November 19, 2017

The Hawkins Jazz Collective

The Hawkins Jazz Collective is a New Haven based group led by musician Gil Hawkins Jr.  The Owl Shop in New Haven hosts the Hawkins Jazz Collective every Wednesday evening from 9 p.m. to midnight.  Admission is free, so swing by and check them out!

The Hawkins Jazz Collective

The Hawkins Jazz Collective features a sextet of talented jazz musicians.  Gil Hawkins Jr. leads the collective with Joshua Bruneau on trumpet and flugelhorn, Kris Jenson on saxophones, Richard Goldstein on Guitar, Chris DeAngelis on bass and Adrian Tramontanto on percussion.  This band is a musical departure from Gil’s familiar trio configurations, and packs a creative kick.  Follow The Hawkins Collective on Facebook here.

Gil Hawkins Jr.

Gil Hawkins Jr. has quite the resume.  Having performed with many R&B and jazz groups throughout the New York metropolitan area, Hawkins has developed a sound all his own.  In the past he has opened for the late Dizzy Gillespie with keyboardist Vincent Lyn; he has also performed with jazz icons such as Son Seals, Ron Levy, Ronnie Earl and Miss Etta James.

The Owl Shop

The Owl Shop is a cigar bar and lounge which offers fine tobacco products.  Select a luxurious cigar, enjoy a cocktail from the bar and soak up the sounds of The Hawkins Collective!  Check out upcoming events here.