May 25, 2019

Al DiMeola at Infinity Hall

Guitar virtuoso Al DiMeola is heading back out on tour with his band in support of his newest album, Opus. DiMeola, a fusion guitar superstar who has played with the likes of Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, and John McLaughlin, dazzles with his incredible technique and mastery of the guitar. This is one concert you will […]

The Social Bar & Kitchen

The Social Bar & Kitchen

The Social Bar & Kitchen is a newcomer in the music, drinks, and food scene in New London. Established in 2016, The Social Bar & Kitchen offers a seasonal modern gastro-pub style menu, hand-crafted cocktails, and live music in one of New London’s most stunning rooms. The restaurant regularly hosts live music, comedy, and more. […]

Jazz Sundays at Stone’s Throw Restaurant

Always on the lookout for new spots for live jazz music, I discovered Stone’s Throw Restaurant on the Housatonic River in Seymour. Every Sunday, from 11AM until 4PM – they host Jazz Brunch. Featuring live music from 12PM until 3PM, a $19.50 prixe-fix menu including an appetizer, entree, and dessert, and $12 bottomless Mimosas, Bloody […]

Happy New Year!

To all my readers, I wish you all a Happy New Year and hope this year brings you a discovery of great new music, good health, and happiness!

Lyman Center

Lyman Center for the Performing Arts

John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts is a multi-use performing arts facility. It consists of two performing spaces and a lobby art gallery. It is also home to the Department of Theatre with its costume and scenery shops. The Center presents or facilitates hundreds of events and university sponsored activities each year. Lyman Center […]

Sultans of String at Infinity Hall

Looking for a truly unique Christmas music experience? Look no farther than Sultans of String performing at Infinity Hall in Norfolk on December 20th. Sultans of String, a band that mixes gypsy-jazz, flamenco, Celtic reels, and more, brings an inspired and eclectic mix of sounds wherever they perform. Prepare to be blown away by one […]

Side By Side: The Nutcracker Swings!

Yale’s Musical Director, Thomas C. Duffy, puts together one of the best musical arrangements of the year. Side By Side: The Nutcracker Swings features alternating ensemble performances of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker Suite” by the Yale Concert Band, performing the classical wind band version, and Yale Jazz Band, performing the Duke Ellington big band arrangement. This […]

Eric Darius & Eric Roberson at Southern Connecticut State University

Internationally known as an elite Jazz/R&B Saxophonist, Songwriter, Producer, and High Energy Live Performer, Eric Darius recently dropped, “Dare 2 Dream,” the second single from his forthcoming album, Breakin’ Thru, which released this summer. GRAMMY Award-nominee, singer, songwriter, and producer Eric Roberson continues to break boundaries as an independent artist. He is described as the […]

Hartford Jazz Society

The mission of The Hartford Jazz Society is to cultivate an appreciation of the sound, culture and love of jazz by presenting a variety of live events and other activities throughout the Greater Hartford community.   The Hartford Jazz Society enjoys a history as rich as it is diverse. Founded in 1960 by dedicated jazz aficionados, […]

The Levitt Pavilion

The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit performing arts venue in Westport, CT. The Levitt Pavilion produces one of the largest and longest-running free outdoor festivals in the nation! Over the course of more than four decades, our Summer Season featuring our signature “50 Free Nights under the Stars” has entertained over 1.5 […]

Lake Street Dive

What happens when you combine part soul, part jazz, part country, and part motown? You get Lake Street Dive, a quartet that formed at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. They were founded with an original goal of playing “free country,” but ended up evolving into a band that “actually sounded good.” Recently, […]

Walrus + Carpenter – Bridgeport, CT

There’s not many things in this world that go better with live music than delicious food. Walrus + Carpenter in Bridgeport’s historic Black Rock district checks both of those boxes. The restaurant features a rotating selection of musicians weekly, covering a massive variety of genres – from jazz, to funk, to bluegrass, and more. While […]

Cafe 9 New Haven

Cafe Nine is a long standing and beloved music venue in New Haven, Connecticut. A home base to locals and a tour staple to many national touring acts, Cafe Nine is the best place to see the largest variety of live music in New Haven County. The hottest Jazz Jam in New Haven happens right […]

Branford Jazz On The Green

Branford Jazz On the Green is an annual celebration of jazz music on the town’s green. The series is presented by the Branford Recreation Department to provide free Thursday evening concerts. Visitors can catch live jazz every Thursday through August 30th, with shows beginning at 6:30PM. Be sure to bring blankets or lawn chairs so […]

Arch Street Tavern

Arch Street Tavern is a bar, restaurant, and music venue in the heart of Hartford. This popular bar resides in the location of the old Hartford Brick Carriage Company. After opening in 1978, it has become a staple in the jazz music circuit. It is known as Hartford’s Classiest Watering Hole. Every Monday evening, the […]

The First Brass City Jazz Fest 2018

For Immediate Release May 29, 2018     The First Brass City Jazz Fest 2018 Chris “Big Dog” Davis, Maysa, Alex Bugnon, Art Sherrod, Jr. Steve Clarke Trio, Dana Lauren, Sez Zion Jazz Band, and Marty Q Free Jazz Event (WATERBURY, CT) – On Saturday, June 23 the City of Waterbury is presenting the first […]

The Side Door Jazz Club

The Sidedoor jazz club is the realisation of a long cherished dream. Ken Kitchings has always been a true fan of jazz music and brought many great artists to The Garde Theatre in New London, CT during his time there. In 2011 Ken and his wife Chris bought the beautiful, but sadly neglected, Old Lyme […]

Jazz at Buttonwood Tree

The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center offers a wide variety of musical selections in the Middletown, CT, area. For over 25 years, The Buttonwood Tree (TBT) has been a hub of vibrant arts performances and events in the North End of Middletown.  Providing an art gallery, a used bookstore, a coffee shop, and […]

Firehouse 12 Jazz Venue

Firehouse 12 is a jazz venue located in New Haven, CT. It is a stunning venue with a lot to offer. Intimate, studio-grade venue for contemporary jazz with a mod bar/lounge pouring cocktails & wine. The Bar at Firehouse 12 is a full service bar specializing in classic cocktails, select wines, and New Haven’s best […]

323 Jazz in Westport CT

323 is a friendly neighborhood restaurant serving American cuisine (steaks, burgers, salads & wings) with an array of seafood options. 323 not only serves excellent food, they also host regular jazz nights. They use local produce as seasonally available. 323’s lounge has the largest flat-screen TV in Westport, making them the perfect spot for watching […]