June 21, 2018

Archives for 2016

The Ultimate Jazz Christmas Playlist

Get into the holiday spirit with the ultimate jazz Christmas playlist!  These traditional jazz classics are the perfect way to start ringing in the holidays.  Warning:  you might start singing! “Winter Wonderland”, Under the Mistletoe, 1948 “Jingle Bells”, Jingle Bell Swing, 1962 “White Christmas”, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, 1942 “What Child Is This”, Merry Christmas, 1958 […]

Soulful Sounds of Christmas

Ring in the holiday season with the Soulful Sounds of Christmas featuring Will Downing and Najee presented by ACT Jams Productions.  This performance will take place at the Waterbury Palace Theater on 100 East Main Street in Waterbury, Connecticut.  The show begins at 8 p.m. and tickets are available online here. Guests are invited to […]

Joey Alexander Trio

The Joey Alexander Trio is performing live at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Connecticut on Thursday, December 1st, 2016!  The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. Ticket Prices Ticket prices for this event are as follows:  $36 floor / $32 mezzanine / $15 Students & Youth Under 18 (2 […]

West Hartford Rotary Club’s Jazz Brunch

Mark your calendar for the West Hartford Rotary Club‘s Jazz Brunch on Sunday, November 6th, 2016!  This event will begin at 4 p.m. and tickets are $85 each; this includes brunch, entertainment, parking and a cash bar.  Come enjoy live jazz in Connecticut and enjoy a beautiful day! Delfeayo Marsalis, Javon Jackson, Cyrus Chestnut, Jimmy […]

The Bob Degen Trio

Did you catch The Bob Degen Trio featuring Harvie S. and Peter Perfido performance at The Packing House in Willington, Connecticut? The Bob Degen Trio gave a rare “state side” performance at The Packing House.  Led by international pianist and composer Bob Degen, the trio’s roots are planted in the foundations of traditional jazz, which occasionally […]

Iconic Jazz Posters

Before social media there were jazz posters announcing who was playing and when!  Designed with creativity in mind, these posters left passersby with a feeling of jumping and jiving.  Travel back to a simpler time with these iconic jazz posters.  

Artist Feature: Toots Thielemans

Jean-Baptiste Frederic Isidor Baron Thielsmans, also known as Toots Thielemans is known as one of jazz’s most successful harmonica players.  This Belgian and American musician was also known for his guitar, whistling and composing skills.  Jazz historian Ted Gioia noted that one of his most notable contributions was “championing the humble harmonica”. Thielemans was able […]

2016 New Haven Jazz Festival

The 2016 New Haven Jazz Festival will be taking place Saturday, August 27th on the New Haven Green!  This event is presented by the Jazz Haven in association with New Haven Mayor Toni Harp, The New Haven Department of Arts, Culture & Tourism, and the New Haven Board of Alders. The 33rd New Haven Jazz Festival […]

Simply Swing Featuring Vivian Larosa

Connecticut’s live music concerts continue with The Farmington Bank Community Concert Series!  Simply Swing featuring Vivian Larosa will perform in the Bicentennial Band Shell at Manchester Community College in Manchester, Connecticut on Friday, August 12th. Enjoy big band classics and swing dance era favorites during this free performance.  Simply Swing will perform under the direction […]

The Sunshine Kids Road Race

This year’s Sunshine Kids Road Race is proudly sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices!  Sign up for a fun race and help raise money for an amazing foundation at the same time. The Course The Sunshine Kids Race will take place at Lyman Orchards, which is centrally-located within 30-minutes of Hartford, New Haven, and Waterbury.  This […]