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The HJS Jazz Calendar lists live jazz events taking place in Connecticut, primarily the Greater Hartford area, as well as central Massachusetts, and jazz festivals in nearby states. Time constraints do not allow individual listing of weekly club events, and the choice of shows listed here is not meant to be all-inclusive. Changes and mistakes can happen, so please use the contacts to verify information before venturing out to a show. HJS encourages jazz enthusiasts everywhere to Support Live Jazz. Send new listings, corrections and comments about this calendar to JazzInCT@yahoo.com. When submitting listings for the calendar, please submit them using the format below, and include relevant links. Listings should be submitted at least two weeks before the event.
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The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. - Thich Nhat Hanh
I dwell in possibility. - Emily Dickinson

August, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 – Noon – FREE
SIMPLY US FEATURING VIVIAN LAROSA

Old State House Steps, Hartford
Simply Us featuring talented vocalist Vivian LaRosa will perform selections from the Great American Songbook. Simply Us is a five-piece combo comprised musicians from Simply Swing, New England’s busiest Big Band style group and led by drummer/composer Joe LaRosa. (Rain Date: August 22)
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 6pm - FREE
JOHN BRIGHENTI AND FRIENDS WITH DANA LAUREN AND MATT DWONSZYK

Casa Mia On the Green - 600 Cold Spring Rd. - Rocky Hill - 860 563 7000
Another great night of jazz with the fabulous musicians bassist Matt Dwonszyk and singer Dana Lauren joining maestro John Brighenti from 6-8pm
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - Doors 7:00pm - $28.50
BEN WOLFE QUARTET
The Side Door Jazz Club - 85 Lyme St - Old Lyme 860-434-0886
As Wynton Marsalis said, “Ben Wolfe swings with authority.” Including his recent MAXJAZZ release “From Here I See, Bassist-composer Ben Wolfe has released seven CDs comprised solely of his original music. Ben Wolfe - bass, Donald Edwards - drums, Stacy Dillard - saxophone, Emmet Cohen - piano.
Thursday, August 21, 2014 -7pm -$10
SWINGTIME DUET
Windsor Art Center, 40 Mechanic St. Windsor - 860-688-2528
Rooted in early blues and swing, Swingtime Duet offers a unique take on classic gems from the Great American Songbook. Paying homage to the marvelous treasure trove of music from America’s Golden Age of Swing, with songs made popular by the great vocal jazz stars and the pianists who made history with them, vocalist Terry Blaine and pianist Mark Shane lovingly inhabit the classic jazz repertoire that defined the Swing Era (1920-1945) and its enduring influence on music worldwide. Jazz singer Terry Blaine has been singing virtually all her life. She has enjoyed a multifaceted career that includes live performance, TV/radio, recordings, studio work, songwriting, production, and music therapy. She gained international attention and recognition as one of today’s finest interpreters of hot small band swing from the 1930s. Forging a fresh link in the regal chain that recalls the tradition of Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters, Billie Holiday, and others, Terry’s singing is a gentle, swinging reminder of where we came from, instilled with a spirit that only genuine affection can inspire. Mark Shane’s piano, featured in the hit HBO series Boardwalk Empire, adds a distinctive new voice to the tradition of hot ensemble playing. Mark has played with Benny Goodman, worked with all-star alumni from the great bands of Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, and Duke Ellington, and served as musical director for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Ladies Sing the Blues. His jazz piano has also been featured on film soundtracks, including The Cotton Club, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Biloxi Blues, and Working Girl. This concert is part of the Windsor Art Center’s Summer Concert Series sponsored by the The Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee. For more information, call 860-688-2528 or visit www.windsorartcenter.org.
Friday, August 22 – Sunday, August 24, 2014 - FREE
CHARLIE PARKER JAZZ FESTIVAL

Various venues in Brooklyn, NY
Founded in memoriam of beloved jazz musician Charlie Parker, this festival annually attracts thousands of fans to two historic parks in Manhattan. The festival will kick off in Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem, blocks from the famous jazz clubs where Parker graced the stage, and move to Tompkins Square Park in the East Village on Sunday, just across the street from the late Parker’s apartment. In the words of Miles Davis, “You can tell the history of jazz in four words: Louis Armstrong. Charlie Parker.” Almost sixty years after his passing, Parker is celebrated and credited for his contribution to modern music through rhythmically and melodically complex solos and his creation of the bebop sound. The acts in this year’s festival will offer a wide range of performances reflective of Parker’s music and of the ever-changing genre of jazz. From Wallace Roney to Brianna Thomas, this year’s lineup will feature both jazz veterans and up-and-coming stars alike. The 2014 festival also features two panel discussions, entitled “The Marriage of Latin Music & Jazz,” led by Joe Conzo Sr., Latin music historian & publicist of the late Tito Puente. The panels will explore the historical background and cultural significance of these two movements and pay specific homage to Parker’s influence. Come join us to celebrate Charlie Parker’s legacy – both to New York City and to the world of jazz.
Friday, August 22, 2014 - Doors 7:30pm - $28.50
DARREN BARRETT DB QUINTET
The Side Door Jazz Club - 85 Lyme St - Old Lyme 860-434-0886
With Myron Walden, saxophones, Takeshi Ohbayashi on piano, Alexander Toth on bass, Anthony Toth, drums. In 1997, Darren won 1st place in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, Darren is currently an Associate Professor in ensembles and brass department at his alma mater, Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts.
Friday, August 22, 2014 – 8pm - Tier One: $25 / Tier Two: $20 / Tier Three: $15 BYOB
TAP AND JAZZ – AN INTIMATE EVENING OF TAP DANCING AND JAZZ MUSIC
Playhouse on Park - 244 Park Road - West Hartford
Tap and Jazz go together hand and hand. Now, come witness the collaboration of some of Connecticut's incredible "20 something" musicians and dancers as they bring the two art forms together for an incredible night of tap dancing and jazz music. Don't miss out on this energizing blend of two of America's greatest past times, Tap & Jazz!! Tap & Jazz features internationally accomplished tap dancer Tyler Knowlin, award winning jazz vocalist Alita Moses, Emmy award-winning composer and pianist Sean Pallatroni along with other guest artists. Presented by stop/time dance theater and Playhouse on Park. This event is BYOB.
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 2 pm - FREE
GRANT BEALE/STEVE NIEMITZ QUARTET - Grant Beale-Guitar; Dan O’Brien-Tenor Sax; Steve Castellano-Bass; Steve Niemitz-Drums

Integrity N Music - 506 Silas Deane Highway (Rear) – Wethersfield - 860-563-4005
Saturday, August 23, 2014 – 6pm - FREE
NEW HAVEN JAZZ FESTIVAL

New Haven Green
     JOE LOVANO TRIO FASCINATION + 2 FEATURING JUDI SILVANO
     HAROLD ZINNO SEXTET FEATURING NICOLE PASTERNAK
     WITH A SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY MATTHEW WHITAKER

Saturday, August 23, 2014 – 7 pm – FREE
SIMPLY SWING

Riverfront Amphitheater, East River Drive East Hartford
The 2014 Farmington Bank Community Concert Series featuring Simply Swing with New England’s busiest Big Band style group making its first appearance at the scenic Riverfront Amphitheater in East Hartford. Under the musical direction of composer/drummer Joe LaRosa, Simply Swing will perform favorites from the Big Band and Swing Dance eras as well selections from the group’s “Dancing to Simply Swing” CD released last year. This amazing 10-piece swing orchestra features six horns, a dynamic rhythm section and vocalist Vivian LaRosa. (Rain Date: August 24) For more information see www.simplyswingmusic.com.
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 7 pm - $15
DAVE PALLA QUARTET - Dave Palla guitar and vocals, Paul Fuller, bass, Dan Scheer, keyboard and Gregg Allen, percussion
226 Jazz - 226 Broad Street - Windsor
Tickets are available on line at 226jazz.inticketing.com or at the door. The Dave Palla Quartet features jazz standards from the 1940's through '60's. The music of Cole Porter, Henry Mancini, Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk and many originals. Doors open at 6.
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - Doors 7:30pm - $28.50
KAVITA SHAH QUARTET
The Side Door Jazz Club - 85 Lyme St - Old Lyme 860-434-0886
Hailed by Downbeat Magazine as the "Best Graduate Jazz Vocalist" (2012) and winner of the ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers Award (2013), Kavita Shah is gaining a reputation as a visionary young singer, composer, and arranger. Leo Genovese on piano, BamBam Rodriguez on bass, Clarence Penn on drums and Stephen Cellucci on tabla.
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 8 pm - $10 / $5 students
DAN ARCAMONE - Dan Arcamone – guitar; Sean Nowell – saxophone; Henry Lugo – bass; Joe Abba – drums
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center - 605 Main Street – Middletown - 860-347-4957
Tickets for all shows available at the door. Door and Cafe/Bookstore open half hour before performance time.
Saturday, August 23, 2014 – 8pm - Tier One: $25 / Tier Two: $20 / Tier Three: $15 BYOB
TAP AND JAZZ – AN INTIMATE EVENING OF TAP DANCING AND JAZZ MUSIC
Playhouse on Park - 244 Park Road - West Hartford
Tap and Jazz go together hand and hand. Now, come witness the collaboration of some of Connecticut's incredible "20 something" musicians and dancers as they bring the two art forms together for an incredible night of tap dancing and jazz music. Don't miss out on this energizing blend of two of America's greatest past times, Tap & Jazz!! Tap & Jazz features internationally accomplished tap dancer Tyler Knowlin, award winning jazz vocalist Alita Moses, Emmy award-winning composer and pianist Sean Pallatroni along with other guest artists. Presented by stop/time dance theater and Playhouse on Park. This event is BYOB.
Sunday, August 24, 2014 – 5:30PM -
STEVE COLE
Stonington Vineyards - 523 Taugwonk Rd - Stonington
Don't miss the opportunity to hear famed Saxophonist Steve Cole with his band live at the vineyard! Chicago native, Steve Cole is one of the most celebrated players in Contemporary Jazz. Concert runs from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Open seating, doors open at 4:30pm. Picnics welcome but no outside alcohol. Tickets are limited and can be purchased in advance only. There are no ticket sales at the door. Your name with the number of tickets purchased will be held at the door and no tickets will be mailed. Please save your receipt.
Monday, August 25, 2014 - 8 pm - 11 pm - FREE
JAZZ MONDAYS - presented by Charter Oak Cultural Center
JEN ALLEN QUARTET - Jen Allen – Piano; Kris Allen - Alto Saxophone; Curtis Torian – Drums; Matt Dwonszyk - Bass

Black-eyed Sally's - 350 Asylum Street - Downtown Hartford
For the aficionado, or the curious first-timer, Jazz Mondays is the best taste of live jazz in Hartford. Set in the southern juke joint atmosphere of Black-eyed Sally’s, Jazz Mondays will strike a chord as you hear what our local talent has to offer, with regular special appearances by big city jazz names. Experience the cool original music of the jam session while you enjoy the hot fierce cookin’ of Hartford’s favorite BBQ joint. Jam session begins after 1st set. No cover charge unless noted. Under 21s welcome.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 – 6:30 pm – FREE
SIMPLY SWING

Bloomfield Senior Center, 330 Park Avenue, Bloomfield (Rain or Shine)
The 2014 Farmington Bank Community Concert Series featuring Simply Swing, an amazing 10-piece swing orchestra. Under the musical direction of composer/drummer Joe LaRosa, Simply Swing will perform favorites from the Big Band and Swing Dance eras as well selections from the group’s “Dancing to Simply Swing” CD released last year. New England’s busiest Big Band style group features six horns, a dynamic rhythm section and vocalist Vivian LaRosa. For more information see www.simplyswingmusic.com.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 – 7 pm – FREE
SIMPLY SWING

Veterans Park, Main Street, Ansonia
Simply Swing continues its hectic summer schedule with its first performance in the Ansonia Cultural Commission’s summer concert series. Under the musical direction of composer/drummer Joe LaRosa, this amazing 10-piece swing orchestra will perform favorites from the Big Band and Swing Dance eras as well selections from the group’s “Dancing to Simply Swing” CD released last year. New England’s busiest Big Band style group features six horns, a dynamic rhythm section and vocalist Vivian LaRosa. For more information see www.simplyswingmusic.com.www.simplyswingmusic.com
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 6pm - FREE
JOHN BRIGHENTI AND FRIENDS WITH LOU BOCCIARELLI

Casa Mia On the Green - 600 Cold Springs Rd. - Rocky Hill - 860 563 7000
Jazz pianist John Brighenti with the great Lou Bocciarelli on bass doing their special thing from 6-8pm.
Friday, August 29, 2014 - Doors 7:30pm - $35.00
ED CHERRY QUARTET
The Side Door Jazz Club - 85 Lyme St - Old Lyme 860-434-0886
"An expressive instrumentalist, Cherry has a hip, melodic approach that is a refreshing contrast to guitarists who frequently resort to playing 'finger music', the execution of rapid streams of notes that serve no musical purpose other than to fill space"- Jim Ferguson: Jazztimes Bill Ware on vibrahone, Todd Coolman on bass, drums tba.
Saturday, August 30, 2014 - Doors 7:30pm - $28.50
ZACH BROCK QUARTET
The Side Door Jazz Club - 85 Lyme St - Old Lyme 860-434-0886
One of the most virtuosic and emotive voices of contemporary jazz violin, Downbeat Magazine's 61st Annual Critics Poll named Zach it's "Rising Star" Violinist of 2013. From critical acclaim as a bandleader to collaborations with Stanley Clarke, Zach is joined by Mike Moreno on guitar, Yasushi Nakamura on bass and Rudy Royston on drums.

Sunday, August 31, 2014 – 2:30pm - $25 - $97.50
TONY BENNETT WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST ANTONIA BENNETT
Tanglewood - Koussevitzky Music Shed - Lenox, MA
No one else in popular American music has recorded for so long and at such a high level of excellence as Tony Bennett. His initial successes came via a string of Columbia singles in the early 1950's. He had 24 songs in the Top 40, including "I Wanna Be Around," "The Good Life," "Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)" and his signature song, "I Left My Heart In San Francisco." He is one of a handful of artists to have new albums charting in the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, and now in the first two decades of the 21st century. In the last ten years alone, he has sold ten million records. Bennett has received 17 Grammy Awards and the Grammy Lifetime Award. He has introduced a multitude of songs into the Great American Songbook that have since become standards for pop music. He has toured the world to sold out audiences with rave reviews whenever he performs.
Sunday, August 31, 2014 – 6:30pm - $22 cover (includes ticket tax)/$15 minimum
RUSSELL MALONE, guitar AND DAVID WONG, bass
Sarah's Wine Bar - 20 West Lane – Ridgefield Reservations: 203-438-8282
September, 2014
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 8 pm - 11 pm - FREE
JAZZ MONDAYS - presented by Charter Oak Cultural Center
Black-eyed Sally's - 350 Asylum Street - Downtown Hartford
For the aficionado, or the curious first-timer, Jazz Mondays is the best taste of live jazz in Hartford. Set in the southern juke joint atmosphere of Black-eyed Sally’s, Jazz Mondays will strike a chord as you hear what our local talent has to offer, with regular special appearances by big city jazz names. Experience the cool original music of the jam session while you enjoy the hot fierce cookin’ of Hartford’s favorite BBQ joint. Jam session begins after 1st set. No cover charge unless noted. Under 21s welcome.
Tuesday, September 2 – Saturday, September 6, 2014
NORTHAMPTON JAZZ FESTIVAL
Northampton, MA
Schedule
The fourth annual Northampton Jazz Festival will be presented starting Tuesday, September 2nd with nightly events around the greater Northampton area, culminating in an all-day free concert on Saturday September 6 from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. in downtown Northampton, Massachusetts. Building on the success of the last three years, the NJF Saturday event will feature the main stage on Hampton Avenue (behind Thorne's Market) and at the A.P.E. Gallery on Main Street. The Fest presents internationally known musicians, as well as established local performers and promising players from area colleges and high schools. Attendees can enjoy beer and wine and food from area restaurants that make Northampton a favorite among "foodies." Other Fest events include, Tuesday night jazz at the Clarion Hotel, Food & Music events on Wednesday and Thursday and Friday night's Jazz Strut at several venues in Northampton. "The Jazz Festival is the perfect event to showcase both Downtown Northampton and really great jazz music," said Steven Campbell, president of the Northampton Jazz Festival. "The Fest is growing into a week-long festive celebration." The event is sponsored, in part, by a growing number of regional and local businesses. Sponsorship opportunities are still available by contacting Steven Campbell. Attendees can also watch the "12 Mile Meal Challenge," and root for their favorite local chefs. The 4th Annual event takes place from 11am to 3pm and will feature chef teams from three area restaurants, at the Chef Tent. Find out more at http://www.12milemeal.com. The fest will also feature a brewers' contest. The Clarion is offering a special room rate for people coming to the Jazz Festival here
Thursday, September 4, 2014 – 7 pm – FREE
SIMPLY SWING
William J. Pitkin Community Center, 30 Greenfield Street, Wethersfield
The 2014 Farmington Bank Community Concert Series featuring Simply Swing continues indoors at the Pitkin Community Center in Wethersfield. Under the musical direction of composer/drummer Joe LaRosa, this amazing 10-piece swing orchestra will perform favorites from the Big Band and Swing Dance eras as well selections from the group’s “Dancing to Simply Swing” CD released last year. New England’s busiest Big Band style group features six horns, a dynamic rhythm section and vocalist Vivian LaRosa. For more information see www.simplyswingmusic.com.
Friday, September 5, 2014 – 7 pm – FREE
SIMPLY SWING
Rocky Hill Lions Fair, Elm Ridge Park, Rocky Hill
The 2014 Farmington Bank Community Concert Series featuring Simply Swing continues at the Rocky Hill Lions Fair. Under the musical direction of composer/drummer Joe LaRosa, this amazing 10-piece swing orchestra will perform favorites from the Big Band and Swing Dance eras as well selections from the group’s “Dancing to Simply Swing” CD released last year. New England’s busiest Big Band style group features six horns, a dynamic rhythm section and vocalist Vivian LaRosa. For more information see www.simplyswingmusic.com.
Friday, September 5, 2014 - 7pm & 9pm - $19
JEN ALLEN TRIO
Part of the NEAE Summer Jazz Series at the Poli Club
Poli Club - Palace Theater - 100 East Main St. – Waterbury 203 346-2000
Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 7pm - $20
JOHN KORDALEWSKI, pianist and KURTIS RIVERS, alto sax
226Jazz – 226 Broad Street – Windsor 860-508-3186 or 226jazz@gmail.com
Kordalewski leads the Makanda Project, a thirteen-piece group playing previously unrecorded compositions by Makanda Ken McIntyre and featuring several of Boston’s leading jazz musicians. Rivers, a fixture of the Boston jazz scene, and member of the Makanda Project, joins Kordalewski for evening of great jazz.
Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 8pm – FREE
MANY COLORS OF A W*O*M*A*N JAZZ FESTIVAL CONCERT
Faith Congregational Church - 2030 Main Street – Hartford 860.547-0820 Wheelchair accessible
The Many Colors of a W*O*M*A*N FREE Jazz Concert will feature Nicki Mathis’ AFRIKAN AMERIKAN JAZZ with: Ricky Alfonso trumpet, Alysia C Cosby voice, James Daggs bass, Carolyn Doughtie clarinet, Melanie Dyer viola; Jill Friedman voice; Joey Djimbe, Bill Lowe trombone; Linda Presgrave piano, NYESHA Mccauley voice, Maxine Martin tenor, Antoinette Montague voice, Dotti Anita Taylor flute/voice; Deborah Weisz trombone, Cleo Duke Wright voice. To round out this international, multigenerational feast for the senses, the evening’s performances will spotlight original compositions of participants, & more.
Monday, September 8, 2014 - 8 pm - 11 pm - FREE
JAZZ MONDAYS - presented by Charter Oak Cultural Center
Black-eyed Sally's - 350 Asylum Street - Downtown Hartford
For the aficionado, or the curious first-timer, Jazz Mondays is the best taste of live jazz in Hartford. Set in the southern juke joint atmosphere of Black-eyed Sally’s, Jazz Mondays will strike a chord as you hear what our local talent has to offer, with regular special appearances by big city jazz names. Experience the cool original music of the jam session while you enjoy the hot fierce cookin’ of Hartford’s favorite BBQ joint. Jam session begins after 1st set. No cover charge unless noted. Under 21s welcome.
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 7:30pm
RAVI COLTRANE QUARTET
Morse Recital Hall – Sprague Hall – Yale University 470 College Street - New Haven 203 432-4158
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 8pm - $5 / Free for students
MICHAEL MUSILLAMI TRIO WITH KRIS DAVIS AND JIMMY GREENE
Von Der Mehden Recital Hall – University of Connecticut - Storrs
Post-bop, free jazz presented by WHUS Radio at the University of Connecticut. Parking is behind the recital hall by the UConn School of Fine Arts (http://maps.uconn.edu/map/locations/194)
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 8:30 pm ($20) and 10 pm ($15)
INGRID LAUBROCK QUINTET
Firehouse 12 - 45 Crown Street - New Haven
This event takes place in the unusually intimate setting of the venue's acoustically engineered recording studio, which the New York Times' Nate Chinen has called "the pre-eminent spot for improvised music in the region.” Tickets can be purchased online at http://firehouse12.com or by phone at (203) 785-0468, or in person at the box office beginning at 7 pm. the night of the show (subject to availability).
September 13, 2014 - 7:30pm - $15 plus cost of food and beverages
Hung Won Asian Grill - Colchester
DAN HARTMAN SEPTET - Dan Hartman-trumpet, flugelhorn, euphonium; Frank Procaccini-saxes, flute; Derek Joly-saxes; Carl Querfurth-trombone; Joe Parillo-piano; Bryan Rizutto-bass; Randy Cloutier-drums
This exciting, high-quality seven-piece contemporary jazz ensemble will be playing some original tunes as well as some high-energy intricate and worldly modern arrangements by well-known composers like Mingus, and by up-and-coming jazz composers of today's NY jazz scene! An exciting evening is in store!
Monday, September 15, 2014 - 8 pm - 11 pm - FREE
JAZZ MONDAYS - presented by Charter Oak Cultural Center
Black-eyed Sally's - 350 Asylum Street - Downtown Hartford
For the aficionado, or the curious first-timer, Jazz Mondays is the best taste of live jazz in Hartford. Set in the southern juke joint atmosphere of Black-eyed Sally’s, Jazz Mondays will strike a chord as you hear what our local talent has to offer, with regular special appearances by big city jazz names. Experience the cool original music of the jam session while you enjoy the hot fierce cookin’ of Hartford’s favorite BBQ joint. Jam session begins after 1st set. No cover charge unless noted. Under 21s welcome.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 – 7pm
THE AFRO-SEMITIC EXPERIENCE: DAYS OF AWE CONCERT
The Outer Space - 295 Treadwell Street - Hamden
With Rosh Hashanah coming up the Afro-Semitic Experience celebrates the 10th anniversary of their best-selling CD The Days of Awe with a concert at the Outer Space in Hamden. Please join us as we enter a unique spiritual realm with arrangements and interpretations of major works for Selichot, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur by Yossele Rosenblatt and others from the Jewish cantorial tradition along with traditional congregational melodies. As an added bonus we are celebrating the birthday of our percussionist, Abu Alvin Carter, Sr. The Afro-Semitic Experience is:
Will Bartlett: tenor saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet; Warren Byrd: piano and vocals; Alvin Carter, Sr.: percussion; Alvin Carter, Jr.: drum set; David Chevan: bass; Saskia Laroo: trumpet, electronics; Stacy Phillips: dobro, lap-steel guitar, violin.
Friday, September 19, 2014 – 7pm & 9pm - $42
JOHN PIZZARELLI with JESSICA MOLASKEY
Part of the NEAE Autumn Jazz Series at the Poli Club
Poli Club - Palace Theater - 100 East Main St. – Waterbury 203 346-2000
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 8:30 pm ($20) and 10 pm ($15)
EVAN PARKER | JOE MORRIS | NATE WOOLEY
Firehouse 12 - 45 Crown Street - New Haven
This event takes place in the unusually intimate setting of the venue's acoustically engineered recording studio, which the New York Times' Nate Chinen has called "the pre-eminent spot for improvised music in the region.” Tickets can be purchased online at http://firehouse12.com or by phone at (203) 785-0468, or in person at the box office beginning at 7 pm. the night of the show (subject to availability).
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 7pm - $15
GEORGE LESIW QUARTET - George Lesiw-Guitar; George Mastrogiannis-Drums; Preston Murphy-Bass; Jack Riotte-Tenor Sax
226Jazz – 226 Broad Street – Windsor 860-508-3183 or 226jazz@gmail.com
When reflecting upon Miles Davis' original thoughts surrounding fusion jazz, I have to say that George Lesiw has done a masterful job of interpreting those ideas." -Sheldon T. Nunn
Saturday, September 20, 2014 – 8pm - $35 balcony / $25 orchestra
EDMAR CASTANEDA TRIO
Sprague Hall – Yale University – 470 College Street - New Haven
The brilliant Colombian harpist Edmar Castaneda will be performing solo and with his trio which features Edmar on harp, Marshall Gilkes on trombone, and Dave Silliman on drums and percussion. Special guest will be Andrea Tierra on vocals. Reserved tickets will go on sale on Thursday, August 28 at 10:00 am. Tickets can be obtained online at the Yale School of Music… by phone at 203-432-4158… or in person at the box office on 470 College St, New Haven. For further information contact sam goldenberg at sgoldenberg2004@yahoo.com.
Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:30am – 7pm
HARTFORD JAZZ SOCIETY ANNUAL JAZZ CRUISE
BASSIST NAT REEVES’ ALL STAR ENSEMBLE
ED FAST & CONGA BOP

Connecticut State Pier - 152-198 Little Meadow Road - Haddam
Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 7:30pm - $69 - $89
CHICK COREA & THE VIGIL
Infinity Hall Hartford - 32 Front Street – Downtown Hartford 860-560-7757
Chick Corea reinvents himself — again. With all-new music and fresh arrangements of Corea Classics and a new band. From sublime acoustic to scintillating electric. The Vigil Features the modern-day monster of bass, Hadrien Feraud. Creative force Marcus Gilmore on drums (carrying on the lineage of jazz from his grandfather, Roy Haynes). Saxes, flute, bass clarinet and innovation from Tim Garland. And a rising-sun (although from the west coast), guitarist Charles Altura. A tirelessly creative spirit, Chick continues to forge ahead, continually reinventing himself in the process as evidenced in 2013’s release of The Vigil. Stay vigilant. “Gale force intensity… thrilling results.” - Jazzwise Magazine
Monday, September 22, 2014 – 7 pm – FREE
SIMPLY SWING
The Calendar House - Southington
The 2014 Farmington Bank Community Concert Series featuring Simply Swing concludes with an indoor performance at The Calendar House in Southington. Under the musical direction of composer/drummer Joe LaRosa, this amazing 10-piece swing orchestra will perform favorites from the Big Band and Swing Dance eras as well selections from the group’s “Dancing to Simply Swing” CD released last year. New England’s busiest Big Band style group features six horns, a dynamic rhythm section and vocalist Vivian LaRosa. There’s plenty of room for dancers at this series finale. For more information see www.simplyswingmusic.com
Monday, September 22, 2014 - 8 pm - 11 pm - FREE
JAZZ MONDAYS - presented by Charter Oak Cultural Center
Black-eyed Sally's - 350 Asylum Street - Downtown Hartford
For the aficionado, or the curious first-timer, Jazz Mondays is the best taste of live jazz in Hartford. Set in the southern juke joint atmosphere of Black-eyed Sally’s, Jazz Mondays will strike a chord as you hear what our local talent has to offer, with regular special appearances by big city jazz names. Experience the cool original music of the jam session while you enjoy the hot fierce cookin’ of Hartford’s favorite BBQ joint. Jam session begins after 1st set. No cover charge unless noted. Under 21s welcome.
Friday, September 26, 2014 - 8:30 pm ($20) and 10 pm ($15)
MICHAEL GREGORY JACKSON
Firehouse 12 - 45 Crown Street - New Haven
This event takes place in the unusually intimate setting of the venue's acoustically engineered recording studio, which the New York Times' Nate Chinen has called "the pre-eminent spot for improvised music in the region.” Tickets can be purchased online at http://firehouse12.com or by phone at (203) 785-0468, or in person at the box office beginning at 7 pm. the night of the show (subject to availability).
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 8 pm - 11 pm - FREE
JAZZ MONDAYS - presented by Charter Oak Cultural Center
Black-eyed Sally's - 350 Asylum Street - Downtown Hartford
For the aficionado, or the curious first-timer, Jazz Mondays is the best taste of live jazz in Hartford. Set in the southern juke joint atmosphere of Black-eyed Sally’s, Jazz Mondays will strike a chord as you hear what our local talent has to offer, with regular special appearances by big city jazz names. Experience the cool original music of the jam session while you enjoy the hot fierce cookin’ of Hartford’s favorite BBQ joint. Jam session begins after 1st set. No cover charge unless noted. Under 21s welcome.
October, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 – 8pm - $30-$45
KURT ELLING
Infinity Hall - 32 Front St. – Hartford 866-666-6306
Friday, October 3, 2014 - 8:30 pm ($20) and 10 pm ($15)
MICHAEL MUSILLAMI TRIO + KRIS DAVIS
Firehouse 12 - 45 Crown Street - New Haven
This event takes place in the unusually intimate setting of the venue's acoustically engineered recording studio, which the New York Times' Nate Chinen has called "the pre-eminent spot for improvised music in the region.” Tickets can be purchased online at http://firehouse12.com or by phone at (203) 785-0468, or in person at the box office beginning at 7 pm. the night of the show (subject to availability).
Friday, October 10 – Sunday, October 12, 2014 - $225 for Saturday and Sunday / $80 per single session including meals / $30 for the Friday Night Special --- no meals
JEFF AND JOEL'S JAZZ HOUSE PARTY
VFW Hall - 104 Mill Road – Guilford
After four spectacular events, "Jeff and Joel's (Jazz) House Party " advances to its fifth edition, Oct. 10-12 in Guilford, CT. The party is a direct copy of the house parties of the1920's and 30's jazz age when 10-15 musicians came together for a weekend house party. There was good food, lots of hydration, and hot jazz music in a small intimate setting. It was time for a revival so Jeff Barnhart and Joel Schiavone decided to collaborate on the first Jeff and Joel's House Party. The Schiavone's hosted the initial party in February 2012 in their 1804 farmhouse where it was held the last 4 times. However, the party outgrew the house and has moved just down the street to the new pondside venue, which though small and charming offers more room for dancing, seating, parking, eating at tables or al fresco dining outside the hall or by the pond. The intimate setting remains the same --- limited to 80 seats. Jeff Barnhart directs 14 top traditional jazz musicians, mixing and matching their talents. The music ranges from early 1900s to the hot jazz and swing of the 20s and 30s — and you’ll never know what you’ll hear, depending on the mood of the musicians. The food is fantastic and plentiful served buffet style. There is plenty of soda, water, juice and ice provided complimentary, while beer, wine and mixed drinks are available for sale. In the spirit of Keeping American’s original Traditional Jazz Alive jazz fans loved the idea and have enthusiastically supported it. Besides the 3 sessions on Saturday and Sunday including meals, there is a Friday Night Special which does not include any food. Soda, water juice and ice will be available for free and there will be a bar where mixed drinks, wine and beer can be purchased. We're looking forward to another fun-filled gathering at Jeff and Joel's House Party with the variety of music, fantastic food and the camaraderie between the musicians and jazz fans. Here’s what’s happening this year ! 3 Sessions of music for Saturday and Sunday of the weekend. Saturday 11am to 4pm; and 5pm to 10pm; Sunday 11am to 4pm with 15 musicians mixing and matching their musical talents. Lunch and dinner will be served on Saturday and brunch on Sunday. An addition to the weekend is a Friday Night Soiree 7 - 9 pm featuring Molly Ryan and Dan Levinson backed by Jeff Barnhart, Vince Giordano, and Bill Reynolds. No food will be served but drinks will be available for sale. The musicians for Saturday and Sunday include: Trumpet: Bob Ferguson and Fred Vigorito (playing Sat. afternoon and Sun. afternoon only) and Lew Green (playing Sat. evening only); Reeds: Peter Anderson and Will Anderson with Noel Kaletsky (playing Sun. only in a Triple Reed Special); Trombone: Herb Roselle and Herb Gardner; Piano: Jeff Barnhart and Herb Gardner; Banjo: Joel Schiavone; Bass: Vince Giordano and Genevieve Rose; Drums: Tom Palinko and Bill Reynolds. The lineup of talent this year along with the new venue will make this an unforgettable October, 2014 Jeff and Joel's House Party. For reservations leave a message at 203-208-1481. (Seats are limited to 80 per session). Prices: $225 for Saturday and Sunday, $80 per single session including meals and $30 for the Friday Night Special --- no meals. For additional information see the website at www.jeffandjoelshouseparty.com
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 7:30pm - $38
THE CAB CALLOWAY ORCHESTRA DIRECTED BY C. CALLOWAY BROOKS
The Ridgefield Playhouse - 80 East Ridge - Ridgefield
Smooth shiny instruments all in a row, red-hot lyrics, silky smooth ensemble work, spicy brass harmonies, a joyful audience bouncing and swaying to irresistible rhythms, and the sound of “Hi De Ho!” filling theaters on cue. These have been the classic trademarks of concerts by The Cab Calloway Orchestra ever since the 1920s. They are the ingredients that made the orchestra a hit when it played the Palais Royale in downtown South Bend in 1939, and it’s the same mix that gives the group its energy and popularity today. These days, under the baton of Cab’s grandson, Calloway Brooks, the Orchestra delivers the same sizzling jazz sound and snazzy stage style, producing the jump, blues, and boogie sounds of “swing that is king and jive that’s alive.” The band, some of whose amazing musicians have played with the group for decades, uses original vintage orchestrations as a point of departure, creating an authentic brand of hot Cotton Club-style music and hijinks!
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 8:30 pm ($20) and 10 pm ($15)
MANUEL VALERA TRIO
Firehouse 12 - 45 Crown Street - New Haven
This event takes place in the unusually intimate setting of the venue's acoustically engineered recording studio, which the New York Times' Nate Chinen has called "the pre-eminent spot for improvised music in the region.” Tickets can be purchased online at http://firehouse12.com or by phone at (203) 785-0468, or in person at the box office beginning at 7 pm. the night of the show (subject to availability).
Thursday, October 11, 2014, 7pm - $15
NICKI MATHIS, AFRIKAN AMERIKAN JAZZ QUARTET
226Jazz – 226 Broad Street – Windsor 860-508-3186 or 226jazz@gmail.com
Jazz standards, blues, Latin jazz, Brazilian spirituals, show tunes, popular and Reggae repertoires.
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 8:30 pm ($20) and 10 pm ($15)
MIKE PRIDE'S FROM BACTERIA TO BOYS
Firehouse 12 - 45 Crown Street - New Haven
This event takes place in the unusually intimate setting of the venue's acoustically engineered recording studio, which the New York Times' Nate Chinen has called "the pre-eminent spot for improvised music in the region.” Tickets can be purchased online at http://firehouse12.com or by phone at (203) 785-0468, or in person at the box office beginning at 7 pm. the night of the show (subject to availability).
Sunday, October 19, 2014 -7pm - $32 / $42 Members / $52 / $82 Preferred Seating
DIANNE REEVES
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center - 14 Castle Street - Great Barrington, MA 413-528-0100
No singer knows her way around a jazz tune like Dianne Reeves. Renowned for her virtuosity, this four-time Grammy winner is one of music’s most gifted vocalists and will be joined by four exceptional musicians: Gerald Clayton, Romero Lubambo, James Genus, and Terreon Gully for a truly memorable night.
Friday, October 24, 2014
JD ALLEN
Presented by the Hartford Jazz Society
Polish National Home – 60 Charter Oak Avenue - Hartford
Friday, October 24, 2014 -7:30pm
RON CARTER TRIO
Morse Recital Hall – Sprague Hall – Yale University 470 College Street - New Haven 203 432-4158
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 8:30 pm ($20) and 10 pm ($15)
THE WEE TRIO
Firehouse 12 - 45 Crown Street - New Haven
This event takes place in the unusually intimate setting of the venue's acoustically engineered recording studio, which the New York Times' Nate Chinen has called "the pre-eminent spot for improvised music in the region.” Tickets can be purchased online at http://firehouse12.com or by phone at (203) 785-0468, or in person at the box office beginning at 7 pm. the night of the show (subject to availability).
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 8:30 pm ($20) and 10 pm ($15)
JOE MCPHEE | DANIEL LEVIN | CHRIS CORSANO
Firehouse 12 - 45 Crown Street - New Haven
This event takes place in the unusually intimate setting of the venue's acoustically engineered recording studio, which the New York Times' Nate Chinen has called "the pre-eminent spot for improvised music in the region.” Tickets can be purchased online at http://firehouse12.com or by phone at (203) 785-0468, or in person at the box office beginning at 7 pm. the night of the show (subject to availability).
November, 2014
Friday, November 7, 2014 – 7pm & 9pm - $22
NICOLE ZURAITIS GROUP
Part of the NEAE Autumn Jazz Series at the Poli Club
Poli Club - Palace Theater - 100 East Main St. – Waterbury 203 346-2000
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 8:30 pm ($20) and 10 pm ($15)
THE NELS CLINE SINGERS
Firehouse 12 - 45 Crown Street - New Haven
This event takes place in the unusually intimate setting of the venue's acoustically engineered recording studio, which the New York Times' Nate Chinen has called "the pre-eminent spot for improvised music in the region.” Tickets can be purchased online at http://firehouse12.com or by phone at (203) 785-0468, or in person at the box office beginning at 7 pm. the night of the show (subject to availability).
Saturday, November 8, 2014 7pm - $20
NICK DIMARIA QUARTET
226Jazz – 226 Broad Street – Windsor 860-508-3186 or 226jazz@gmail.com
Nick Di Maria is a New Haven-based jazz trumpeter. Since 2006, Nick has been performing with his quartet all over New England and New York City. Heavily influenced by Miles Davis and Eddie Henderson, Nick's music extends the capabilities of post bop, electronic and experimental music.
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 8:30 pm ($20) and 10 pm ($15)
MYRA MELFORD AND BEN GOLDBERG DUO
Firehouse 12 - 45 Crown Street - New Haven
This event takes place in the unusually intimate setting of the venue's acoustically engineered recording studio, which the New York Times' Nate Chinen has called "the pre-eminent spot for improvised music in the region.” Tickets can be purchased online at http://firehouse12.com or by phone at (203) 785-0468, or in person at the box office beginning at 7 pm. the night of the show (subject to availability).
Saturday, November 15, 2014 – 8pm - $54-$74
SPYRO GYRA
Infinity Hall - 20 Greenwoods Rd. W - Rt. 44. - Norfolk 866-666-6306
Sunday, November 16, 2014 – 7-30pm
SPYRO GYRA
Infinity Hall - 32 Front St. – Hartford 866-666-6306
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 7pm & 9pm - $21
ALI RYERSON
Part of the NEAE Autumn Jazz Series at the Poli Club
Poli Club - Palace Theater - 100 East Main St. – Waterbury 203 346-2000
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 8:30 pm ($20) and 10 pm ($15)
ANDREA PARKINS DUO
Firehouse 12 - 45 Crown Street - New Haven
This event takes place in the unusually intimate setting of the venue's acoustically engineered recording studio, which the New York Times' Nate Chinen has called "the pre-eminent spot for improvised music in the region.” Tickets can be purchased online at http://firehouse12.com or by phone at (203) 785-0468, or in person at the box office beginning at 7 pm. the night of the show (subject to availability).
December, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 7:30pm
MINGUS BIG BAND
Morse Recital Hall – Sprague Hall – Yale University 470 College Street - New Haven 203 432-4158
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 8:30 pm ($20) and 10 pm ($15)
JONATHAN FINLAYSON'S SICILIAN DEFENSE
Firehouse 12 - 45 Crown Street - New Haven
This event takes place in the unusually intimate setting of the venue's acoustically engineered recording studio, which the New York Times' Nate Chinen has called "the pre-eminent spot for improvised music in the region.” Tickets can be purchased online at http://firehouse12.com or by phone at (203) 785-0468, or in person at the box office beginning at 7 pm. the night of the show (subject to availability).
Friday, December 12, 2014 - 8:30 pm ($30) and 10 pm ($20)
LEE KONITZ QUARTET
Firehouse 12 - 45 Crown Street - New Haven
This event takes place in the unusually intimate setting of the venue's acoustically engineered recording studio, which the New York Times' Nate Chinen has called "the pre-eminent spot for improvised music in the region.” Tickets can be purchased online at http://firehouse12.com or by phone at (203) 785-0468, or in person at the box office beginning at 7 pm. the night of the show (subject to availability).
January, 2015
February, 2015
March, 2015
Friday, March 6, 2015 - 7:30pm
THE AMERICAN JAZZ CENTURY: WILLIE RUFF, AARON DIEHL
Morse Recital Hall – Sprague Hall – Yale University 470 College Street - New Haven 203 432-4158
Other Regional Jazz Calendars
Connecticut
  • WRTC's Jazz Weekly Concert Collective and Regulars Concert Collective
  • WWUH (University of Hartford) Jazzline, phone 860-768-5267 (updated every Friday afternoon)
  • Jazz Haven Calendar (New Haven and southern Connecticut)
  • WHUS Blues Bus Concert Calendar
    Massachusetts
  • WFCR Events Calendar (Northampton and western Massachusetts)
  • Worcester County Jazz Scene
  • WICN Event Calendar(central Massachusetts)
  • MassJazz
  • MyRootDown.com (Boston and surrounding area)
  • Boston Improv Calendar
  • New England Traditional Jazz Plus (originates in Massachusetts and covers New England)
    New York
  • Albany and Surrounding Environs
    Jazz Festivals in CT
  • Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz - July 17 – 19, 2009
  • Hot Steamed Jazz Festival
  • Litchfield Jazz Festival
  • Monday Night Jazz Series at Bushnell Park (Hartford)
  • New Haven Jazz Festival
    Jazz Festivals Beyond CT
  • Bang On A Can Marathon (New York City) - Marathon in June
  • Beantown Jazz Festival (Boston) - September
  • Burlington Discover Jazz Festival - May 30 – June 8, 2008
  • Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT) (New York City) - September
  • Freihofer's Jazz Festival (Saratoga, NY)
  • Guelph Jazz Festival & Colloquium (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) - October
  • International Jazz Festival of Montreal
  • International Society for Improvised Music
  • Jazz on the Vineyard (Martha’s Vineyard)
  • Massachusetts
  • New Languages (New York City)
  • Newport Jazz Festival (Newport, RI) - August
  • NYC Winter JazzFest (New York City) - January
  • Victoriaville Jazz Festival
  • Vision Collaborations Festival (New York City) - March (4 days)
  • Vision Festival (New York City)

    Jazz Festivals Around the World - click HERE
    Ongoing Jazz Series in the Area - and check out WRTC's Jazz Weekly Concert Collective and Regulars Concert Collective for detailed listings in the Greater Hartford area.
  • 1249 Wine Bar (1249 West Main Street – Waterbury 203-754-5554) – Lori Fusco performs every Sunday from 11am to 3pm during Sunday Jazz Brunch and nearly every Friday from 7pm to 10pm
  • Arch Street Tavern (Hartford) - Hartford Jazz Orchestra performs every Monday evening at 8pm.
  • Baxter's at the Bitter End (Bridgeport) - Steve Clark Trio performs every Wednesday from 8PM - 11:30 PM
  • Black-eyed Sally's (Hartford) - Jazz Mondays (8 pm - 11 pm) is presented by the Charter Oak Cultural Center with The Hartford Jazz Society. Michael Palin's Other Orchestra (an 18-piece big band) performs every Tuesday from 8pm – 10pm, often with the talented vocalist Jennifer Guidry.
  • Bloomfield Village Pizza (34 Tunxis Avenue – Bloomfield) - Cliff Davis Presents: Early Jazz every Monday evening 6pm – 9pm with some of the finest jazz artists in Connecticut. Students and professionals are welcome to perform. Come early and Leave early, and remember all of this is keeping jazz alive!!
  • Cafe Nine (New Haven) - jazz jams every Saturday afternoon from 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM (No Cover)
  • Canoe Club (Harbor Park - 80 Harbor Drive - Middletown) - jazz every Thursday from 6 – 10 pm
  • Casa Mia On the Green (600 Cold Spring Rd. - Rocky Hill 860-563-7000) - Jazz Nights every Thursday at 6pm.
  • Casona Bar & Restaurant (681 Wethersfield Ave - Hartford - 860-519-5590) – Latin Jazz every Friday at 6:30 pm; complimentary Happy Hour buffet; bar & restaurant menu
  • Elks Club (171 Bellvue Street - Hartford - 860-247-1237) - Sam Kimble Jam Session every other Monday at 7 pm
  • Firehouse 12 (New Haven) - Spring and Fall Jazz Series on Friday evenings featuring some of the most active, innovative and respected musicians in creative improvised music today.
  • Japanalia – at various venues in Hartford
  • La Petite France Bakery Cafe (967 Farmington Ave - West Hartford) – jazz every Saturday at 8 pm beginning April 5 brings you the smooth sound of local jazz artists along with great food, so come out and enjoy! All ages welcome.
  • Laetus Restaurant & Lounge (253 Asylum St. - Hartford) - Steve Davis & Friends every Wednesday at 7-10pm
  • Mattatuck Museum (144 West Main Street, Waterbury 203-753-0381) – presents jazz on the first Thursday of the month from 5:30pm - 7:30pm in the Performing Arts Center
  • Max Downtown (185 Asylum St. – Hartford) - Steve Davis Quartet featuring Linda Ransom every Sunday 6-9pm
  • Montenia’s (137 State Street - Springfield, MA) - every second Sunday (3 PM - 7 PM)
  • Never Ending Books (810 State Street - New Haven) - New Haven Improvisers Collective conducts the Improvised Music Workshop on the last Monday of the month at 8 pm; Uncertainty Music Series presents a creative music performance on the second Saturday of the month at 8 pm.
  • New Britain Museum of American Art (First Fridays) - various artists perform on the first Friday of each month from 5:30 PM - 8 PM
  • Outer Space (Treadwell Street - Hamden) – The jazz series happens every Sunday evening from 6-8pm. Free. The Outer Space is Located in a separate building 130 feet from “The Space” in the same parking lot. The Outer Space is a 21+, 79 capacity, café, listening room and lounge. Plenty of free, safe parking and not to mention we have the friendliest staff this side of the Mason Dixon.
  • Overshores Brewery (250 Bradley St, East Haven 203-909-6224) Pianist Leuven Liege plays jazz and blues instrumental and improvisation every Thursday 4-7pm No cover.
  • Pizzeria Lauretano (291 Greenwood Avenue – Bethel 203-792-1500) – live jazz Sunday evenings from 6pm – 8pm, reservations recommended
  • The Owl Shop (268 College Street - downtown New Haven - opposite the Shubert Theatre) - The Gil Hawkins Collective plays every Wednesday evening from 9 pm to midnight. Always a treat, the group leads the hottest jazz jam session in the area.
  • Scatz Restaurant and Jazz Lounge (139 Main Street Extension, Middletown 860 347-2289) – live jazz every Friday and Saturday, 8:30pm – 11:30pm, no cover
  • Shish Lounge (904 Farmington Ave. - West Hartford 860-730-1030) - Live Jazz every Friday, 7pm-10pm - $5 cover. Swing dancing every Wednesday, 8pm-11pm where we play the best swing and jazz recordings from the 20s-40s.
  • Smokin' with Chris (Southington) - check their calendar for jazz listings
  • Trinity-On-Main (69 Main Street, New Britain 860-229-2072) – a live jazz happy hour is held on the 2nd Thursday of each month starting at 5 pm, donation $5
  • Whistle Stop Cafe (139 Broad Street, Windsor, Exit 37 off 91 North) – every Wednesday from 6 pm – 9 pm, no cover
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