June 21, 2018

Archives for 2013

Watercolors Breakthrough Artist: Vincent Ingala

Each year Sirius XM hosts a “Best Of” listener’s poll, where listeners of all stations are given the opportunity to celebrate their favorite sounds and artists.  This year, Sirius XM’s Watercolors station has listed Vincent Ingala as the Breakthrough Artist, and we aren’t one bit surprised. Ingala has been rising as a contemporary smooth jazz […]

Jazz Holiday Classics

From A Charlie Brown Christmas to Nat King Cole’s iconic “The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)”, my childhood is filled with jazz holiday classics.  Twinkling lights and garland just lacks holiday spirit if Ella Fitzgerald is not in the background singing “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”.  To spare you the trouble of rifling […]

Artist Feature: The Donny McCaslin Trio

Recently, Enjoy CT Live had the pleasure of interviewing Donny McCaslin, talented saxophonist of The Donny McCaslin Trio.  Read about his experiences as a jazz musician and what he finds inspiring: Who was your first musical influence growing up and why? My father, Don McCaslin, who’s a pianist and vibraphonist in Santa Cruz, Calif. Was […]

Ed Fast & Conga-Bop

Ed Fast & Conga-Bop is a Latin-jazz fusion ensemble from Connecticut.  Each of the band members bring incredible talent and skill to the performances.  Founders Ed Fast and Jorge Fuentes have gathered some of Connecticut’s premier jazz musicians to bring a breath of fresh air to Connecticut’s live jazz scene. Ed Fast is very involved […]

Shenel Johns, Jazz Vocalist

Enjoy CT Live is proud to present Shenel Johns as our new featured artist.  Hartford native, Shenel Johns is a jazz vocalist with a fresh take on classic sounds.  Johns has played with her band, Umoja, as well as the Sam Parker Quartet. She has recently shared the stage with other talented local musicians such as […]

Jazz In The Community

Connecticut has a broad spectrum of residents; our melting pot of culture creates an environment enriched with artistic influences derived from cultures all around the globe.  Local events are a great way to showcase this multitude of talent, introduce new concepts to our community’s youth, and engage strangers in a unifying form of entertainment. EnjoyCTLive.com […]

The Curtis Brothers

The Curtis Brothers Quartet began gaining recognition for their unique sound and talent in 2001.  Through rigorous training and focused passion, The Curtis Brothers successfully combined the sounds of jazz heroes with music from Puerto Rico, Cuba and Brazil to create an mulch-faceted sound of their own.  The blend of jazz and latin music makes […]

Brandee Younger

This week’s artist feature presents the talented young harpist, Brandee Younger. Younger is a classically trained harpist who incorporates her instrument into a variety of genres, showcasing her talent as a versatile and practiced musician.  A graduate of the Hartt School of Music in West Hartford, Connecticut. Brandee Younger gained much of her musical independence […]

Orice Jenkins

Orice Jenkins is a Hartford native who has been showcasing his natural musical ability since he was 13 years old.  A student at Hartt School of Music, Jenkins divides his time between honing his craft and playing live concerts and shows.  Jenkins’ blend of unbridled emotion, rhythm and blues, soul, and local inspiration culminates into […]

Let The Revolution Begin!!!

Let the Revolution Begin!!! The Second Annual Music Revolution Festival was held in Hartford on Saturday August 24th. This back yard festival, really in the back yard of the Polish National Home, was void of any glitz and glamor – just talent. Presented by Truth Revolution Records, this has all the feeling of the start […]