As for The Side Door gig, it's sold out. There may be a "wait list" so call 860-434-0886 to find out.
www.buttonwood.org. To find out more about Ms. Fichot and her music, go to www.jessicasongs.com.
Thursday June 12:
For more information about the exhibition and the concert, go to artgallery.yale.edu/calendar/events/performance-live-jazz-jazz-lives-1.
This Saturday (6/14) is the opening day of the 17th Annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas, 15 days of music, theater, art, performance art, talks, symposia, dance and more, with almost all events taking place on the New Haven Green and venues on the campus of Yale University.
Here's Friedlander's "Airstream Envy" to entice you:
The company is holding a fund-raising concert on Thursday - "Solos & Duets 2014" - at 7 p.m. in the Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Avenue in Hartford. Saxophonist Charles Neville (pictured above left) is the headliner - Mr. Neville, who is the only member of The Neville Brothers to live outside of their hometown of New Orleans, will perform with, at various times, vocalist Samirah Evans, cornetist Stephen Haynes, pianist Dan Campolieta, and vocalist Steve Mitchell. For ticket information and more, go to www.brownpapertickets.com/event/609508EVENTPAGE.
www.prospectpark.org/calendar/event/celebrate-brooklyn-2014 or bricartsmedia.org/events/performing-arts/celebrate-ornette-the-music-of-ornette-coleman-featuring-denardo-coleman-vibe.
Friday June 13:
This new Trio features bassist Todd Nicholson and drummer Yoshi Shutto, adding the trumpet of Kappa Maki. Her music is often fluid blend of long melodic lines, frantic improvisations, soft passages leading to striking climaxes and more. Adventurous music that goes in many and, often, surprising directions, the 4 musicians will play 2 sets - 8:30 and 10 p.m. - for more information, go to firehouse12.com or call 203-785-0468.
Saturday June 14:
presents vocalist/composer Sarah Elizabeth Charles and her Quartet at 8:30 p.m. Ms. Charles, a native of Springfield, Massachusetts, was first exposed to jazz at the Community Music School in her home city. She studied in New York City, earning degrees at the New School and Eugene Lang College. She's performed alongside Jimmy Owens, Sheila Jordan, Dr. Billy Taylor, Geri Allen and many others. Her 2012 debut, "Red" (Truth Revolution Records), featured standards, originals, and pieces built from Haitian folkloric tunes.
The Quartet features Jesse Elder (piano), Rahsaan Carter (bass) and, as of this moment, there's no listing of who's playing drums. For more information about Ms. Charles and her music, go to sarahelizabethcharles.com. For tickets, call 860-434-0886 or go to thesidedoorjazz.com.
Here's a tune from that debut disc:
here.) Well, he's back and raised the bar a bit higher. His new EP, "Raise It Up," (self-released) finds Butler on tenor and baritone saxophones plus clarinet and a drummer (Kassa Overall) on all 7 tracks and bassist Aidan Carroll on 3 tracks. Alto saxophonist JJ Byars appears on one track.
"Raise It Up" is a glorious mash of styles, sounds and soul music, not so much a display of technical prowess as it shows what a strong producer/arranger Johnny Butler is becoming. Go to www,johnnybutler.com and check out his music as well as his videos.
Here's some "Jive Talking" for you: