The Fred Ward Story
Hartford Jazz Society Blog
by Ken Laster
2M ago
by Leslie Manselle Summer 2021 (photos by Maurice D. Robertson) You know, sometimes you meet people who just strike you as interesting, real interesting. You want to know more about them. Well, this person· is real humble, confident, quiet; low key, low profile; very giving, very generous. He's older and kind of private, so no ..read more
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HJS Fall Concert and Workshop with Joel Frahm
Hartford Jazz Society Blog
by Ken Laster
3M ago
On November 15, 2023, Joel Frahm (tenor saxophone) returned to his High School alma mater for a day of music and education as part of the Hartford Jazz Society Fall concert/workshop series. The day commenced with an afternoon workshop, open to the public, where Joel imparted some of his valuable wisdom and experience to our ..read more
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Jazz Photography
Hartford Jazz Society Blog
by Bill Sullivan
7M ago
  William P. Gottlieb Collection—Library of Congress Herman Leonard Maurice D. Robertson Photo Arts (Hartford) Smithsonian Collection  Chuck Stewart Photography Chuck Stewart—Signed Silver Gelatin Collection   ..read more
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Jazz History in CT – Index of selected coverage in The Hartford Courant (1919-2002)
Hartford Jazz Society Blog
by Bill Sullivan
7M ago
The articles cited below represent a small fraction of the total number of articles that can be found online in The Hartford Courant in this time period, especially 1923 – 1960. Other newspapers that reported on jazz, such as The Hartford Times, are available only on microfilm, if at all. During the 1940s and 1950s ..read more
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UCONN Freshman Wins Coveted Downbeat Award
Hartford Jazz Society Blog
by Ken Laster
10M ago
Congratulations to University of Connecticut student Michael Farina for winning the Downbeat Student Music Award for Undergraduate College Outstanding Performance on tenor saxophone. Michael is a freshman studying under John Mastroianni in the Jazz Studies program at UCONN. The DownBeat awards are considered among the most coveted honors in the music industry. Entries are judged ..read more
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Sarah Hanahan in NYC
Hartford Jazz Society Blog
by Ken Laster
10M ago
It's great to see our University of Hartford, Jackie McLean Institute graduates playing in one of the iconic New York City jazz clubs. That was the case a few weeks back when Sarah Hanahan (U of H class of 2019) appeared at Smalls Jazz Club on March 20, 2023 with the Joe Farnsworth Quartet and ..read more
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A Virtual Community for Jazz on Mastodon
Hartford Jazz Society Blog
by Ken Laster
1y ago
by Ken Laster Mastodon is a social network that, although nearly a decade old, has recently seen a surge in membership and notoriety due to the takeover of Twitter by Elon Musk. Since that event occurred, changes in policies and politics have spurred a Twitter exodus by tens of thousands to other platforms. Mastodon ..read more
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Notable Releases from 2022 (podcast)
Hartford Jazz Society Blog
by Ken Laster
1y ago
As we turn our calendar to the New Year, it's always a fun to look back at some of the best jazz releases from the previous year. As the current webmaster to the Hartford Jazz Society and now a resident of San Diego California, I have a hand in each of these cities jazz scenes ..read more
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Mingus documentary on PBS
Hartford Jazz Society Blog
by Ken Laster
1y ago
A wonderful Charles Mingus documentary was aired on PBS earlier this month. It features a performance by the Mingus Big Band interspersed with conversations on the life and music of this jazz icon. For Hartford jazz fans, you will recognize several familiar faces of University of Hartford alumni/faculty that have appeared around town over the ..read more
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2023 NEA Jazz Masters Announced
Hartford Jazz Society Blog
by Ken Laster
1y ago
Congratulations to the NEA Jazz Masters recipients for 2023. Among the highest honors bestowed upon jazz musicians, journalists or producers is the National Endowments of the Arts, Jazz Masters. The artists honored this year were all raised in Detroit, Michigan, and have gone on to make extraordinary contributions within jazz. These honorees will be ..read more
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