Tuesday, November 19, 2013
More Live Music In CT (Giving Thanks)
For more information, go to www.gardearts.org. To see where Mr. Douglas and his various have touched down, go to 50.davedouglas.com.
Joining her on this tour is long-time accompanist Josh Nelson (piano) plus Sam Minaie (bass), Zach Harmon (drums) and guest vocalist Matt Dusk. The show starts at 8 p.m. Click the link above for ticket information or call the Garde Arts Center at 860-444-7373.
This weekend (Saturday 11/23-Monday 11/25), the Wesleyan Experimental Music Group presents a 3-night Festival dedicated to "Dualities", musical conversations for 2 instrumentalists or voice at The Russell House, located at the corner of Washington and High Streets in Middletown. Saturday's sets will commence at 9 p.m. with operatic vocalist Stephanie Lavon-Trotter with pianist Ben Zucker performing the songs of Wesleyan composer Nathan Friedman. They'll be followed at 9:30 by Menschenduett, the duo of composer/clarinetist Sean Sonderegger and Nathan Friedman (here on clarinet) playing a blend of original compositions and improvisations. At 10 p.m., Jasmine Lovell-Smith joins forces with pianist Cat Toren (who is also a member of Towering Poppies) to create their own blend of lyrical improvisations.
Monday evening, there are 2 sets opening at 9 p.m with the combination of Daniel Fishkin (daxophone?) and Matt Chilton (woodwinds, voice). The Festival closes with Sam Pluta (electronics) and Peter Evans (trumpet), creating a whirlwind of sounds. Evans, whose Zebulon Trio joins forces with Dave Leibman (saxophones) and Ron Stabinsky (piano) to perform at Firehouse 12 on Friday November 29, is one of the more interesting brass players on the contemporary music scene. He's also a member of Moppa Elliott's Mostly Other People Do The Killing, a pre-emminent jazz quartet.
The Wesleyan Experimental Festival is free and open to the public. If you need directions, call The Russell House at 860-685-2000.