December 16, 2017

Phil Denny and Eric Leone at the Palace Theater

International recording artist Phillip Denny joins Eric Leone and special guests Andrea Saunders, Steve Clark, Pat Marafiote and Dexter Pettaway Sr. for an Up Close and Personal Smooth Jazz Affair.  This event is presented by ACT Jams Productions and will take place Friday, February 17th at the Waterbury Palace Theater. Phil Denny International smooth jazz […]

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 […]

Nick Di Maria Quartet

The smooth jazz soul of Miles Davis comes alive in the form of Connecticut native Nick Di Maria. Performing since the age of ten, Di Maria has been playing the trumpet in many styles and genres including jazz, punk, reggae, and ska. Since graduating from Western Connecticut State University with degrees in Jazz Performance as […]