Calendar of Events

Dec
14
Wed
Walnut Hill Jazz Series at the NBMAA @ New Britain Museum of American Art
Dec 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Presented in partnership with the Hartford Jazz Society, we return for our 5th year! This annual jazz series is made possible in 2022 by generous funding from the Charles Parker Trust for Public Music.

All tickets are $10. Doors open at 6 p.m., performance at 6:30 p.m.

Wine & beer available for purchase. Complimentary snacks provided.

 

September 21Zwelakhe-Duma Bell le Pere Quintet

Zwelakhe-Duma has performed previously at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, Panama Jazz Festival, Lagos Jazz Festival, Osaka Jazz Festival, and the Joy of Jazz Festival. He was a recipient of the 2011 Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead Fellowship and is a teaching artist for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s “Jazz for Young People.”

 

October 12: Trevor Davis Dixieland Affair

An evening of the New Orleans-style jazz developed in the early 20th century, featuring drummer Trevor Davis, Tom Boates on trombone, Glenn Vallee on trumpet, Steve Bulmer on tuba, John Smayda on clarinet, and Doug Schlink on piano.

 

November 16: Theresa Wright & The Distinguished Gentlemen

Join Theresa Wright for an evening of Shirley Horn, Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and more! She has appeared locally at the Greater Hartford Jazz Festival and the Baby Grand Jazz series at Hartford Public Library, and collaborated previously with Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead), Jaimoe (Allman Brothers Band) and Jeff Pitchell (Texas Flood).

 

December 14: Jen Allen Trio

Jen Allen is a pianist, composer, author, and educator, who has appeared at the Winnipeg Jazz Festival, Cambridge Festival of the Arts, Litchfield Jazz Festival, Greater Hartford Monday Night Jazz Series, and Wexford Performing Arts Centre. Ms. Allen will be presenting music from her most recent album, Sifting Grace, with brand new compositions and jazz standards.

Dec
16
Fri
The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy at the Wadsworth @ Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm

A rousing, toe-tapping, high-kicking spin on the classical ballet. Choreographed and directed by Carolyn Paine and performed by CONNetic Dance, the performance returns to the Wadsworth this winter. This quirky, innovative production features memorable scenes such as the riotous Ugly Sweater Christmas party and the dizzying SnowBall—a beautiful scene with dancers wearing eye-popping LED tutus glide across the stage on pearly white exercise balls as snow falls. The production’s choreography and story fuse together ballet, contemporary, hip hop, breakdancing, jazz, tap, ballroom, and acrobatics. Don’t miss this chance to once again add spice to your holiday season.  Tickets $40–$50 at conneticdance.com or (860) 251-9194.  

Dec
17
Sat
The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy at the Wadsworth @ Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Dec 17 @ 8:00 pm

A rousing, toe-tapping, high-kicking spin on the classical ballet. Choreographed and directed by Carolyn Paine and performed by CONNetic Dance, the performance returns to the Wadsworth this winter. This quirky, innovative production features memorable scenes such as the riotous Ugly Sweater Christmas party and the dizzying SnowBall—a beautiful scene with dancers wearing eye-popping LED tutus glide across the stage on pearly white exercise balls as snow falls. The production’s choreography and story fuse together ballet, contemporary, hip hop, breakdancing, jazz, tap, ballroom, and acrobatics. Don’t miss this chance to once again add spice to your holiday season.  Tickets $40–$50 at conneticdance.com or (860) 251-9194.  

Dec
18
Sun
The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy at the Wadsworth @ Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Dec 18 @ 2:00 pm

A rousing, toe-tapping, high-kicking spin on the classical ballet. Choreographed and directed by Carolyn Paine and performed by CONNetic Dance, the performance returns to the Wadsworth this winterThis quirky, innovative production features memorable scenes such as the riotous Ugly Sweater Christmas party and the dizzying SnowBall—a beautiful scene with dancers wearing eye-popping LED tutus glide across the stage on pearly white exercise balls as snow falls. The production’s choreography and story fuse together ballet, contemporary, hip hop, breakdancing, jazz, tap, ballroom, and acrobatics. Dont miss this chance to once again add spice to your holiday season. Tickets $40–$50 at conneticdance.com or (860) 251-9194.  

Dec
28
Wed
Florence Griswold Museum: Museum Theater @ Florence Griswold Museum
Dec 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

with Leslie Evans, Director, Avery-Copp House Museum

Free with Museum Admission

Join Miss Florence in her family home a few days after her birthday. Her house is decorated with elaborate mantels, the product of a friendly competition between the artists. Miss Florence has awarded the prizes and will share her thoughts about life among such creative folk.

Holiday Magic is on view at the Florence Griswold Museum November 25-December 31.

Dec
31
Sat
Florence Griswold Museum: Holiday Harp Music in the Gallery @ Florence Griswold Museum
Dec 31 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ode to the New Year: Holiday Harp Music in the Gallery

with Faith Leitner, Harpist

Free with Museum Admission

Ring in the New Year with the sounds of the harp (Miss Florence’s favorite instrument) filling the Krieble Galleries! No advance reservation required.