Jazz Event Listing


June 8 - Wayne Shorter Quartet, 7:30 p.m.

•Call for tickets. Belding Theater, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. Information: 860-987-5900;


July 25 - Special event: John Pizzarelli Trio with Bucky Pizzarelli, 7 p.m. Event benefits JazzFest's "Horn For Kids," school-based music outreach programs.

July 26 - 28 - Bands include: Fenix Jazz Band from Argentina, Paris Washboard from France, New Wolverines Jazz Orchestra from Australia, Eight to the Bar and Galvanized Jazz Band from Connecticut, plus 10 more groups. Special events include jazz camp, Sunday Morning Gospel Service, antique car parade, swing dance parties and more.

•Festivities start 6 p.m. on Friday and culminates in grand finale jam session 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Festival passes: $21-$66 in advance until July 15; $25-$85 at gate. Held at Guilford Fairgrounds. Information, 800-HOT-EVENT; or


July 19 - 21 - 25 hours of free music. On Fri, festival's main stage (Thomas D. Harris IV Pavilion) features Latin rhythms. Scheduled to perform: Sabor Brasil, Nestor Torres and, at 8 p.m., Gato Barbieri. Sat night features contemporary jazz: Khani Cole, Marion Meadows, Special EFX featuring Chieli Minucci and, at 8 p.m., Bobby Caldwell. Sun features classic jazz: Afro-Semetic Experience, Patricia Barber, Phil Woods and, at 8 p.m., headliner Joe Sample.

•The jazz festival begins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday; music continues Sat and Sun on Main Stage at 4 p.m.; music on Arch Stage is scheduled noon-4 p.m. Free. Bushnell Park, downtown Hartford. Information:


June 21 - 23 - Bands include: New Black Eagles, Yankee Rhythm Kings, Independence Hall Jazz Band, Roof Garden Jass Band, Steve Yocum & the Essex Dogs, Back Bay Ramblers, Ruth Brisbane, Elite Syncopation, Harlem Blues and Jazz Band.

•Lineup subject to change. Call for admission and times. Valley Railroad, 1 Railroad Ave., Essex. Information: 860-767-0103;


Aug. 2 - 4 - Friday night: Diane Schuur and Sonny Rollins. Saturday: Mingus Big Band, Toots Thielemans, Mary Stallings with Eric Reed Trio, violinist Antoine Silverman, Bill Charlap Trio and John Benitez Quartet. Sunday: saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera, pianist Kenny Werner, singer Kenny Rankin, Danilo Perez and his Trio, Tom Harrell Quintet and Eric Alexander Quartet.

•Call for times. Tickets: $30-$130. Goshen Fairgrounds, Route 63. Information: 860-567-4162;


July 8 - Lisle Atkinson and the Neo-Bass Choir opens for an act to be announced.

July 15 - Josh Evans Quintet opening for Jimmy Greene Quintet.

July 22 - Kelly Sheppard Quintet opening for Wit Williams Big Band.

July 29 - Donna Carter Quintet opening for George Johnson Quintet.

•Opening acts start at 6 p.m.; main act is at 7:30 p.m. Lineup subject to change. Free. Bushnell Park, downtown Hartford.


June 22 - Galvanized Jazz Band. Traditional New Orleans jazz, blues, spirituals and classic popular music.

June 29 - Mark Templeton Trio. Program of mainstream jazz from Porter to Gershwin to Ellington.

July 13 - Jive by Five. Jump band style of 1940s.

July 20 - Ali Ryerson and Joe Beck, "ALTO." Ryerson and Beck perform standards and original compositions.

July 27 - Ted Rosenthal Trio. Tribute to music of Richard Rogers.

Aug. 10 - Elite Syncopation Quintet. Performing ragtime and early jazz standards.

Aug. 17 - New Black Eagle Jazz Band. Traditional jazz from 1920s to Preservation Hall standards featured.

Aug. 24 - Cynthia Sayer's Hot Jazz Trio. Hot jazz from '20s and '30s.

•Concerts at 8 p.m. Tickets: $20 at door, $17.50 advance, $10 students (under 24). Music Mountain, Music Mountain Road, Falls Village. Information: 860-824-7126;


Aug. 9 - Tony Bennett, 8:15 p.m. Tickets: $30-$85, all seats reserved. Newport Casino, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., Newport, R.I.

Aug. 10 - On two stages: Tony Bennett, Cos of Good Music conducted by Bill Cosby with Don Alias, Dwayne Burno, Ndugu Chancler, Robin Eubanks, Craig Handy, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Carlos Ward and James Williams; Dave Holland Quintet, Oleta Adams, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Greg Osby Quartet, Sex Mob, Ballin' the Jack, Yerba Buena.

Aug. 11 - On two stages: Isaac Hayes, Arturo Sandoval, Nicholas Payton Quintet, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Lea Delaria, David S. Ware, Bullfrog featuring Kid Koala, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, the Holmes Brothers.

•Unless noted, concerts held 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. General admission tickets: $53, $48 advance; children under 12 are $5 at all times; children under age 2 are free. On-site festival parking is $6. Reserved seating, JVC Jazz Stage: $75, $65. Unless noted, concerts held at Fort Adams State Park, Newport, R.I. Information: 401-847-3700 or 866-468-7619;


Aug. 30 - Arturo Sandoval and his Orchestra, 8 p.m. Ozawa Hall. Tickets: $19-$55.

Aug. 31 - Organ Summit, 1:30 p.m.: Jimmy McGriff Quartet and Joey DeFrancesco Trio. With special guest David "Fathead" Newman. Tanglewood Theater. Tickets: $35 (lawn combo ticket). Ticket offers first-come, first-served seats to Organ Summit in Tanglewood Theater and lawn seating to all Sat events.

Aug. 31 - Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz with Sir Roland Hanna, 3 p.m. Ozawa Hall. Tickets: $14-$40.

Aug. 31 - Diana Krall, Roy Haynes and Birds of a Feather, 8 p.m. Shed. Tickets: $22-$60.

Sept. 1 - Roy Hargrove Quintet, Roberta Gamborini, 2 p.m. Ozawa Hall. Tickets: $14-$40.

Sept. 1 - Dave Brubek Quartet, 8 p.m. Ozawa Hall. Tickets: $19-$55.

•Programs and artists subject to change. Tanglewood, Route 183, West Street, Lenox, Mass. Information: 888-266-1200;


June 27 - Sunset Series: Luluk Purwanto and the Helsdingen Trio, 7 p.m. Free. CFA Courtyard. Rain site: Crowell Concert Hall.

July 12 - Sunset Series: Claudio Roditi Jazz Quartet, 8 p.m. Tickets: $17 general, $15 Wesleyan faculty/staff and senior citizens, $10 students. Crowell Concert Hall.

•Wesleyan University is in Middletown, off Route 9. Information: 860-685-3355.