Her Quartet includes Hartford-natives Dezron Douglas (bass) and Sharp Radway (piano) plus Darrell Green (drums). Doors open at 7:30 p.m. For tickets and more, call 860-434-0886. To find out more about this fine vocalist, go to www.mariannesolivanmusic.net.
Here's some music to whet your appetite:
He's bringing his fine Sextet, an ensemble that features Craig Rivers (saxophone, flute), Igor Atalita (piano, keyboards), Waldo Chavez (bass), Diego Lopez (drums) and the fine vibraphonist Bryan Carrott (Ralph Peterson's Fo'Tet, Don Byron's Quartet). They'll take the stage at 8:30 p.m. and I expect your feet will be tapping a few seconds into the first song. To find out more about Mr. Kroon and his music, go to www.stevekroon.com.
For tickets and more information about The Side Door, go to thesidedoorjazz.com.
The 2015 New Haven Jazz Festival takes place this Saturday from 6 - 9 p.m. on the New Haven Green. Organized by Jazz Haven (click the name to find out more), this year's Fest is titled "Celebrating Women in Jazz" and features 2 fine performers.
Returning to New Haven after college, she started both her engineering and musical career (reality is that you have to have a "day job" to be a musician). Ms. Mendes came to critical and popular notice as a member of Sambaleza and that's the excellent band performing with her in New Haven. The ensemble includes Joe Carter (guitar), Jeff Fuller (bass), Adriano Santos (drums, percussion) and the excellent reed player Paul Lieberman (saxophones, flute, percussion) plus special guest vocalist George Lesiw. Chances are quite good they'll play music from her fine new CD (released just last month) "Blame Destiny."
To find out more and hear tracks from the new album, go to isabellamendes.com.
To fond out more about Ms. Allyson, go to www.karrin.com.
And, to find out more about this free Festival and the upcoming New Haven Jazz Week, go to jazzhaven.org/festival-schedule/.
Here's the title track of the new CD:
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trio\DEF, while reminding this listener of Gateway (especially their 90's albums), is successful in its own right. Still, like Abercrombie, Holland and DeJohnette, this music is definitely interactive, pulling you in and keeping you listening. It's a relatively short program (7 tracks in under 41 minutes) but, overall, is quite satisfying.
For more information, go to www.triodef.com.
Here's the trio in action: