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Archives for August 2012

Four Freshman at the Litchfield Jazz Festival

The Four Freshmen are one of the top vocal groups of the 1950s and today. The sound that began in 1948 at Butler University in Indianapolis by founding member brothers Don & Ross Barbour, their cousin, Bob Flanigan  and Hal Kratsch continues today with Brian Eichenberger, Curtis Calderon, Vince Johnson and Bob Ferreira.  This incarnation […]

Marion Meadows, Rohn Lawrence, Jay Rowe & John Roundtree

The Boys are Back in Branford!  August 23rd The final performance of the 2012 Branford Jazz Series was a year in the making. After a rain out date in 2011, Marion Meadows took the stage last Thursday for the final scheduled performance on the Branford Green. This may have been the largest audience all season […]

Marion Meadows, Rohn Lawrence, Jay Rowe & John Roundtree

The Boys are Back in Branford!  August 23rd The final performance of the 2012 Branford Jazz Series was a year in the making. After a rain out date in 2011, Marion Meadows took the stage last Thursday for the final scheduled performance on the Branford Green. This may have been the largest audience all season […]

Cut Your Electricity Bills

For most homeowners, utility bills add up to big monthly expenses.  Your electric bill is a perfect example as well as something you can take simple steps to reduce.  We all know to turn off lights when leaving a room and to make sure the television is off when no one is watching, but there […]

Emery Smith trio and Winard Harper Sextet

Hartford Jazz Society Monday Night Jazz  The Hartford Jazz Society’s Monday Night Jazz kicked off on Monday July 9th at Bushnell Park in Hartford. The cool July evening was quickly heated up by the sounds of the Emery Smith Trio and the Winard Harper Sextet. A great way to start the 2012 jazz series celebrating […]

Branford Jazz Series featuring Jazz is in the Air

July 12th,2012 Another beautiful night on the Branford Green!  Just a slight breeze in the air, which was very appropriate to introduce Boston area jazz quartet “Jazz in the Air” to the green stage. We couldn’t  have asked for a more beautiful night. An eclectic mix of jazz, funk, fusion and even an old Carly […]

Branford Jazz Series featuring Nicole Zuraitis

Branford Jazz on the Green Series – Thursday July 5th, 2012  Another hot summer night on the Branford green but the sounds were very cool courtesy of Nicole Zuraitis. This NYC based singer / songwriter/ pianist is one of the most unique and talented young artists on the scene today. Nicole brought her mixture of […]

Litchfield Jazz Festival Opening Night: Swing is King!

The Litchfield Jazz Festival’s 17th Anniversary will be held on August 10-12 at the Goshen Fairgrounds in Goshen, CT. The Festival line-up features the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, swing sensation Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, Artist-in-Residence Gary Smulyan, Miguel Zenon and many more.  Ticket holders will also enjoy crafts, fine art, kids music and movement […]

An interview with Ed Tankus

What is Blue Plate Radio? Blue Plate Radio is a commercial radio station broadcasting on the Internet 24/7 at http://www.blueplateradio.com.  We’re better than the other Internet stations because we engage and involve our listeners through social media, enhanced and shared calendar listings, live interviews every Monday night, ticket and CD giveaways, and jazz concert and event […]

Branford Jazz Series

Branford Jazz on the Green Series – June 28th, 2012  Branford’s Summer Jazz series on the Branford Green kicked off on Thursday June 28th at 6:30PM.  A little heat was added to the cool summer evening by B.D. Lenz and crew who took the stage for 2 sets to a packed Branford Green audience. B.D. […]