August 19, 2017

Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz 2017

The countdown to the Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz 2017 has begun!  One of Connecticut’s biggest summer concerts, the Greater Hartford Festival takes place in downtown Hartford and requires no admission. The 2017 Festival Line Up Hartford’s Festival of Jazz begins Friday, July 14th and ends Sunday, July 16th.  A fusion of live music, performances, arts […]

Nathan Davis’ Young God’s Music Group

Hartford, Connecticut’s Black-Eyed Sally’s hosted Nathan Davis’ Young God’s Music Group Monday, January 30th from 8-11 p.m.  All were welcome to attend this live music event; admission was free. This live performance features Nathan Davis on trombone, Karim Rome on tenor sax, Lomar Brown on alto-sax, Mike Carabello on keyboards, Matt Dqonszyk on bass and Joshua Colemon […]

Hartford Jazz Jam

Jazz up your schedule with the Hartford Jazz Society’s Hartford Jazz Jam hosted at Black Eyed Sally’s in downtown Hartford.  Connect with others in the jazz community, learn about local musicians, hear new and upcoming acts and experience a culturally-enriched environment! Ideal for the curious first-timer, jazz musician or jazz afficionado, Jazz Mondays also known […]

Let The Revolution Begin!!!

Let the Revolution Begin!!! The Second Annual Music Revolution Festival was held in Hartford on Saturday August 24th. This back yard festival, really in the back yard of the Polish National Home, was void of any glitz and glamor – just talent. Presented by Truth Revolution Records, this has all the feeling of the start […]

Hartford Jazz Society

Friday July 20th  After a very rainy day, a bit of brightening skies over the Hartford skyline was just enough to get a very enthusiastic jazz crowd to head over to Bushnell Park for the opening night of the 21st Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz. Although the opening ceremonies were a little delayed due to […]

The Hartford Jazz Soceity, Inc.

  Founded in 1960 by a group of dedicated jazz fans, the Hartford Jazz Society is the oldest continuously operating jazz society in the country.  Run entirely by volunteers, the society aims to “improve Jazz as America’s gift to the music world, and to foster in each succeeding generation an appreciation and love for Jazz […]

Sinan Bakir in the Spotlight

What genre of music do you perform? I play music mainly associated with the “Jazz” genre, which is really a process of making music. I like to think there is only one “Music” but there are many different ways to approach it.  This way of thinking helps me to keep things in perspective and be […]

Sinan Bakir, Artist Profile

Artist Name: Sinan Bakir Genre of Music Played: Jazz Performing Since: Elementary School Based out of: Hartford, CT Residency: Wednesday’s at Cuvee at the Blue Back Square in West Hartford 7-10PM Album: On My Way http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/on-my-way/id502875846 http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/sinanbakir     The CD is a fine showcase for his lyrical, fluent playing as well as his composing skills demonstrated […]

Japanalia Eiko Venue Review

Japanalia Eiko in Hartford is a one-of-a kind clothing store that turns into a cozy music venue several times a month, hosting exclusive shows worthy of New York City’s Lincoln Center, while maintaining a friendly and familiar neighborhood feeling. This intimate venue seats about 50 people, so whether you have a stage-side table or are […]