October 22, 2018

5 Jazz Quartets to Listen To

Keep your jazz playlist cool while you stay warm this winter!  Enjoy CT Live's list of 5 jazz quartets… [more]

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The First Brass City Jazz Fest 2018

For Immediate Release May 29, 2018     The First Brass City Jazz Fest 2018 Chris “Big Dog”… [more]

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Hartford Jazz Society

The mission of The Hartford Jazz Society is to cultivate an appreciation of the sound, culture and love… [more]

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Lake Street Dive

What happens when you combine part soul, part jazz, part country, and part motown? You get Lake Street… [more]

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Hartford Jazz Society

The mission of The Hartford Jazz Society is to cultivate an appreciation of the sound, culture and love of jazz by presenting a variety of live events and other activities throughout the Greater Hartford community.   The Hartford Jazz Society enjoys a history as rich as it is diverse. Founded in 1960 by dedicated jazz aficionados, […]

The Levitt Pavilion

The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit performing arts venue in Westport, CT. The Levitt Pavilion produces one of the largest and longest-running free outdoor festivals in the nation! Over the course of more than four decades, our Summer Season featuring our signature “50 Free Nights under the Stars” has entertained over 1.5 […]

Lake Street Dive

What happens when you combine part soul, part jazz, part country, and part motown? You get Lake Street Dive, a quartet that formed at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. They were founded with an original goal of playing “free country,” but ended up evolving into a band that “actually sounded good.” Recently, […]

Walrus + Carpenter – Bridgeport, CT

There’s not many things in this world that go better with live music than delicious food. Walrus + Carpenter in Bridgeport’s historic Black Rock district checks both of those boxes. The restaurant features a rotating selection of musicians weekly, covering a massive variety of genres – from jazz, to funk, to bluegrass, and more. While […]

Cafe 9 New Haven

Cafe Nine is a long standing and beloved music venue in New Haven, Connecticut. A home base to locals and a tour staple to many national touring acts, Cafe Nine is the best place to see the largest variety of live music in New Haven County. The hottest Jazz Jam in New Haven happens right […]

Branford Jazz On The Green

Branford Jazz On the Green is an annual celebration of jazz music on the town’s green. The series is presented by the Branford Recreation Department to provide free Thursday evening concerts. Visitors can catch live jazz every Thursday through August 30th, with shows beginning at 6:30PM. Be sure to bring blankets or lawn chairs so […]

Arch Street Tavern

Arch Street Tavern is a bar, restaurant, and music venue in the heart of Hartford. This popular bar resides in the location of the old Hartford Brick Carriage Company. After opening in 1978, it has become a staple in the jazz music circuit. It is known as Hartford’s Classiest Watering Hole. Every Monday evening, the […]

The First Brass City Jazz Fest 2018

For Immediate Release May 29, 2018     The First Brass City Jazz Fest 2018 Chris “Big Dog” Davis, Maysa, Alex Bugnon, Art Sherrod, Jr. Steve Clarke Trio, Dana Lauren, Sez Zion Jazz Band, and Marty Q Free Jazz Event (WATERBURY, CT) – On Saturday, June 23 the City of Waterbury is presenting the first […]

The Side Door Jazz Club

The Sidedoor jazz club is the realisation of a long cherished dream. Ken Kitchings has always been a true fan of jazz music and brought many great artists to The Garde Theatre in New London, CT during his time there. In 2011 Ken and his wife Chris bought the beautiful, but sadly neglected, Old Lyme […]

Jazz at Buttonwood Tree

The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center offers a wide variety of musical selections in the Middletown, CT, area. For over 25 years, The Buttonwood Tree (TBT) has been a hub of vibrant arts performances and events in the North End of Middletown.  Providing an art gallery, a used bookstore, a coffee shop, and […]

Firehouse 12 Jazz Venue

Firehouse 12 is a jazz venue located in New Haven, CT. It is a stunning venue with a lot to offer. Intimate, studio-grade venue for contemporary jazz with a mod bar/lounge pouring cocktails & wine. The Bar at Firehouse 12 is a full service bar specializing in classic cocktails, select wines, and New Haven’s best […]

323 Jazz in Westport CT

323 is a friendly neighborhood restaurant serving American cuisine (steaks, burgers, salads & wings) with an array of seafood options. 323 not only serves excellent food, they also host regular jazz nights. They use local produce as seasonally available. 323’s lounge has the largest flat-screen TV in Westport, making them the perfect spot for watching […]

Jazz Nights at Lan Chi’s Vietnamese Restaurant

Lan Chi’s Vietnamese Restaurant is one of the best kept culinary secrets of Middletown. Inspired by authentic, home-style Vietnamese cuisine, Lan Chi’s Vietnamese Restaurant will take you on a journey to the South East Asia. Lan Chi’s unique palette is infused with fresh, aromatic Asian herbs and spices for a flavorful dining experience like no […]

Our Top 5 Jazz Movies

Staying inside because of the cold? Here are some of our favorite jazz movies to pass the time!   5. La La Land (2016) While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future. 4. Some Like it Hot (1959) When […]

Lalibela Restaurant Downtown New Haven Jazz

Looking for a new place to eat and enjoy the beautiful sound of Jazz? Every Saturday evening from 7 to 11 p.m., Jazz pianist Charlie Sutton plays at Lalibela Restaurant in New Haven, CT. Lalibela Restaurant, in downtown New Haven, has served the finest Ethiopian cuisine in Connecticut since 1999. Ethiopian cuisine is based on […]

World War One and Jazz

In March, 1917, the first jazz records were released one month before the US entered World War One. With cities like New York and Chicago as the cultural hubs for this new sound. People had been used to the wholesome sounds of Ragtime music. Though, Jazz was different. Jazz made instruments take on new character. […]

Black Eyed Sally’s Jazz Mondays

Black-Eyed Sally’s barbecue restaurant is a local favorite in Hartford, CT built in an historic 100-year-old brick building with pressed tin walls and time-worn wood floors, and is full of southern folk art and blues memorabilia. Owned & operated by the same family who has been serving and enriching their CT community for over 20 […]

PapJazz 2018 Festival

Haiti launches a new sound of Jazz and inspires many Jazz enthusiasts to flock to the annual Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival. This festival is also known as PapJazz and will be hosted January 20th, 2018. It is said in Haiti that great things can happen. This festival takes the influences of Jazz and the heart […]

5 Jazz Quartets to Listen To

Keep your jazz playlist cool while you stay warm this winter!  Enjoy CT Live’s list of 5 jazz quartets to listen to is a great way to find new musicians to keep your playlists fresh and inspired! The Ray Gonzalez Latin Jazz Quartet With over 36 years of jazz musicianship under his belt, Ray Gonzalez plays […]

Lan Chi’s Vietnamese Restaurant

Lan Chi’s Vietnamese Restaurant in Middletown, CT specializes in homestyle Vietnamese cuisine.  Lan Chi’s also hosts live jazz on the first Thursday of every month! Live Jazz at Lan Chi’s Lan Chi’s is one of our favorite go-to restaurants for fresh, delicious food.  Recently Lan Chi’s has added live jazz to their events!  Enjoy live […]