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Best Video Film & Cultural Center

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1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
203-287-9286 http://www.bestvideo.com/

October 2021

Joe Carter at Best Video

October 22, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
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Friday, October 22nd from 5 – 7 pm, guitarist Joe Carter and bassist Jeff Fuller will perform their growing repertoire of outstanding Brazilian tunes at Best Video Film & Cultural Center in Hamden. Outdoors if weather permits.  Tips welcome. The Joe Carter-Jeff Fuller Brazilian Jazz Duo plays the Best Video Film & Cultural Center deck on Fri., Oct. 22. The duo features Joe Carter on guitar and Jeff Fuller on upright bass. The show starts at 5 PM. The Joe…

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Tony Lombardozzi & Jeff Fuller at Best Video

October 29, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
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Friday, October 29th, 5 – 7 pm, for the first time in more than two years, the great Tony Lombardozzi and the indomitable Jeff Fuller will spin great jazz from their huge repertory.  Outdoors performance, weather permitting. Tips welcome.

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Jeff Fuller, Tony Lombardozzi & Barry Ries

October 29, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
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Jazz with Jeff Fuller, Tony Lombardozzi, & Barry Ries at Best Video Fri., Oct. 29 Jeff Fuller, Tony Lombardozzi, and Barry Ries play jazz on the Best Video Film & Cultural Center deck on Fri., Oct. 29. The show starts at 5 PM. Whether performing on stage and in clubs, teaching jazz and coaching ensembles, or composing and arranging in his home studio, Jeff Fuller brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to all his musical endeavors. An integral part…

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December 2021

The Lost Tribe

December 3, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
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$12.00

The Lost Tribe plays Best Video Performance Space Fri., Dec. 3. The show starts at 7 PM and the cover is $12. This is an indoor show so attendance is 30 max. Proof of vaccination is required to enter and masks are required. The Lost Tribe is a drum-centered Afro-funk fusion ensemble, led by percussionist Jocelyn Pleasant. Their sound winds through many genres that are rooted in West African rhythms and sensibilities. As a traditional percussionist and drum kit player,…

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David Chevan Klezmer Quartet

December 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
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$10.00

The David Chevan Klezmer Quartet will perform at Best Video Film & Cultural Center on Thursday, December 9 at 7:00 pm. The cover charge is $10.00. Attendance is limited to 30 maximum, masks must be worn and proof of vaccinations are required.

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David Chevan Klezmer Quartet

December 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
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$10.00

Thurs., Dec. 9, 7 PM The David Chevan Klezmer Quartet plays its debut performance at Best Video Film & Cultural Center on Thurs., Dec. 9. The show starts at 7 PM. The cover is $10. Bassist David Chevan arrives at Best Video with a Klezmer quartet featuring Dana Astmann on accordion, Will Bartlett on clarinet (and occasionally sax) and David Sasso on mandolin. The repertoire pulls very heavily from Klezmer and early swing.

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Ernie Mazza & Friends

December 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
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$10.00

Ernie Mazza & Friends will perform at Best Video Film & Cultural Center on Friday, Dec. 10th at 7 PM. Covid protocols for inside events are 30 max attendance, proof of vaccination required to enter, and masks must be worn. Yes, they can be slipped down to take a drink but they need to be pulled back after you take a sip.  

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Ernie Mazza & Friends

December 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
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$10.00

Ernie Mazza & Friends play jazz at Best Video Dec. 10 Ernie Mazza & Friends play Best Video Film & Cultural Center Fri., Dec. 10. The show starts at 7 PM and the cover is $10. This is an indoor show so attendance is 30 max. Proof of vaccination is required to enter and masks are required. Veteran pianist Ernie Mazza hosts an evening of cookin’ jazz at the performance space. He’ll be joined by wife, Mary, on vocals (They…

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January 2022

Jeff Fuller, Ellynne Rey & Joe Carter – RESCHEDULED DUE TO COVID

January 20, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED DUE TO COVID: NEW DATE IS SATURDAY, APRIL 30TH. Thursday, January 20th from 7 – 8:30 pm, jazz bassist Jeff Fuller performs at Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave., Hamden, with vocalist and lyricist Ellynne Rey and Joe Carter on guitar.

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March 2022

The Mandingo Ambassadors

March 4, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
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The Mandingo Ambassadors, West AfricanJazz/Pop, will perform at Best Video Film & Cultural Center in Hamden on Friday, March 4th at 7:00 pm. Covid protocols for indoor events when happening: To keep everybody safe, Best Video will limit attendance to 30. Attendees must show proof of vaccination to enter. Mask wearing will be mandatory for everybody—yes, you can lower them to take a drink. Stay tuned to their social media pages—Facebook for Best Video Film & Cultural Center and Facebook…

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Isabella Mendes & Flavio Lira Brazilian Quartet

March 19, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
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Saturday, March 19, 7:00 PM. Brazilian Music: Isabella Mendes & Flavio Lira Brazilian Quartet

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Ernie Mazza & Friends

March 24, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
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Thursday, March 24, 7:00 PM. Jazz: Ernie Mazza & Friends at Best Video Film & Cultural Center, Hamden.

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April 2022

Ellynne Rey, Joe Carter & Jeff Fuller

April 30, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
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Saturday, April 30th from 7 – 8:30 pm, jazz bassist Jeff Fuller performs at Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave., Hamden, with vocalist and lyricist Ellynne Rey and Joe Carter on guitar.

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June 2022

Nu Haven Kapelye

June 16, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
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Thursday, June 16, 5-7 pm. Klezmer and Yiddish Song with the Nu Haven Kapelye, a Klezmer Orchestra and Big Band, Best Video Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave., Hamden, https://www.bestvideo.com/

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Nu Haven Kapelye

June 16, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
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$10.00

THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2022 AT 5:30 PM Nu Haven Kapelye performs at Best Video on Thurs., June 16, 5:30 PM… Nu Haven Kapelye plays the Best Video Film & Cultural Center deck Thurs., June 16. The show starts at 5:30 PM. The Nu Haven Kapelye is Southern New England’s largest Klezmer ensemble, numbering anywhere from 12-30 musicians. A cross between a big band and a Klezmer orchestra, the Kapelye plays innovative arrangements of Klezmer and Yiddish music from Romania, Hungary,…

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July 2022

Joe Carter

July 15, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
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$10.00

On Friday, July 15th, at 7:00 pm (indoors), guitarist Joe Carter and bassist Jeff Fuller will join Brazilian vocalist Fernanda Franco at Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave., Hamden.  An evening of bossa novas and sambas, under the stars! $10 cover.

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Sambeleza

July 30, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
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$10.00

Saturday, July 30th at 7:00 pm, Sambeleza returns to Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave., Hamden.  Reuniting Jeff Fuller on bass with Isabella Mendes on piano and vocals, Joe Carter on guitar, and Graciliano Zambonim on drums! The cover here is usually $10.00.

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August 2022

Rich Moran Quartet

August 18, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
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Thur., Aug. 18, 5:30 PM - Rich Moran Quartet The Rich Moran Quartet will return to Best Video on Thurs., Aug. 18, at 5:30 PM. The Quartet featuring Rich Moran on vocals, Judy Webber on Piano, Jeff Webber on woodwinds, and Mike Bimonte on drums will continue their exploration of the Great American Songbook mixing neo traditional renditions of the Standards with insightful commentary on the history behind the music being played. Joining the Quartet will be special guest singer Chloe…

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September 2022

Dani Zanuttini-Frank at Best Video

September 3, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
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$10.00

On Saturday, September 3rd, from 7 – 8:30 pm, the remarkable young guitarist, Dani Zanuttini-Frank will perform at Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave., Hamden.  $10 cover.  Dani plays with a jazz technique strongly rooted in classical guitar ~ you’ll enjoy listening!

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October 2022

Warren Byrd and David Chevan

October 13, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
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Thursday, October 13, 7:00 pm. Warren Byrd and David Chevan, co-founders of the Afro-Semitic Experience, Works in Progress, an evening of new pieces and fragments of ideas at Best Video Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave., Hamden, https://www.bestvideo.com/

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December 2022

Jeff Fuller & Friends

December 9, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
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$10.00

This Friday ~ Jeff Fuller & Friends live at Best Video Film & Cultural Center, come hear a great set of jazz standards, a few originals and some Holiday favorites from Charlie Brown’s Christmas. Friday, December 9th from 7 – 8:30 pm, my trio with Darren Litzie on piano and Ben Bilello on drums will play some great standards and originals ~ and maybe a holiday tune or two! ~  at Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave., Hamden.  Newly redecorated, this is CT’s greatest listening room!  $10 cover.

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Isabella Mendes & Flavio Lira

December 23, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
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$15.00

Isabella Mendes & Flavio Lira play Best Video Film & Cultural Center Fri., Dec. 23. The show starts at 7 PM and the cover is $15.

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January 2023

Mark Kaplan Quartet At Best Video Video Film And Cultural Center

January 27, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
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On Friday, January 27th, from 7 - 9 p.m., The Mark Kaplan Quartet will be playing at Best Video Film and Cultural Center at 1842 Whitney Avenue in Hamden, Ct. We are a classic "straight ahead" quartet, playing the compositions of Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Sonny Rollins, Wes Montgomery, Horace Silver and other greats. Mark will be backed by the stellar rhythm section of Martin Carter, piano; Esdras Lubin, bass; and John Rispoli, drums. Best Video is an intimate setting…

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February 2023

Joe Carter-Jeff Fuller Brazilian Jazz Duo

February 25, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
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$10.00

On Saturday, February 25th from 7 – 8:30 pm, great Brazilian jazz returns to Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave., Hamden, with the Joe Carter-Jeff Fuller Brazilian Jazz Duo.  Come out, sit back, relax, tap your toes… and support the newly redecorated Best Video, CT’s greatest little listening room!  $10 cover.  

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June 2023

Joe Carter & Darren Litzie at Best Video

June 24, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
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$10.00

Joe Carter, guitar, and Darren Litzie, keyboards, will perform outdoors at Best Video Film & Cultural Center on Saturday, June 24 at 5:30 pm.  $10.00 donation.  In case of rain the event will be moved indoors.

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Jeff Fuller Quartet at Best Video

June 30, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
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$10.00

On Friday, June 30th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave., Hamden, jazz bassist Jeff Fuller will be hosting his quartet of Darren Litzie on piano, Ben Bilello on drums, and the sensational vocalist, Atla DeChamplain!  $10 music charge, don’t miss it!

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July 2023

Linda Satin Pancoast, Jeff Fuller, Joe Carter

July 21, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
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On Friday, July 21st from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave., Hamden,  swingin’ vocalist Linda Satin Pancoast along with bassist Jeff Fuller and guitarist Joe Carter, for a set of great jazz standards. $10 music charge, you’ll enjoy this!

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September 2023

Allen Lowe & The All-Stars

September 13, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
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$10.00

Allen Lowe & The All-Stars will perform Wednesday, September 13 at 7:00 pm at Best Video Film & Cultural Center in Hamden.  Tickets are $10.00.

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Jeff Fuller Trio at Best Video

September 22, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
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$15.00

On Friday, September 22nd from 7 – 8:30 pm, bassist Jeff Fuller, along with Darren Litzie on piano and Ben Bilello on drums will play their great standards and originals at Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave., Hamden.  Newly redecorated, this is CT’s most intimate listening room ~ a great play to really listen to the music!  $15 cover. 

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November 2023

Allen Lowe & The All Stars

November 8, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
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Allen Lowe & The All Stars at Best Video Film & Cultural Center, Wednesday, November 8 at 7:00 pm. $10.00

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December 2023

Allen Lowe at Best Video

December 13, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
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$10.00

Saxophonist Allen Lowe brings his band to Best Video Film & Cultural Center on Wednesday, December 13 from 7:00 pm to around 8:30 pm.   Cover charge is $10.00.  

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Nu Haven Kapelye Hanukkah Party

December 14, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
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Thursday, December 14, 7:00 pm. Nu Haven Kapelye Hanukkah Party at Best Video, 1842 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06517

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Nu Haven Kapelye at Best Video

December 14, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
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Nu Haven Kapelye's celebratory performances this December! Nu Haven Kapelye will be giving Hannukah a send-off with a fun gig on Thursday, December 14th at 7 pm at Best Video (1834 Whitney Avenue in Hamden).

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Jeff Fuller at Best Video

December 29, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
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$15.00

Jazz bassist Jeff Fuller brings his group with Mike Godette and Matt Rousseau to Best Video Film & Cultural Center in Hamden on Friday, December 29 from 7:00 to around 8:30 pm.  Cover charge is $15.00.

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January 2024

Paragon Organ Alliance at Best Video

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
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The Paragon Organ Alliance will be performing at Best Video Film & Cultural Center on Wednesday, January 31 from 7:00 pm to around 8:30 pm. Admission TBA.

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February 2024

Allen Lowe & The All-Stars

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517 United States
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$10.00

Jazz Night: Allen Lowe & The All-Stars Wednesday, February 14, 2024 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Google Calendar ICS Step right into Hamden’s very own monthly jazz club… Please join Best Video Film & Cultural Center (BVFCC) and host Allen Lowe for a special Valentine’s edition of our Monthly Jazz Night with Allen Lowe & The All-Stars on Wednesday, February 14th at 7pm. There will be a coterie of musical guests assembled by our host each month in a relaxed setting…

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