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Archives for July 2013

HARTFORD LIKES IT HOT, HOT, HOT!!!!

The 2013 Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz opened on the very hot and sultry Friday July 19th . The head liner on opening night was Arturo Sandoval, who added his own brand of Cuban heat to the already sweltering temps in Bushnell Park. To say Sandoval’s performance under hot lights and a heat index of […]

Branford Jazz Series: “Can’t Stop Now” Not Even For The Rain

Thursday night of the Branford Jazz Series was re-scheduled to Friday due to the impending rain. Friday night skies looked just as threatening but that didn’t stop Vincent Ingala from taking over the stage with his band. Opening the evening concert with his chart topping ”Can’t Stop Now”, Vincent did his best to heat up […]

Chick Corea: 8/3 At Infinity Music Hall

The Infinity Music Hall in Norfolk, Connecticut will be featuring Chick Corea on August 3, 2013 at 8 p.m.  Chick Corea is an American jazz and fusion pianist, keyboardist and composer.  Corea was a member of the Miles Davis Band in the 1960’s and has been described as one of the major jazz piano voices […]

Hartford Monday Night Jazz – July 8th, 2013

The Hartford Jazz Society opened the 46th season of Monday Night Jazz at Bushnell Park on July 8th , now considered the Oldest Free, Continuously Run Jazz Festival in the Nation started in 1967 by jazz bassist, Paul Brown. The Hartford Jazz Society took over production of the event in 2008 with a commitment to […]

Aaron Weinstein, The Groucho of the Violin

1. What genre of music do you perform? I play what’s commonly called, “Mainstream Jazz” or “Swing” or “Classic Jazz“.  Basically, it’s the kind of Jazz your grandmother can understand which, I feel, is a good thing.  The repertoire mostly comes from the Great American Songbook which is an umbrella term for songs by composers […]