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The Side Door Jazz Club

85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
860-434-0886 thesidedoorjazz.com

January 2019

Darryl Yokley & Sound Reformation

January 19, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$35.00

Darryl Yokley & Sound Reformation at the Side Door Jazz Club. Doors open at 7:30 for cocktails and seating. Show is at 8:30 pm. Darryl Yokley & Sound Reformation Darryl Yokley – saxophone Zaccai Curtis – piano Mike Boone – bass Wayne Smith Jr. – drums Saxophonist Darryl Yokley came onto the New York scene in 2009 and has established himself as a unique voice that sounds like no other. Whether he is performing locally or internationally, he is always…

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February 2019

Nat Reeves with Special Guest Kate Rushin

February 8, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$35.00

Nat Reeves with Special Guest Kate Rushin at the Side Door Jazz Club. Doors open at 7:30 for seating and cocktails. Performance at 8:30 pm. $35.00. Nat Reeves - bass Kate Rushin - poet Matt DeChamplain - piano Mike Dirubbo - alto sax Kirk Woodard - drums During the past 36 years, Nat Reeves has been one of the top bassists in jazz. His supportive and stimulating playing has uplifted a countless number of sessions and recording dates (most notably…

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David DeJesus

February 9, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$40.00

David DeJesus - Saxophones Michael Rodriguez - Trumpet and Flugelhorn Manuel Valera - Piano Doug Weiss - Bass E.J. Strickland - Drums Saxophonist David DeJesus, Director of the Birdland Big Band and member of numerous organizations including Ron Carter’s Great Big Band, Jimmy Heath’s Big Band, and the Dizzy Alumni All-Stars, takes the stage with his small group featuring some to the top musicians in New York City. A Connecticut native and Norwalk, CT resident, David splits his time working…

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Veronica Swift

February 15, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$40.00

At age 23, Veronica Swift is now being recognized around the country as one of the top young jazz singers on the scene. In the fall of 2015, she won second place at the prestigious Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition. In 2016 she was asked to perform a concert of her own at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York City and she was a guest artist with Michael Feinstein at Jazz at Lincoln Center with the Tedd Firth Big…

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Dayna Stephens Quartet

February 16, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$40.00

Dayna Stephens - tenor saxophone Aaron Parks - piano Ben Street - bass Eric McPherson - drums Recent recipient of the number-two spot for the 2017 DownBeat Critics Poll in the category “Rising Star—Tenor Saxophone”, Dayna Stephens has garnered critical acclaim over the years for his playing, compositions and arrangements. DownBeat’s James Hale describes Gratitude, the saxophonist/composer’s eighth release as a leader, as a “highly cinematic listening experience, full of roiling seas and shifting skies.” Brad Faberman cites Dayna as…

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Alicia Olatuja

February 22, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$40.00

Alicia Olatuja - vocals Jon Cowherd - piano David Rosenthal - guitar Keith Witty - bass John Davis - drums “...a singer with a strong and luscious tone and an amiably regal presence on stage" — New York Times “Olatuja possesses a special instrument: a full-bodied tone, precise pitch and personal engagement at the lowest whisper or highest wail." — Downbeat Praised by the New York Times as “a singer with a strong and luscious tone and an amiably regal…

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Steve Davis Quartet

February 23, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$40.00

Steve Davis - trombone David Hazeltine - piano Gerald Cannon - bass Jason Tiemann - drums Abena Koomson-Davis - vocal Steve Davis is widely regarded as one of today's leading voices on the trombone. Over the years, Davis has worked with jazz luminaries such as Art Blakey, Jackie McLean, Chick Corea, Cecil Payne, Freddie Hubbard, Horace Silver, Cedar Walton, Hank Jones & Benny Golson. Raised in Binghamton, New York, Davis has performed at major venues around the world including appearances…

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March 2019

Kat Edmonson

March 8, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$35.00

Kat Edmonson at the Side Door - Fri, March 8, 2019 from 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM -- $35.00 Kat Edmonson - vocals Matt Munisteri - guitar Aaron Thurston - drums Roy Dunlap - piano Bob Hart - bass Critically acclaimed vocalist and songwriter, actor and dancer, Kat Edmonson has played major stages across the United States, Europe and Japan. She’s appeared in major motion pictures, performed on radio and television, and released four groundbreaking albums to date. Her newest…

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Miguel Zenón

March 9, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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$40.00

Miguel Zenón performs at the Side Door Jazz Club, Sat, March 9, 2019 from 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM. $40.00 Miguel Zénon - saxophone Luis Perdomo - piano Hans Glawischnig - bass Henry Cole - drums “This young musician and composer is at once reestablishing the artistic, cultural, and social tradition of jazz while creating an entirely new jazz language for the 21st century.” — MacArthur Foundation, 2008. Multiple Grammy Nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenón represents a…

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Aaron Parks Little Big

March 15, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$35.00

Aaron Parks Little Big at the Side Door Jazz Club. $35.00 Fri, March 15, 2019 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM EDT Aaron Parks - piano & keyboards Tommy Crane - drums David 'DJ' Ginyard - bass Greg Tuohey - guitar Aaron Parks Little Big, the new Ropeadope album from the acclaimed pianist, keyboardist and composer, is at once the culmination of his brilliant early career and the long-awaited follow-up to his Blue Note Records debut, Invisible Cinema. That 2008 release,…

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Patricia Barber Trio

March 16, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$40.00

The Patricia Barber Trio performs at the Side Door Jazz Club, Sat, March 16, 2019 from 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM. $40.00. Patricia Barber - piano and vocals Patrick Mulcahy - bass Jon Deitemyer - drums From her early days leading a jazz trio in small Chicago nightclubs, Patricia Barber has drawn extravagant accolades. The praise came at first from local writers, impressed by her unique arrangements and coolly composed piano improvisations. As she added vocals to her repertoire, the…

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George Colligan Quartet

March 22, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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The George Colligan Quartet performs at the Side Door Jazz club on Fri, March 22, 2019 from 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM. $45.00. George Colligan - piano Gary Thomas - tenor sax Drew Gress - bass Ralph Peterson - drums George Colligan is a New York based pianist, organist, drummer, trumpeter, teacher, and bandleader, who is one of the most original and compelling jazz artists of his generation. An award-winning composer (Chamber Music America/Doris Duke Foundation grant recipient) and player…

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Bruce Barth Trio

March 23, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$35.00

The Bruce Barth Trio will perform at the Side Door Jazz Club on Sat, March 23, 2019 from 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM. $35.00 Bruce Barth - piano Vicente Archer - bass Montez Coleman - drums Jazz pianist and composer Bruce Barth has been sharing his music with listeners the world over for more than twenty-five years. In addition to traveling widely performing his own music, he has also performed with revered jazz masters, as well as collaborated with leading…

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Jane Bunnett & Maqueque

March 29, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$40.00

Jane Bunnett & Maqueque at the Side Door Jazz Club, on Fri, March 29, 2019 from 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM. $40.00 Multiple Juno Award winner, Jane Bunnett has turned her bands and recordings into showcases for the finest musical talent from Canada, the US and Cuba. She has been up for Grammy Awards, numerous Juno’s, received The Order of Canada, The Queens Diamond Jubilee and most recently The Premiers Award for Excellence. An internationally acclaimed musician, Jane Bunnett is…

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John Raymond & Real Feels

March 30, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$30.00

John Raymond & Real Feels will appear at the Side Door Jazz Club, on Sat, March 30, 2019 from 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM. $30.00. John Raymond - flugelhorn Ben Eunson - guitar Matt Aronoff - bass Colin Stranahan - drums With a singular voice on the trumpet and flugelhorn, John Raymond is making his mark as one of the most promising, up-and-coming jazz musicians in the world. Recently dubbed as a Rising Star by Downbeat Magazine, John has performed…

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April 2019

Donald Edwards Quintet

April 5, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$35.00

The Donald Edwards Quintet performs at the Side Door Cafe from 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm on Friday, April 5. Admission is $35.00. Donald Edwards – drums Abraham Burton – tenor sax Tom Guarna – guitar Davis Whitfield – piano Ben Wolfe – bass Since his emergence, Donald Edwards has played across the globe with some of the finest musicians in jazz. He is now building a reputation all his own. Donald Edwards has performed with jazz greats such as…

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Buster Williams Quartet

April 11, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$55.00

The Buster Williams Quartet "Something More" performs at the Side Door Cafe on Thursday, April 11 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm. $55.00. Buster Williams - bass Steve Wilson - saxophones Lenny White - drums George Colligan - piano Bassist and composer Buster Williams is a prodigious artist whose playing knows no limits. He has played, recorded and collaborated with jazz giants such as Art Blakey, Betty Carter, Carmen McRae, Chet Baker, Chick Corea, Dexter Gordon, Jimmy Heath, Branford Marsalis, Wynton…

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Ricky Ford Quartet

April 13, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$35.00

The Ricky Ford Quartet performs at the Side Door Cafe on Saturday, April 13 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm. Tickets are $35.00. Ricky Ford - tenor sax John Kordalewski - piano Jerome Harris - bass Barry Altschul - drums Ricky Ford is a complete artist who has been exploring different aspects of art throughout his career. He is a veteran bandleader, an in demand sideman, a prolific composer, a unique teacher, and artistic director of the Toucy Jazz Festival that…

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The Steven Kroon Latin Jazz Sextet

April 19, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$35.00

The Steven Kroon Latin Jazz Sextet performs at the Side Door Jazz Club on Friday, April 19 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm. Tickets are $35.00. Steven Kroon - Congas & Percussion Igor Atalita - Keyboard Donald Nicks - Bass Bryan Carrott - Vibraphone Craig Rivers - Flute Joel Mateo - Drums Steven Kroon has been a professional musician for more than 45 years. Born in Harlem, percussionist Steven Kroon is mostly noted for adding his percussion sounds to the great…

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Indigo Soul

April 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$20.00

Indigo Soul performs at the Side Door Jazz Club on Thursday, April 25 from 8:00 to 10:30 pm. Tickets are $20.00. Born in the Connecticut River Valley, this strictly rhythm and vocals trio is fronted by the silky voice of Carol Piro and backed by rhythm aces, Jeremy Coster on bass and Steve Fava on percussion and supporting vocals. Starting out as an experimental project in the Fall of 2016, Indigo Soul found receptive audiences right out of the gate.…

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Greg Abate & The Tim Ray Trio

April 26, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$35.00

Greg Abate & The Tim Ray Trio performs at the Side Door Jazz Club on Friday, April 26 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm. Tickets are $35.00. Greg Abate - saxophone Tim Ray - piano John Lockwood - bass Mark Walker - drums Greg Abate jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer continues as an International Jazz/Recording Artist with 225 days a year touring the globe. In the mid 70’s after finishing a four year program at Berklee College Of Music, Greg played lead…

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Brian Charette Trio

April 27, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$35.00

The Brian Charette Trio performs at the Side Door Jazz Club on Saturday, April 27 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm. Tickets are $35.00. Brian Charette - organ, electronics Vic Juris - guitar Jordan Young - drums New York City organist/pianist, Brian Charette, has established himself as a leading voice in modern jazz. Charette is a Hammond-endorsed, Steeplechase and Positone recording artist who was the winner of the 2014 Downbeat Critics’ Poll Rising Star: Organ award and has climbed to 5th…

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May 2019

Bill Charlap Trio

May 2, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$45.00

The Bill Charlap Trio will perform at the Side Door Jazz Club on Thursday, May 2 at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $45.00. Bill Charlap – piano Peter Washington – bass Kenny Washington – drums One of the world’s premiere jazz pianists, Bill Charlap has performed with many leading artists of our time, ranging from Phil Woods and Tony Bennett to Gerry Mulligan and Wynton Marsalis. He is known for his interpretations of American popular songs and has recorded albums featuring…

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Bill Charlap Trio

May 3, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$45.00

The Bill Charlap Trio will perform at the Side Door Jazz Club on Friday, May 3 at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $45.00. Bill Charlap – piano Peter Washington – bass Kenny Washington – drums One of the world’s premiere jazz pianists, Bill Charlap has performed with many leading artists of our time, ranging from Phil Woods and Tony Bennett to Gerry Mulligan and Wynton Marsalis. He is known for his interpretations of American popular songs and has recorded albums featuring…

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Bill Charlap Trio

May 4, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$45.00

The Bill Charlap Trio will perform at the Side Door Jazz Club on Friday, May 3 at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $45.00. Bill Charlap – piano Peter Washington – bass Kenny Washington – drums One of the world’s premiere jazz pianists, Bill Charlap has performed with many leading artists of our time, ranging from Phil Woods and Tony Bennett to Gerry Mulligan and Wynton Marsalis. He is known for his interpretations of American popular songs and has recorded albums featuring…

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Donald Harrison Quartet

May 10, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$45.00

The Donald Harrison Quartet will perform on Friday, May 10 at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $45.00. Donald Harrison - alto sax Zaccai Curtis - piano Darryl Staves - drums John Benitez - bass Donald Harrison Jr. is a true Renaissance man who understands diverse genres of music and has the ability to mix them into innovative new forms. On his recent recording, "The Eclectic Jazz Revolution of Unity," he demonstrates nonpareil multi-stylistic proficiency on the alto saxophone and a unique…

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Donald Harrison Quartet

May 11, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$45.00

The Donald Harrison Quartet will perform on Saturday, May 11 at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $45.00. Donald Harrison - alto sax Zaccai Curtis - piano Darryl Staves - drums John Benitez - bass Donald Harrison Jr. is a true Renaissance man who understands diverse genres of music and has the ability to mix them into innovative new forms. On his recent recording, "The Eclectic Jazz Revolution of Unity," he demonstrates nonpareil multi-stylistic proficiency on the alto saxophone and a unique…

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Ed Fast & Conga Bop

May 17, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$35.00

Ed Fast & Conga Bop will appear at the Side Door Jazz Club on Friday, May 17 at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $35.00 Ed Fast - vibraphone and percussion Yolanda Coggins- vocals Amy Quint Millan - piano Sam Bevan - bass Jorge Fuentes - Congas Sarah Hanahan - flute/alto Special Feature: world renowned percussionist Anthony Carrillo (Eddie Palmieri, Batacaumbele, Paul Simon) Ed Fast has criss crossed the country and traveled the globe with a multitude of musical productions. He has…

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Melissa Aldana

May 18, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$30.00

Melissa Aldana brings her quintet to the Side Door Jazz Club at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $30.00. Melissa Aldana - saxophone Hatsune Hirakura - piano Timothy Johnson - guitar Charlie Lincoln - acoustic bass Christian Napolean - drums Still in her 20’s, Chilean saxophonist and composer Melissa Aldana has had a remarkably rapid evolution from 6-year-old sax prodigy to, “bold new talent,” (NPR) widely considered one of the most compelling tenor saxophonists on the scene. As a child, Aldana studied…

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Sanah Kadoura Quartet

May 25, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$35.00

The Sanah Kadoura Quartet will perform at the Side Door Jazz Club on Saturday, May 25 at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $35.00. Sanah Kadoura - drums Tivon Pennicott - sax Nitzan Gavrieli - piano Nick Morrison - bass Electrifying Lebanese-Canadian drummer, Sanah Kadoura has received a Diploma, Bachelors Degree and a Masters Degree in Jazz performance. Sanah has performed and toured the world with masters of the music as well as young up and comers. Sanah has shared the stage…

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June 2019

Wallace Roney Quartet

June 1, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$45.00

The Wallace Roney Quartet performs at the Side Door Jazz Club on Saturday, June 1 at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $45.00. Wallace Roney - trumpet Emilio Modeste - saxophone Oscar Williams - piano Paul Caffari - bass Eric Allen or Kojo Roney - drums Wallace Roney earned the admiration and respect of his colleagues and his elders since age 16. He has been an integral part of the band with Tony Williams, Ornette Coleman, Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Philly Joe…

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Dayramir Gonzalez & Habana enTRANCé

June 21, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$35.00

Dayramir Gonzalez & Habana enTRANCé appear Friday, June 21st from 8:30 to 11:00 pm at the Side Door Cafe. $35.00. Dayramir González - Piano Dean Torrey - Bass Juan Chiavassa - Drums Keisel Jiménez - Congas Dayramir began his professional career as a pianist and composer with former Irakere member, Oscar Valdes’ Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble Diákara at the age of 16. Since winning Havana’s JoJazz festival in 2004 and 2005, Dayramir has gone from winning three Cubadisco awards for his…

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Rene McLean & JMac’s Dynasty

June 22, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$45.00

Rene McLean & JMac's Dynasty perform on Saturday, June 22 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm at the Side Door. $45.00. Celebrating Jackie McLean Rene McLean & JMac's Dynasty: Music of the Spirit Rene McLean (Saxophones/Flutes) Steve Davis (Trombone) Hubert Eaves lll (Piano) Nat Reeves (Bass) Ronnie Burrage (Drums) Baba Neil Clarke (African Percussion) Kweulay Kamara (Spoken Music) Rene McLean is a multi-reed Instrumentalist, composer, band leader, educator and producer, and protégé and son of world renowned alto saxophonist/educator/activist Jackie Mclean.…

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Wolff & Clark Expedition

June 28, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
$35.00

Fri, June 28, 2019 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM EDT at the Side Door Cafe.  $35.00. Michael Wolff - piano Mike Clark - drums Ben Allison - bass With the release of Wolff and Clark Expedition 2, on Random Act Records, pianist Michael Wolff and drummer Mike Clark offer the second document of their kinetic collaboration. As on their first “Expedition,” the masters play with the hunger and energy of musicians half their age, offering—as Jazz Times put it—a “groove-minded,…

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The Allan Harris Band

June 29, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$40.00

The Allan Harris Band performs Saturday, June 29 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm at the Side Door Jazz Club.  $40.00. Allan Harris - vocals/guitar Shirazette Tinnin - drums/cajon Arcoiris Sandoval - piano/keys Nimrod Speaks - bass Ever since he burst on the jazz scene in the latter part of the twentieth century, the Brooklyn-born, Harlem-based vocalist/ guitarist/bandleader/composer Allan Harris has reigned supreme as the most accomplished and exceptional singer of his generation. Aptly described by the Miami Herald as an…

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July 2019

Michelle Walker Quartet

July 5, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$35.00

The Michelle Walker Quartet performs Friday, July 5 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm at the Side Door Jazz Club.   $35.00. Michelle Walker - Vocals Sean Fitzpatrick - Piano Michael O'Brien - Bass Sean Dixon - Drums Based in New York City, Jazz Vocalist Michelle Walker is a versatile singer blessed with a beautifully distinctive voice. She is currently touring in support of her upcoming release on Encore Merci / Warner Music called “Take A Chance On Love”. Her original tunes…

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Joe Locke Quartet

July 6, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$45.00

The Joe Locke Quartet performs on Saturday, July 6 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm at the Side Door Jazz Club.  $45.00. Joe Locke - vibes Jim Ridl - piano Samvel Sarkisyan - drums Lorin Cohen - bass Joe Locke is widely considered to be one of the major voices of his instrument. He has performed and recorded with a diverse range of notable musicians, including Grover Washington Jr, Kenny Barron, Eddie Henderson, Cecil Taylor, Dianne Reeves, Ron Carter, The Beastie…

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Alexis Cole Trio

July 12, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$35.00

The Alexis Cole Trio will perform on Friday, July 12 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm at the Side Door Jazz Club.  $35.00. Alexis Cole - voice and piano David Finck - bass Kenny Hassler - drums Award-winning jazz vocalist Alexis Cole may be the most talented singer to ever hold a top-secret military clearance. A dozen albums into her critically acclaimed career, she may also be the best-kept secret in jazz, a status that’s certain to change as more people…

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Pat Bianchi Trio

July 13, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$35.00

The Pat Bianchi Trio will perform on Saturday, July 13 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm at the Side Door Jazz Club.  $35.00. Pat Bianci - organ Vic Juris - guitar Adam Nussbaum - drums Grammy nominated organist and winner of Downbeat Magazine’s 2016 rising star poll, Pat Bianchi has established himself as one of the premier organists on the international scene today. His command of the instrument, harmonic prowess, rhythmic intensity and versatility are rivaled by few. When Pat is…

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Emmet Cohen Trio featuring Albert “Tootie” Heath

July 19, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$50.00

Emmet Cohen Trio featuring Albert "Tootie" Heath perform on Friday, July 19 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm at the Side Door Jazz Club. $50.00. Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer, Emmet Cohen, has emerged as one of his generation’s pivotal figures in music. A recognized prodigy, Cohen began Suzuki method piano instructions at age three, and his playing quickly became a mature melding of musicality, technique and concept. Cohen says playing jazz is “about communicating the deepest levels of humanity…

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Dave Stryker Quartet

July 20, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$40.00

The Dave Stryker Quartet performs Saturday, July 20 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm at the Side Door Jazz Club.  $40.00. Dave Stryker - guitar Jared Gold - organ McClenty Hunter - drums Joe Doubleday - vibes Whether you’ve heard guitarist Dave Stryker leading his own group (with 29 CD’s as a leader to date), or as a featured sideman with Stanley Turrentine, Jack McDuff, and many others, you know why the Village Voice calls him “one of the most distinctive…

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Davina and the Vagabonds

July 26, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$45.00

Davina and the Vagabonds perform on Friday, July 26 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm at the Side Door Jazz Club. $45.00. DAVINA SOWERS AND THE VAGABONDS have created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows, level A musicianship, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers’ commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audiences one show at a time, from Vancouver…

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Josean Jacobo & Tumbao

July 27, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$35.00

Josean Jacobo & Tumbao perform Saturday, July 27 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm at the Side Door Jazz Club. $35.00. Composer and pianist Josean Jacobo at this moment in time is one of the most representative jazz musicians of Santo Domingo. Jacobo owns a unique and exciting style, which with the support of his group, "Josean Jacobo & Tumbao", fill the audience with their original and innovative sound waves adorned with the explosive colors of the folkloric rhythms of their…

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August 2019

George Coleman Quartet

August 9, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$50.00

After a rigorous apprenticeship in his native Memphis (including a stint with B.B. King), George Coleman rose to jazz stardom for his solid, soulful playing with the Miles Davis Quintet of 1963–64 and his memorable performances on the classic Miles albums Seven Steps to Heaven (1963), My Funny Valentine (1964) and Four & More (1966). He’s also gigged and/or recorded with Max Roach, Booker Little, Slide Hampton, and Cedar Walton, and was named a “Jazz Master” by the National Endowment…

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George Coleman Quartet

August 10, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$50.00

After a rigorous apprenticeship in his native Memphis (including a stint with B.B. King), George Coleman rose to jazz stardom for his solid, soulful playing with the Miles Davis Quintet of 1963–64 and his memorable performances on the classic Miles albums Seven Steps to Heaven (1963), My Funny Valentine (1964) and Four & More (1966). He’s also gigged and/or recorded with Max Roach, Booker Little, Slide Hampton, and Cedar Walton, and was named a “Jazz Master” by the National Endowment…

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Lewis Porter – Phil Scarff Quartet: Indian Ragas and Jazz

August 16, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$40.00

Lewis Porter - Phil Scarff Quartet: Indian Ragas and Jazz Lewis Porter – piano, keyboards Phil Scarff – saxophones John Funkhouser – bass Bertram Lehmann – drums Celebrated pianist Lewis Porter combines forces with jazz and Indian-music saxophonist Phil Scarff in this dynamic quartet. From contemporary treatments of traditional Indian classical fare, to melodic originals, East emerges from West and the audacious emerges from the contemplative. Critics raved about the group's debut CD, "Three Minutes to Four," on the leading…

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Stephanie Nakasian with the Matt Baker Group

August 17, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$40.00

Stephanie Nakasian is an exciting, well-seasoned vocalist and master of innovative jazz improvisation, completely authentic with a fresh and vibrant sound all her own. Bringing high energy to every performance, Stephanie enthralls listeners with her pure tones and a flawless delivery, engaging them on a personal level with a love for the music that is playful, electric and spontaneous in story and song. Stephanie came to international attention in the mid-80s when she sang and toured with the vocal jazz…

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Michael Feinberg Quintet

August 23, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
$35.00

Michael Feinberg - bass Noah Preminger - sax Godwin Louis - sax Benito Gonzalez -piano Ian Froman - drums Over the last decade Michael Feinberg has become an in demand bassist and bandleader. His virtuosic technique coupled with an unbridled imagination and groove has lead to 6 studio albums with his 7th on the way (available on Steeplechase records 2020). Since moving to New York in 2009 Feinberg has found himself sharing the bandstand with legends and luminaries alike including…

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Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead

August 24, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$35.00

Jonathan Barber - drums Godwin Louis - saxophone Andrew Renfroe - guitar Micah Thomas - piano Matt Dwonszyk - bass New York City-based Jonathan Barber was voted the #1 Up-and-Coming Drummer of 2018 in Modern Drummer. Only 29 years old, he has already recorded and toured worldwide with such artists as Pat Metheny, Nicholas Payton, Buster Williams, Jeremy Pelt, Wallace Roney, Terrace Martin, Jennifer Holiday, Harold Mabern, Steve Davis, Stefon Harris, and many more. Barber has also been called on…

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Giacomo Gates

August 30, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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Giacomo Gates - vocals Tim Ray - piano John Lockwood - bass James Lattini - drums The criteria for defining jazz singing will probably be argued for the rest of time. No matter which side of the argument one may be on, there can be no doubt that Giacomo Gates is an authentic jazz singer. Gates is one of the best old-school male jazz singers working today. One who’s as influenced by instrumentalists as he is other vocalists, and brings…

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Victor Gould Trio

August 31, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$35.00

Victor Gould - piano David Wong - bass Rodney Green - drums Born in Los Angeles and residing in New York City, Victor Gould began playing piano at the young age of four. Gould began his career as one of the first ever recipients of the Herbie Hancock Presidential Scholarship at Berklee College of Music. After completing his bachelor's degree there, Gould studied at the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz at Loyola University, where he received a Master's in…

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September 2019

Ken Peplowski & Diego Figueiredo

September 6, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$40.00

Ken Peplowski has recorded approximately 50 CDs as a soloist, and close to 400 as a sideman – some of the artists he’s performed/recorded with include Charlie Byrd, Mel Torme, Rosemary Clooney, Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops, Hank Jones, Peggy Lee, Bill Charlap, Woody Allen, Benny Goodman, and Madonna. He travels at least half of every year, playing clubs, concert halls, colleges, and pops concerts. He has headlined the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, the Blue Note, and Dizzy’s Club…

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Lisa Marien with John di Martino & Yoshi Waki

September 13, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$30.00

Lisa Marien has just released her debut album Just For Once, with Grammy nominated pianist John di Martino as her musical director/arranger/pianist, Vince Cherico on drums, Hans Glawischnig and James Hunter on bass, Paul Meyers on acoustic guitar, Steve Marien on saxophones, Miguel Rios, Jr. on percussion, Claude McKnight (founder/lead tenor of 10 time Grammy Award winning group Take 6) as her vocal coach, and the engineering talents of Grammy Award winner Christopher Sulit at Trading 8's Studio, and Norman…

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The Brandon Goldberg Trio featuring Ben Wolfe and Donald Edwards

September 14, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$35.00

Brandon Goldberg - piano Ben Wolfe - bass Donald Edwards - drums Brandon Goldberg, now 13 years old, began to play piano by ear when he was three years old. He started with classical lessons at age five, but quickly found his passion for jazz and learned about the music and its history by listening to his favorite artists including Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane, just to name a few. Brandon recently…

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Harold Mabern Trio

September 20, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$50.00

Harold Mabern Trio at the Side Door Jazz Club Harold Mabern - piano Jon Webber - bass Joe Farnsworth - drums Harold Mabern, one of jazz’s most enduring and dazzlingly skilled pianists, was born in Memphis, a city that produced saxophonists George Coleman and Charles Lloyd, pianist Phineas Newborn Jr. and trumpeter Booker Little. He was an unsung hero of the 1960s hardbop scene, performing and recording with many of its finest artists, and only in recent years has he…

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Aaron Parks Trio

September 21, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$40.00

Aaron Parks Trio at the Side Door Jazz Club Billy Hart - drums Aaron Parks - piano Ben Street - bass For the second ECM album by Aaron Parks – following the solo release Aborescence, which JazzTimes praised as “expansive, impressionistic… like a vision quest” – the prize-winning pianist has convened a cross-generational trio featuring bassist Ben Street and drummer Billy Hart. The rhythm pair, which also teams in Hart’s hit quartet for ECM, blends fluidity and strength – what…

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Scott Hamilton Trio

September 27, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$45.00

The Scott Hamilton Trio at the Side Door Jazz Club. $45.00. Scott Hamilton - saxophone Dave Lamina - Hammond B3 Chuck Riggs - drums Scott Hamilton was born in 1954, in Providence, Rhode Island. During his early childhood he heard a lot of jazz through his father’s extensive record collection, and became acquainted with the jazz greats. He tried out several instruments, including drums at about the age of five, piano at six and mouth-organ. He had some clarinet lessons…

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Nat Reeves Experience

September 28, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$35.00

The Nat Reeves Experience at the Side Door Jazz Club. $35.00 Nat Reeves - bass Josh Bruneau - trumpet Matt DeChamplain - piano Kirk Woodard - drums During the past 36 years, Nat Reeves has been one of the top bassists in jazz. His supportive and stimulating playing has uplifted a countless number of sessions and recording dates (most notably with the great altoists Jackie McLean and Kenny Garrett) and he has led his own groups on Blue Ridge (2018)…

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October 2019

Matt Dwonszyk’s Dwonztet

October 4, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$30.00

Matt Dwonszyk is an accomplished bassist, composer, arranger and educator from Rocky Hill, CT. He graduated from the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz studying under his mentor and world renowned bassist, Nat Reeves. Matt then went on to get his Masters degree from SUNY Purchase College. He has been living in Brooklyn, New York the past five years but still frequents back home to Connecticut to perform. Matt has shared the bandstand with world renowned jazz musicians such as Steve…

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Benny Green Trio

October 5, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$50.00

The Benny Green Trio will perform at the Side Door Jazz Club on Saturday, October 5 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm. $50.00 cover. Benny Green - piano David Wong - bass Aaron Kimmel - drums Benny Green possesses the history of jazz at his fingertips. Combine mastery of keyboard technique with decades of real world experience playing with no one less than the most celebrated artists of the last half century, and it’s no wonder Green has been hailed as…

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Ralph Peterson’s Messenger Legacy

October 11, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$50.00

Ralph Peterson's Messenger Legacy (friday) by The Side Door Jazz Club Ralph Peterson - drums Craig Handy - saxophone Essiet Essiet - bass Brian Lynch - trumpet Bill Pierce - saxophone Zaccai Curtis - piano When it comes to Art Blakey, there is no living drummer more suited to honoring his legacy than the incomparable Ralph Peterson. As the last drummer chosen by Blakey to play by his side in the Jazz Messengers Two Drummer Big Band, Peterson is tasked…

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Ralph Peterson’s Messenger Legacy

October 12, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$50.00

Ralph Peterson's Messenger Legacy performs at the Side Door Jazz Club on Saturday, October 12 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm.  $50.00 cover. Ralph Peterson - drums Craig Handy - saxophone Essiet Essiet - bass Brian Lynch - trumpet Bill Pierce - saxophone Zaccai Curtis - piano When it comes to Art Blakey, there is no living drummer more suited to honoring his legacy than the incomparable Ralph Peterson. As the last drummer chosen by Blakey to play by his side…

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Eric Alexander Quartet

October 18, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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The Eric Alexander Quartet will perform at the Side Door Jazz Club on Friday, October 18 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm.  $45.00. Eric Alexander - saxophone John Webber - bass Joe Farnsworth - drums Mike LeDonne - piano Boasting a warm, finely burnished tone and a robust melodic and harmonic imagination, tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander has been exploring new musical worlds from the outset. He started out on piano as a six-year-old, took up clarinet at nine, switched to alto…

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Craig Brann Quintet

October 19, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$35.00

The Craig Brann Quintet will perform at the Side Door Jazz Club on Saturday, October 19 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm.  $35.00 cover. Craig Brann - guitar Gregory Tardy - sax Ethan Herr - piano Nick Morrison - bass Sanah Kadoura - drums During the mid-nineties, guitarist and composer Craig Brann came to the NYC-area from rural Maine to attend William Paterson University's jazz program under the artistic direction of Rufus Reid, James Williams and other masters. However, his education…

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Bennie Wallace & His Disorder at the Border Jazz Orchestra

October 24, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$55.00

Bennie Wallace & His Disorder at the Border Jazz Orchestra - Thursday, October 24 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm at the Side Door Jazz Club.  $55.00 cover. This is a special evening that will be recorded for a future live release. We hope that you will join us and be a part of jazz history! Herlin Riley - drums Godwin Louis - alto sax Donald Vega - piano Joe Magnarelli - trumpet Matt Dwonszyk - bass Carl Maraghi - baritone…

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Bennie Wallace & His Disorder at the Border Jazz Orchestra

October 25, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$55.00

Bennie Wallace & His Disorder at the Border Jazz Orchestra performs at the Side Door Jazz Club on Friday, October 25th from 8:30 to 11:00 pm.  $55.00 cover. This is a special evening that will be recorded for a future live release. We hope that you will join us and be a part of jazz history! Herlin Riley - drums Godwin Louis - alto sax Donald Vega - piano Joe Magnarelli - trumpet Matt Dwonszyk - bass Carl Maraghi -…

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Nicki Parrott Trio

October 26, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$40.00

Nicki Parrott Trio performs on Saturday, October 26 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm at the Side Door Jazz Club. Nicki Parrott - vocals and bass Larry Fuller - piano Jason Tiemann - drums Nicki Parrott is a world-renowned double bassist and jazz vocalist. She was a resident Trio-member with the legendary Les Paul for over 10 years. In addition to performing at most of the world's top jazz venues and festivals, she has recorded over two dozen vocal records for…

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November 2019

Edmar Castaneda Quartet

November 1, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$40.00

The Edmar Castaneda Quartet performs at The Side Door Jazz Club in Old Lyme on Friday, November 1st from 8:30 to 11:00 pm.  $40.00 Edmar Castaneda - harp Shlomi Cohen - sax Rodri Villa - drums Andrea Tierra - vocals Since arriving in the United States in 1994, Colombian-born harp virtuoso Edmar Castaneda has forged his own distinctive path in music. He brings not only an unfamiliar instrument but a wholly original voice to jazz, branching out into a world…

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The Rodriguez Brothers

November 22, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$35.00

The Rodriguez Brothers perform on Friday, November 22 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm at  The Side Door Jazz Club. $35 cover. Michael Rodriguez - trumpet Robert Rodriguez - piano Obed Calvaire - drums Hamish Smith - bass Samuel Torres - percussion The Rodriguez Brothers is co-led by pianist/composer Robert and trumpeter/composer Michael. The Brothers were born in NYC and grew up in Miami FL. Inspired by their father who is a drummer, The RodBros. began musical training at a very…

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The Allan Harris Band

November 23, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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The Allan Harris Band performs on Saturday, November 23 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm at the Side Door Jazz Club.  by The Side Door Jazz Club $45 Allan Harris - vocals/guitar Shirazette Tinnin - drums/cajon Arcoiris Sandoval - piano/keys Nimrod Speaks - bass Ever since he burst on the jazz scene in the latter part of the twentieth century, the Brooklyn-born, Harlem-based vocalist/ guitarist/bandleader/composer Allan Harris has reigned supreme as the most accomplished and exceptional singer of his generation. Aptly…

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Charles Turner Quartet

November 29, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$40.00

The Charles Turner Quartet performs at the Side Door Jazz Club on Friday, November 29 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm.  $40.00 cover.  The Side Door Jazz Club Winner of the first 1st Annual Duke Ellington Vocal Competition in New York City Hosted by Mercedes Ellington, 29-year-old Turner has taken the jazz scene by storm. Charles relocated to New York in 2011 and has performed in venues such as Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, Birdland, Smoke Jazz club and historic Minton’s Playhouse…

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Rhythm Future Quartet

November 30, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$45.00

The Rhythm Future Quartet performs at the Side Door Jazz Club on Saturday, November 30 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm.  $45.00. The Side Door Jazz Club Jason Anick - violin Olli Soikkeli - guitar Max O'Rourke - second guitar Greg Loughman - bass The acoustic jazz ensemble, Rhythm Future Quartet has a straightforward agenda: to keep the spirit of Gypsy jazz alive and expanding in today’s musical universe. The virtuosic foursome, named for a Django Reinhardt tune, offers up a…

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December 2019

The Bobby Broom Organi-Sation

December 6, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$40.00

The Bobby Broom Organi-Sation performs at the Side Door Jazz Club on Friday, December 6 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm.  $40.00.  The Side Door Jazz Club Bobby Broom - guitar Ben Paterson - keys Kobie Watkins - drums Guitarist Bobby Broom’s love of jazz has never blocked out his affection for the pop music which he grew up with. It’s been a frequent wellspring throughout his career. “It’s a lot of what I do,” he acknowledges. “Material is material, and…

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Linda May Han Oh

December 7, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$35.00

Linda May Han Oh performs at the Side Door Jazz Club on Saturday, December 7 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm. $35.00  The Side Door Jazz Club Linda May Han Oh - bass Troy Roberts - tenor saxophone Sara Serpa - vocals Fabian Almazan - piano Obed Calvaire - drums Born in Malaysia, raised in, Perth, Western Australia, Linda began playing piano, bassoon and at fifteen dabbled on electric bass playing jazz in high school bands while playing a lot of…

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Trio 149 with Noah Baerman & Jen Allen

December 13, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$35.00

Trio 149 with Noah Baerman & Jen Allen performs at the Side Door Jazz Club on Friday, December 13 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm. $35.00. The Side Door Jazz Club Noah Baerman Jen Allen Johnathan Blake Trio 149, celebrating the release of its debut album Raise Up on RMI Records, is the brainchild of jazz pianists Jen Allen and Noah Baerman. The unorthodox instrumentation, at least in a jazz setting, belies the organic sonic blend and musical synergy at the…

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Russell Malone Quartet

December 14, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$55.00

The Russell Malone Quartet performs at the Side Door Jazz Club on Saturday, December 14 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm. $55.00 cover. Tickets Here. Russell Malone - guitar Luke Sellick - bass Rick Germanson - piano Neal Smith - drums Russell Malone is one of the signature guitar players of his generation. The leader of ten albums since 1992, Malone is as well-known on the international circuit for helming a world-class quartet and trio as he is for his long-standing…

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Christian Sands Trio

December 19, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$50.00

The Christian Sands Trio will perform at the Side Door Jazz Club on Thursday, December 19 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm.   $50.00.   The Side Door Jazz Club Not yet 30, Christian Sands is currently one of the most in-demand pianists working in jazz. In the last few years he has toured around the world as a bandleader and recently appeared as a sideman on records by Christian McBride and Gregory Porter. After the one-two punch of Reach and Reach Further…

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Christian Sands Trio

December 20, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$50.00

The Christian Sands Trio will perform at the Side Door Jazz Club on Friday, December 20 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm.   $50.00.   The Side Door Jazz Club Not yet 30, Christian Sands is currently one of the most in-demand pianists working in jazz. In the last few years he has toured around the world as a bandleader and recently appeared as a sideman on records by Christian McBride and Gregory Porter. After the one-two punch of Reach and Reach Further…

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January 2020

Delfeayo Marsalis Uptown Jazz Orchestra

January 9 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$50.00

Thu, January 9, 2020, 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM at the Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371.  Tickets are $50.00. Led by acclaimed New Orleans jazz musician Delfeayo Marsalis, the Uptown Jazz Orchestra (UJO) was founded in 2008 as a multi-generational ensemble of the city's finest musicians who, through repertory performances, strive to preserve and present the essence of big band and jazz traditions. New Orleans is considered the "Birthplace of Jazz" and these musicians…

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Tamir Hendelman Trio

January 10 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$35.00

Tamir Hendelman Trio at The Side Door Jazz Club     $35 Tamir Hendelman - piano, Noam Wiesenberg - bass, Daniel Dor - drums Award-winning jazz pianist-composer Tamir Hendelman is known for his powerful sense of swing, inventive arranging and work with some of the world’s great singers, from Natalie Cole to Barbra Streisand, Roberta Gambarini to Barbara Morrison. He has been leading his own trio and performing with the Jeff Hamilton Trio and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra since 2000-2001. He is…

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Tamir Hendelman Trio

January 10 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$35.00

Tamir Hendelman - piano Noam Wiesenberg - bass Daniel Dor - drums Award-winning jazz pianist-composer Tamir Hendelman is known for his powerful sense of swing, inventive arranging and work with some of the world’s great singers, from Natalie Cole to Barbra Streisand, Roberta Gambarini to Barbara Morrison. He has been leading his own trio and performing with the Jeff Hamilton Trio and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra since 2000-2001. He is also known for his imaginative arranging of standards and his…

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Jeff Fuller Trio

January 11 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$35.00

On Saturday, January 11th from 8:30 – 11 pm,  jazz bassist Jeff Fuller will be leading his fantastic trio at The Side Door Café at the Old Lyme (CT) Inn,  playing selections from all four of their CDs, including the new one, “Round & Round.”  Darren Litzie on piano and Ben Bilello on drums ‘round out’ the trio. Tickets are $35, and seriously, this is CT’s premier jazz club!  Check it out. TICKETS:      The Side Door Jazz Club Jeff Fuller - bass, Ben Bilello - drums, Darren Litzie - piano Whether…

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Jeff Fuller & Friends at The Side Door Café

January 11 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$35

Jeff Fuller & Friends - Darren Litzie on piano and Ben Bilello on drums - celebrate the release of their new CD, "Round & Round," at the Side Door Café, Old Lyme, CT, on Saturday, January 11th, from 8:30 - 11 pm. Tickets $35.

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Corcoran Holt Quintet

January 17 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$40.00

Corcoran Holt - bass and djembe Stacy Dillard - tenor and soprano sax Freddie Hendrix - trumpet Benito Gonzalez - piano McClenty Hunter - drums Corcoran performs regularly at many of the top music festivals and venues around the world. Some have included The North Sea Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, The Village Vanguard, The Blue Note, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola to name a few. Corcoran has performed through North, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa,…

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Ulysses Owens Jr and Generation Y

January 18 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$40.00

Ulysses Owens Jr and Generation Y The Side Door Jazz Club Saturday, January 18, 8:30 - 11:00 pm $40 Ulysses Owens Jr. - drums Alexa Tarantino - sax Drew Anderson - trumpet Luther Allison - piano Philip Norris - bass Heralded as a “powerhouse of a showman” (Glide Magazine), a “legitimate jazz triple threat” (Critical Jazz) and a drummer who “take a back seat to no one” (The New York Times), performer, producer and educator Ulysses Owens Jr. goes to…

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George Garzone Quartet

January 24 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$35.00

George Garzone Quartet will perform at the Side Door Jazz Club on Friday, January 24 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm.  Tickets are $35.00. George Garzone - tenor saxophone Robert Marullo - piano Peter Slavov - bass Joe Corsello - drums Saxophonist George Garzone is a member of The Fringe, a jazz trio founded in 1972 that includes bassist John Lockwood and drummer Bob Gullotti, that performs regularly in the Boston area and has toured Portugal. The group has released three…

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Larry Fuller Trio

January 25 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$35.00

The Larry Fuller Trio will perform at the Side Door Jazz Club on Saturday, January 25th from 8:30 to 11:00 pm.  $35.00. Larry Fuller - piano Vincent Dupont - bass Jason Tiemann - drums Don't miss this special performance by Larry Fuller as he celebrates the release of his new, chart-topping album "OVERJOYED"! "He sprinkles stardust on whatever song he plays; you hold your breath in wonder." ~ THE NEW YORK TIMES Larry Fuller is an internationally acclaimed jazz pianist,…

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Rick Germanson Trio

January 31 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$35.00

The Rick Germanson Trio will perform at the Side Door Jazz Club on Friday, January 31 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm.  Tickets are $35.00. Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rick-germanson-trio-tickets-87575084435 Rick Germanson - piano Nat Reeves - bass Jason Tiemann - drums Rick Germanson has been a highly in-demand pianist on the New York City Jazz scene for well over a decade. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rick relocated to New York City in 1998. Rick won the GRAND PRIZE at The American Pianists'…

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February 2020

Ronnie Burrage & Holographic Principle

February 1 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$35.00

Ronnie Burrage & Holographic Principle Tickets $35.00:   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ronnie-burrage-holographic-principle-tickets-87586079321 Ronnie Burrage - drums Nimrod Speaks - bass Alex Collins - piano Ronnie Burrage MFAIA. Burrage is an artist, producer, and composer, Ronnie has played with leading figures Wayne Shorter, Sonny Rollins, Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius, McCoy Tyner, Jackie McLean, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw and Archie Shepp among many other innovators of America's classical art from Jazz. He is featured on more than 170 recordings; and has toured on all four continents…

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Cyrus Chestnut Trio

February 7 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$55.00

The Cyrus Chestnut Trio will perform at the Side Door Jazz Club on Friday, February 7, 2020 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm. $55.00 cover. Cyrus Chestnut - piano Eric Wheeler - bass Chris Beck - drums Composer, pianist and educator Cyrus Chestnut is a musical force that utilizes his classical, Gospel and jazz influences to entertain and capture his audiences. As a bandleader, Cyrus Chestnut’s repertoire is vast and his work has been featured in films such as Robert Altman’s…

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Cyrus Chestnut Trio

February 8 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$55.00

The Cyrus Chestnut Trio will perform at the Side Door Jazz Club on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm. $55.00 cover. Cyrus Chestnut - piano Eric Wheeler - bass Chris Beck - drums Composer, pianist and educator Cyrus Chestnut is a musical force that utilizes his classical, Gospel and jazz influences to entertain and capture his audiences. As a bandleader, Cyrus Chestnut’s repertoire is vast and his work has been featured in films such as Robert Altman’s…

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The Benny Benack Band featuring Alita Moses

February 14 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$40.00

The Benny Benack Band featuring Alita Moses Fri, February 14, 2020 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM EST by The Side Door Jazz Club $40 The Benny Benack Band ft. Alita Moses Benny Benack III - trumpet and vocals Keelan Dimick - piano Phillip Norris - bass Joe Peri - drums Alita Moses - vocals By age 28, trumpeter and singer Benny Benack III has proven to be that rarest of talents: not only a fiery trumpet player with a stirring…

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Joel Ross ‘Good Vibes’

February 15 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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Joel Ross 'Good Vibes' will appear at the Side Door Jazz Club on Sat, February 15, 2020.  $40.00 cover. 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM EST TICKETS Joel Ross - vibes Immanuel Wilkins - saxophone Jeremy Corren - piano Kanoa Mendenhall - bass Jeremy Dutton - drums “I never had a doubt that I was going to do music,” says Joel Ross, the most thrilling new vibraphonist in America. “My whole life it was just about finding a way to do…

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Noah Preminger Group

February 21 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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The Noah Preminger Group will perform at the Side Door Jazz Club on Fri, February 21, 2020.  $40.00. 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM EST TICKETS Noah Preminger Group Zigsaw: Music of Steve Lampert CD Release Jason Palmer - trumpet John O'Gallagher - alto saxophone Noah Preminger - tenor saxophone Leo Genovese - piano Rob Schwimmer - haken continuum / clavinet Kim Cass - bass Dan Weiss - drums Steve Lampert - electronics Of Brooklyn-based saxophonist Noah Preminger, The New York…

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Expansions: Dave Liebman Group

February 22 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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Expansions: Dave Liebman Group at the Side Door Jazz Club.  $40.00 Sat, February 22, 2020 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM EST TICKETS Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group present the Earth Suite Dave Liebman - saxophone and flute Matt Vashlishan - wind synthesizer Bobby Avey - keyboards Tony Marino - bass Alex Ritz - drums NEA Jazz Master (2011) David Liebman’s career has spanned nearly five decades, beginning in the early 1970s as the saxophone/flautist in both the Elvin Jones and…

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Mike Casey Trio

February 28 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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The Mike Casey Trio will perform at the Side Door Jazz Club.  $30.00 Fri, February 28, 2020 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM EST TICKETS Mike Casey - saxophone Matt Dwonzyk - bass Corey Garcia - drums New York based, Hartford trained saxophonist Mike Casey is a melody poet. The story-telling songwriter, producer, and sonic alchemist is a multi-talented force whose soul stirring saxophone sound and inventive use of phrasing reaches out with love and embraces your musical desires, one note…

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The Chembo Corniel Quintet

February 29 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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The Chembo Corniel Quintet will perform at the Side Door Jazz Club.  $40.00 Sat, February 29, 2020 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM EST TICKETS Hery Paz - tenor sax / flute Carlos Cuevas - piano Ian Stewart - electric bass Joel E. Mateo - drums Chembo Corniel - congas / percussion Grammy nominated percussionist Wilson “Chembo” Corniel, Jr. studied music at The Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts in New York City, Pastore Music in New Jersey, and also attended…

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March 2020

Mark Whitfield Four

March 6 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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Mark Whitfield brings a quartet to the Side Door Jazz Club on Friday, March 6 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm.  $45.00. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mark-whitfield-four-tickets-93026421531 Mark Whitfield - guitar Kirk Lightsey - piano Santi Debriano - bass Victor Lewis - drums Mark Whitfield graduated from Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music, the world’s foremost institution for the study of Jazz and modern American music in the spring of 1987. Shortly thereafter, he returned to his to his native New York to embark…

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George Coleman Quartet (85th Birthday Celebration)

March 7 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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George Coleman Quartet (85th Birthday Celebration) at the Side Door Jazz Club, Saturday, March 7 from 8:30 - 11:00 pm.  Tickets are $55.00. Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/george-coleman-quartet-85th-birthday-celebration-tickets-92970538383 After a rigorous apprenticeship in his native Memphis (including a stint with B.B. King), George Coleman rose to jazz stardom for his solid, soulful playing with the Miles Davis Quintet of 1963–64 and his memorable performances on the classic Miles albums Seven Steps to Heaven (1963), My Funny Valentine (1964) and Four & More (1966).…

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Chris Beck Quartet

March 13 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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The Chris Beck Quartet will perform at The Side Door Jazz Club on Friday, March 13 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm.  $35.00. tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chris-beck-quartet-tickets-93027432555 With the release of his debut album, The Journey, Chris Beck is making a name for himself on the New York scene as a hard-swinging, powerhouse drummer and composer. Beck’s refreshing and soulful vision as an artist is on full display, as is his unique ability to pay homage to the classic straight-ahead style of jazz…

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