To find out more about Mr. Garcia and the band, go to www.robgarcia.com.
The 9th Note, 56 Orange Street in New Haven (with later sets at 8:30 and 10 p.m.) as well as Saturday July 12 at 9 p.m. in the Park Central Tavern, 1640 Whitney Avenue in Hamden. Click on the venue names for more information.
Joining for this concert, which takes place in The Pump House Gallery in Bushnell Park (60 Elm Street in Hartford), will be Nat Reeves (bass), Alan Palmer (keyboards), Ronnie Burrage (drums) and Neil Clarke (percussion). Opening the show will be vocalist Shenel Johns and her Quartet. Rain location is the Greater Hartford Academy of The Arts, 15 Vernon Street, in the Capital City. For more information, go to umojamusic.com.
His Trio features drummer/percussionist Sameer Gupta and bassist Rahsaan Carter. Their music, documented on the other 2013 Motema release "Four Directions", sparkles with creativity and splendid interactions. At times, it's downright funky. Opening the show at 6 p.m. will be the Peter Greenfogel Quintet. In case of rain, the event moves indoors to the Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Avenue. These concerts, arranged and sponsored by the Hartford Jazz Society, are free and open to the public. For more information, go to hartfordmondaynightjazz.com. If you don't wish to venture out of your house, the concert is carried live on WWUH-91.3FM (online at www.wwuh.org.)
Here's the Marc Cary Trio from "Focus":