Tameka Cottle

Xenia Rubinos' Layered Music Rooted In Hartford Jazz

Xenia Rubinos' Layered Music Rooted In Hartford Jazz

Hartford native Xenia Rubinos remembers the Monday Night Jazz concerts in Bushnell Park as events that might have happened in a previous lifetime, but they were important.

After graduating from Berklee College of Music, Rubinos moved to New York and got busy: "Black Terry Cat," her second LP, draws from jazz, hip-hop, funk, punk and progressive rock. It feels alternately like eavesdropping on late-night studio players and — on polished cuts like "Lonely Lover,"

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