BUSHNELL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
June 8 - Wayne Shorter Quartet, 7:30 p.m.
Call for tickets. Belding Theater, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. Information:
GREAT CONNECTICUT JAZZFEST 2002
July 25 - Special event: John Pizzarelli Trio with Bucky Pizzarelli, 7 p.m.
Event benefits JazzFest's "Horn For Kids," school-based music outreach
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 www.ctjazz.org.
GREATER HARTFORD FESTIVAL OF JAZZ
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: www.hartfordjazz.com.
HOT STEAMED JAZZ FESTIVAL
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
Lineup subject to change. Call for admission and times. Valley Railroad, 1
Railroad Ave., Essex. Information: 860-767-0103; www.hotsteamedjazz.com.
LITCHFIELD JAZZ FESTIVAL
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:
MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ SERIES AT BUSHNELL PARK
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
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:
NEWPORT JVC JAZZ FESTIVAL
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; www.festivalproductions.net.
TANGLEWOOD JAZZ FESTIVAL 2002
Aug. 30 - Arturo Sandoval and his Orchestra, 8 p.m. Ozawa Hall. Tickets:
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:
Sept. 1 - Roy Hargrove Quintet, Roberta Gamborini, 2 p.m. Ozawa Hall. Tickets:
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; www.bso.org.
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
Wesleyan University is in Middletown, off Route 9. Information: 860-685-3355.