Content by tag "Hartford"

Take Five with Mike Casey

Read "Take Five with Mike Casey" reviewed by Mike Casey

About Mike Casey
Saxophonist, songwriter, and teaching artist Mike Casey has been a fixture on the jny: Hartford jazz scene and beyond since 2011, when he began attending the acclaimed Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz at the University of Hartford's Hartt School. In 2015, Mike was one of 24 young jazz composers worldwide chosen ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Rising Saxophonist Mike Casey Releases Debut Album "The Sound Of Surprise: Live At The Side Door”

Rising Saxophonist Mike Casey Releases Debut Album  "The Sound Of Surprise: Live At The Side Door”

Saxophonist and composer Mike Casey is proud to announce the February 7, 2017 release of his debut album The Sound of Surprise: Live at the Side Door. Splitting his time between alto and tenor saxophone, Casey and his longtime trio present a fresh approach to the chordless saxophone trio format over the course of seven first-takes. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Kris Allen: Beloved

Read "Beloved" reviewed by Mark Corroto

You have to love how a sommelier might describe a certain wine. It has “a jammy taste with a sweet attack, leather, tobacco, and very muscular with integrated wood." Listening to saxophonist Kris Allen's Beloved reminds us that jazz listeners use similar terms to describe the music they're hearing. Allen's alto saxophone is flavored with hints ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Jimmy Greene: Beautiful Life

Read "Jimmy Greene: Beautiful Life" reviewed by John Wesley Reed Jr.

“Love Wins," says Jimmy Greene, Saxophonist, Newtown, Connecticut.

Inspired by his daughter, Ana, Beautiful Life is emotionally fulfilling towards remembrance of all things for the love of Ana.

The children's choir made up of Ana's and her brother, Isaiah's friends from when the family lived in Canada, exemplifies the spirit of joy ...

NEWS: EVENT

Sneak Peek For Thomas Chapin Film At Litchfield Jazz Fest

Sneak Peek For Thomas Chapin Film At Litchfield Jazz Fest

Join the Litchfield Jazz Festival's tribute to Thomas Chapin, tomorrow and Saturday at the Goshen Fairgrounds, in Goshen, Conn. for a musical concert featuring Chapin's music and a sneak peak of a new jazz film about him. Tomorrow evening August 7, the Litchfield Jazz Orchestra will salute Thomas Chapin as part of the festival's gala opening to ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Bassist/Composer Mimi Jones Announces New Tour Dates

Bassist/Composer Mimi Jones Announces New Tour Dates

For bassist/composer Mimi Jones, the release one year ago of her second CD Balance accomplished several goals. It tested her mettle as a businesswoman, as the CD was released on the Hot Tone Music label she’d founded in 2009. It highlighted her propensity for collaboration and support of other indie jazz musicians, particularly women, as Hot ...

NEWS: TV / FILM

Thomas Chapin Film Project Ends Europe Filming At The Famous Bimhuis In Amsterdam

Thomas Chapin Film Project Ends Europe Filming At The Famous Bimhuis In Amsterdam

This week, EMMY-winning U.S. filmmaker Stephanie J. Castillo ends her filming for her documentary Thomas Chapin, Night Bird Song at the Bimhuis, jny: Amsterdam's and Europe's jewel for jazz and improvisational music performances. Castillo concludes her four-country tour, which started in Paris, in Holland where her effort to gather the stories of Thomas Chapin in Europe ...

NEWS: EVENT

Fred Ho Tribute in New Haven on September 17

Fred Ho Tribute in New Haven on September 17

Fred Ho Tribute to be Presented in New Haven By Jacob Epstein New Haven, CT: The Hartigan Epstein Brown Quartet, an ensemble that creates and performs works inspired by World Cultures and Jazz, will present a tribute to their colleague and collaborator, Fred Ho. Also joining the performance will be Librettist Ann T. Greene and Baritone Saxophonist ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Litchfield Jazz Camp Registration Now Open!

Litchfield Jazz Camp Registration Now Open!

Celebrate 18 years of Litchfield Jazz Camp at our new location, Canterbury School in New Milford, CT. Register by next Saturday, February 8 to get a special EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT. Sibling, loyalty and full combo discounts available too. Music Director Don Braden and Director of Operations Albert Rivera lead a star studded faculty through out the summer ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Testimony: A Tribute To Charlie Parker

Read "Testimony: A Tribute To Charlie Parker" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Testimony: A Tribute To Charlie Parker
Yusef Komunyakaa
156 pages
ISBN: 978-0-8195-7429-9
Wesleyan University Press
2013

In terms of his global influence and enduring legacy, alto saxophonist Charlie Parker was unquestionably one of the most important artistic figures of the 20th century. Almost sixty years after his premature demise ...