(Update) - Champian has a new rhythm section, with bassist Adi Myerson and drummer Ben Zweig. Trumpeter/flugelhorn player Fulton joins the band as well. You can find out more about these folks and their bandleader by going to www.champian.net/news/2016/8/11/backstage-pass-meet-the-band. Ms. Fulton is an impressive musician so be prepared for a fun evening. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for an 8:30 show. Call 860-434-0886 for more information and reservations.
Give a listen:
The music starts at 8:30 p.m. For more information and reservations, go to thesidedoorjazz.com.
Here's the JB3 playing a tune by another JB:
The New Haven Jazz Festival takes place on Saturday August 26 on the New Haven Green. The music starts at 6 p.m. with the Neighborhood Music School Premier Jazz Ensemble, a group from the school just a few blocks from the Green.
At 6:45, the Mitch Frohman Quartet takes the stage. Frohman, who plays saxophone and flute, had a long association with music legends Mongo Santamaria and Tito Puente. His latest album, "To Daddy With Love", was issued in 2013 on Truth Revolution Records and features pianist Zaccai Curtis, his brother Luques on bass and drummer Joel Mateo - the CD features songs to dedicated to his employers. For the New Haven gig, both Zaccai and Mateo will play with Frohman and they will be joined by bassist Alex "Apolo" Ayala.
Here's Frohman's Latin-Jazz Quartet in action:
www.amazon.com and at www.emusic.com) - the 2014 Trio date features the fine bassist Thomas Fonnesbæk and the veteran drummer, 76-year old Alex Riel. Mostly standards and fascinating jazz compositions, the album finds the young pianist in full stride with a great rhythm section.
Not sure who will be beside him for the Christian Sands Quartet gig at 8 p.m. in New Haven but young Mr. Sands just completed his debut recording for Mack Avenue Jazz - he might bring along some of the fine people from those sessions.
To find out about the excellent young pianist, go to www.christiansandsjazz.com. For more information about the New Haven Jazz Festival - make sure to check out all the different shows in New Haven restaurants and bars between August 26 and September 3 - go to http://jazzhaven.org/2016-new-haven-jazz-festival/.
Here's the Mr. Sands and the Danish rhythm section in action: