Venues

Connecticut has a rich tradition of supporting the uniquely American art form we call jazz.

Whether it’s a summer festival in Hartford’s Bushnell Park, a rousing performance at Wesleyan University, or an intimate club in New Haven, Connecticut has something to offer for every taste in jazz. Our colleges and universities like the Hartt School, Wesleyan University, Yale University, UConn, Trinity College, and Western Connecticut State University also regularly offer both faculty and student recitals and guest musical performances.

Check out the map below to discover the varied and exciting jazz venues that crisscross our state. Simply click on a red “pin” to bring up information on a specific venue. (You can also use the +/- signs to zoom into a particular town or click on the map background to drag the map for easier viewing.)

 

 

 

Arch Street Tavern     85 Arch St, Hartford, CT 06103       (860) 246-7610     archstreettavern.com     Monday nights

Artists Collective        1200 Albany Ave, Hartford, CT 06112     (860) 527-3205     artistscollective.org     Varies

Avon Free Public Library     281 Country Club Rd, Avon, CT 06001     (860) 673-9712     Sunday afternoons

Black Eyed Sally’s        350 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 0610     (860) 278-7427     blackeyedsallys.com      Mon & Tues nights

Casona     681 Wethersfield Ave, Hartford, CT 06114     (860) 519-5590     casonahartfordct.com     Latin jazz

Hartford Public Library     500 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103     (860) 695-6300

Hartt School     200 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117     (860) 768-4454     Events-calendar

Infinity Hall Hartford     32 Front St, Hartford, CT 06103     (860) 560-7757      infinityhall.com

J’s Crab Shack     2074 Park St, Hartford, CT 06106     (860) 231-9545

Max Downtown     185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103     (860) 522-2530     Max Downtown     Sunday eves

Prospect Cafe     345 Prospect Ave, West Hartford, CT 06119     (860) 519-1048     prospectcafewh.com     1st & 3rd Tuesday ea. month

Real Art Ways     56 Arbor St, Hartford, CT 06106     (860) 232-1006     realartways.org     Art, movies, music!

Smokin’ with Chris     59 W Center St, Southington, CT 06489     (860) 620-9133      smokinwithchris.com     Thurs, Fri, Sat, & Sun eves

Trinity College     300 Summit St, Hartford, CT 06106     (860) 297-2000     Austin Arts Center

Wadsworth Athaneum     600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103     (860) 278-2670     thewadsworth.org     Varies

Windsor Arts Center     40 Mechanic St, Windsor, CT 06095     (860) 688-2528     windsorartcenter.org

The Buttonwood Tree     605 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457     (860) 347-4957     buttonwood.org

Wesleyan University     45 Wyllys Ave, Middletown, CT 06459     (860) 685-2000     wesleyan.edu/cfa/

Aunt Chilada’s     3931 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518     (203) 230-4640     auntchilada.com

Cafe Nine     250 State St, New Haven, CT 06510     (203) 789-8281     cafenine.com     Varies

Elm City Market Cafe     777 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510     (203) 624-0441     elmcitymarket.com     Sunday jazz brunch

Firehouse 12     45 Crown St, New Haven, CT 06510     (203) 785-0468     firehouse12.com     Cool intimate jazz club

Fornarelli’s Restorante     99 Orange St, New Haven, CT 06510     (203) 745-5677     fornarellisristorante.com

Harvest Wine Bar     1104 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510     (203) 777-2500     harvestwinebar.com

Olde School Saloon     418 State St New Haven, CT     203-772-0544

Owl Shop     268 College St, New Haven, CT 06510     (203) 624-3250     owlshopcigars.com

Rainbow Gardens     117 North Board St Milford, CT     203-878-2900

Southern CT State University     501 Crescent St, New Haven, CT 06515     (203) 392-7278     tickets.southernct.edu

Toad’s Place     300 York St, New Haven, CT 06511     203-624-8623      toadsplace.com     Monday eves

Yale University     New Haven, CT 06520     music.yale.edu/concerts   and more….

Palace Theater     100 E Main St, Waterbury, CT 06702     (203) 346-2000     palacetheaterct.org

The Red Door     675 Main St Watertown, CT     860-945-6688

9 East Asian Restaurant     Route 1,Branford, CT     (203) 315-8111     9eastbranford.com     Friday nights

Inn at Mystic     3 Williams Ave, Mystic, CT 06355     (860) 536-9604     Events-calendar/

Katharine Hepburn Arts Center     300 Main St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475     (877) 503-1286     katharinehepburntheater.org

The Cuckoo’s Nest     1712 Boston Post Rd Old Saybrook     860-399-6060     cuckoosnest.biz

The Side Door     85 Lyme Street,  Old Lyme, Connecticut 06371     (860) 434-2600     thesidedoorjazz.com     Premier jazz club

323 Restaurant & Bar     323 Main St, Westport, CT 06880     (203) 222-0323     323main.com

Pizzeria Lauretano     291 Greenwood Ave, Bethel, CT 06801     (203) 792-1500     pizzerialauretano.com

Prime Stamford     78 Southfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06902     (203) 817-0700     restaurantprime.com/stamford

Westport Arts Center     51 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880    (203) 226-1806     westportartscenter.org

Eastern CT University     83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT 06226     (860) 465-5000     Easternct.edu/jazzinitup

The Packing House   156 River Road, Suite 1301, Willington, Connecticut 06279   (518)791-9474   thepackinghouse.us     Jazz and acoustic music

University of CT Jorgensen Auditorium     2132 Hillside Rd, Storrs, CT 06268     (860) 486-4226     jorgensen.uconn.edu

Infinity Music Hall     20 Greenwoods Rd W, Norfolk, CT 06058     (860) 542-5531     infinityhall.com     Classy restored concert hall

Sarah’s Wine Bar, West Lane (Route 35), Ridgefield, CT 06877 (203) 438-8282  bernardsridgefield.com     Last Sunday of the month

The Ridgefield Playhouse     80 E Ridge Rd, Ridgefield, CT 06877     (203) 438-5795     ridgefieldplayhouse.org

Western Connecticut State University     43 Lake Ave Ext, Danbury, CT 06811      wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp