August 20, 2018

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 […]

Artist Feature: Vincent Ingala

Saxophone artist Vincent Ingala, though young, is recognized as a rising figure in the world of smooth jazz.  With his debut album in 2011 and his follow up album just one year later, Ingala cemented his place as a standout musician. Ingala not only plays, he largely composes, produces, and programs his own albums.  With […]

Artist Feature: The Donny McCaslin Trio

Recently, Enjoy CT Live had the pleasure of interviewing Donny McCaslin, talented saxophonist of The Donny McCaslin Trio.  Read about his experiences as a jazz musician and what he finds inspiring: Who was your first musical influence growing up and why? My father, Don McCaslin, who’s a pianist and vibraphonist in Santa Cruz, Calif. Was […]

Darius Jones in the Spotlight

Darius Jones is a saxophonist and composer who lived and studied in Virgina and now lives in New York.  His two albums,  Book of Mæ’bul (Another Kind of Sunrise) by the Darius Jones Quartet and Big Gurl (Smell My Dream) garnered praise from critics and fans alike.  Darius draws on a diverse musical background to produce […]

Noah Kaplan, Artist Profile

Artist Name: Noah Kaplan Genre of Music Performed: Jazz and Classical, some rock and Jewish music Performing Since: High School Based Out Of: Brooklyn, NY Projects: Noah Kaplan Quartet with Joe Morris, Giacomo Merega and Jason Nazary. Dollshot, a band that plays twisted arrangements of 20th century art songs as well as originals, co-lead by wife Rosalie. […]