The performance is free and open to the public. Parking down by Harbor Park is sometimes an issue so you may want to park in the lot by City Hall (DeKoven Drive) and walk under the highway (yes, there is a tunnel) and make your way down to the riverside.
To find out more about the group, go to afrosemiticexperience.net.
Joining him onstage will be Shinichi Otsu (keyboards, vocals), Bob Ruggiero (drums) and an unnamed bassist. The Door opens at 7:30 p.m. and the band starts "blowing" at 8:30. For tickets and more information, go to thesidedoorjazz.com.
What you will discover is that Benack has a pretty decent voice himself and he's got a fine band, including pianist Emmett Cohen, bassist Alex Claffy, and drummer Charles Goold.
To find out more, go to www.bennybenackjazz.com. For reservations, call 860-434-0886.
Here's a duo track featuring voice, trumpet and piano:
She's bringing quite the ensemble, all of whom have appeared on her albums; they include her sister, pianist Shamie Royston, her brother-in-law and drummer Rudy Royston, and bassist Mimi Jones. Their familiarity with each other and the material allows them to take chances and gives new life to older material plus try out newer material in the presence of a friendly audience.
The music, as usual, begins at 8:30 p.m. For more information, go to thesidedoorjazz.com or call 860-434-0886. For more about Ms. Fuller, go to www.mackavenue.com/artists/tia-fuller. Her own website is being revamped.
Here is "Tailor Made" from her latest album:
For more information, go to uncertaintymusic.com.