August 17, 2018

The Side Door Jazz Club

The Sidedoor jazz club is the realisation of a long cherished dream. Ken Kitchings has always been a true fan of jazz music and brought many great artists to The Garde Theatre in New London, CT during his time there. In 2011 Ken and his wife Chris bought the beautiful, but sadly neglected, Old Lyme […]

Jazz at Buttonwood Tree

The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center offers a wide variety of musical selections in the Middletown, CT, area. For over 25 years, The Buttonwood Tree (TBT) has been a hub of vibrant arts performances and events in the North End of Middletown.  Providing an art gallery, a used bookstore, a coffee shop, and […]

Firehouse 12 Jazz Venue

Firehouse 12 is a jazz venue located in New Haven, CT. It is a stunning venue with a lot to offer. Intimate, studio-grade venue for contemporary jazz with a mod bar/lounge pouring cocktails & wine. The Bar at Firehouse 12 is a full service bar specializing in classic cocktails, select wines, and New Haven’s best […]

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 […]

Our Top 5 Jazz Movies

Staying inside because of the cold? Here are some of our favorite jazz movies to pass the time!   5. La La Land (2016) While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future. 4. Some Like it Hot (1959) When […]

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 […]