June 27, 2017

Archives for September 2014

Jazz, Italian Style

As the summer outdoor concert season came to an end, my wife and I decided to extend summer with a trip to Sicily & Italy to see what the Jazz scene was like there. Not surprising that everywhere we visited there was music and a lot of Jazz.  From the beautiful resort town of Taormina, […]

Summer Sets on the Branford Jazz Series

The 2014 Branford Jazz series ended on Thursday August 21st with sax man Jeff Kashiwa. The Seattle native established himself as one of the most diverse sax men in contemporary jazz in the 1990’s during his long tenure with the Rippingtons. Kashiwa left the Rippingtons to pursue a solo career with a need to say […]

New Haven Jazz Fest 2014

Nothing stays the same and that is very true for the New Haven Jazz Festival. Established 32 years ago, the New Haven Jazz Festival has morphed into something that I think will really catch on with area residents and visitors alike. In the past the festival was held over a series of weekends with free […]