October 16, 2018

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. […]

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 […]

Cloudy with a Chance of Funky Jazz

The 7th annual Branford Summer Jazz Series kicked off under cloudy skies with the funky jazz sound of Urban Jazz Coalition. The Ohio based group opened the 9 week series in great style, truly a great way to start this year’s outdoor summer music events. Music starts on the Branford Green every Thursday through August 20th at 6:30 […]

Black Eyed Sally’s: Jazz Mondays

Hartford, Connecticut’s Black Eyed Sally’s Southern Kitchen and Bar proudly hosts Jazz Mondays!  This Connecticut venue features a full menu of Cajun cuisine as well as award-winning barbeque!  Check out the online menu for Black Eyed Sally’s here. James Varano, opened Black Eyed Sally’s in 1995, and has been on a roll ever since!  Having […]

Ignacio Berroa

As the perfect blend of Afro-Cuban and jazz music, grammy award winning drummer Ignacio Berroa has become known as “one of the greatest drummers of our time” and has caught the eye of many well-known and important artists in the business. Born in Havana, Cuba in 1953, Ignacio Berroa grew up playing music and started […]

New Haven Jazz Fest 2014

Nothing stays the same and that is very true for the New Haven Jazz Festival. Established 32 years ago, the New Haven Jazz Festival has morphed into something that I think will really catch on with area residents and visitors alike. In the past the festival was held over a series of weekends with free […]

Jazz in the Park

Produced by the Hartford Jazz Society, Monday Night Jazz is the nation’s longest running FREE jazz concert series returns to Hartford’s Bushnell Park for its 47th consecutive season. Opening act for the 2014 season was the Jonathan Barber Quartet. Hartford’s own Jonathan Barber, a graduate of Jackie McClean’s Artist Collective, is now based in New […]

The Buttonwood Tree

The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center in Middletown, Connecticut is a safe haven for creative release.  Originally serving as a storefront bookstore and performance space, The Buttonwood Tree came to be a non-profit arts organization in 1990.  Always buzzing with something exciting, The Buttonwood Tree has a full calender of events which you […]

Live Jazz Every Friday At Shish Lounge

Shish Lounge is West Hartford, Connecticut’s destination for authentic Middle Eastern cuisine!  If you have been looking for a new venue complete with delicious food, drinks, and jazz, Shish Lounge is ideal.  The Shish Lounge features life jazz every Friday night from 7:30 to 10:30 in the dining room, and has a full calender of […]

Jazz In The Community

Connecticut has a broad spectrum of residents; our melting pot of culture creates an environment enriched with artistic influences derived from cultures all around the globe.  Local events are a great way to showcase this multitude of talent, introduce new concepts to our community’s youth, and engage strangers in a unifying form of entertainment. EnjoyCTLive.com […]