February 10, 2016

Remembering Natalie Cole

The first time I heard Natalie Cole was during her 1991 hit "Unforgettable", a duet with her father,… [more]

Remembering Natalie Cole Remembering Natalie Cole

Remembering Natalie Cole

The first time I heard Natalie Cole was during her 1991 hit "Unforgettable", a duet with her father,… [more]

Remembering Natalie Cole Remembering Natalie Cole

The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center

The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center is located in Middletown, Connecticut and features… [more]

The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center

Remembering Natalie Cole

The first time I heard Natalie Cole was during her 1991 hit "Unforgettable", a duet with her father,… [more]

Remembering Natalie Cole Remembering Natalie Cole

Remembering Natalie Cole

The first time I heard Natalie Cole was during her 1991 hit “Unforgettable”, a duet with her father, the late Nat King Cole.  Seamlessly remastered, the vocals are, were and will always be coaxing and smooth, beautiful and moving.  Enjoy CT Live is taking the time to review the touching vocals and timeless standards as […]

3 Contemporary Smooth Jazz Artists

Does your music routine need a pick-me-up?  Here are 3 contemporary smooth jazz artists for you to add to your playlists, straight from Enjoy CT Live! Vincent Ingala  Born in Prospect, Connecticut, Vincent Ingala is an Enjoy CT Live favorite!  Ingala gives contemporary jazz a fresh take and has been noted as one of the […]

The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center

The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center is located in Middletown, Connecticut and features a full calendar of community events.  Middletown, CT’s Buttonwood Tree encourages the curious as well as emerging artists and performers to engage in self expression through creativity. Live Music Venue Every Monday is an Anything Goes Open Mike night, welcoming musicians […]

Jazz Saxophonist Mike Casey

Jazz saxophonist Mike Casey is a Connecticut native who has always been drawn to music and broadening his exploration of jazz.  His extensive musical education in Connecticut is not only impressive, it’s obvious during his performances.  Mike Casey often plays with two other musicians under the name The Mike Casey Trio; view upcoming shows here. […]

The Mixashawn Rozie Trio

Recently, The Mixashawn Rozie Trio was welcomed to the Black Eyed Sally’s stage for a live jazz performance.  Black Eyed Sally’s is a CT venue known for welcoming both local and renowned jazz performers to the stage.  The Hartford Jazz Society Jazz Jams at Black Eyed Sally‘s in Hartford, Connecticut featured the Mixashawn Rozie Trio, […]

The Nicole Zuraitis Trio

The Nicole Zuraitis Trio will perform live in Connecticut at the Palace Theater Poli Club on Friday, December 18, 2015.  Welcome this Brooklyn-based jazz musician to Waterbury, Connecticut for an amazing performance!  Purchase tickets for this jazz fusion artist here.   Nicole Zuraitis was awarded the People’s Choice Award in February 2015 for her original […]

The Kenny G Holiday Show

Are you the ultimate Kenny G fan?  You don’t want to miss the Kenny G Holiday Show at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut tomorrow, Tuesday, December 8th, 2015!  Click here for tickets. About the Ridgefield Playhouse The Ridgefield Playhouse is a Connecticut venue located in Ridgefield, Connecticut.  With a capacity of 500, Connecticut’s Ridgefield Playhouse […]

Children of the Light Trio

The Children of the Light Trio will perform at the Quick Center for the Arts in Fairfield, Connecticut on Thursday, November 19th at 8 p.m.  Tickets for this performance begin at $30; Fairfield University students may attend this event for $5 admission. Comprised of three Grammy-nominated musicians, the Children of the Light Trio features Danilo […]

Jazz & Strings with Jimmy Greene

One of the most recently added jazz venues in Connecticut, Infinity Hall Hartford, will feature Jazz & Strings with Jimmy Greene.  The event will take place Sunday, November 29th, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.; tickets for this event start at $29. Jazz & Strings a musical group comprised of select members of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. […]

Peter Hand Quartet Plays “Three Jazz Heroes” in Greenwich, Connecticut

Watch as the Peter Hand Quartet plays “Three Jazz Heroes” in Greenwich, Connecticut this Thursday, November 12th at 7 P.M.   This free live jazz event will take place at the Byram Shubert Library on 21 Mead Avenue in Greenwich. Port Chester, New York native, Peter Hand has created over 230 compositions and more than 350 […]

Aaron Diehl Trio at The Side Door Jazz Club

Break up Connecticut’s brisk autumnal chill with the Aaron Diehl Trio at The Side Door Jazz Club this Thursday, October 29th at 8:30 p.m.!  The Side Door Jazz Club is located at 85 Lyme Street in Old Lyme, Connecticut; tickets are $35 per person. Aaron Diehl has been said to possess “melodic precision, harmonic erudition, and […]

Oktoberfest on the Meadow

Oktoberfest on the Meadow October 16, 2015 Stamford Museum and Nature Center The Stamford Museum and Nature Center presents Oktoberfest on the Meadow on Friday, October 16th!  Experience Oktoberfest the Connecticut way with live music, German food and seasonal beer at this fun, adults-only event! Food & Beer Oktoberfest on the Meadow will feature a […]

Spyro Gyra

American jazz fusion band, Spyro Gyra is coming to Infinity Hall in Norfolk, Connecticut.  Spyro Gyra takes the Infinity Hall stage Saturday, November 15th, 2015.  Ticket prices begin at $54, and are expected to go fast!  Click here for tickets and more. Spyro Gyra has been playing for over 40 years and have over 30 […]

Grammy Nominees Producer Chris “Big Dog” Davis featuring Maysa

ACT Jams Productions presents An Up Close and Personal Evening: Grammy Nominees Producer Chris “Big Dog” Davis featuring Maysa ACT Jams Productions presents An Up Close and Personal Evening with Grammy nominees, Producer Chris “Big Dog” Davis and vocalist Maysa and Friends, recording artists Lamone Andrews and Dawn Tallman.  Hosted by Al Taylor the host […]

Mat Maneri and Lucian Ban

New Haven’s Firehouse 12 is welcoming Mat Maneri and Lucian Ban to take the stage for an evening of deeply riveting music. The duo’s performances are noted to have been “spontaneously organized” with a sound that is described as “as close as it gets to Goth jazz”.  This performance will take place on Friday, October 19th, 2015. Lucian […]

Connecticut Jazz All-Stars Concert

ACT Jams Production presents The Connecticut Jazz All-Stars Saturday, September 19th at Uptown Upscale Lounge in downtown New Haven!  If you love live jazz in Connecticut, you don’t want to miss this event! The Connecticut Jazz All-Stars concert will feature Steve Clarke on bass, William Prince on saxophone, Tye Brown on keyboards, and Will Davis […]

Nicholas Payton Trio

Don’t miss the Nicholas Payton Trio in Connecticut this Friday, September 18th!  The Nicholas Payton Trio featuring Gerald Cannon and Herlin Riley will perform at 8 p.m. in the Crowell Concert Hall.  Admission is $27 general public; $25 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students. Nicholas Payton is a Grammy award-winning trumpet player and multi-instrumentalist.  This New […]

Artist Feature: Vincent Ingala

Saxophone artist Vincent Ingala, though young, is recognized as a rising figure in the world of smooth jazz.  With his debut album in 2011 and his follow up album just one year later, Ingala cemented his place as a standout musician. Ingala not only plays, he largely composes, produces, and programs his own albums.  With […]

Miles Davis: 5 Things You Should Know

Miles Dewey Davis III will forever be remembered as one of the most iconic jazz musicians of all time.  His influential style sent an electrical shock of inspiration throughout the genre, and is still being replicated and dissected today.  Here are 5 things you should know about Miles Davis. 1.  American jazz musician Miles Davis […]

The 2015 New Haven Jazz Festival: Celebrating Women in Jazz

The 2015 New Haven Jazz Festival is celebrating women in jazz!  For 33 years, the New Haven Jazz Festival has featured new and notable musicians to share their passion for live music with Connecticut!  This year, the New Have Jazz Festival will kick off on Saturday, August 22nd on the New Haven Green in downtown […]