In November of last year, I reviewed the CD that Etkin recorded (which includes Nelson and Fortner) writing the album "celebrates the past by making it come alive, not treating the material as museum pieces and not being afraid to take chances (the way Goodman did with his music and his life)." I'm sure it's even better in person!
For reservations, go to thesidedoorjazz.com. To learn more about the fine young clarinetist, go to www.oranetkin.com.
Here's a peek at the music from the album:
Not sure who's in the band but the music will be "cooking" no matter who's stirring the pot behind Allan Harris.
For tickets, call 860-434-0886. To learn more about the vocalist, visit him at www.allanharris.com.
Here's his take on "My Funny Valentine."
For more information, go to www.realartways.org or www.facebook.com/events/924562030931585/.
Check out the opening video in the series - chances are good you'll want to watch and listen to the rest. To find out more about the project, go to www.mpg21.com.