Sunday, January 3, 2016

Trumpet in Old Lyme

Oak City Hustle
The Side Door Jazz Club in Old Lyme, CT, has been a haven for trumpeters of all shapes and sizes since opening its doors in 2013. Musicians such as Dave Douglas, Jeremy Pelt, Nicolas Payton, Eddie Henderson, David Weiss, and (just last week), Wallace Roney (among others) have graced the stage.  This Friday and Saturday evenings (1/8-9/16), Jan and Ken welcomes Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and his Quintet.  Mr. Scott, a native of New Orleans (and nephew of saxophonist Donald Harrison), studied at the Berklee School of music in Boston and has been touring constantly since the mid-2000s.

His 6th CD as a leader, "Christian Scott Stretch Music", is his debut on RopeaDope Records and continues his exploration into new modes of expression.  The recording includes 20-year old flutist Elena Pinderhughes and an impressive group of musicians including drummers Corey Fonville and Joe Dyson Jr plus the keyboards of Laurence Fields.  Fonville and Fields have been touring with the trumpeter along with saxophonist Braxton Cook, bassist Kris Funn and guitarist Dominic Minix.

This should be 2 great nights of music.  For ticket information, go to or call 860-434-0886.

Take a look at Christian Scott's group plus Ms. Pinderhughes from NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series:


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