your jazz experience with Ada Rovatti!  This Italian saxophonist graduated from the Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship, and has studied with Joe Viola, George […]

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Jeff Kashiwa

The Branford Jazz on the Green Series will host contemporary jazz musician, Jeff Kashiwa this Thursday, August 21st.  This accomplished jazz musician has recently released a new album, Let It Ride, which has been listed in the top 4 Best Sellers in Smooth Jazz on Amazon.com. “Branford is a beautiful town that I love playing […]

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A Tropical Night with Elan Trotman

What a great way to spend a beautiful summer evening – on the Branford Green enjoying Elan Trotman’s fusion of contemporary jazz and island rhythms – perfect. Born in Barbados, this young sax player has a knack for creating a relaxing, sensual and romantic atmosphere with his island influences blended with contemporary jazz. This Berklee […]

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2014 Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz

2014 Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz:  Sax, Sax and More Sax! The 23rd annual Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz opened July 18th and the weekend was ruled by the Sax. Opening night headliner was Grammy Award winner David Sanborn who set the stage for a great weekend of Jazz with a full spectrum of Jazz […]

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Jazz in the Park

Produced by the Hartford Jazz Society, Monday Night Jazz is the nation’s longest running FREE jazz concert series returns to Hartford’s Bushnell Park for its 47th consecutive season. Opening act for the 2014 season was the Jonathan Barber Quartet. Hartford’s own Jonathan Barber, a graduate of Jackie McClean’s Artist Collective, is now based in New […]

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A Summer Breeze & Dianne Reeves

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven played host to Dianne Reeves and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra Saturday June 21st, the first evening of summer. The Grammy Award winner shared many of her 12 songs from her new release, Beautiful Life. This is her first release in 5 years which in […]

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The UMOJA Music Series

The UMOJA Music Series is a seven-week concert series hosted by founders of the Hartford-based band, UMOJA.  Alto Saxophonist Yunie Mojica and Trombonist Raynel Frazier initially hosted the UMOJA Music Series with the single goal of bringing together the community with creative concerts that represent the seven principals of Kwanzaa. Umoja, or “unity” in Swahili […]

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Newington’s Music Under the Stars 2014

Newington’s Music Under the Stars 2014 series begins Tuesday, June 10th and runs until Tuesday, August 26th!  Every Tuesday at 7 p.m. during the summer, Newington will host live entertainment on the North Haven Town Green.  Admission is free, but the donation of a non-perishable food item is encouraged. A variety of sponsors have teamed […]

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Litchfield Jazz Festival

“Nothing beats the Litchfield Jazz Festival…an ongoing tradition for those in the know.” – JazzImprov The first Litchfield Jazz Festival was held in the summer of 1996.  Organized by the Litchfield Performing Arts group with monetary assistance from The Connecticut Commission on the Arts, a local tradition was born.  1996’s Litchfield Jazz Festival line up […]

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