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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...
  • Contradanza: Chucho Valdes and the Afro-Cuban Messengers play the Jorgensen Center in Storrs on Jan. 27-28

    Contradanza: Chucho Valdes and the Afro-Cuban Messengers play the Jorgensen Center in Storrs on Jan. 27-28
    Afro-Cuban music enjoys an evolutionary advantage over the rest of the jazz world. Like other points on the spectrum, it changes and grows over time, gaining in harmonic and formal complexity as it expands to incorporate a wide range of contemporary...
  • Advocate Interview: Victor Wooten of the Flecktones

    Advocate Interview: Victor Wooten of the Flecktones
    In the early 1990s, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones burst upon the contemporary jazz world like a mobile attack unit from Mars. Bassist Victor Wooten reinvented his instrument while doing back flips and tossing it around his neck. His brother, drummer...
  • Have a Cigar: The Pink Floyd Experience tackles Wish You Were Here at the Jorgensen Center in Storrs on Feb. 17-18

    Have a Cigar: The Pink Floyd Experience tackles Wish You Were Here at the Jorgensen Center in Storrs on Feb. 17-18
    If you grew up in the ’80s and had hip older siblings, chances are you had LPs or cassettes of Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall, the classic quartet of post-Syd Barrett Pink Floyd albums, floating around your house....
  • Colorado Quartet performs on March 8 at UConn's Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

    Colorado Quartet performs on March 8 at UConn's Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts
    The glass ceiling has in many ways been shattered, but in classical music it remains pretty much intact. Take a look at orchestral musicians who play "female" instruments like the flute. A whole of them have been men, are men. So it's right for the...
  • Never Forget: 9/11 Tribute at Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts in Storrs

    Never Forget:  9/11 Tribute at Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts in Storrs
    Few string quartets have household-name cachet in this country, and the Kronos is one of them. They've premiered more works by important contemporary composers than any other chamber music group over the course of more than 30 years of playing together...
  • Freetime: 'Angel Reapers,' a Dance Piece About the Shakers, at the Jorgensen

    Freetime:  'Angel Reapers,' a Dance Piece About the Shakers, at the Jorgensen
    These days, you hardly ever encounter the name Martha Clarke without the words “MacArthur Genius Award Winner” preceding it. A choreographer best known for her multidisciplinary approach to dance, Clarke teamed with playwright Alfred Uhry,...
  • Bragh-ing Rights: Danú plays traditional Irish music on St. Patrick's Day at the Jorgensen Center

    Bragh-ing Rights:  Danú plays traditional Irish music on St. Patrick's Day at the Jorgensen Center
    Even if you aren't Irish, you want to be able to say you rocked out with an authentic Irish band for St. Patrick's Day. The members of Danú, who hail from Waterford, Dublin, Kerry and Donegal counties, will put on a clinic for anyone not already...
  • Seven shred-tastic shows in Connecticut this week

    Seven shred-tastic shows in Connecticut this week
    1) Allan Holdsworth Band, $30-$45. Fri., 8 p.m. Infinity Music Hall & Bistro, Norfolk. 2) Ron Carter Trio, $10-$30. Fri., 8 p.m. Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall, New Haven. 3) Larry Ochs's Khinoua, $12-$18. Fri., 8:30 p.m., 10 p.m. Firehouse...
  • Best Place for Live Latin Music

    Best Place for Live Latin Music
    1) Casona Restaurant You can hear a Puerto Rican jazz band one week, a touring group from Ecuador the next, says General Manager Jose Gonzales. “Everyone, when the bands are playing, are getting up and dancing or sitting at the bar bouncing to...