August 20, 2018

Archives for 2012

Lea DeLaria in the Spotlight

1. What genre of music do you perform? I am a Jazz singer with 5 cds out on the Warner Jazz and Classics label. However I have also been in a few Broadway musicals. So I guess what I do that is different from the other Jazzers out there is bring a sense of show […]

In Memory of Ana Marquez Greene

Many of us in the Jazz community have been touched by Jimmy’s wonderful gift of his musical talent. At this time, we are touched by the sudden and tragic loss of his daughter Ana at Sandy Hook School in Newtown, CT. For those of us who are parents, there is no way for us to […]

In the Spotlight: Isaac Young

What genre of music do you perform? I am often asked to categorize my music into a broad genre. My music is often grouped under the “jazz” medium but I try to bring in influences from funk, soul, rock, psychedelia, and jam. IYQ’s music is based heavily on improvisation and is stemmed in the tradition […]

Firehouse 12 Jazz Series

Located at 45 Crown Street in New Haven, Firehouse 12 is a unique establishment founded in 2007 by Firehouse 12’s chief engineer Nick Lloyd and acclaimed cornetist/composer Taylor Ho Bynum.  What is Firehouse 12?  It’s an award-winning recording studio, bar, and music venue, called “the preeminent spot for improvised music in the region” by the […]

Getting Funky at the Lyman

One reason I enjoy The Lyman Center so much is the variety of musicians that make the trek to New Haven to play a relatively small venue. Last month we enjoyed the wonderful piano creativity of Tokyo based Keiko Matsui. And then in November we are treated to a visit from George Duke.  So what […]

Keiko Matsui at the Lyman Center

From the moment Keiko Matsui walked on stage in a shimmering, silver gown I knew this was going to be a slightly different musical event at the Lyman Center. Keiko opened her set center stage on the electronic keyboards. Immediately I could sense all around me that the Lyman Jazz crowd were in awe of […]

Dan Tepfer in the Spotlight

1. What genre of music do you perform?  My roots are in jazz, and the more I play, the more I feel like that’s where my home is. But I play and learn from all kinds of different music. My last solo record, for example, is called Goldberg Variations / Variations: I play the Goldberg Variations, […]

Lou Grassi in the Spotlight

Lou Grassi is internationally known for his work in both the traditional and the avant-garde jazz worlds. He has literally played from Ragtime to No-Time: He toured with Ragtime pianist Max Morath and for the past decade has been the leader of the Lou Grassi PoBand.   1. What genre of music do you perform? […]

Vincent Ingala Jams at La Boca Mexican Restaurant

Thursday Night Jazz at La Boca Mexican Restaurant and looking forward to another great performance with Rohn Lawrence and friends.  Just about a half hour into the first set, there was a surprise visitor, Vincent Ingala. One of the hottest new faces in the national Smooth Jazz scene. This CT native stopped by, sax in […]

Lyman Center Fall Jazz Series Kicks Off

The opening night of the Lyman Center Fall jazz series was a double bill. Opening the evening was the sublime David Benoit who delighted us with both past and present tunes from his piano keyboard. Benoit’s trio was a fitting start to the 4 performance series which opened on Saturday, September 29th. Next on the […]