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  • 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...
  • Our Picks: 6 Awesome Upcoming Shows Around Hartford

    Our Picks: 6 Awesome Upcoming Shows Around Hartford
    Why wait until the last minute to get your act together? Here are six events at least a couple of weeks out to get you started. 1) Foreign Language Film Festival, through the end of Oct., Bruyette Athenaeum, University of Saint Joseph, 1678 Asylum Ave.,...
  • This Week's Picks: 6 Unique Events Happening Soon Around Hartford

    This Week's Picks: 6 Unique Events Happening Soon Around Hartford
    1) Think Pink Thursdays, Sept. 20, 27, Cuvée, 37 Raymond Road, West Hartford, (860) 756-5590, cuveewesthartford.com. 2) Artini, Sept. 27, 6-9 p.m., $40, Union Station, Hartford, letsgoarts.org/artini. 3) Shakedown, Sept. 28, 9 p.m., $7, Arch Street...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Hartford-area shows you don't want to miss this week

    Hartford-area shows you don't want to miss this week
    • 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...