• JAZZ AND STRINGS

    An inspired blend of jazz and classical sounds

  • <strong>First Light, A Tribute to Freddie Hubbard, Featuring Brian Lynch</strong>

    Trumpeter Brian Lynch is cast in the lead soloing role in a tribute to the legendary trumpeter Freddie Hubbard  in this performance of "Jazz and Strings". Lynch, a Grammy Award winner and trumpeter of choice for bebop master Phil Woods and Latin [...]

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    <strong>Stan Getz Focus, featuring Joel Frahm</strong>

    Focus is a one of a kind album. The strings do not sound as if they were added as a second thought. Their contribution is integral to the music that is "Focus". The composer, Eddie Sauter, who arranged for Betty Goodman as well as Getz, has [...]

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    <strong>John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman featuring Wayne Escoffrey and Giacomo Gates</strong>

    A tribute to saxophone legend John Coltrane and bebop singer Johnny Hartman that features guest saxophonist Wayne Escoffery and vocalist Giacomo Gates performing selections from the album John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman, including “You Are Too [...]

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    <strong>Julian Cannonball Adderly with Strings Featuring Erica Von Kleist</strong>

    Jazz and Strings Series will pay tribute to legendary saxophonist Julian “Cannonball” Adderley in a concert featuring guest saxophonist and West Hartford native Erica von Kleist and guest trumpet artist Nadje Noordhuis performing alongside Jazz [...]

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    <strong>Clifford Brown with Strings with Claudio Roditi</strong>

    Jazz and Strings presents a tribute to trumpeter Clifford Brown in a program that features guest trumpeter Claudio Roditi performing selections from the album Clifford Brown with Strings, including “Yesterday,” by Harbach/Kern, “Where or [...]

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    <strong>Erica Von Kleist, HSO Strings, Salute Cannonball Adderley</strong>

    By CHUCK OBUCHOWSKI, Special to The Courant The Hartford Courant 11:23 a.m. EST, March 3, 2012…Friday's Jazz and Strings performance at The Learning Corridor Theater in Hartford celebrated the music of Julian "Cannonball" Adderley. It provided an [...]

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    By OWEN McNALLY, Special To The Courant The Hartford Courant February 7, 2013With an infusion of star power, The Jazz & Strings Series this weekend features the celebrated guitarist Mike Stern, a six-time Grammy nominee, in a concert paying [...]

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    By OWEN McNALLY, Special To The Courant The Hartford Courant 9:00 AM EDT, October 29, 2012Trumpeter Brian Lynch is cast in the lead soloing role in a tribute to the legendary trumpeter Freddie Hubbard Friday, Nov. 2, at 8 p.m...at the Theater of the[...]

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    By OWEN McNALLY, Special To The Courant The Hartford Courant October 9, 2012Just a year before his death in 1991, legendary tenor saxophonist Stan Getz told a reporter that the record he was proudest of was "Focus," his remarkable 1961 collaboration [...]

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    <strong>Tina Fabrique Channels Ella Fitzgerald</strong>

    By OWEN McNALLY, Special To The Courant The Hartford Courant October 27, 2011Tina Fabrique, the versatile actress/singer with a thick stage and jazz resume, knows Ella Fitzgerald's repertoire as she has proven many times to Hartford audiences. [...]

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