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Delfeayo Marsalis Tears into Old Lyme’s Side Door

Delfeayo Marsalis and his New Orleans-based Uptown Jazz Orchestra tore into the Side Door Jazz Club in Old Lyme on Thursday January. The ten-man band wouldn’t wait even for Side Door owner Ken Kitchings to finish his introductions. The procession started in the hall, wove through the sold-out room and up onto the stage. Marsalis… Keep Reading

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Vince Ector’s South Philly Groove at the Side Door

Philadelphia, land of the Schuykill River, home of the “South Philly Groove” as defined by Vince Ector, a dynamic jazz percussionist and leader of Organatomy Trio +, a quartet that rolled into the Side Door Jazz Club in Old Lyme on Friday night. Ector was incredibly relaxed, dressed in an impeccable pink button-down shirt, introducing… Keep Reading

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Max Creek Brings Joyous Jams to The Kate

The Connecticut-based group known for an eclectic musical style mixing rock, jazz, soul, country and Calypso with jams in the vein of the Grateful Dead and Phish is playing The Kate Friday, December 6, 2019 at 8:00 pm. The 250-seat venue is located on the Main Street of Old Saybrook.  With a steady grouping since… Keep Reading

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Eric Lichter Makes Music and Family at Dirt Floor in Haddam

HADDAM — “My parents had an incredible record collection and we had music all the time… in the car… at home. They had Crosby, Stills and Nash, James Taylor, the Eagles, Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Dan Fogelberg,” said Eric Michael Lichter showing us around his studio at Dirt Floor Recording & Production on Monday afternoon.… Keep Reading

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Saxophone Quartet Premieres Two Pieces for MMModern in Old Lyme

OLD LYME — Imagine four classically-trained saxophonists playing contemporary compositions together, with most pieces performed from memory, and you’ve got “a chamber ensemble for the 21st century” known as the Project Fusion saxophone quartet.  The quartet formed while the players were students at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, said Michael Sawzin,… Keep Reading

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Musical Masterworks Opens Season October 19 & 20… Beethoven’s String Quartets a High Point

The 29th season of Musical Masterworks will come to a crescendo with a special celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday, featuring all of Beethoven’s string quartets in two three-day weekends of music March 13-15 and May 1-3. For the two Beethoven weekends, the series is adding a Friday concert in addition to the usual Saturday and… Keep Reading

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Aztec Two-step 2.0, Jonathan Edwards, Pousette-Dart Band Headline Annual Fundraiser for Equine Retirement in Salem on Saturday

SALEM — Spadi, a 22-year-old horse, munched hay Thursday morning while workers rolled out a big white tent that will house the eleventh annual Mitchell Farm Music Festival this Saturday.  “He’s our 99th horse to come through the front gate in the 15 years we’ve been here,” said Dee Doolittle, founder of Mitchell Farm Equine… Keep Reading

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Twenty Years a Dancer, Byrne Releases an Album

After more than 20 years as a dancer, Clare Byrne is making the leap into music. Her first full album – Celestials – will be released on Saturday, June 15 just nine years after she first picked up a guitar. “It felt like an awkward coming out when I would tell other dancers I think I want to be a musician,” Byrne said. Keep Reading

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