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Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

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  • Tommy Igoe and the Birdland Big Band Play the Jorgensen in Storrs on Jan. 31

    Tommy Igoe and the Birdland Big Band Play the Jorgensen in Storrs on Jan. 31
    Featuring the Birdland Big Band (pictured) and its director, Tommy Igoe, Live At Birdland sends audiences back to the heyday(s) of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Stan Getz, and Lester Young — artists who...
  • CT.com Interview: Saxophonist Branford Marsalis

    CT.com Interview: Saxophonist Branford Marsalis
    An Evening with Branford Marsalis Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m., $10-$39, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, 2132 Hillside Road Unit 3104, Storrs, (860) 486-4226, jorgensen.uconn.edu   In his 52 short years on this planet, what hasn’t saxophonist...
  • Esperanza Spalding Performs at the Jorgensen in Storrs on April 25

    Esperanza Spalding Performs at the Jorgensen in Storrs on April 25
    At only 28 years of age, jazz bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding already has a Grammy under her belt, after winning for Best New Artist in 2011. It was a huge coup for the jazz world, who've claimed her as one of her own. But she's also a crossover...
  • Jake Shimabukuro Performs at the Jorgensen in Storrs on Nov. 29

    Jake Shimabukuro Performs at the Jorgensen in Storrs on Nov. 29
    There's a Jake Shimabukuro of any instrument. You could say Jimi Hendrix was the Jake Shimabukuro of the electric guitar, or that Bonzo was Led Zep's resident Shimabukuro behind the skins. You wouldn't be way off the mark to suggest Winston Churchill...
  • Plan Ahead: 5 Great Events Coming to the Greater Hartford Area

    Plan Ahead: 5 Great Events Coming to the Greater Hartford Area
    Why wait until the last minute to get your act together? Here are five events at least a week out to get you started. 1) Knuckleball!, Nov. 23-29, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, realartways.org. 2) Jake Shimabukuro, Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m., $34,...
  • SNL's Kenan Thompson Brings His Stand-Up Act to the Jorgensen in Storrs

    SNL's Kenan Thompson Brings His Stand-Up Act to the Jorgensen in Storrs
    It's taken Kenan Thompson (pictured) seven years to become a breakout performer on Saturday Night Live. But over the years, few cast members have been as consistently funny, their recurring characters as memorable, or their short time in the spotlight...
  • Pat Metheny Unity Band Performs at the Jorgensen in Storrs on Oct. 13

    Pat Metheny Unity Band Performs at the Jorgensen in Storrs on Oct. 13
    Guitarist Pat Metheny is at the top of his game. For 30 years straight, he's been touring, playing well over a hundred shows a year. Some of his recent projects, like his automated orchestra adventure, weren't popular with critics, perhaps. But here's a...
  • Plan Ahead: 6 Upcoming Events in the Hartford Area

    Plan Ahead: 6 Upcoming Events in the Hartford Area
    Why wait until the last minute to get your act together? Here are six events at least a week out to get you started. 1) Halloween Nights, Oct. 13, 20 & 27, Lions Fairgrounds, Hebron, ctfaire.com/fear. 2) Staff Benda Bilili, Oct. 19, 8 p.m., $34,...
  • Ron White's Moral Compass Tour Comes to Storrs on Oct. 26

    Ron White's Moral Compass Tour Comes to Storrs on Oct. 26
    Some comedians never make the transition to movie acting, nor do they need to. Between highly rated Comedy Central specials, CD, DVD and book sales and sold-out shows, Ron "Tater Salad" White has remained one of the most successful comedians on the planet...
  • Wale Performs at the Jorgensen Center in Storrs on April 11

    Wale Performs at the Jorgensen Center in Storrs on April 11
    Noted rapper and "go-go" beat specialist Wale will be appearing at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts in Storrs on April 11. The artist — who gained national fame in 2007 with his mixtapes 100 Miles and Running and The Mixtape About...
  • Ebène Quartet Performs at the Jorgensen Center in Storrs on April 19

    Ebène Quartet Performs at the Jorgensen Center in Storrs on April 19
    If hip, eclectic string quartets are your thing, go hear the four young Parisians of the Ebène Quartet, who'll do Mozart, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky this Friday at the Jorgensen Center. It's tough to stand out among the throngs of hotshot chamber players...