| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:39 AM
What the taste of a small rich cake called a madeleine was for triggering a famous flood of memories in French novelist Marcel Proust's classic "Remembrance of Things Past," the sound of the accordion is for the celebrated, Waterbury-born, avant-garde...
| May 15, 2014
| 8:30 AM
For Connecticut jazz lovers 2014 brings us the summer of our content thanks to annual festivals presenting an array of premier performers ranging from the sensational, young vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant to the brilliant, groundbreaking violinist Regina...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 4:51 PM
If you haven't been to an outdoor music event in Connecticut so far this summer, you have no one to blame but yourself. They are everywhere; they are varied to suit nearly every taste, and there's hardly anything more pleasant than music alfresco on a...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 12:45 PM
The National Endowment for the Artsgave out its lastest round of grants, giving 12 Connecicut arts organizations a total of $345,000 for various projects.
Outgoing Chairman Rocco Landesman announced the arts agency will award 832 grants totaling $23.3...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 7:35 AM
Alive @ 5, Columbus Park, Main St. & W. Park Place, Stamford. (203) 348-5285, Stamford-downtown.com. June 21: Los Lonely Boys. June 28: G. Love & Special Sauce. July 5: Creedence Clearwater Revisited. July 19: Matisyahu. July 19: Hot Chelle Rae. July 26:...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 7:20 AM
It's the 17th season for one of Connecticut's — and the Northeast's — greatest jazz events, the Litchfield Jazz Festival, which this year has moved back to its previous location at the Goshen Fairgrounds (by popular demand). (They've also...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 1:01 PM
Perhaps it's built into the fabric of jazz that we listen for — and even expect to hear — quantum leaps from time to time, steps that mark distant degrees of separation from what's already known and anticipated.
When you listen to Vijay Iyer'...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 1:29 PM
By his own account, jazz drum master Roy Haynes is just one man with a passion for keeping time.
“I've always got a set of drums set up in the basement — all kinds of drums around,” he says, “if I'm not playing I'm always thinking...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 6:36 AM
Hopefully you're getting psyched for the Vijay Iyer Trio and Jimmy Heath, Trombone Shorty and Roy Haynes, Lonnie Smith and Joe Lovano.
But make sure you also hit the Sunday afternoon performance by the Matt Wilson Quartet Plus Strings, featuring the...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 6:45 AM
When 25-year Trombone Shorty (aka Troy Andrews) takes the stage tonight at 9:15 p.m. in Litchfield with his band Orleans Avenue, I bet there'll be tons of rump-shaking going on amongst the Cabernet-swilling festival-goers. Who doesn't like to do a...