1.) Guitarist, Tony Purrone will perform at Piccolo Pizza on Monday evening from 6 – 9. The address is 24 Prospect Street in Ridgefield. Phone: (203) 438- 8200 or go to jazzeria.com for more information.
2.) Also in Ridgefield is Luc’s Cafe, where on Wednesday night beginning at 7:30 you’ll hear the sounds of guitarist Larry Urbon & Cafe Musette with vocalist Noreen Mola, performing gypsy jazz and music from around the world. For more information phone them at (203) 894-8522. On Sunday, the 10th, from 6:30 – 10 PM, they’ll be at La Chateau in South Salem, NY, which borders Ridgefield. The telephone number here for reservations and more information is: (914) 533-6631.
3.) At the Georgetown Saloon it’s the Voodoo Carnival, a classic rock-7 piece Blues Band, you’ll be listening to on Saturday night from 9:15 to closing.
4.) Meanwhile at Pizzeria Lauretano, at 291 Greenwood Ave. in Bethel, come listen to the sounds of Trombone legend – Eddie Bert with his Quartet from 6 – 8 PM, Sunday. The telephone number here for the details is: (203) 792 – 1500. Or visit them online at: reverbnation.com/venue/pizzerialauretano
IN NEW HAVEN:
5.) The group Airborne Jazz will be performing at the following venues. On Wednesday evening starting at 6:30, they’ll be at Cafe Goodfellas – 758 State Street.
On Sunday afternoon, they’ll be over at the Trumbull Library, in Trumbull, starting at 2. For more information call: (203) 468-0587.
6.) And, Myra Melford’s Happy Whistlings band will perform at Firehouse 12, located at 45 Crown Street, this Friday night at 8:30 and 10:00. For the details call: (203) 785 – 0468, or go online at: firehouse12.com.
ELSEWHERE IN CT,
7.) The US Navel Academy’s premier big band – The Next Wave, will perform on Sunday night starting at 7:30 at the Warner Theatre – 68 Main Street Torrington. Additionally, the Torrington High Jazz Ensemble will open for them starting at 7. The phone number for more information is: (860) 489- 7180, or go online at warnertheatre.org
IN HARTFORD COUNTY:
8.) At the Szechuan Tokyo Restaurant – 1245 New Britain Avenue in West Hartford, you’ll find Tony Allen, in on Friday Night at 8. On the following night starting at 8:30, it’s the sounds of Crossroads On The Blues Highway band featured. Call Szechuan Tokyo at: (860) 561 – 0180 for reservations and more information. You can also visit them online at: asianfusion.net
9.) The Hartford Jazz Society presents One For All at the Wadswoth Museum as part of their Jazz At The Atheneum Friday night concert series. For the details call: (860) 242-6688, that’s (860) 242-6688.
10.) And on Sunday night at 8, pianist Omar Sosa will perform with his Afreecanos Quartet in concert at the Polish National Home – 60 Charter Oak Avenue. For more information please call: (860) 757-4895.
IN NEW LONDON COUNTY:
11.) At the Jazz Underground – 33 Golden Street, you’ll hear the sounds of The Blue Lion Trio, in on Friday night at 8, and vocalist Karen Frisk and her Quartet on Saturday night, also at 8. Doors open at 7 both nights. Call: (860) 447-1125 for reservations and more information, or go online at: jazzundergroundcafe.com
IN NEW YORK CITY:
12.) Rave Tesar and his trio will perform at the New Leaf Cafe – 1 Margaret Corbin Drive (near the cloisters) in Manhattan, this Friday night at 7:30. Call the New leaf Cafe at (212) 568-5323 for further information and reservations.
13.) Jazz At Lincoln Center presents Jazz For Young People this Saturday afternoon at 1 & 3. Your host will be Carlos Henriquez, and the subject for the day will be to answer the question: “Who Is Tito Puente?” This program is a family concert for parents and their children and recommended for children ages 6 and older. For the details call Bridget Wilson at: (212) 258 – 9868 or go online at jalc.org/jfyp
14.) The schedule at the Iridium Jazz Club – 1650 Broadway, on the corner of 51st Street, looks like this: On Monday night, Manhattan Transfer star, Janis Seigle will join the Les Paul Trio at 8 & 10. On Tuesday night, the John Fedchock New York Big Band will perform two sets also at 8 & 10. Guitarist Mike Stern and his band will hold court on the following two nights, with organist Dr. Lonnie Smith closing out the week on Sunday night.(212) 582 – 2121 is the number to call for reservations and more information. And, you’ll find them online at: iridiumjazzclub.com
15.) Downtown at the Jazz Standard – 116 E. 27th Street (between Lexington and Park Aves.), you can hear the sounds of the Mingus Jazz Orchestra every Monday night at 7:30 & 9:30. Starting Tuesday night and continuing thru Sunday night, it’s Randy Weston’s African Rhythms Birthday Celebartion Week. Special guest Artists like Benny Powell and Billy Harper will join Randy on Tuesday night. On Wednesday night, his trio with Alex Blake and percussionist, Neil Clake will be in. On The following nights – Thursday thru Sunday, it’s Randy’s Quintet with Trombonist Benny Powell and Saxophonist, Billy Harper who’ll finish out this weeks celebration. Sets are 7:30 & 9:30 on Tuesday thru Thursday nights and Sunday night, with a third set added at 11:30 on Fri. & Sat. nights. Call the Jazz Standard at: (212) 576 – 2232 for more information and reservations or, visit them online at: jazzstandard.com
16.) Last in Manhattan, Saxophonist Wayne Escoffery will perform with his Quartet at the Fat Cat located at 75 Christopher Street on 7th Ave. this Saturday night at 10:30.
ON LONG ISLAND:
17.) Jazz Legend Chico Hamilton and Euphoria will play at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor at the wharf this Friday night at 8, in a benefit concert for the East End Arts Council located at 133 East Main Street in Riverhead. For further information call: (631) 727-0900.
And last on this weeks Jazz & Bluesline:
18.) Guitarist Chieli Minucci & Special EFX will perform in Westbury at Mirelle’s starting at 8:30 on Thursday night.
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