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The Side Door Jazz Club

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

January 2019

Josh Lawrence & Color Theory

January 18 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St
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Josh Lawrence & Color Theory at the Side Door. Call for ticket information: (860) 434-2600 Josh Lawrence – trumpet Caleb Curtis – alto sax Anwar Marshal – drums Zaccai Curtis – piano Madison Rast – bass A New Jersey native, Josh Lawrence was born in 1982 in Princeton and raised in Browns Mills, a community just outside of Fort Dix in the Pine Barrens. At age 10 he picked up the trumpet but his formal training didn’t begin until his…

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Darryl Yokley & Sound Reformation

January 19 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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Ben Wolfe Quartet

January 25 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Ben Wolfe Quartet at the Side Door Jazz Club. $35.00. Doors open at 7:30 for seating and cocktails. Ben Wolfe - bass Joel Ross - vibes Victor Gould - piano Donald Edwards - drums As Wynton Marsalis said, “Ben Wolfe swings with authority.” Including his recent Posi-­‐Tone Records release “The Whisperer”, bassist-­‐composer Ben Wolfe has released eight CDs comprised solely of his original music. Of the music on his MAXJAZZ debut “No Strangers Here” The New York Times says, “In…

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Phred & Friends

January 26 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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$30.00

Phred and Friends at the Side Door Jazz Club. $30.00. Doors open at 7:30 for seating and cocktails. Performance begins at 8:30 pm. Jazz vocalist Phred Mileski has been described as “amazingly talented” and "one of New England's finest song stylists." Her astonishing range and engaging stage presence have earned her friends all over the world. A busy and versatile freelance singer and multi-instrumentalist, she is also in demand as an arranger for performances and recording projects in a wide…

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February 2019

The Newport Sound Collective

February 1 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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$25.00

The Newport Sound Collective is a group of Young musicians that came together after performing at the Newport Jazz Festival as Part of Berklee’s Global Jazz Institute (BGJI). Each summer BGJI selects around thirty 10th-12th graders from around the world to participate in a week-long workshop that culminates in a performance at the Newport Jazz Festival. This scholarship program allows young musician from around the world to come together and get a chance to work with professional jazz musicians. After…

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Justin Kauflin Trio

February 2 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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$45.00

Justin Kauflin is a “jazz pianist who favors a clarity of touch and ideas, rarely spinning into an orbit he can’t control” (The New York Times). After losing his sight at the age of 11, Kauflin gravitated towards playing jazz piano, despite having a background in classical violin. He received top honors at jazz festivals across the U.S. and began performing professionally by age 15, most notably with the Jae Sinnett Trio. In 2004, he received the Presidential Scholarship to…

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Nat Reeves with Special Guest Kate Rushin

February 8 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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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 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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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 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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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 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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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 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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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 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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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 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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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 @ 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 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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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 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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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 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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$45.00

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