| Oct 27, 2014
| 6:26 AM
The 12th season of the Hartford Public Library's popular Baby Grand Jazz Series will feature combos led by pianists Eli Yamin, Eri Yamamoto, Mihoko, Laszlo Gardony, Matt DeChamplain, Jonny King, Brian Marsella and Hey Rim Jeon; trumpeter Nick Di Maria;...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 8:44 AM
>>Kathy Benjdid, chef/owner of Tissa's Le Souk du Maroc in Old Saybrook, will teach two hands-on cooking classes Feb. 9 and March 10. The classes will meet at 7 p.m. at a commercial kitchen at 52 Middlesex Turnpike, Essex. The February class will focus on...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:55 AM
The jazz singer Giacomo Gates has taken some roundabout journeys. But they've served him well. He grew up in Bridgeport. Then he moved up to the frozen tundra when he was in his 20s.
"I split from here for like 15 years," says Gates, who spoke to the...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 8:40 AM
Duke Ellington was — in addition to being a genius and a charmer — something of a B.S. artist. That's one of the character traits that comes through in Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington, the fast-moving, well-balanced and astonishing new...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 6:48 AM
Jazz was in trouble.
In the early 1960s rock was ascendant, jazz clubs were closing, jobs were evaporating and the music seemed to be coming to a creative and commercial dead end.
Until, that is, a group of intrepid players from the South Side of...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 10:51 AM
The recent seventh annual Winter Jewish Music Concert at Temple Israel of Greater Miami was a sensational and delightful one that featured performers from around the country performing a wide range of Jewish music from Yiddish, Ladino, Israeli, and...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 5:44 PM
As it journeys from venue to venue throughout the United States, Occidental Gypsy, a red-hot, Django Reinhardt-inspired, gypsy swing and fusion band, loves to encourage rapt listeners to get up on their feet and dance to its classically retro yet...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 1:00 PM
Musician Paul Serrano was a jazz trumpeter and recording engineer whose work included recording top artists across a broad cross-section of contemporary music in his South Side P.S. Recording Studios.
Mr. Serrano, 82, died Thursday, Jan. 15, in...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 9:00 AM
Bob Dylan has a new album coming out Feb. 3, "Shadows in the Night," a collection of pop songs about romance, heartbreak and other existential themes written by other songwriters.
But whatever you call this labor-of-love project, there's one thing Bob...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 11:40 AM
After languishing for decades on old jukeboxes, wedding-DJ playlists and your mom's favorite radio stations, the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons — think "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Rag Doll," "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night),"...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 10:09 AM
It’s hard to argue that the role of actress Sally Kellerman’s life wasn’t that of Maj. Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan in Robert Altman’s 1970 smash “M*A*S*H.”
The part of the hyper-sexualized nurse at a...