HARTFORD — Monday Night Jazz, the nation’s oldest free, continuously-run jazz concert series, returns to downtown Hartford’s Bushnell Park for its 46th consecutive season.
Presented by the Hartford Jazz Society, the Monday Night Jazz season begins on July 8 and includes six weeks of free open-air performances by locally, nationally and internationally renowned jazz artists.
July 8: Rahstet / Mario Pavone Orange Double Tenor Sextet
July 15: Nita Zarif Quintet / Stanley Cowell Quartet
July 22: Norman Gage-Kenny Reed Quintet / Jay Hoggard Quartet
July 29: Tropijazz / Manuel Valera & The New Cuban Express
August 5: Orice Jenkins Septet / Will Calhoun Trio
August 12: Shenel Johns Quintet / Brandee Younger Jazz Harp Quartet
“The Hartford Jazz Society is excited about the lineup for the series this year,” says Ronald Lyles, President of the Hartford Jazz Society. ”There is a variety of musical styles, as well as a good mix of jazz veterans and emerging artists. Both the hardcore jazz fan and casual listener will hear something that pleases them.”
“The Hartford Jazz Society’s Monday Night Jazz gathers our community together in the historic Bushnell Park to see and hear some of the best jazz musicians performing today,” says Cathy Malloy, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Hartford Arts Council. “The Arts Council is thrilled to once again assist in bringing this time-honored musical tradition to the Capital City again for its 46th year.”
Concerts will be presented on successive Monday nights with an opening band at 6:00 pm and the headliner performing at 7:30 pm. All concerts will be broadcasted in their entirety on WWUH.org / 91.3 FM. The rain venue for Monday Night Jazz is Asylum Hill Congregational Church at 814 Asylum Ave, Hartford.
For more information about Monday Night Jazz, check out its new website atwww.HartfordMondayNightJazz.com.