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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, unless submitted in the calendar format, 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.

December, 2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 – 8pm – midnight – FREE
HARTFORD JAZZ SOCIETY LATIN JAZZ JAM FEATURING ZARCO!
Elmwood Kabob and Bar - 1144 New Britain Ave. - West Hartford
Join The Hartford Jazz Society every Wednesday from 8pm until midnight at the Elmwood Kabob & Bar for live jazz and experience the Latin jazz flavor of Zarco! This spicy Jazz trio called Zarco! features percussionist Marcus Kreiger, bassist Aidan O'Connell and Michelle Zarco on flute. Marcus Kreiger was born in Rochester, New York and studies at the Hartt School of Music. This talented percussionist is often called upon to perform with many groups in the Hartford area as well as bassist Aidan O'Connell who is under the tutelage of the great Nat Reeves. Flautist Michelle Zarco was born in the Philippines. She attended the Manhattan School of Music and also attends the Hartt School of Music. The Hartford Jazz Society enjoys a history as rich as it is diverse. Founded in 1960 by dedicated JAZZ aficionados, it is the oldest continuously operating jazz society in the country. For over 40 years, the all-volunteer Society has never wavered from its founders' goals: to improve JAZZ as America's gift to the music world, and to foster in each succeeding generation an appreciation and love for JAZZ in all its many forms. The Elmwood Kabob and Bar offers an outstanding menu of traditional kabobs and specialty drinks. There will be a 10% discount for HJS members. Jam session begins after 1st set. All ages are welcome. For more information call the Elmwood Kabob & Bar at 860 232-1500.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 – 8pm
THE HUMAN RACE - Aja Wilson – Vocals; Joe Natale - Tenor Saxophone; Jonathan Chatfield – Piano; Doug Perry – Vibes; Sam Suggs – Bass; Dane Scozzari – Drums; with special guest Olive Tiger!
Best Video - 1842 Whitney Ave – Hamden (203) 287-9286 www.BestVideo.com
Friday, December 19, 2014 -7:30pm -0 $15
MIRO SPRAGUE TRIO - Miro Sprague-piano, Linda Oh-bass, Mark Ferber-drums
Arts Block Café - 289 Main St. - Greenfield, MA
Miro Sprague, is a jazz pianist, composer and bandleader known for his dynamic performance style and inspiring creativity. In 2012 he was selected to attend the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA, a prestigious, tuition-free jazz Master’s program that accepts one ensemble of musicians for each class. While at the Institute, he has had the opportunity to study with many of the world's great musicians and educators including Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and Ron Carter. Sprague graduated from the Monk Institute in June. His six Monk Institute bandmates have formed Holophonor and recently released their self-titled debut CD. His latest recording, Blue Dreaming, is available on Light Magnet Records. Sprague has performed with Greg Osby Jimmy Heath, Reggie Workman, Greg Osby, Matt Wilson, Sheila Jordan, Anat Cohen and many more. He has toured the United States, Europe, and Japan, performing at the Red Sea, North Sea and Montreal jazz festivals. Born in Malaysia to Chinese parents and raised in Western Australia, Linda Oh arrived in New York with a love of jazz, early training in classical bassoon and an adolescence spent playing electric bass in Aussie rock bands. She received the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer’s award in 2008, and received an honorary mention at the 2009 Thelonious Monk Bass Competition. Oh completed her Master’s at the Manhattan School of Music in 2008, studying with Jay Anderson, John Riley, Phil Markowitz, Dave Liebman and Rodney Jones. On her third CD, Sun Pictures bassist/composer Linda Oh offers a set of musical postcards from her travels across the country and around the world. In the two years since the release of her last CD, Initial Here, Oh has performed extensively, both leading her own groups, in renowned trumpeter Dave Douglas’ new quintet, and with the Sound Prints quintet co-led by Douglas and tenor sax giant Joe Lovano. Mark Ferber grew up in Moraga, CA, and attended the University of California in Los Angeles, earning a B.A. in Geography. He has distinguished himself on both coasts and abroad in live performances and recordings. In Los Angeles, a partial list of credits includes Anthony Wilson's Organ Trio and Nonet, Billy Child's Chamber Ensemble, Wadada Leo Smith, and Bob Sheppard. In New York he has worked with Lee Konitz, Don Byron, Fred Hersch, Norah Jones, Steve Swallow, Jack Wilkins, and his twin brother, Alan Ferber, among others. He is currently touring and recording with Ralph Alessi's group, 'This Against That', and Jonathan Kreisberg's Trio and Quintet. He currently serves as an adjunct teacher for the City College of New York and the School of Improvisational Music (SIM) in New York. Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares concerts are produced by a group of music lovers who have purchased jazz shares. Like farm shares, where stakeholders ensure the success of the farm by pre-paying for food, Pioneer Valley Jazz Share members purchase jazz shares to provide the capital needed to produce concerts with minimal institutional support. Operating under the fiscal sponsorship of The Northampton Center for the Arts, we are a grassroots, all-volunteer organization dedicated to the continued vitality of the music. Shares and single tickets ($15) are available at www.jazzshares.org and at the door.
Friday, December 20, 2014 – 8 pm - $10
LA HOT JAZZ
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center - 605 Main Street – Middletown - 860-347-4957
The Buttonwood Tree will be sizzlin’ on July 26, when La Hot Jazz performs with sophistication and style. These seasoned musicians will add a unique flavor and charisma to The Buttonwood Tree’s jazz event. The band performs the Great American Songbook with a lineup of voice, upright bass, saxophone, drums, and piano. La Hot Jazz recently recorded “Under the Moonlight” at Rotary Records in West Springfield, MA. On this CD you will hear sophisticated renditions of familiar favorites like Black Coffee, East of the Sun, and I Love Paris. Vocalist Sue Lopes was educated at the Hartford Conservatory. She has thrilled crowds from Hartford to Chicago over the past 15 years with her unique, sultry renditions of the jazz canon. On upright bass, you will hear the remarkable David Hosking who has performed professionally since the age of nineteen. Dave studied under Rick Rozzi, Principal Bass of the Hartford Symphony, and Dr. Bruce Bellingham, Professor Emeritus of Music History at UConn. Saxophonist and flautist Ralph Martin is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music. As music director of La Hot Jazz he ensures that the musical experience the band cooks up is both fresh and authentic. Drummer and band leader Louie Delorso studied with the great Jim Handley, and has honed his craft over decades to develop an outstanding level of musicianship on the skins. Pianist Jerry Aiyathurai adds a deft classical touch, drawing on his eight years with the ABRSM program of the Royal College of Music (London). http://www.bandmix.com/lahotjazz/
Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 8pm - $20 / $12 students, seniors
WINTER SOLSTICE CONCERT: THE ALCHEMISTS - Bonita Weisman, dancer; RJ Avallone, trumpet; Timothy Alexandre Wallace, piano
Studio 59 - 59 Barber Street - Downtown Torrington
Tickets are available at the door or by calling (860) 482-6801. Hors d’Oeuvres will be provided, and patrons are encouraged to bring their own wine or spirits. For more information about the upcoming fall season, visit www.studio59ct.com.
Saturday, December 20, 2014 – 9pm - $5
MIKE CASEY TRIO - Mike Casey - Saxes, Corey Garcia - drums, Josh Uguccioni - Bass
Peroles Restaurant & Bar - 93 Campbell Ave - West Haven
Originally from Storrs, CT, Mike is currently a Jazz Studies student at the acclaimed Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz (University of Hartford's Hartt School) and a graduate of the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. He has been fortunate to study with some of the world's top jazz musicians, including saxophonists Abraham Burton, Rene McLean, Javon Jackson, trombonist Steve Davis, and bassist Nat Reeves. Mike has performed at well-respected venues such as the Kennedy Center (DC), Smalls Jazz Club (NYC), and the Hard Rock Cafe (Boston), as well as numerous venues across CT. Past festival appearances include the Hartford Jazz Society's Monday Night Jazz in Bushnell Park, The Boston GreenFest, the New England Autumn Fest, and more. Mike's trio project (sax/bass/drums) has impressed audiences young and old alike, performing a unique blend of original music and exciting, fresh arrangements of jazz standards. To hear Mike, visit www.mikecaseyjazz.com Click Here to RSVP/Invite Friends on Facebook
Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 11:00 am – 2:00 pm - $35 / $25 members
JAZZ BRUNCH: THE STEPPIN OUT TRIO featuring Pat Thompson
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art - 600 Main Street - Hartford
Join us for a brunch buffet while listening to some of Hartford’s best live jazz music during our Sunday Jazz Brunch. Afterwards, explore the galleries on your own or take a tour with a docent. The brunch buffet features a carving station, the chef’s “special of the day,” bacon, sausage, home fries, fresh fruit, a waffle station with whipped cream and assorted toppings, pastries and breads, assorted juices, tea and coffee. Vegetarian options available by request. Purchase tickets at http://www.museumtix.com/program/program.aspx?vid=877&pid=3891204 online or call 860-838-4100, Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 4:30pm. Tickets include museum admission, jazz, brunch & complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa.
Sunday, December 21, 2014 – 3 pm
JEN ALLEN AND NOAH BAERMAN PRESENT “TRIO 149″
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center - 605 Main Street – Middletown - 860-347-4957
Renowned jazz pianists, composers and educators Jen Allen and Noah Baerman are coming to the Buttonwood Tree with Quartet 149. This new group featuring Jen on piano, Noah on synthesizer and Jonathan Barber on drums. This performance celebrates the recent publication of Sitting In: Jazz Piano, a new instructional book co-authored by Jen and Noah and published by Alfred Publishing Company. www.jenallenmusic.com www.noahjazz.com
Monday, December 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.
Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 11:00 am – 2:00 pm - $35 / $25 members
JAZZ BRUNCH: STING TO HOLIDAY SWING
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art - 600 Main Street - Hartford
Join us for a brunch buffet while listening to some of Hartford’s best live jazz music during our Sunday Jazz Brunch. Afterwards, explore the galleries on your own or take a tour with a docent. The brunch buffet features a carving station, the chef’s “special of the day,” bacon, sausage, home fries, fresh fruit, a waffle station with whipped cream and assorted toppings, pastries and breads, assorted juices, tea and coffee. Vegetarian options available by request. Purchase tickets at http://www.museumtix.com/program/program.aspx?vid=877&pid=3891204 online or call 860-838-4100, Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 4:30pm. Tickets include museum admission, jazz, brunch & complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa.
Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 6:30pm - $27.50 cover /$15 minimum
FRANK VIGNOLA, guitar and WARREN VACHE, cornet
Sarah's Wine Bar - 20 West Lane - Ridgefield
Reservations: 203-438-8282
Monday, December 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.
January, 2015
Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 3 pm - FREE
ELI YAMIN JAZZ QUARTET
Baby Grand Jazz 2015
Hartford Public Library (Atrium) - 500 Main Street – Hartford 860-695-6320
Monday, January 5, 2015- 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.
Saturday, January 10, 2015 – 8pm - $10
SINAN BAKIR "SOLO ELECTRIC"
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center - 605 Main Street – Middletown - 860-347-4957
Guitarist Sinan Bakir will be back at the Buttonwood Tree to play a concert on the solo electric guitar. The performance will include selections from his original work, standards and improvised pieces inspired by the moment. Tickets for all shows available at the door. Door and Cafe/Bookstore open half hour before performance time.
Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 3 pm - FREE
NICOLAS DI MARIA QUINTET
Baby Grand Jazz 2015
Hartford Public Library (Atrium) - 500 Main Street – Hartford 860-695-6320
Monday, January 12, 2015- 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.
Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 7pm - $15 / $12 members / $5 students
IMPROVISATIONS – CELEBRATING FREE MUSIC - Interview
FEATURING: ZEENA PARKINS - harp
WITH CURATORS: JOE MORRIS – guitar, bass ǀ STEPHEN HAYNES - cornet

Real Art Ways - 56 Arbor Street – Hartford
Improvisations is curated by musicians Joe Morris and Stephen Haynes, who join a different guest each month for an improvised performance. The listening environment encourages intimate and deep contact with the music, the musicians, and other audience members. Come early and stay late, listen to and speak with the performing artists. Follow the 2014-15 season of Improvisations, browse the photo archives from past seasons and more on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Improvisations/324014434279441
Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 3 pm - FREE
ERI YAMAMOTO DUO
Baby Grand Jazz 2015
Hartford Public Library (Atrium) - 500 Main Street – Hartford 860-695-6320
Monday, January 19, 2015- 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, January 23, 2015 - 7pm - Adv: $20 / Door: $25
THE BAD PLUS
Iron Horse Music Hall - 20 Center Street - Northampton, MA 413-586-8686
For the past 10 years The Bad Plus have created an uncompromising body of work by shattering musical convention. Rolling Stone called their amalgam of jazz, pop, rock and avant garde "about as badass as highbrow gets," while The New York Times said the band is "better than anyone at mixing the sensibilities of post-'60s jazz and indie rock." Few jazz groups in recent memory have amassed such acclaim, and few have generated as much controversy while audaciously bucking musical trends.
Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 3 pm - FREE
TARANTINO/TEREFENKO DUO
Baby Grand Jazz 2015
Hartford Public Library (Atrium) - 500 Main Street – Hartford 860-695-6320
Monday, January 26, 2015- 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.
February, 2015
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 3 pm - FREE
JOLIE ROCKE BROWN
Baby Grand Jazz 2015
Hartford Public Library (Atrium) - 500 Main Street – Hartford 860-695-6320
Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 3 pm - FREE
SURVIVORS SWING BAND
Baby Grand Jazz 2015
Hartford Public Library (Atrium) - 500 Main Street – Hartford 860-695-6320
Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 7pm - $15 / $12 members / $5 students
IMPROVISATIONS – CELEBRATING FREE MUSIC - Interview
FEATURING: TIM BERNE – alto sax
WITH CURATORS: JOE MORRIS – guitar, bass ǀ STEPHEN HAYNES - cornet

Real Art Ways - 56 Arbor Street – Hartford
Improvisations is curated by musicians Joe Morris and Stephen Haynes, who join a different guest each month for an improvised performance. The listening environment encourages intimate and deep contact with the music, the musicians, and other audience members. Come early and stay late, listen to and speak with the performing artists. Follow the 2014-15 season of Improvisations, browse the photo archives from past seasons and more on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Improvisations/324014434279441
Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 3 pm - FREE
STEVE CLARKE TRIO
Baby Grand Jazz 2015
Hartford Public Library (Atrium) - 500 Main Street – Hartford 860-695-6320
Sunday, February 15, 2015 – 7:30pm - $59 - $74
DIANNE REEVES
Infinity Hall Hartford - 32 Front Street – Downtown Hartford 860-560-7757
Dianne Reeves is considered among the world’s pre-eminent female jazz vocalists. As a result of her breathtaking virtuosity and improvisational prowess, Ms. Reeves received a Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance for three consecutive recordings — a Grammy first in any vocal category. Featured in George Clooney’s Academy Award–nominated film Good Night, and Good Luck, her soundtrack recording provided Ms. Reeves with her fourth Best Jazz Vocal Grammy. Ms. Reeves has recorded with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim, was a featured soloist with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic, and has also recorded and performed extensively with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra featuring Wynton Marsalis.
Saturday, February 21, 2015 – 8pm - $15 in advance / $20 on day of concert
“TEN DECADES OF JAZZ PIANO” WITH PIANIST BILL MAYS
Baba Louie’s Backroom - 34 Depot Street - Pittsfield, MA
Part of Pittsfield’s annual 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival, where events all carry a “10” theme.
Advance purchase strongly advised: www.BerkshiresJazz.org.

Master pianist Bill Mays explores examples of jazz' progression from raggedy honky-tonk sounds to its speakeasy era, to its heyday in the mid-20th century, to bebop, and now, to "America's Classical Music." Choosing one example from each of 10 decades, his interpretations both entertain and educate; a better-informed audience gets to hear a NY-based piano virtuoso in an intimate, speakeasy-type setting. In addition to his reputation as a jazz pianist noted as both a first-rate accompanist, and soloist, Bill Mays is well-known for his compositional and arranging talents. He has contributed music to the libraries of a wide array of artists: Aureole chamber ensemble, Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, Percy Faith Orchestra, Woody Herman Orchestra, Morgana King, Shelly Manne, Mark Murphy, Bud Shank, Marvin Stamm, Lew Tabackin, Turtle Creek Chorale and Phil Woods. Currently, he tours and records in many varied configurations. He has many awards and honors as an arranger, pianist and producer, and has been the recipient of performance grants from Meet The Composer, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour.
Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 3 pm - FREE
MIHOKO TRIO
Baby Grand Jazz 2015
Hartford Public Library (Atrium) - 500 Main Street – Hartford 860-695-6320
March, 2015
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 3 pm - FREE
LASZLO GARDONY TRIO
Baby Grand Jazz 2015
Hartford Public Library (Atrium) - 500 Main Street – Hartford 860-695-6320
Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 3 pm - FREE
MATT DECHAMPLAIN
Baby Grand Jazz 2015
Hartford Public Library (Atrium) - 500 Main Street – Hartford 860-695-6320
Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 3 pm - FREE
JOSHUA BREAKSTONE
Baby Grand Jazz 2015
Hartford Public Library (Atrium) - 500 Main Street – Hartford 860-695-6320
Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 3 pm - FREE
JONNY KING TRIO
Baby Grand Jazz 2015
Hartford Public Library (Atrium) - 500 Main Street – Hartford 860-695-6320
Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 7pm - $15 / $12 members / $5 students
IMPROVISATIONS – CELEBRATING FREE MUSIC - Interview
FEATURING: JOE MCPHEE – reeds
WITH CURATORS: JOE MORRIS – guitar, bass ǀ STEPHEN HAYNES - cornet

Real Art Ways - 56 Arbor Street – Hartford
Improvisations is curated by musicians Joe Morris and Stephen Haynes, who join a different guest each month for an improvised performance. The listening environment encourages intimate and deep contact with the music, the musicians, and other audience members. Come early and stay late, listen to and speak with the performing artists. Follow the 2014-15 season of Improvisations, browse the photo archives from past seasons and more on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Improvisations/324014434279441
Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 3 pm - FREE
ALVIN CARTER PROJECT: CONFLUENCE OF INFLUENCE
Baby Grand Jazz 2015
Hartford Public Library (Atrium) - 500 Main Street – Hartford 860-695-6320
April, 2015
Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 3 pm - FREE
CURTIS BROTHERS
Baby Grand Jazz 2015
Hartford Public Library (Atrium) - 500 Main Street – Hartford 860-695-6320
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 3 pm - FREE
BRIAN MARSELLA TRIO
Baby Grand Jazz 2015
Hartford Public Library (Atrium) - 500 Main Street – Hartford 860-695-6320
Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 3 pm - FREE
HEY RIM JEON & FRIENDS
Baby Grand Jazz 2015
Hartford Public Library (Atrium) - 500 Main Street – Hartford 860-695-6320
May, 2015
June, 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
  • Pittsfield CityJazz Festival (Pittsfield, MA)
  • 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.
  • Basils (64 West Stafford Road, Route 190, Stafford) is hosting jazz nights starting Friday, October 17 with Jeff Giglio Quartet.
  • 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.
  • Cafe Nine (New Haven) - jazz jams every Saturday afternoon from 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM (No Cover)
  • 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
  • Elmwood Kabob & Bar (1144 New Britain Ave. - West Hartford 860-232-1500) Live jazz every Wednesday from 8pm to midnight, presented by the Hartford Jazz Society
  • 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.
  • La Luna Ristorante (169 North Main St - Branford 203-483-9995) - Friday & Saturday from 6-9 pm singer & pianist Leo Boogie performs torch songs & romantic jazz ballads, also Spanish language love songs in the dining room.
  • 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) - The Steve Davis Group performs every Sunday from 6pm – 9pm
  • 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
  • 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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