About Ken Laster

I was turned on to Jazz music during my college days in the 70's. Now spreading the love of this art form with my radio show on Friday mornings WWUH 91.3 FM and podcasting at . I am also active as a Board Member of the Hartford Jazz Society and webmaster for this site.

The Joy of Vinyl (records)

by Ken Laster During this year’s holiday season I decided to set up my turntable which had been purchased during my college years back in the 70s. Sometime after the advent of CDs in the 80s my records and turntable had been relegated to storage in my basement. On rare occasions I would peruse through [...]

By |December 30th, 2017|Categories: Album Reviews|Comments Off on The Joy of Vinyl (records)

Jazz City

In an editorial in the Hartford Courant on July 14, 2017, an unnamed reporter questioned our city's motto: "Hartford Has It". It's a motto that poses the question "Has What?" It brings to light that Hartford is a city that is searching for it's identity. The article goes on to point out our popular jazz [...]

By |July 16th, 2017|Categories: Hartford Jazz Society|Comments Off on Jazz City

Welcome to the HJS Blog

Welcome to the Hartford Jazz Society Blog. Members of the Hartford Jazz Society are invited to contribute to this website through our blog. We are looking for articles about jazz music, history and art. Of particular interest are local concert and album reviews and articles about local jazz musicians from the Greater Hartford area. If you [...]

By |July 10th, 2017|Categories: Hartford Jazz Society|Comments Off on Welcome to the HJS Blog