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Archives for July 2012

Litchfield Jazz Festival’s Artist in Residence, Gary Smulyan

INTERVIEW WITH GARY SMULYAN, 2012 ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE at the Litchfield Jazz Festival! Q: How do you feel about having been asked to be the Litchfield Jazz Festival’s AIR?  A:  It’s a total honor and a privileged to be asked to take on that role.  Last year was the first year I was involved both teaching at […]

Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz

Saturday July 21st  How do you top one of the top ten most beautiful days of the summer so far? Add some of the hottest names in contemporary music and put it all together in Bushnell Park. That was the menu on hand in Hartford on Saturday July 21st at the Greater Hartford Festival of […]

Hartford Jazz Society

Friday July 20th  After a very rainy day, a bit of brightening skies over the Hartford skyline was just enough to get a very enthusiastic jazz crowd to head over to Bushnell Park for the opening night of the 21st Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz. Although the opening ceremonies were a little delayed due to […]

Benny Green

Born in New York in 196 3, pianist Benny Green has the history of jazz at his fingertips. He grew up in California and began classical piano at seven. Influenced by his fathe r, a tenor saxophonist, his attention soon turned into Jazz. As a teenager he was already working with the great Eddie Henderson. […]

Summerwind Concert Series

Scheduled for Sundays starting July 1, 2012 through August 19, 2012, the SS&C SummerWind event series will include a wide range of arts and culture performances, spanning everything from rock to ballet. Performers include The Hartford Pops Band (July 1), Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra (July 29), and Viva Quetzal & The Val Ramos Ensemble (August 19), […]

Litchfield Jazz Festival

The Litchfield Jazz Festival celebrates 17 years August 10-12 outdoors at the Goshen Fairgrounds in Goshen, CT.  The weekend features award winning jazz musicians and a chance to kick-up your heels on two dance floors, eat delicious food and drink fine wines and local beers, shop handmade crafts and fine art, listen to the next […]

Blue Plate Radio

THE BLUE PLATE STORY I had been a freelance writer for a number of years and in August 2005 I was contacted by JazzReview.com (http://www.jazzreview.com) to interview Bradley Leighton (http://www.bradleyleighton.com), a jazz flutist from San Diego, California.  I interviewed Leighton and the article was subsequently published online a short time later.  Almost two years later, […]

Insider’s Look: A Farmington, CT Celebrity Mansion

This is a great Farmington Valley mansion I last saw many years ago.  I would love the opportunity to show it again, so if anyone has about ten million dollars to spend, give me a call and we’ll set up a showing! Currently owned by rapper 50 Cent, this gorgeous home features an incredible 21 […]

The Great CT Traditional Jazz Festival

This year’s Great Connecticut Traditional Jazz Festival will be held on July 28, 2012 at the Four Points Sheraton hotel in Meriden.  Ticket prices are $30 until July 21.  After that, tickets cost $35.  With two venues and eight bands, this is one jazz festival you certainly don’t want to miss! The Great CT Traditional […]