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Baby Grand Jazz Presents: Sound Reformation Free The 16th Annual Baby Grand Jazz Series, sponsored by the Kaman Foundation, opens January 6 and runs through April 28. The free, hour-long concerts are held at the Downtown Library at 500 Main St from 3-4 pm. They are presented in partnership with the Hartford Jazz Society and WWUH 91.3 FM. The first and last performances (January 6 and April 28) will take place in the Atrium. All other performances will take place in the Center for Contemporary Culture on the main floor. The CCC has a seating capacity of 240. When the auditorium is full the doors will close. The CCC will open at 2 pm. Overflow crowds can watch the livestream of the concerts in Classrooms[masked], down the hall from the CCC. Sound Reformation is an ensemble that is always exploring new boundaries by looking back at the past in order to move forward. Founded in 2010 the band has a very diverse repertoire, ranging from quartet/quintet that is straight ahead swinging, to its most recent recording, Pictures at an African Exhibition, which is comprised of a double drum quintet accompanied by a twelve piece wind ensemble. The aforementioned album was released in April of 2018 and has received great reviews from the New York Times, Downbeat magazine, and more. The band was also commissioned to compose the music for an exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of art back in 2015 as well. Darryl Yokley- saxophone(s) Zaccai Curtis- piano Luques Curtis - bass Nasheet Waits and/or Wayne Smith Jr.- d
Places We've Been: Sculptures by Susan Clinard Reception Room 108 The work selected for this exhibition offers points of time from our shared human narrative: the recent Californian fires, last week’s bedroom whispers, voices of women protesting, a farmer’s labor, the recent travel ban, love throughout time, a prayer for the shooting in Pittsburgh.… The list goes on and on. By carving wood, forming clay, bending wire, collaging paper, and using found objects, I hope to reveal something that you already know but have never felt or considered before—someone else’s story or beauty—so that in turn you see yourself reflected. I am captivated by the subtle nuances in life, the mundane flipped upside down to reveal the poetic, what hope might look like, how a piece of artwork brings one to tears, finding joy in an object’s form, how anxiety might be a knotted ball of twine while openness and acceptance might be represented by a concave space, how art can initiate change … all of this gets woven into my art making. I have been a working artist for over twenty-six years and a fervent observer of life for as long as I can remember. My work is an exploration of nature’s forms, distorted and perfect, found and inspired. It tells stories, helps us connect and speak about our shared fears, beauty, and struggles. In all my work, I am most concerned with staying honest to myself, to the process of creation, to my materials, and to the subject matter I choose. Art gives us the space to reflect on who we are without words or screens. Places We’ve Been is like a salt shaker sprinkling stories on your tongue. I hope you enjoy it. Susan Clinard
Django’s Reserve – Gypsy Jazz February 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm $15 Tickets: https://buttonwood.org/event/preston-parish-three-buscateers/ tel:(860)[masked] An acoustic jazz trio featuring guitarists playing European-style Selmer-Maccaferri guitars. Their repertoire consists of jazz standards popularized by Django Reinhardt in the 30s & 40s, as well as contemporary music ranging from video game themes to arrangements from other genres. Django’s Reserve is an acoustic jazz trio featuring guitarists playing European-style Selmer-Maccaferri guitars. Our repertoire consists of jazz standards popularized by Django Reinhardt in the 30s & 40s, as well as contemporary music ranging from video game themes to arrangements from other genres. Our group features NYC transplant Luke Hendon, Norwalk native John Florio, and Preston Parish, out of Torrington. NYC transplant Luke Hendon Norwalk native John Florio Preston Parish, out of Torrington. Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-681652401-861332850/sets/djangos-reserve-repertoire-selections Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/djangosreserve/
FREE SOLO OUTDOOR SPORTS CENTER ADVENTURE FILM SERIES Doors open at 7:00, 7:30 show time 10.00 general admission https://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=8472&__utma=1.1870453157.1545242967.1545242967.1545242967.1&__utmb=18.104.22.1685242967&__utmc=1&__utmx=-&__utmz=1.1545242967.1.1.utmcsr=wordfly|utmccn=18Dec19|utmcmd=email|utmcct=version_A&__utmv=-&__utmk=[masked] DESCRIPTION From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi (“MERU”) and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes National Geographic Documentary Film’s FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock ... the 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park ... without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge, Honnold enters his story in the annals of human achievement. FREE SOLO is both an edge-of-your seat thriller and an inspiring portrait of an athlete who exceeded our current understanding of human physical and mental potential. The result is a triumph of the human spirit. WHERE CAN I PARK? There is a parking lot directly outside of StageOne & The Warehouse that offers limited parking availability. In addition, there is parking in the vicinity, including on street parking and the train station lot ...