Hartford Library Announces 2016 Baby Grand Jazz Lineup

The Hartford Public Library’s Baby Grand Jazz Series, one of the most popular, long-running jazz happenings in Connecticut, has announced its 2016 schedule, which kicks off on Jan. 3 with a performance by innovative Colombian harpist Edmar Castaneda. (Read the Courant's profile of Castaneda here.)

All concerts take place on consecutive Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m., from January through the end of April. (There’s no show on March 27.) They’re free, and usually packed. Visit hplct.org for more information.

The lineup:

Edmar Castaneda – Jan. 3
Sinan Bakir Quartet featuring Alex Nakhimovsky – Jan. 10
Alon Nechushtan Trio – Jan.  17
Ayako Higuchi -Jan. 24
Abelita Mateus – Jan. 31
Warren Byrd and Saskia Laroo with special guest vibraphonist Jay Hoggard – Feb. 7
Taino Pacheco – Feb. 14
Sylvia Mims Trio – Feb. 21
Orquesta Espada – Feb. 28
Lenore Raphael Duo – March 6
Jonathan Ball Quartet – March 13
The Colbys – March 20
Ray Gonzales Latin Jazz Quartet – April 3
Sambeleza – April 10
TRIchrO (formerly East West Trio) - April 17
Emery A. Smith – April 24

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