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On Saturday, December 2 Connecticut’s 2017 Tuba Christmas will at Old Saybrook High School, 1111 Boston Post Road in Old Saybrook. The 10AM registration, 10:30AM rehearsal and 1PM concert will be in the beautiful, warm, and comfortable School Auditorium. For more information, contact Gary Buttery (860)447-9964 (email: email@example.com)
On Saturday, December 16 (2017) the Civic Orchestra of New Haven will present its 76th annual winter concert in historic Battell Chapel, at the corner of Elm and College Streets in New Haven.. The program will include Beethoven's much-loved Symphony No. 5, Tchaikovsky's monumental Romeo and Juliette Fantasy Overture, and seasonal music by the Trumbull High School Choir with the orchestra. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the orchestra's website. . . . Map & Directions . . . CONCERT POSTER . . .
The Heartbeat Dixieland Jazz Band now performs from 6 to 8 pm on the second and fourth Thursdays of most months at Smarty's Restaurant, located at 215 Main Street in Niantic, CT 06357. (It's where Route 161 meets 156.) The Smarty phone number is 860/739-8818. Click Here for a nice review of a recent performance, and Here for a recent newspaper article about Bill Logozzo and the Heartbeat Dixieland Jazz Band. . . . VIDEO:
There is good jazz and good food almost every night of the week at Bill's Seafood in Westbrook. On Fridays Bill Sinclair's BSF All-Stars perform with spectacular guest artists. Find out more at the Bill's Seafood Website.
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In September of 2017 Sarah Spencer returned to the USA with her Transatlantic Jazz Band featuring Jimmy Mazzy (banjoist/vocalist extraordinaire & a revered member of the traditional jazz community ) Fred Vigorito (cornet, 35-year leader of Connecticut’s Galvanized Jazz Band) Bill Sinclair (piano; a 40-year New-Orleans jazz performer who leads his own band weekly & on over 30 CDs with veteran New-Orleans jazz musicians) Art Hovey (string-bass/tuba; active in traditional jazz for over 40 years, an original member of the Galvanized Jazz Band) Tom Palinko (drummer, toured with Tommy Dorsey Band & with Rodney Dangerfield) and Mike Owen (trombonist from England, aficionado of Kid Ory, Preservation Hall, and leader of The Bordello Bedwarmers & the Woodland Jazz Band in Denmark).
On September 17 the band performed from 4 to 7 PM for the Syracuse Jazz Appreciation Society at Uriah's, 7990 Oswego Road in Liverpool, NY.
Then on September 18 the same band performed from 6:30 to 9:30 PM for Rochester's Flower City Jazz Society at the Radisson Airport Hotel, 175 Jefferson Road in Rochester, NY, 14623.
On Saturday, June 17 (2017) the NMS Ragtime Stompers performed at the Case Memorial Library, located at 176 Tyler City Rd, Orange, CT 06477 . Featuring some remarkable adult musicians who have been practicing traditional jazz, blues, and ragtime for several years at New Haven's Neighborhood Music School under the direction of Art Hovey, this performance was free and open to the public.
On Sunday, June 11 (2017) the Saxophone Rhythm Kings (Art Hovey's newest youth band) performed in the barn at Butch Butterworth's Giant Valley Farm after the polo match. The farm is located at 640 Tuttle Avenue in Hamden. Featuring some remarkable young musicians, this performance was free and open to the public.
On Saturday, May 6 (2017) the Civic Orchestra of New Haven presented its 76th annual spring concert in historic in Woolsey Hall, at the corner of College and Grove Streets in New Haven. The program opened with Tchaikovsky's monumental Symphony No. 4, followed by John Rutter's Requiem with the orchestra accompanying the Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut and soprano soloist Allison Fay. The orchestra is directed by Christopher James Hisey; the choir is directed by Carole Ann Maxwell, DSM. For more information, email email@example.com, or visit the orchestra's website. . . . Map & Directions . . . . . . CONCERT FLYER . . .
On Saturday, March 11 the Connecticut Symphonic Winds performed in the Roger Ludlowe Middle School Theatre, at 689 Unquowa Road in Fairfield, CT. The theme was Musical Moments in the World of Literature. Featured works included the Harry Potter Symphonic Suite, the Fellowship of the Ring from Lord of the Rings, the Divine Comedy, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Leonard Bernstein's Candide Suite, and Michael Kamen's Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves. These concerts are free and open to the public. For more information call (203) 386-1625 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. DIRECTIONS & MAP . . . CONCERT FLYER . . .
On March 10 (2017) there was a free concert by the NMS Faculty Ragtime Ensemble at the Neighborhood Music School, located at 100 Audubon Street in New Haven. Our part of the program featured works by Scott Joplin, Joseph Lamb, James Scott, Jelly Roll Morton, and others, all arranged by Art Hovey for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, tuba and piano. The second part of the program featured Ian Frenkel on Hammond B3 organ, with Rich Goldstein on guitar, Kris Jenson on saxophone, and Jesse Hameen II on drums. Then the final segment featured original compositions by Jeff Fuller and Darren Litzie with the two composers on bass and piano respectively, and Ben Bilello on drums. This annual event is free and open to the public. . . . Newspaper Plug . . . Recordings: . . .
On Saturday, December 17 (2016) the second annual TubaChristmas in New Britain was indoors at Trinity-On-Main, a beautifully restored old church located at 69 Main St, New Britain, 06051, conducted by Walter Gibson. There is free parking in the City Parking Garage on Chestnut St., across from Trinity-On-Main, beside the police station.
On Sunday, December 11 (2016) the Civic Orchestra of New Haven presented its 76th annual winter concert in historic in Woolsey Hall, at the corner of College and Grove Streets in New Haven. The orchestra is directed by Christopher James Hisey. For more information, email email@example.com, or visit the orchestra's website. The concert began at 3:30 PM. Featured works incuded Smetana's Moldau and selections from The Bartered Bride, Saint-Saens'Dance Bacchanale from Samson and Dalilah, and several Christmas favorites. . . . Map & Directions . . . . . .
On Saturday, December 3, 2016 Connecticut’s Tuba Christmas was held at Old Saybrook High School, 1111 Boston Post Road in Old Saybrook. The 10AM registration, 10:30AM rehearsal and 1PM concert were in the beautiful, warm, and comfortable School Auditorium. For more information, contact Gary Buttery (860)447-9964 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) POSTER with details:
Also on Saturday, December 3 the Connecticut Symphonic Winds presented a Christmas concert in the Roger Ludlowe Middle School Theatre, at 689 Unquowa Road in Fairfield, CT. These concerts are free and open to the public. For more information call (203) 386-1625 or email email@example.com. DIRECTIONS & MAP . . .