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The Side Door Jazz Club

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

December 2021

Peter Bernstein Quartet

December 17, 2021 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$30 – $50

Peter Bernstein Quartet will perform at the Side Door Jazz Club on Fri, December 17, 2021 from 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM by The Side Door Jazz Club $30 – $50 "Peter Bernstein produces a warm, ringing, muscular tone which echoes that of such giants as Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, and Kenny Burrell." About this event SIDE DOOR COVID POLICY: PROOF OF COVID-19 VACCINATION OR A NEGATIVE PCR TEST TAKEN WITHIN 72 HOURS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY. With the health…

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Michael Feinberg Quartet

December 18, 2021 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$20 – $40

Michael Feinberg Quartet by The Side Door Jazz Club Sat, December 18, 2021 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM EST Add to calendar Location The Side Door 85 Lyme St Old Lyme, CT 06371 View Map $20 – $40 About this event SIDE DOOR COVID POLICY: PROOF OF COVID-19 VACCINATION OR A NEGATIVE PCR TEST TAKEN WITHIN 72 HOURS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY. With the health and safety of our guests, staff, and musicians as our number one concern, we are…

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January 2022

Christian Sands

January 7 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Old Lyme,
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$35 – $55

The Side Door Jazz Club at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street Old Lyme, CT 06371 Christian Sands “Christian Sands plays with a restrained touch and a rolling command across the entire keyboard.” – New York Times “Christian Sands plays with a restrained touch and a rolling command across the entire keyboard.” – New York Times “When I first met Christian in 2009, it marked a seminal moment in my career as a bandleader. He was the FIRST young musician…

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Christian Sands

January 8 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$35 – $55

Christian Sands Sat, January 8 at the Side Door Jazz Cafe 8:30PM / $35 - $55 “Christian Sands plays with a restrained touch and a rolling command across the entire keyboard.” – New York Times “Christian Sands plays with a restrained touch and a rolling command across the entire keyboard.” – New York Times “When I first met Christian in 2009, it marked a seminal moment in my career as a bandleader. He was the FIRST young musician I’d met…

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Lew Tabackin Trio

January 14 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$25 – $45

Lew Tabackin Trio Fri, January 14 8:30PM / $25 - $45 Get Tickets The Side Door Jazz Club at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street Old Lyme, CT 06371 Lew Tabackin "To find a personal voice on more than one instrument is almost impossible, unless your name is Lew Tabackin." - Billy Kerr – Saxophone Journal Lew Tabackin, flutist and tenor saxophonist, is an artist of astonishing vision. His electrifying flute playing is at once virtuosic, primordial, cross-cultural, and passionate. His…

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Lew Tabackin Trio

January 15 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$25 – $45

Lew Tabackin Trio Sat, January 15 8:30PM / $25 - $45 Get Tickets The Side Door Jazz Club at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street Old Lyme, CT 06371 Lew Tabackin "To find a personal voice on more than one instrument is almost impossible, unless your name is Lew Tabackin." - Billy Kerr – Saxophone Journal Lew Tabackin, flutist and tenor saxophonist, is an artist of astonishing vision. His electrifying flute playing is at once virtuosic, primordial, cross-cultural, and passionate. His…

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Jon Cowherd Quartet

January 21 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$20 – $40

Jon Cowherd Quartet Fri, January 21st 8:30PM / $20 - $40 Get Tickets The Side Door Jazz Club at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street Old Lyme, CT 06371 Jon Cowherd Pianist Jon Cowherd has raised eyebrows in his work with the Brian Blade Fellowship. Cowherd's playing shows an artful touch to the keys in ways Thelonious Monk used to; emphasis on just the right dynamic at just the right time and a sense of harmonic imagination that is tied…

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Barry Stephenson Quartet

January 22 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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$20 – $40

Barry Stephenson Quartet Sat, January 22, 8:30PM / $20 - $40 G The Side Door Jazz Club at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371 TICKETS: https://www.instantseats.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=buy.event&eventID=13177BE9-EB32-DA64-868E4540396F6CE7 “It’s like if Duke Ellington met Ornette Coleman. The melodies throughout the album complement each other in a way that creates a powerful thread of integrity and continuity between them.” —Jason Moran Barry Stephenson - Bass | Nicole Glover - Tenor Saxophone | Sarah Hanahan - Alto Saxophone | Charles…

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Immanuel Wilkins Quartet

January 28 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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$25 – $45

Immanuel Wilkins Quartet The Side Door Jazz Club Fri, January 28, 8:30PM / $25 - $45 Immanuel Wilkins "Anyone trying to tune into the present moment in jazz could do a lot worse than starting with Immanuel Wilkins, an alto saxophonist whose playing is at once dazzlingly solid and perfectly lithe" -New York Times   Immanuel Wilkins is a saxophonist, composer, educator, and bandleader from the greater Philadelphiaarea. While growing up, Wilkins honed his skills in the church and studied…

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Jeff Fuller & Friends – CANCELED/Rescheduled due to Storm

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

Jeff Fuller & Friends - Rescheduled to Sat. April 16th. The Side Door Jazz Club at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street Old Lyme, CT 06371 Sat, January 29, 8:30PM / $40 Get Tickets   Jeff Fuller “Jeff Fuller and his trio are absolutely “happenin’ ” on his newest recording, “Happenstance”.  Each composition and arrangement is beautifully executed by the trio, with sophistication and modernism.  Fuller’s bass lines, as always, are brilliantly crafted as well as his masterful soloing. Indeed,…

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February 2022

Jeremy Pelt Quintet

February 4 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$8 – $45

Jeremy Pelt Quintet appears Fri Feb 4 from 8:30PM at The Side Door Jazz Club at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371. 8:30PM / $25 - $45 Jeremy Pelt - trumpet Chien Chien Lu - Vibraphone Victor Gould - piano Vicente Archer - bass Allan Mednard - drums Jeremy Pelt has become one of the preeminent young trumpeters within the world of jazz. Forging a bond with the Mingus Big Band very early on, as his…

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Jimmy Greene Quartet

February 5 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$25 – $45

Sat Feb 5 Jimmy Greene Quartet appears Saturday, February 5 at The Side Door Jazz Club at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street Old Lyme, CT 06371.  8:30 - 11:00 pm. Jimmy Greene Tony Hall of Jazzwise Magazine (UK) calls Greene “ . . . . without doubt one of the most striking young tenors of recent years.” A native of Connecticut, Greene is considered one of the most respected saxophonists of his generation. His previous solo releases, Flowers: Beautiful…

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Ben Wolfe Quartet

February 11 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$20 – $40

Fri Feb 11 Ben Wolfe Quartet performs at The Side Door Jazz Club at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371 Ben Wolfe “Mingus and Miles Davis meet Bartok and Bernard Herrmann” -Ben Ratliff – The New York Times Immanuel Wilkins - alto saxophone Orrin Evans - piano Aaron Kimmel - drums Ben Wolfe - bass New York bassist/composer and bandleader Ben Wolfe’s music has been described as “Mingus and Miles Davis meet Bartok and Bernard Herrmann” (Ben Ratliff – The…

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Marianne Solivan Quartet

February 12 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$20 – $40

Marianne Solivan Quartet performs at The Side Door Jazz Club at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371 Sat, February 12th at 8:30PM / $20 - $40 Get Tickets Marianne Solivan She’s got a husky and mature voice, strong and dynamic, and can use it with a hint of come hither seductiveness ” — George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly Marianne Solivan - vocals Leandro Pellegrino - guitar Steve wood - bass Jay Sawyer - drums   With…

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Greg Murphy

February 18 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$20 – $40

Greg Murphy Trio performs on Friday, February 18th at The Side Door Jazz Club at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371.   8:30PM / $20 - $40 Get Tickets Greg Murphy "A dynamic, lyrical pianist, he showcases...his chops as a composer and arranger." Greg Murphy - piano Paul Beaudry - bass George Coleman, Jr. - drums Chicago native Greg Murphy has been a major contributor to the New York City jazz scene since the 1980s and he’s…

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JD Walter Quartet

February 19 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$25 – $45

JD Walter Quartet performs on Saturday, February 19th at The Side Door Jazz Club at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371 JD Walter "Not Bleckmann, not Elling, not even Murphy - can rival the outre audacity of JD Walter" - Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes JD Walter - vocals Taylor Eigsti - piano Luques Curtis - bass Mark Whitfield Jr. - drums A native of eastern Pennsylvania, JD Walter’s past, present, and future has always embodied music. From…

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Kris Allen Trio

February 25 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$20 – $40

Kris Allen Trio performs on Friday, February 25th at The Side Door Jazz Club at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371 8:30PM / $20 - $40 Get Tickets Kris Allen "...very much his own man with his own creative voice.” Kris Allen - alto saxophone | Matt Dwonszyk - bass | Jonathan Barber - drums His latest release, Beloved, is his second album for the Truth Revolution Recording Collective.  In the company of his working band…

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Mark Turner Quintet

February 26 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Old Lyme,
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$30 – $50

Mark Turner Quintet performs on Saturday, February 26th at The Side Door Jazz Club at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371.   8:30PM / $30 - $50 Get Tickets Mark Turner "...one of jazz’s most original and influential musical forces." Mark Turner - tenor saxophone Jason Palmer - trumpet David Virelles - piano Matt Brewer - bass Nasheet Waits - drums In a career that spans nearly four decades and encompasses a broad array of musical ventures, saxophonist…

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Mark Turner Quintet

February 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$30 – $50

Mark Turner Quintet performs on Sunday, February 27th at The Side Door Jazz Club at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371.   8PM / $30 - $50  Get Tickets Mark Turner "...one of jazz’s most original and influential musical forces." Mark Turner - tenor saxophone Jason Palmer - trumpet David Virelles - piano Matt Brewer - bass Nasheet Waits - drums In a career that spans nearly four decades and encompasses a broad array of musical ventures, saxophonist…

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March 2022

George Coleman’s 86th Birthday Celebration!

March 4 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$35 – $55

Fri Mar 4 George Coleman's 86th Birthday Celebration! at The Side Door Jazz Club at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371Fri, March 4th 8:30PM / $35 - $55 Get Tickets George Coleman Celebrate Miles Davis alumnus and saxophonist extraordinare George Coleman's 86th birthday at The Side Door Jazz Club with a weekend of unforgettable music and fun! Celebrate Miles Davis alumnus and saxophonist extraordinare George Coleman's 86th birthday at The Side Door Jazz Club with a weekend of…

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George Coleman’s 86th Birthday Celebration!

March 5 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$35 – $55

George Coleman's 86th Birthday Celebration! The Side Door Jazz Club at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street Old Lyme, CT 06371 Sat, March 5th at 8:30PM / $35 - $55    Get Tickets George Coleman Celebrate Miles Davis alumnus and saxophonist extraordinare George Coleman's 86th birthday at The Side Door Jazz Club with a weekend of unforgettable music and fun! Celebrate Miles Davis alumnus and saxophonist extraordinare George Coleman's 86th birthday at The Side Door Jazz Club with a weekend of unforgettable…

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Nicole Zuraitis Quartet

March 18 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$20 – $40

Nicole Zuraitis Quartet The Side Door Jazz Club at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371 Fri, March 18 8:30PM / $20 - $40 “Zuraitis writes her own material, and her deftness with a lyric is decidedly pronounced; second, she’s a damned good piano player.... With an effervescent stage presence and a vocal style that’s equal parts Diana Krall and Bonnie Raitt, Nicole Zuraitis is already something special, but she also has the tools to be something…

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Christos Rafalides/Giovanni Mirabassi Vibraphone/Piano Duo

March 19 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$20 – $40

Christos Rafalides/Giovanni Mirabassi Vibraphone/Piano Duo The Side Door Jazz Club at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371 Sat, March 19 8:30PM / $20 - $40 Giovanni Mirabassi and Christos Rafalides are two world class renown musicians, with a magical chemistry on stage, that has led to successful performances around the world. ABOUT THE ARTISTS: Giovanni Mirabassi and Christos Rafalides are two renown musicians, with extensive experience, soulful delivery of music and a magical chemistry on stage,…

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Nelson Riveros Quintet ft. Hector Martignon

March 25 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$25 – $45

Nelson Riveros Quintet ft. Hector Martignon (Latin Side of Wes Montgomery) The Side Door Jazz Club at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371 THE LATIN SIDE OF WES MONTGOMERY IS A TRIUMPHANT TRIBUTE ALBUM. IT’S MADE BY ONE MASTER, IN HONOR AND CELEBRATION OF ANOTHER. Fri, March 25 -- 8:30PM / $25 - $45 -Jazz Guitar Today Nelson Riveros - guitar Hector Martignoon - piano Harvie S. - bass Jonathan Gomez - percussion Tony Cintron -…

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Brian Charette Sextet

March 26 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$25 – $45

Brian Charette Sextet The Side Door Jazz Club, at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street Old Lyme, CT 06371 Sat, March 26   --   8:30PM / $25 - $45 TICKETS: https://www.instantseats.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=buy.event&eventID=F4520BE4-EDE1-8E61-55C4D54E20D6870C The Hammond B-3 organist Brian Charette weighs the ageless objective of soul-jazz with a trace of restless modernity - Nate Chinen, New York Times Brian Charette - organ Itai Kriss - flute Mike DiRubbo - alto saxophone Kenny Brooks - tenor saxophone Karel Ruzicka - bass clarinet Jordan Young -…

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April 2022

Christian Sands Trio

April 1 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$35 – $55

Christian Sands Trio Fri, April 1, 8:30PM / $35 - $55 The Side Door Jazz Club at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371 Visit Website Watch Video Christian Sands “Christian Sands plays with a restrained touch and a rolling command across the entire keyboard.” – New York Times “When I first met Christian in 2009, it marked a seminal moment in my career as a bandleader. He was the FIRST young musician I’d met who had…

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Christian Sands Trio

April 2 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$35 – $55

Christian Sands Trio The Side Door Jazz Club at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371 Visit Website Watch Video Sat, April 2  ---  8:30PM / $35 - $55 Get Tickets Christian Sands “Christian Sands plays with a restrained touch and a rolling command across the entire keyboard.” – New York Times “Christian Sands plays with a restrained touch and a rolling command across the entire keyboard.” – New York Times “When I first met Christian in…

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Larry Fuller & Houston Person

April 8 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$30 – $50

Larry Fuller Trio Featuring Houston Person The Side Door Jazz Club at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street Old Lyme, CT 06371 Visit Website Watch Video Fri, April 8, 8:30PM / $30 - $50 Get Tickets Larry Fuller & Houston Person “In his amazing gossamer piano solos, he sprinkles stardust on whatever song he plays; you hold your breath in wonder.” ~ The New York Times Larry Fuller - piano Houston Person - tenor saxophone Matthew Parrish - bass Jason…

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Larry Fuller Trio Featuring Houston Person

April 9 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$30 – $50

Larry Fuller Trio Featuring Houston Person The Side Door Jazz Club at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371 Visit Website Watch Video Sat, April 9, 8:30PM / $30 - $50 Get Tickets Larry Fuller & Houston Person “In his amazing gossamer piano solos, he sprinkles stardust on whatever song he plays; you hold your breath in wonder.” ~ The New York Times Larry Fuller - piano Houston Person - tenor saxophone Matthew Parrish - bass Jason…

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Ken Peplowski Quartet

April 29 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$25 – $45

Friday April 29, 2022 at the Side Door Jazz Club Ken Peplowski Quartet Get Tickets $25 - $45 | $2.58 - $3.56 Fees 8:30 PM “Ken Peplowski is arguably the greatest living jazz clarinetist” - Russell Davies, BBC Ken Peplowski - tenorsaxophone/clarinet Ehud Asherie - piano Peter Washington - bass Phil Stewart - drums After a year of college, Ken joined the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra under the direction of Buddy Morrow. “Buddy heard me with my quartet at a Cleveland…

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Ken Peplowski Quartet

April 30 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$25.00 – $45.00

Ken Peplowski Quartet at the Side Door Jazz Club, Saturday, April 30th at 8:30 pm Get Tickets $25 - $45 | $2.58 - $3.56 Fees “Ken Peplowski is arguably the greatest living jazz clarinetist” - Russell Davies, BBC Ken Peplowski - tenorsaxophone/clarinet Ehud Asherie - piano Peter Washington - bass Phil Stewart - drums After a year of college, Ken joined the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra under the direction of Buddy Morrow. “Buddy heard me with my quartet at a Cleveland…

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May 2022

Sami Stevens/Kazemde George

May 6 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$25.00 – $45.00

Sami Stevens/Kazemde George at the Side Door Jazz Club, Friday, May 6th, 8:30 pm. Get Tickets    #25.00 - $45.00 Kazemde George - Tenor Sax Sami Stevens - Vocals Chris McCarthy - Piano Matt Aronoff - Bass Kayvon Gordon - Drums Sami Stevens harnesses Jazz, Singer-Songwriter, and classic RnB influences to create truly intimate original music. In writing songs, singing and accompanying herself on keyboard, she crafts a musical world based in silence, delivering dynamic, personal performances. Though performing solo is where…

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Ed Cherry Trio

May 7 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$25.00 – $45.00

Ed Cherry Trio at the Side Door Jazz Club Sat, May 7 8:30PM / $25 - $45 Get Tickets "An expressive instrumentalist, Cherry has a hip, melodic approach that is a refreshing contrast to guitarists who frequently resort to playing 'finger music', the execution of rapid streams of notes that serve no musical purpose other than to fill space"  - Jim Ferguson, Jazztimes Ed Cherry - guitar Keith Brown - piano Gary Wang - bass Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Ed…

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Donald Vega Trio

May 13 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$25.00 – $45.00

Donald Vega Trio at the Side Door Jazz Club on Friday, May 13 8:30PM / $25 - $45   Get Tickets Donald Vega - piano David "Happy" Williams - bass Neal Smith - drums Donald Vega was trained classically in piano in his native Nicaragua. He emigrated to the United States at age 14 and found a musical home with the Colburn School of Performing Arts (CSPA). He began his studies there in classical piano with Teresa de Jong Pombo and…

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Rene McLean

May 14 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$35 – $55

Rene McLean at the Side Door Jazz Club,  Sat, May 14 8:30PM / $35 - $55   Get Tickets Rene McLean - saxophone Josh Evans - trumpet Hubert Eaves III - piano Nat Reeves - bass Baba Neil Clarke - percussion Will Calhoun - drums RENE MCLEAN - multi-reed Instrumentalist, composer, bandleader, educator and producer, protégeé, and son of world-renowned alto saxophonist/educator/activist Jackie Mclean. Rene is a professor of African American music on the faculty of the Jackie McLean Institute at…

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Medusa

May 20 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$25.00 – $45.00

Medusa at the Side Door Jazz Club Fri, May 20, 8:30PM / $25 - $45 Get Tickets Medusa was founded in 2012 by Corey Hutchins (tap) and Jocelyn Pleasant (drums/percussion), with both having met as students at The Artists Collective in Hartford CT in the late 1990s.  The group is a statement band that blends together two great American art forms of Jazz music and Rhythm Tap dancing into a smooth mix of music and dancing at its highest level! …

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Keith Loftis Quartet

May 21 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$25.00 – $45.00

Keith Loftis Quartet at the Side Door Jazz Club, Sat, May 21, 8:30PM / $25 - $45 Get Tickets Loftis is a tenor player with a heavy, authoritative sound, ...play with the drive of middle period John Coltrane. - All About Jazz Keith Loftis - tenor and soprano saxophones John Chin - piano Eric Wheeler - bass Willie Jones lll - drums Keith Loftis has been described as one of the most lyrical & compelling jazz saxophonist of today. Keith was born in Dallas,…

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Lew Tabackin Trio

May 27 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$25.00 – $45.00

Lew Tabackin Trio at the Side Door Jazz Club Fri, May 27, 8:30PM / $25 - $45    Get Tickets "To find a personal voice on more than one instrument is almost impossible, unless your name is Lew Tabackin." - Billy Kerr – Saxophone Journal Lew Tabackin, flutist and tenor saxophonist, is an artist of astonishing vision. His electrifying flute playing is at once virtuosic, primordial, cross-cultural, and passionate. His distinctive tenor sax style includes the use of wide intervals, abrupt…

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Lew Tabackin Trio

May 28 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$25.00 – $45.00

Lew Tabackin Trio at the Side Door Jazz Club, Sat, May 28, 8:30PM / $25 - $45   Get Tickets "To find a personal voice on more than one instrument is almost impossible, unless your name is Lew Tabackin." - Billy Kerr – Saxophone Journal Lew Tabackin, flutist and tenor saxophonist, is an artist of astonishing vision. His electrifying flute playing is at once virtuosic, primordial, cross-cultural, and passionate. His distinctive tenor sax style includes the use of wide intervals, abrupt…

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June 2022

Jon Cleary – Special Solo Performance

June 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$30 – $50

Jon Cleary - Special Solo Performance at the Side Door Jazz Club Thu, June 2, 8PM / $30 - $50 Get Tickets “Jon Cleary's songwriting is pure New Orleans.” -NPR Music “As an artist he has long succeeded in striking a perfect balance of class, swagger and soul that captures what New Orleans music has always been about, whether you’re talking about Allen Toussaint, Ernie K-Doe, or Dr. John.” -Glide Magazine Jon Cleary’s love and affinity for New Orleans music…

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Curtis Brothers Quartet

June 3 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$25 – $45

The Curtis Brothers Quartet will be at the Side Door Jazz Club on Friday, June 3, at 8:30pm for one dynamic set! They will be presenting the CuBop project which has been a great crowd-pleasing show wherever it is performed. Zaccai Curtis - Piano Luques Curtis - Bass Camilo Molina - Timbales Marcos Torres - Congas Pianist Zaccai Curtis and his bassist brother Luques have played with many prominent jazz musicians, including trumpeters Christian Scott, David Weiss and Sean Jones,…

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Kristina Koller Quartet

June 4 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$20 – $40

Kristina Koller Quartet will perform at the Side Door Jazz Club on Saturday, June 4th from 8:30 to 11:00 pm. Tickets are $20 - $40. Jazz vocalist Kristina Koller will be performing her unique arrangements of the music of Cole Porter, featuring songs from her new album ‘Get Out Of Town’. Kristina Koller – vocals Fima Chupakhin – piano James Robbins – bass Cory Cox – drums   “Koller favors humid and moody arrangements that are the sonic equivalent of…

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Steve Davis Quintet featuring Abena Koomson-Davis

June 10 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$25 – $45

Steve Davis Quintet featauring Abena Koomson-Davis will perform at the Side Door Jazz Club on Friday, June 10th from 8:30 to 11:00 pm.   $25 - $45  Get Tickets Steve Davis - trombone Abena Koomson-Davis - vocals Rick Germanson - piano Nat Reeves - bass Jonathan Barber - drums Trombonist Steve Davis remains one of today's leading voices on the instrument.  He has worked with a range of jazz icons including Art Blakey, Jackie McLean, Chick Corea, Freddie Hubbard, Jimmy Heath, Slide Hampton,…

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Olli Soikkeli Trio

June 11 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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$20 – $40

Olli Soikkeli Trio The Side Door Jazz Club at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street Old Lyme, CT 06371 Olli Soikkeli Olli Soikelli - guitar Alberto Pibiri - piano Ethan O'Reilly - bass Considered one of the most gifted young guitarists in the world, Olli Soikkeli has been described by the Wall Street Journal as “a riveting Finnish guitarist who combines astonishing dexterity and speed with pure soul in a way that places him among the worthiest current day successors…

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Kind Folk

June 17 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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$25 – $45

Kind Folk The Side Door Jazz Club at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street Old Lyme, CT 06371 Fri, June 17   8:30PM / $25 - $45 Get Ticket Kind Folk Since its inception in 2014, Kind Folk, comprised of trumpeter/flugelhornist John Raymond, alto saxophonist Alex LoRe, bassist Noam Wiesenberg, and drummer Colin Stranahan, has endured against all odds to create poignant, thoughtful music. After a series of impromptu sessions in a small Brooklyn apartment followed by a string of performances in New York, the group recorded and released…

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Ted Rosenthal Trio

June 18 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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Ted Rosenthal Trio The Side Door Jazz Club at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street Old Lyme, CT 06371 Sat, June 18   8:30PM / $25 - $45 Get Tickets Ted Rosenthal Ted Rosenthal - Piano Noriko Ueda - Bass Tim Horner - Drums Ted Rosenthal has performed worldwide as soloist, with his trio, and sideman with many jazz greats including Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Phil Woods, James Moody, Bob Brookmeyer and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. He has also been a featured soloist with…

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Kevin Hays Trio

June 24 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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Kevin Hays Trio The Side Door Jazz Club at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street Old Lyme, CT 06371 Fri, June 24     8:30PM / $25 - $45 Get Tickets Kevin Hays A jolt of joy! – The New York Times   There are plenty of talented pianists… but few have Hays’ melodic charms and sense of style.   – The New Yorker “Best of the Year” list   Kevin Hays is a true original. Everything he plays has a deep intelligence…

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Timothy Norton Quintet

June 25 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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Timothy Norton Quintet The Side Door Jazz Club at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street Old Lyme, CT 06371 Sat, June 25      8:30PM / $25 - $45 Get Tickets Timothy Norton Timothy Norton - bass Jerome Sabbagh - saxophone Victor Gould - piano Adam Arruda - drums Greg Glassman - trumpet ***Celebrating the forthcoming release of Timothy's new album "Visions Of Phaedrus" out summer 2022 on the Truth Revolution Reording Collective label!*** Bassist and Composer Timothy Joseph Norton hails from the foothills…

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July 2022

Afro-Semitic Experience

July 2 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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The Afro-Semitic Experience performs at The Side Door Jazz Cafe in Old Lyme, Connecticut on Sat, July 2 8:30PM / $25 - $45    Get Tickets “never before have I heard this lyrically powerful a fusion of Jewish and jazz souls on fire” — Nat Hentoff, Wall Street Journal THE AFRO-SEMITIC EXPERIENCE The Afro-Semitic Experience is an American roots jazz band with a difference.  They are a group of Jewish-American and African-American musicians who have been performing, recording, and teaching together…

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Thad Wilson Quartet ft. Benito Gonzalez

July 8 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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Thad Wilson Quartet ft. Benito Gonzalez The Side Door Jazz Club at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street Old Lyme, CT 06371 Fri, July 8, 8:30PM / $25 - $45    Get Tickets Thad Wilson Thad Wilson - trumpet Benito Gonzalez - piano Jason Clotter - bass Byron Landham - drums   Thad was born in Fort Dix, New Jersey. However, his musical life started as a child living in Montgomery, Alabama. At fifteen, he moved back to New Jersey…

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Gillian Margot’s Power Flower

July 9 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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Gillian Margot's Power Flower The Side Door Jazz Club at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street Old Lyme, CT 06371 Sat, July 9,  8:30PM / $30 - $50    Get Tickets Gillian Margot Gillian Margot - voice Andy Ezrin - piano/keys Nate Radley - guitar Richie Goods - bass Ryan Sands - drums Having an exquisite voice, a disarmingly wide rangeand a style that is deeply rooted in the tradition ofthe great jazz vocalists, Gillian Margot possesses a gift of…

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Joe McCarthy’s Afro Bop Alliance

July 15 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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Joe McCarthy's Afro Bop Alliance The Side Door Jazz Club at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street Old Lyme, CT 06371 Fri, July 15,  8:30PM / $25 - $45    Get Tickets Joe McCarthy Luis Perdomo- Piano John Benitez- Bass Alejandro Aviles- Saxophone Joe McCarthy- Drums   Joe McCarthy has led a diverse career as drummer/percussionist, bandleader, producer and educator in a myriad of settings from symphony orchestra to bebop, big band, afro cuban, theater and beyond. Joe is the founder,…

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Kris Allen Trio

July 16 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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Kris Allen Trio The Side Door Jazz Club at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street Old Lyme, CT 06371 Sat, July 16,   8:30PM / $25 - $45     Get Tickets Kris Allen "...very much his own man with his own creative voice.” Kris Allen - alto saxophone | Matt Dwonszyk - bass | Jonathan Barber - drums His latest release, Beloved, is his second album for the Truth Revolution Recording Collective.  In the company of his working band Allen…

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Giacomo Gates

July 22 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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Giacomo Gates's "YOU" Record Release The Side Door Jazz Club at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street Old Lyme, CT 06371 Fri, July 22, 8:30PM / $25 - $45   Get Tickets Giacomo Gates “Mr. Gates is a solid example of a performer who is doing something that no one else does. He evokes an age (that I would hope is not so terribly bygone) when musicians were entertainers and entertainers were musicians, and a sense of humor was as…

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Mark Zaleski

July 23 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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Mark Zaleski Album Release: Reimagining Dave Brubeck The Side Door Jazz Club at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street Old Lyme, CT 06371 Sat, July 23,  8:30PM / $25 - $45   Get Tickets Mark Zaleski Mark Zaleski - alto saxophone/leader Jon Bean - tenor saxophone Caio Afiune - guitar Glenn Zaleski - piano Matt Dwonszyk - bass Oscar Suchanek - drums   Mark Zaleski has performed with a wide variety of notable artists including Ian Anderson, Lake Street Dive, Jethro Tull, Louis Cole,…

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Sheila Jordan with Alan Broadbent & Harvie S.

July 29 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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Sheila Jordan with Alan Broadbent & Harvie S. The Side Door Jazz Club at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street Old Lyme, CT 06371 Fri, July 29, 8:30PM / Free Get Tickets Sheila Jordan, Alan Broadbent, Harvie S. Sheila Jordan - vocals Alan Broadbent - piano Harvie S. - bass Sheila Jordan was born Nov. 18 1928 in Detroit, Michigan. Raised in poverty in Pennsylvania's coal-mining country, Jordan began singing as a child and by the time she was in…

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Sheila Jordan with Alan Broadbent & Harvie S.

July 30 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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Sheila Jordan with Alan Broadbent & Harvie S. The Side Door Jazz Club at Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme Street Old Lyme, CT 06371 Sat, July 30,  8:30PM / $25 - $45 Get Tickets Sheila Jordan, Alan Broadbent, Harvie S. Sheila Jordan - vocals Alan Broadbent - piano Harvie S. - bass Sheila Jordan was born Nov. 18 1928 in Detroit, Michigan. Raised in poverty in Pennsylvania's coal-mining country, Jordan began singing as a child and by the time she…

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August 2022

Sullivan Fortner, Rodney Whitaker, Joe Farnsworth Trio!

August 5 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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Sullivan Fortner, Rodney Whitaker, Joe Farnsworth Trio at the Side Door Jazz Club, Fri, August 5 8:30PM / $25 - $45 Get Tickets A POWERHOUSE TRIO comes to the Side Door Jazz Club for a very special weekend of intimate, world-class trio jazz! Sullivan Fortner - piano / Rodney Whitaker - bass / Joe Farnsworth - drums Sullivan Joseph Fortner Jr. is a native New Orleanian who has already made a significant foray into the jazz world that belies his young…

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Sullivan Fortner, Rodney Whitaker, Joe Farnsworth Trio

August 6 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
Old Lyme,
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Sullivan Fortner, Rodney Whitaker, Joe Farnsworth Trio at the Side Door Jazz Club, Sat, August 6 8:30PM / $25 - $45 Get Tickets A POWERHOUSE TRIO comes to the Side Door Jazz Club for a very special weekend of intimate, world-class trio jazz! Sullivan Fortner - piano / Rodney Whitaker - bass / Joe Farnsworth - drums Sullivan Joseph Fortner Jr. is a native New Orleanian who has already made a significant foray into the jazz world that belies his young…

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