| Nov 17, 2011
| 8:00 AM
• Thursday: Goo Goo Dolls, 8 p.m. Warner Theatre, Torrington; Jake Shimabukuro, $10-$30, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, Storrs; Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys, $18-$28, 8 p.m., Bridge Street Live, Collinsville.
• Friday: Tower of...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 5:00 AM
• Thursday: Anthony Braxton Small Ensemble, 8 p.m. Wesleyan University, Middletown; David Wax Museum, $12.50-$15. 7 p.m. Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton; Jimkata (Pictured), Sullys Pub, Hartford; Tim Reynolds & TR3, $18-$20. 9 p.m. Arch Street...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 7:42 AM
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...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 8:17 AM
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....
| Feb 25, 2013
| 9:25 AM
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's infamous children's tale The Little Prince meets the puppets (pictured), live actors and musicians of Pennsylvania's Bristol Riverside Theatre, as they swing through Storrs on March 3. The puppets were designed by Emmy recipient...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Until his retirement last year, Gus Mozzocca taught printmaking at the University of Connecticut for 40 years (imagine how much grading he had to do). To celebrate his long career, Contemporary Art Galleries at UConn, headed by Barry Rosenberg, put...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 11:10 AM
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...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 1:25 PM
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...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 9:40 AM
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...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 8:15 AM
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...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 7:30 AM
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,...