Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Celebrating Jazz in Connecticut!
On Friday, Jan and Ken welcome trombonist/composer Steve Davis, bassist Nat Reeves and the JMI All Star Band (students from the Jackie McLean Institute in Hartford. Mr. Davis (pictured) is a Hartt School of Music graduate, now a Professor and former Jackie McLean student (as is bassist Reeves); he's toured and recorded with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Chick Corea's Origin and is a founding member of One For All. His buttery tone and intelligent, swinging, solos has been a strong feature of his 15 recordings as a leader and on hundred of sideman gigs.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the first set commencing at 8:30. Go to thesidedoorjazz.com for more information and to make reservations.
under the direction of Alex Nakhimovsky. There will also be a Student Workshop from 4:30 - 6 p.m. that is free of charge. For more information and ticket reservations, call the HJS at 860-242-6688.
is " committed to the great potential that exists when music intersects with meaningful facets of the world outside of pitches and rhythms." Meanwhile, in the pianist's words, "The concept behind the Jazz Samaritan Alliance is to create and present socially conscious jazz." Don't expect political screes or profanity-laced rants, this music is not only meant to make you contemplate the world but also to enjoy the interactions of the musicians, the wealth of melody and rhythms plus the fine soloists.
Noah Baerman et al will play 2 sets - 8:30 and 10 p.m. - tickets are still available by going to firehouse12.com or calling 203-785-0468. To find out more about about Noah Baerman and his various projects, go to www.noahjazz.com and resonantmotion.org.