June 27, 2017

Archives for November 2012

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 […]