June 27, 2017

Archives for September 2012

Jimmy Greene

Western Connecticut State University has appointed who officials claim is a world renowned jazz performer and composer, as a faculty member in the department of music. Jimmy Greene, a Hartford native, who has held a music faculty position at the University of Manitoba in Canada since 2009, has accepted an appointment effective Aug. 27 to become […]

Jazz at La Boca

Thursday night is Jazz Night at La Boca Mexican Restaurant and Cantina‘s new location at 337 Main Street in Middletown.  Presented by Blue Plate Radio, each week a different local band or musician entertains with live music. Past Jazz Night performances have featured Timmy Maia of Waterbury, CT.  La Boca has also had performances by […]

Joe Sample Trio

For more than four decades, pianist and composer Joe Sample has been an integral and innovative part of jazz history as a founding member of the influential jazz funk combo The Crusaders and a pioneer of contemporary jazz piano. He’s worked with such musical great as Marvin Gaye, Tina Turner, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, and […]

Rohn Lawrence and Friends at La Boca’s Jazz Night

 OK, so how cool is Middletown now!!!?? Most area residents know what a great Main Street Middletown has – super wide street with great old brick and brownstone buildings that feature boutique shops and numerous restaurants.   So now on Thursday nights we add a little coolness to  Main Street with Jazz at La Boca […]

Hubert Laws in the Spotlight

Hubert Laws grew up literally surrounded by music.  His grandfather played harmonica and entertained with a one-man band.  His mother played gospel music on the piano and his boyhood home was right across the street from an actual honky-tonk in Houston.  Hubert grew up playing rhythm and blues and gospel at dances. His early musical […]

Katharine Hepburn’s Paradise

It’s hard to imagine a more idyllic spot for summer home than the 1930’s-era mansion in Old Saybrook’s Fenwick area that used to belong to Katharine Hepburn.  This beautiful home where the legendary actress summered, swam, and finally lived out her remaining years, has been completely renovated by the current owners and is again for […]

Natural Floor Coverings

Getting Enough Fiber? Cover your floor naturally with sisal, hemp or jute By Diane Benson Harrington Lighten up your room with a natural sisal rug. Weary of the boring statement that traditional plush carpeting makes?  Then turn your attention to natural floor coverings—sisal, seagrass, hemp and other plant fibers. The quality and design options,have come […]

Litchfield Jazz Festival’s Helen Sung

1.     What genre of music do you perform? Jazz mainly. Sometimes I get to do classical, as well as music in the R&B, funk, soul, and pop styles.  2.     When did you start performing? I started taking classical piano & violin lessons at the age of 5 and soon after began participating in recitals and […]