January 23, 2018

Remembering Natalie Cole

The first time I heard Natalie Cole was during her 1991 hit “Unforgettable”, a duet with her father, the late Nat King Cole.  Seamlessly remastered, the vocals are, were and will always be coaxing and smooth, beautiful and moving.  Enjoy CT Live is taking the time to review the touching vocals and timeless standards as […]

3 Contemporary Smooth Jazz Artists

Does your music routine need a pick-me-up?  Here are 3 contemporary smooth jazz artists for you to add to your playlists, straight from Enjoy CT Live! Vincent Ingala  Born in Prospect, Connecticut, Vincent Ingala is an Enjoy CT Live favorite!  Ingala gives contemporary jazz a fresh take and has been noted as one of the […]

Miles Davis: 5 Things You Should Know

Miles Dewey Davis III will forever be remembered as one of the most iconic jazz musicians of all time.  His influential style sent an electrical shock of inspiration throughout the genre, and is still being replicated and dissected today.  Here are 5 things you should know about Miles Davis. 1.  American jazz musician Miles Davis […]

Ray Charles

Ray Charles is, without a doubt, one of the most well known and iconic performers the world of music has ever known.  His distinctive voice and legendary music have influenced countless musicians and entertained generations.  Enjoy CT Live remembers this jazz great today! Born in Albany, Georgia in 1930, Ray Charles Robinson gradually became blind […]

Introduction to Scat Singing

Ever want to sing a jazz song, but you’re not so great at remembering lots of lyrics? Scat music may be just what you’re looking for, because there ARE no real lyrics! Scat music is all about rhythmic patterns, underlying melodies, and letting the rhythm flow through you and conveying it to your audience without […]

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 […]

An Introduction to Anthony Braxton

Composer, musician, and philosopher, Anthony Braxton is a jazz legend.  Anthony Braxton has not only mastered a variety of instruments, and released over 100 albums, he has shared his musical knowledge through teaching at Mills College and Wesleyan University.  Braxton has also been recognized for his contribution by the National Endowment for the Arts as […]

3 Female Jazz Musicians You Should Know

Do you need to mix up your jazz playlist?  Here are 3 female jazz musicians you should know! 1.  Ada Rovatti Mix a little bit of Irish/Celtic into your jazz experience with Ada Rovatti!  This Italian saxophonist graduated from the Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship, and has studied with Joe Viola, George […]

The Next Generation Tour

Vincent Ingala and Jonathan Fritzen with Elan Trotman are coming to Southern Connecticut State University to perform, on The Next Generation Tour!  This tour features the next generation of jazz musicians, who have gained notoriety through a supportive fan base, and unmistakable talent. The show begins with a performance from Elan Trotman and his band, […]

The J.D. Allen Quartet

Tenor saxophonist and composer J.D. Allen has been identified as a commodity in the jazz community since his debut album in 1999.  A native of Detroit, MI, J.D. Allen has played with notables such as Betty Carter, Butch Morris, and George Cables.  Allen has been recognized for his original compositions and bold playing style.  The […]