March 24, 2018

323 Jazz in Westport CT

323 is a friendly neighborhood restaurant serving American cuisine (steaks, burgers, salads & wings) with an array of seafood options. 323 not only serves excellent food, they also host regular jazz nights. They use local produce as seasonally available. 323’s lounge has the largest flat-screen TV in Westport, making them the perfect spot for watching […]

Lalibela Restaurant Downtown New Haven Jazz

Looking for a new place to eat and enjoy the beautiful sound of Jazz? Every Saturday evening from 7 to 11 p.m., Jazz pianist Charlie Sutton plays at Lalibela Restaurant in New Haven, CT. Lalibela Restaurant, in downtown New Haven, has served the finest Ethiopian cuisine in Connecticut since 1999. Ethiopian cuisine is based on […]

World War One and Jazz

In March, 1917, the first jazz records were released one month before the US entered World War One. With cities like New York and Chicago as the cultural hubs for this new sound. People had been used to the wholesome sounds of Ragtime music. Though, Jazz was different. Jazz made instruments take on new character. […]

Black Eyed Sally’s Jazz Mondays

Black-Eyed Sally’s barbecue restaurant is a local favorite in Hartford, CT built in an historic 100-year-old brick building with pressed tin walls and time-worn wood floors, and is full of southern folk art and blues memorabilia. Owned & operated by the same family who has been serving and enriching their CT community for over 20 […]

5 Jazz Quartets to Listen To

Keep your jazz playlist cool while you stay warm this winter!  Enjoy CT Live’s list of 5 jazz quartets to listen to is a great way to find new musicians to keep your playlists fresh and inspired! The Ray Gonzalez Latin Jazz Quartet With over 36 years of jazz musicianship under his belt, Ray Gonzalez plays […]

Lan Chi’s Vietnamese Restaurant

Lan Chi’s Vietnamese Restaurant in Middletown, CT specializes in homestyle Vietnamese cuisine.  Lan Chi’s also hosts live jazz on the first Thursday of every month! Live Jazz at Lan Chi’s Lan Chi’s is one of our favorite go-to restaurants for fresh, delicious food.  Recently Lan Chi’s has added live jazz to their events!  Enjoy live […]

3 Great CT Venues for Live Jazz

We’re always on the lookout for new music venues in Connecticut!  Need some new jazz hotspots?  Add these 3 great CT venues for live jazz to your calendar. Smoking with Chris Located in Southington, CT, Smoking with Chris is a great place for delicious BBQ.  Smoking with Chris is family-owned and began as a passion […]

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 […]

Chico Freeman Live

Don’t miss saxophonist Chico Freeman live at the Side Door Jazz Club Friday, October 13th.  This live jazz performance will take place from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.; purchase tickets online for Chico Freeman live here. Hit refresh on your playlist with inspiration from iconic saxophonist Chico Freeman!  The best way to find new musicians is […]

Lyman Center’s Upcoming Performances

There are so many upcoming live jazz performances at the Lyman Center of SCSU!  Mark your calendar now for the Lyman Center’s upcoming performances which include Nick Colionne, Maysa, Brian Simpson, Art Sherrod Jr., Gerald Albright and more! There are so many great venues for live music in Connecticut that we have to plan our […]