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21
Nov

NICHOLAS PAYTON TRIO FRI 11/21

NICHOLAS PAYTON Fri and Sat – Nov 21 and 22 Doors 7:30pm Show 8:30pm * 860-434-0886

Nicholas Payton is widely considered one of the greatest artists of our time. We are honored to welcome him back to The Side Door once again! He will be joined by Vincente Archer on bass and Joe Dyson on drums.

Hailed as a virtuoso before he was even out of high school, his maturation and talent has earned him praise and accolades, as well as insured his place in musical history. When he was barely in his 20s, Nicholas Payton made his major-label recording debut as a leader with From This Moment (Verve). Since then, Payton has consistently committed himself to developing his distinct voice.

He says: “As a musician, as an artist, you’re always trying to zero in on the bull’s eye as a means of becoming a better version of yourself. I’ve been able to find the kind of music that’s more inclusive of all of my life. The approach and the ideas of my music have become more singular, more cohesive. I have no agenda in terms of a specific genre or style, only to be true to who I am.”

Nicholas Payton was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, into a musical family. Encouraged by his mother, a pianist and vocalist, and his father the legendary bassist, composer and educator Walter Payton, Nicholas showed talent for music at a very early age. He received his first trumpet at age four and by age nine was sitting-in with local bands including the Young Tuxedo Brass Band. By the age of 12, he was a member of the All Star Brass Band that performed and toured extensively. As he grew up and studied, Nicholas successfully learned how to play several instruments. In addition to being an accomplished trumpeter, Nicholas plays piano, bass, drums, tuba, trombone, clarinet and saxophone, et al. During his high school years, Payton attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts to study with Clyde Kerr Jr. and after graduation attended the University of New Orleans where he studied with Harold Battiste and Ellis Marsalis.

Significant collaborations include: Trey Anastasio, Ray Brown, Ray Charles, Daniel Lanois, Dr. John, Stanley Jordan, Elvin Jones, Herbie Hancock, Roy Haynes, Joe Henderson, Wynton Marsalis, Zigaboo Modeliste, Marcus Roberts, Jill Scott, Wayne Shorter, Clark Terry, Allen Toussaint, Chucho Valdes, Dr. Michael White, Nancy Wilson, and many others. He is credited on over 120 recordings as a composer, arranger, special guest or sideman. For more details see: www.nicholaspayton.com

NICHOLAS PAYTON trio – Fri and Sat – Nov 21 and 22  Doors 7:30pm Show 8:30pm* 860-434-0886 

*tickets are non refundable and non transferable

22
Nov

NICHOLAS PAYTON TRIO Sat 11/22

NICHOLAS PAYTON Fri and Sat – Nov 21st and 22nd Doors 7:30pm Show 8:30pm * 860-434-0886

Nicholas Payton is widely considered one of the greatest artists of our time. We are honored to welcome him back to The Side Door once again! He will be joined by Vincente Archer on bass and Marcus Gilmore on drums.

Hailed as a virtuoso before he was even out of high school, his maturation and talent has earned him praise and accolades, as well as insured his place in musical history. When he was barely in his 20s, Nicholas Payton made his major-label recording debut as a leader with From This Moment (Verve). Since then, Payton has consistently committed himself to developing his distinct voice.

He says: “As a musician, as an artist, you’re always trying to zero in on the bull’s eye as a means of becoming a better version of yourself. I’ve been able to find the kind of music that’s more inclusive of all of my life. The approach and the ideas of my music have become more singular, more cohesive. I have no agenda in terms of a specific genre or style, only to be true to who I am.”

Nicholas Payton was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, into a musical family. Encouraged by his mother, a pianist and vocalist, and his father the legendary bassist, composer and educator Walter Payton, Nicholas showed talent for music at a very early age. He received his first trumpet at age four and by age nine was sitting-in with local bands including the Young Tuxedo Brass Band. By the age of 12, he was a member of the All Star Brass Band that performed and toured extensively. As he grew up and studied, Nicholas successfully learned how to play several instruments. In addition to being an accomplished trumpeter, Nicholas plays piano, bass, drums, tuba, trombone, clarinet and saxophone, et al. During his high school years, Payton attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts to study with Clyde Kerr Jr. and after graduation attended the University of New Orleans where he studied with Harold Battiste and Ellis Marsalis.

Significant collaborations include: Trey Anastasio, Ray Brown, Ray Charles, Daniel Lanois, Dr. John, Stanley Jordan, Elvin Jones, Herbie Hancock, Roy Haynes, Joe Henderson, Wynton Marsalis, Zigaboo Modeliste, Marcus Roberts, Jill Scott, Wayne Shorter, Clark Terry, Allen Toussaint, Chucho Valdes, Dr. Michael White, Nancy Wilson, and many others. He is credited on over 120 recordings as a composer, arranger, special guest or sideman. For more details see: www.nicholaspayton.com

NICHOLAS PAYTON Fri and Sat – Nov 21 and 22 Doors 7:30pm Show 8:30pm 860-434-0886 

*tickets are non refundable and non transferable

28
Nov

Black Art Jazz Collective w/Wayne Escoffery, Jeremy Pelt, Jonathan Blake, James Burton, Xavier Davis

Black Art Jazz Collective BAJC w/Wayne Escoffery, Jeremy Pelt, Jonathan Blake, James Burton, Xavier Davis! Fri & Sat Nov 28 & 29th Door 7:30 – Show 8:30 860-434-0886*

Black Art Jazz Collective is a collaborative ensemble comprised of Jazz’s finest rising stars. Black Art Jazz Collective; Jeremy Pelt – Trumpet, Wayne Escoffery – Tenor Saxophone, James Burton – Trombone, Xavier Davis – Piano, Gerald Cannon – Bass, Johnathan Blake – Drums

Each member is a leader in his own right and has also been an integral part of groups led by pioneers of the music including Tom Harrell, Bobby Hutcherson, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Louis Hayes, Freddie Hubbard and many, many others.

The founding members of the group are Wayne Escoffery, Jeremy Pelt and Johnathan Blake. In the summer of 2012 Escoffery reached out to his long time friends and musical partners Jeremy and Johnathan and expressed his desire to form a collective of likeminded musicians from the same generation dedicated to celebrating African American cultural and political icons, as well as preserving the historical significance of African Americans in Jazz.

In April of 2013 the band made its debut with a three night engagement at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York City. This Side Door appearance will be the group’s premiere performance in Connecticut and the program will consist of all original music primarily inspired by African American Icons. Some of the compositions will include Double Consciousness by Wayne Escoffery (inspired by W.E.B. Dubois), No Small Change by Xavier Davis (inspired by Barack Obama) and The Essence of Beauty by Jeremy Pelt.

Incredible weekend!  BAJC – Fri & Sat Nov 28 & 29th – Door 7:30 – Show 8:30        860-434-0886 *tickets are non-refundable, nontransferable.

29
Nov

Black Art Jazz Collective, Sat.

Black Art Jazz Collective w/Wayne Escoffery, Jeremy Pelt, Jonathan Blake. BAJC – Fri & Sat Nov 28 & 29th Door 7:30 – Show 8:30 860-434-0886* www.thesidedoorjazz.com

Black Art Jazz Collective is a collaborative ensemble comprised of Jazz’s finest rising stars. Black Art Jazz Collective; Jeremy Pelt – Trumpet, Wayne Escoffery – Tenor Saxophone, James Burton – Trombone, Xavier Davis – Piano, Gerald Cannon – Bass, Johnathan Blake – Drums

Each member is a leader in his own right and has also been an integral part of groups led by pioneers of the music including Tom Harrell, Bobby Hutcherson, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Louis Hayes, Freddie Hubbard and many, many others.

The founding members of the group are Wayne Escoffery, Jeremy Pelt and Johnathan Blake. In the summer of 2012 Escoffery reached out to his long time friends and musical partners Jeremy and Johnathan and expressed his desire to form a collective of likeminded musicians from the same generation dedicated to celebrating African American cultural and political icons, as well as preserving the historical significance of African Americans in Jazz.

In April of 2013 the band made its debut with a three night engagement at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York City. This Side Door appearance will be the group’s premiere performance in Connecticut and the program will consist of all original music primarily inspired by African American Icons. Some of the compositions will include Double Consciousness by Wayne Escoffery (inspired by W.E.B. Dubois), No Small Change by Xavier Davis (inspired by Barack Obama) and The Essence of Beauty by Jeremy Pelt.

Incredible weekend!  BAJC – Fri & Sat Nov 28 & 29th – Door 7:30 – Show 8:30        860-434-0886 *tickets are non-refundable, nontransferable.

 

05
Dec

MINO CINELU WORLD JAZZ ENSEMBLE! Joy to the world this holiday season!

Mino Cinelu World Jazz Ensemble – Fri Dec 5th – Doors 7:30pm Show 8:30 860-434-0886* www.thesidedoorjazz.com

Joy to the world this holiday season! Come celebrate the global talent that is Mino Cinelu and his World Jazz Ensemble. A very special evening and event.

World-renowned musician, Mino Cinelu has assembled a new quartet – the exciting World Jazz Ensemble, which enhances Cinelu’s virtuosic percussion with a synthesis of bass and tuba.

The quartet comprising Mino Cinelu, keyboardist Jamshied Sharifi, bassist Mamadou Ba, and Bob Stewart on tuba, offers a unique repertoire of instrumental, percussion and vocal works, a mélange that bridges World and Jazz orchestrations.

Mino Cinelu: As a teenager, Cinelu toured and recorded with musical giants Miles Davis, Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Lou Reed, to just name a few. Cinelu’s multi-instrument collaborations and facility with wide range of styles established him as a formidable talent. Today he is a renowned composer, The World Jazz Ensemble showcases his maturity as a musician and his boundless passion for new sounds. Please visit his website for so many more incredible accolades and accomplishments! www.minocinelu.com and hear this beautiful rendition of  the song “Confians” on the Grammy nominated Weather Report album “Sportin Life” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guGFIvA73tg - follow via:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mino-Cinelu-Fan-Page/232041133546064     https://www.facebook.com/mino.cinelulofficiel

Jamshied Sharifi has recorded numerous solo and collaborative albums. He is also a well acclaimed composer for many Hollywood film soundtracks. Trained as a classical pianist, Sharifi was tapped to lead the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble. Sharifi plays keyboards, Accordion, percussion and sings for the Jazz World Ensemble.

Mamadou Ba Is one of the busiest bassist Has a unique style appreciated by many: in my genres of music: KJ Denhart, Harry Belafonte, Regina Carter.

Bob Stewart – Over the last 40 years Bob Stewart has established himself as both an innovative tuba player and equally creative jazz educator. Worked with such luminaries as Gil Evans, Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, Charlie Haden, Sonny Rollins, Charles Mingus, Wynton Marsalis, Jason Moran, Henry Threadgill, Arthur Blythe, Jimmy Heath,  Aretha Franklin to name a few

Some excerpts from Blue Note performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6CKLkyVBhg

Mino Cinelu World Jazz Ensemble – Fri Dec 5th – doors 7:30pm show 8:30 860-434-0886* www.thesidedoorjazz.com

*tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

06
Dec

Ulysses Owens Jr. and His Quintet

ULYSSES OWENS Jr. and His Quintet – Saturday Dec 6th  Doors 7:30 Show 8:30* 860-434-0886

Ulysses Owens Jr. Drums/Leader is joined by Benny Bennack trumpet, Braxton Cook saxophone, Christian Sands piano, Corcoran Holt bass, and a Special Guest vocalist tba.!

Ulysses Owens Jr. is steadily establishing himself as a leader in his generation of jazz artists, admired for his sensitive, fiery, and complex playing, vivid display of textural nuance, and gift for propelling a band with charisma and integrity. Both humble in person and imposing behind a kit, Owens is a two-time Grammy® Award winner who has earned his stripes as a member of bassist Christian McBride’s acclaimed trio and the driving force of McBride’s famed big band. His 2009 debut recording “It’s Time For U” featured several original compositions and arrangements. In 2012, he released a second album, “Unanimous” (Criss Cross Jazz), featuring Christian McBride, Nicholas Payton, Jaleel Shaw, Michael Dease, and Christian Sands.

In 2010, Ulysses received his first Grammy® for his performance on Kurt Elling’s “Dedicated To You,” and his second Grammy® for the Christian McBride Big Band album, “The Good Feeling.” This year, he garnered a third nomination for Christian McBride’s Trio album, “Out Here.” Owens flexes his versatility across projects, having toured and recorded with artists including McBride, Wynton Marsalis, Kurt Elling, Diane Schuur, Renee Fleming, Monty Alexander, Terence Blanchard, Russell Malone, and Mulgrew Miller. This year marks the release of two new albums as a leader: his third album, “Onward and Upward;” and “Time is Now,” the debut album of New Century Jazz Quintet, co-led with Takeshi Obayashi for the Japanese label, Spice Of Life.

A native of Jacksonville, FL, Owens credits his earliest mentors with instilling in him a devotion to personal growth at every phase of his career. At 14, Owens was accepted to Douglas Anderson School of the Arts as a classical percussionist, and in his freshman year, surpassed all expectation by winning a seat in the school’s top-tier jazz band. “That first opportunity led me directly to jazz,” he recalls. Wynton Marsalis played Jacksonville that same year, and their meeting became further assurance for Owens that his dreams were attainable.

Ulysses Owens Jr. is an artist “who takes a backseat to no one” (The New York Times), a label that seemingly describes his remarkable ascent as one of today’s premier drummers, or perhaps, his evolution as a producer, composer, educator, and entrepreneur.

Ulysses Owens Jr. Drums/Leader is joined by Benny Bennack trumpet, Braxton Cook saxophone, Christian Sands piano, Corcoran Holt bass, and a Special Guest vocalist tba.! For more artist details please visit: http://www.ulyssesowensjr.com/

ULYSSES OWENS Jr. and His Quintet – Saturday Dec 6th – Doors 7:30 Show 8:30* 860-434-0886

*tickets are non-refundable, non-transferrable

12
Dec

Andy Sherwoods Jazz Quartet

Andy Sherwood’s Jazz Quartet - Friday Dec 12 – Door 7:30 Show 8:30 860-434-0886*

We are thrilled to have Andy and Co. back to The Side Door to celebrate the holiday season!

Andy Sherwood’s Jazz Quartet performs a wide range of music from Dixieland and Swing, to jazz standards, and has performed for 28 years in many venues throughout Connecticut and New England. Clarinetist and Saxophonist Andy Sherwood performed as a jazz and classical musician with the United States Coast Guard Band for 24 years. As a Dixieland Clarinetist he has performed at Preservation Hall, with the Dukes of Dixieland, and with clarinetist Pete Fountain.

Andy’s quartet also includes Ian Frenkel on piano, Bryan Rizzuto on bass, and Tom Briggs on drums. for mor info: www.andysherwoodclarinet.com

860-434-0886 – like us at: www.facebook.com/thesidedoorjazzclub

*tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable.

13
Dec

Manuel Valera Trio!

Manuel Valera Trio – Saturday Dec 13 Doors 7:30 Show 8:30 – 860-434-0886*

We are thrilled to welcome Manuel back to The Side Door once again, this time with his trio which is comprised of three prominent, like-minded New York jazz artists: Pianist Manuel Valera, bassist Hans Glawischnig and drummer EJ Strickland.

This project is a refreshing take on the trio format. The music performed by the trio is deeply informed by trios of the past with a forward thinking view on where the trio setting is going. The repertoire of the trio is composed and arranged by Valera and the music is a mixture of straight ahead jazz with a hint of Cuban music, as well as occasional interpretations of jazz standards.

Based in New York City, Grammy nominated artist, pianist and composer Manuel Valera was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. Since arriving in NYC, he has become well known in the NYC modern jazz scene, garnering national reviews and lending his talents as a pianist and composer to such notable artist as Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D’Rivera, Brian Lynch, Dafnis Prieto, Jeff “Tain” Watts, John Benitez, Samuel Torres, Joel Frahm, Yosvany Terry among many others.

For more artist details please visit http://www.manuelvalera.com/

Manuel Valera Trio – Saturday Dec 13 Doors 7:30 Show 8:30 860-434-0886

*tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

19
Dec

NAT REEVES Quartet featuring Harold Mabern, Eric Alexander, Joe Farnsworth

NAT REEVES Quartet featuring Harold Mabern, Eric Alexander, Joe Farnsworth  - Fri Dec 19th – Door 7:30 Show 8:30  860-434-0886*

We are so excited to have our friend and long-time supporter Nat Reeves return to The Side Door to help us all celebrate the holidays this year! His quartet features Harold Mabern, Eric Alexander and Joe Farnsworth!

Nat Reeves was born in Lynchburg, Virginia. His early years can be characterized as ordinary for a young boy complete with a supportive family, football and fishing. This normal life took a dramatic turn at 16 years, when he was introduced to the electric bass by his grandfather, Russell Jackson. When the self-taught musician teamed with other Virginia artists, the journey began. By 1979, he was in New York City, performing in small jazz clubs and at jam sessions.

In 1982 Nat traveled for the first time out of the US to Japan with Sonny Stitt. It was Sonny’s last tour and an experience Nat will never forget. At the same time, Nat moved to Hartford, Connecticut and started working with Jackie McLean, to this day the most important musical influence in his life. Nat found a calling in teaching and developed musical skills while traveling throughout the world performing and recording with Jackie and other living jazz legends, too many to list here!

Today, Nat is committed to perpetuating Jackie McLean’s legacy at The Hartt School, as well as continuing his career performing. Influenced most by bassists Sam Jones, Paul Chambers and Ron Carter, Nat is a gifted musician, who can be seen performing in every major jazz venue in the world. For more srtist details please visit: www.natreeves.net

We are extremely honoured to have him play at The SideDoor once again.

20
Dec

JAMES WEIDMAN Aperturistic Trio

JAMES WEIDMAN Aperturistic Trio – Saturday Dec 20 Door 7:30 Show 8:30 – 860-434-0886

James’ trio includes Harvie S on bass and Steve Willimas on drums. Pianist James Weidman is an essential addition to whatever bandstand he graces. A partial list of Weidman’s affiliations is staggering in depth & breadth: Max Roach, Woody Herman, Archie Shepp, James Moody, Bobby Hutcherson, Slide Hampton, Jay Hoggard, Gloria Lynne, Ruth Naomi Floyd (Producer), Kevin Mahogany (Music Director), Joe Lovano, Marty Ehrlich and Ray Anderson. That list includes several NEA Jazz Masters, musical trailblazers, and great singers; relationships requiring both the skilled touch of an adept soloist as well as superior accompaniment expertise. The gifted Mr. Weidman has it all.

A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Weidman was born into a musical family, learning jazz from his saxophonist-bandleading father at age seven. Throughout his years at Youngstown State University (graduating cum laude with a degree in classical piano & music education), Weidman divided his time between studies and performance, becoming a first call player.

Weidman’s move from Ohio to the jazz cauldron of New York was inevitable. Not long after relocating he found himself on the bandstand with jazz greats Cecil Payne, Harold Ousley, Bobby Watson, and Pepper Adams, before aligning himself with conceptualist Steve Coleman and the MBase Collective. “Steve’s compositions force you to think differently; playing his very demanding rhythms and harmonies is really challenging. It gave me a freer outlook on music.” Challenging himself musically continues to be of paramount importance to Weidman.

James Weidman has been a welcomed presence on myriad bandstands, including the world’s major venues and festivals; just a partial listing includes the Montreux, Monterey, Newport, North Sea and JVC Jazz Festivals, Carnegie Hall, Birdland, Blue Note, Sweet Basil, Village Vanguard, Iridium and Jazz Standard.

JAMES WEIDMAN Aperturistic Trio – Saturday Dec 20 Door 7:30 Show 8:30 860-434-0886

*tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

27
Dec

THE INCREDIBLE CATHERINE RUSSELL!

Catherine Russell – Saturday Dec 27 – Door 7:30 Show 8:30 860-434-0886*

What a great holiday gift!! Vocalist Catherine Russell will bring her amazing talents to The SideDoor this holiday season and we couldn’t be more honored! Joining her will be Matt Munisteri on guitar/MD, Mark Shane on piano and Tal Ronen on bass.

Catherine is a native New Yorker, born into musical royalty. Her father, the late Luis Russell, was a legendary pianist/composer/bandleader, and Louis Armstrong’s long-time musical director. Her mother, Carline Ray, was a pioneering vocalist/guitarist/bassist who performed with International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Mary Lou Williams, and Ruth Brown. Catherine’s professional life began early. After graduating with honors from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, she embarked upon musical adventures with Carrie Smith, Steely Dan, David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, Michael Feinstein, Levon Helm, and Rosanne Cash, among others.

Her 2006 debut album Cat, (World Village/Harmonia Mundi), garnered rave reviews, paving the way for her 2008 sophomore release, Sentimental Streak. Catherine was a guest on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”, PBS-TV’s “Tavis Smiley Show”, and NPR’s “Fresh Air”, “Piano Jazz”, “Mountain Stage”, “World Café”, and “JazzSet”. She has won a prestigious German Record Critics’ Award and a Living Blues magazine’s critics’ poll. Catherine Russell’s third album, Inside This Heart of Mine, reached #1 on JazzWeek and Roots Music Report’s radio charts, while also charting on Billboard and reaching #1 on I-Tunes jazz charts. A fourth album, Strictly Romancin’ was released in February 2012, and was awarded Prix du Jazz Vocal (Vocal Album of The Year) by the French Jazz Academy, Grand Prix du Hot Club de France, and a Bistro Award for Outstanding Recording. Also in 2012, Catherine Russell won a Grammy Award as a featured artist on the soundtrack album for the HBO-TV series, Boardwalk Empire.

In 2013 her 5th solo album, Bring It Back, was released worldwide in February of 2014 on the Jazz Village label, receiving a *****5 Star Review in Downbeat Magazine.

With universal acclaim, Catherine Russell has performed on three continents. She’s been a hit at major Jazz Festivals including Monterey, Newport, North Sea, JazzAscona, Montreal, Bern, Rochester International, Tanglewood, and at sold out venues like The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Scullers in Boston, The Dakota in Minneapolis, Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC, Yoshi’s in San Francisco, and Pasadena Pops in Los Angeles. All Music Guide says, “Russell emerged as a retro old school vocalist for the ages.”

Her repertoire features a selection of gems from the 1920s through the Present; vital interpretations, bursting with soul and humor. With an off-the-beaten-path song selection, sparkling acoustic swing, and a stunning vocal approach, Catherine Russell has joined the ranks of the greatest interpreters and performers of American Popular Song. For more artist details visit: www.catherinerussell.net

Catherine Russell – Saturday Dec 27 – Door 7:30 Show 8:30 860-434-0886

*tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable.

02
Jan

JIMMY GREENE Special CD Release Celebration of “Beautiful Life” (Fri)

JIMMY GREENE Quartet A special CD Release Celebration for “Beautiful Life” Fri & Sat Jan 2&3  www.thesidedoorjazz.com – 860-434-0886*

A special two night celebration of this inspiring work and the beginning of an inspiring New Year! We are so excited to welcome Jimmy back to The Side Door and honored to have him perform this new work, while we all celebrate the New Year. Bright new beginnings for everyone!

Jimmy Greene’s new release, Beautiful Life on Mack Avenue Records, is a celebration of the life of his 6-year-old daughter, Ana Márquez-Greene, whose life was tragically taken, along with 19 other children and 6 educators, on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

“I want the music to reflect the way that Ana lived,” Greene says. He fulfills that mandate with an intense, cohesive, genre-spanning program—juxtaposing the hardcore instrumental jazz for which he is best known with traditional spirituals, contemporary Christian music, standard ballads and three original songs framing his own lyrics. Animating the repertoire is a gold-standard rhythm section (Renee Rosnes, piano; Christian McBride, bass; Lewis Nash, drums), augmented at various points by guitarists Pat Metheny and Jonathan DuBose, Jr.; pianists Kenny Barron and Cyrus Chestnut; vocalists Kurt Elling, Javier Colon and Latanya Farrell; spoken word from Tony Award®-winning actress Anika Noni Rose; a 13-piece string ensemble from the Hartford Symphony Orchestra; as well as an accomplished children’s choir.

Greene himself is one of the most respected saxophonists of his generation since graduating from Hartt School of Music in 1997. He composed or arranged every selection and plays tenor and soprano saxophones as well as flute with customary authority, melodic focus and abiding soulfulness. See his website for more details at www.jimmygreene.com

“Music has a unique way of communicating and healing. I’m so thankful that music is my profession – that I am able to write and arrange to create settings that convey the emotions I experience, not the least of which is the pain that my family and I have endured at a time when words fail.” – Jimmy Greene

For pre-orders go to:  CD at Amazon http://amzn.to/1GqlCus   Digital at iTunes http://bit.ly/1x4BlN2

JIMMY GREENE Quartet – A special CD Release Celebration for “Beautiful Life” – Fri & Sat Jan 2 & 3 www.thesidedoorjazz.com – 860-434-0886*

*tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable

03
Jan

JIMMY GREENE Special CD Release Celebration of Beautiful Life (Sat)

JIMMY GREENE Quartet – A special CD Release Celebration for “Beautiful Life” – Fri & Sat Jan 2 & 3 www.thesidedoorjazz.com – 860-434-0886*

A special two night celebration of this inspiring work and the beginning of an inspiring New Year! We are so excited to welcome Jimmy back to The Side Door and honored to have him perform this new work, while we all celebrate the New Year. Bright new beginnings for everyone!

Jimmy Greene’s new release, Beautiful Life on Mack Avenue Records, is a celebration of the life of his 6-year-old daughter, Ana Márquez-Greene, whose life was tragically taken, along with 19 other children and 6 educators, on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

“I want the music to reflect the way that Ana lived,” Greene says. He fulfills that mandate with an intense, cohesive, genre-spanning program—juxtaposing the hardcore instrumental jazz for which he is best known with traditional spirituals, contemporary Christian music, standard ballads and three original songs framing his own lyrics. Animating the repertoire is a gold-standard rhythm section (Renee Rosnes, piano; Christian McBride, bass; Lewis Nash, drums), augmented at various points by guitarists Pat Metheny and Jonathan DuBose, Jr.; pianists Kenny Barron and Cyrus Chestnut; vocalists Kurt Elling, Javier Colon and Latanya Farrell; spoken word from Tony Award®-winning actress Anika Noni Rose; a 13-piece string ensemble from the Hartford Symphony Orchestra; as well as an accomplished children’s choir.

Greene himself is one of the most respected saxophonists of his generation since graduating from Hartt School of Music in 1997. He composed or arranged every selection and plays tenor and soprano saxophones as well as flute with customary authority, melodic focus and abiding soulfulness. See his website for more details at www.jimmygreene.com

“Music has a unique way of communicating and healing. I’m so thankful that music is my profession – that I am able to write and arrange to create settings that convey the emotions I experience, not the least of which is the pain that my family and I have endured at a time when words fail.” – Jimmy Greene

For pre-orders go to:  CD at Amazon http://amzn.to/1GqlCus   Digital at iTunes http://bit.ly/1x4BlN2

JIMMY GREENE Quartet – A special CD Release Celebration for “Beautiful Life” – Fri & Sat Jan 2 & 3 www.thesidedoorjazz.com – 860-434-0886*

*tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable

09
Jan

ROXY COSS QUINTET

ROXY COSS Quintet – Fri Jan 9 - Door 7:30 Show 8:30  -  860-434-0886*

Saxophonist Roxy Coss brings a multi-talented quintet to The Side Door: Rafal Sarnecki on guitar, Adam Birnbaum on piano, Dave Baron on bass and Willie Jones III on drums.

Saxophonist Roxy Coss has become one of the most unique and innovative voices of her generation. Most recently, Downbeat named her a “Rising Star” on Soprano Saxophone in the 2014 Critics Poll.

A native of Seattle, WA, Roxy began playing the saxophone at age 9. In 2008, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from William Paterson University in NJ with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Jazz Studies/Performance. Now based in New York City, Coss has traveled around the world to perform in countries including Spain, Denmark, Italy, Germany, France, Malta, Scotland, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Belgium; as well as throughout Canada and the United States.

As a leader, she fronts the Roxy Coss Quintet, which regularly performs in NYC venues such as Smalls and Smoke, where she held a weekly residency for the past few years. Roxy’s sophomore record is due out in 2015, which will feature Jeremy Pelt, Chris Pattishall, Alex Wintz, Dezron Douglas and Willie Jones III. Her debut record, Roxy Coss (2010), features all original compositions penned by Coss. She is also featured as a sideman on Jeremy Pelt’s last two records, Face Forward, Jeremy (2014) and Water and Earth (2013), both HighNote records. Roxy is a current member of the all female big band, DIVA. Coss has also performed with Clark Terry, Louis Hayes, Claudio Roditi, Mike LeDonne, Gerald Cannon, and Willie Jones III, among others.

ROXY COSS Quintet – Fri Jan 9 Door 7:30 Show 8:30 860-434-0886

*tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable

10
Jan

TOSH SHERIDAN TRIO EP Release Concert

TOSH SHERIDAN TRIO-EP Release Concert – Sat Jan 10 – Door 7:30 Show 8:30 860-434-0886

The Tosh Sheridan Trio is an instrumental jazz, funk, and blues band. The spirit of The Meters, Freddie King and John Scofield can all be heard in this debut EP which features six original compositions by Tosh Sheridan.

Tosh Sheridan (guitar) has performed and/or recorded with Gene Bertoncini, John Stowell and Norah Jones. Tosh is a guitarist and composer working and living in New York since 1998. He earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music in 1998. In 2004, he went on to earn his Masters in Jazz Performance from City College of New York. While at City College, Tosh studied with the world-renowned solo jazz guitarist Gene Bertoncini. Tosh has been performing throughout the tri-state area since the age of 16 when he first started playing guitar. See more detailts at: www.toshsheridan.com

Dan Shuman (bass) has toured and recorded with artists as diverse as occult rockers Sabbath Assembly, songwriter Amy Miles, and pianist Charles Sibirsky.

Yuichi Hirakawa (drums) has performed with John Scofield, Ron Carter, John Abercrombie, Percy Heath, and Barry Harris.

TOSH SHERIDAN TRIO – Saturday Jan 10 – Door 7:30 Show 8:30 860-434-0886 www.thsidedoorjazz.com

*tickets are non-refundable – non-transferable

16
Jan

THE NAT JANOFF GROUP

THE NAT JANOFF Group – Fri Jan 16 – Door 7:30 Show 8:30 – 860-434-0886*

The Nat Janoff Group includes: Nat Janoff- Guitar, Teymur Phell- Bass and Chris Carroll- Drums

NAT JANOFF (Guitarist) has been working steadily in the NYC contemporary jazz scene for the past 18 years. The first marker on that path was Nat’s debut cd, “Looking Through” featuring the rhythm section of world renowned electric bassist, Matthew Garrison and drummer, Gene Lake. Two more albums soon followed, a Live acoustic recording with fellow William Paterson alumnus Jake Schwartz simply titled, Live, and a collaborative project with Rave Tesar ( of Annie Haslam’s Renaissance on keys and left-hand bass) and Ray LeVier entitled, Berkana .

Most recently, Janoff went into the studio to record his latest CD, Come Together Move Apart with the great talents of pianist John Escreet, bassist Francois Moutin and Chris Carroll. This album was released in 2010. The Nat Janoff Group regularly performs at the 55bar in NYC. For More info check out http://www.natjanoff.com

THE NAT JANOFF Group – Fri Jan 16 Door 7:30 Show 8:30 860-434-0886* www.thesidedoorjazz .com

*tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable

17
Jan

VICTOR GOULD TRIO!

VICTOR GOULD TRIO – Saturday January 17 – Door 7:30 Show – 8:30 – 860-434-0886*

We first met Victor when he played at The Side Door with both Wallace Roney and it was clear he stood apart. Great to have Victor back as a headliner – his trio will include Erik Wheeler and Rodney Green, and rumored special guests to make an appearance!

Victor Gould, a pianist from Los Angeles, began playing piano at the young age of four. He was fortunate to grow up in a household where his parents supported him wholeheartedly. His undergraduate degree was completed at Berklee College of Music where he was a recipient of the Herbie Hancock Presidential Scholarship.

Immediately after he graduated from Berklee, Victor attended the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz and received his Masters Degree. Gould’s honors include the 2009 ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Award, and in 2006 He was a semifinalist in The Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition.

As a member of the Donald Harrison Quartet, Gould recorded three CD’s and a DVD, and toured the United States and Europe. He has performed with Esperanza Spalding, Terence Blanchard, Branford Marsalis, Nicholas Payton, Ralph Peterson, Wallace Roney and many others. Victor is currently residing in New York and has been a member of the Wallace Roney Quintet for over a year. In that time he has recorded 2 albums with him. Victor will began recording his debut album in March 2014. Here aer some more details: http://www.jazzspeaks.org/victor-gould-speaks/

VICTOR GOULD TRIO – Sat January 17 – Door 7:30 Show 8:30 860-434-0886

*tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable

23
Jan

WILLIE JONES III Quartet

WILLIE JONES III Quartet – Fri January 23 – Door 7:30 Show – 8:30 860-434-0886* www.thesidedoorjazz.com

Willie has assembled an incredible quartet – Stacy Dillard on tenor sax, Gerald Cannon on bass and Donald Vega on piano!   With an unparalleled style of rhythmic expression, drummer Willie Jones III is one of the world’s leading jazz drummers. In addition to honoring his monumental influences; the late greats Philly Joe Jones, Art Blakey and Billy Higgins Jones, Willie’s bold articulation and constantly innovative sense of swing are results of his lifelong musical experience.

Jones was a member of Roy Hargrove’s Quintet and is featured on Roy Hargrove’s CD releases on Verve: Moment To Moment, Hard Groove, Nothing Serious and RH Factor’s Distractions.

Jones can be heard on a host of recordings including Kurt Elling’s GRAMMY® nominated Night Moves (Concord) and Eric Reed’s Here (Max Jazz). Jones has worked with Sonny Rollins, Ernestine Anderson, Bobby Hutcherson, Wynton Marsalis, Cedar Walton, Frank Wess, the Dizzy Gillespie AllStar Big Band, Houston Person, Billy Childs, Eric Reed, Ryan Kisor, Eric Alexander, Bill Charlap, Michael Brecker, Herbie Hancock and Hank Jones. In 2000, Jones’ released his debut CD, Vol 1…Straight Swingin’ on his own label, WJ3 Records. He continues to reveal his proficiency as a composer as well as a producer on Vol. II…Don’t Knock The Swing (2002); Volume III (2007); WE 2 (2008), a trombone and piano recording featuring Wycliffe Gordon and Eric Reed; and Jones’ latest release The Next Phase (2010).

For more artist details visit: www.williejones3.com

WILLIE JONES III Quartet – Fri January 23 – Door 7:30 Show – 8:30 860-434-0886* www.thesidedoorjazz.com

*tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable

24
Jan

MIKE MORENO QUARTET w/Kendrick Scott, Doug Weiss and Jon Cowherd

MIKE MORENO Quartet – Sat January 24 – Door 7:30 Show – 8:30 – 860-434-0886* www.thesidedoorjazz.com

Joined by Jon Cowherd on piano, Doug Weiss on bass and Kendrick Scott on drums, guitarist Mike Moreno is recognized as one of the leading voices in the new generation of the Jazz guitarists today. Mike has toured extensively and recorded his original music to high critical acclaim. As Nate Chinen describes in his 2007 “The Gig” article in JazzTimes, “There are many other guitarists out there pushing towards a modern ideal, but none with the precise coordinates that Mike Moreno has charted.”

Outside of touring with his own band, Moreno has been called to perform with some of the most iconic names in jazz today, such as Joshua Redman Elastic Band, Stefon Harris Sextet, Nicholas Payton Quartet, Meshell N’Degeocello, Lizz Wright, Jason Moran, Q-Tip, Terence Blanchard, Robert Glasper, Gretchen Parlato, Aaron Parks, Jon Cowherd, Claudia Acuna, Greg Osby, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Jeff “Tain” Watts and many others.

Moreno’s leader recordings include Between The Lines, which was chosen by Nate Chinen in the New York Times as one of Top 10 of 2007. Third Wish (2008) and First in Mind (2011) were recorded for the Dutch label Criss Cross Records. His most recent release Another Way on the World Culture Music label was chosen by itunes as one of their 25 “Best Of 2012″ along side several Grammy winning recordings for that year. As a sideman Mike has recorded on over 40 albums, 3 of which were Grammy Nominated : Eldar – Re-Imagination, Q-Tip – The Renaissance, and Geoffrey Keezer – Aurea. Other discography highlights include : Aaron Park’s Invisible Cinema – Blue Note Records, Robert Glasper- Mood, Myron Walden-To Feel, and Kendrick Scott – Conviction.

MIKE MORENO Quartet – Sat January 24 – Door 7:30 Show – 8:30 – 860-434-0886* www.thesidedoorjazz.com

*tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable

MIKE MORENO Quartet – Sat January 24 – Door 7:30 Show – 8:30 860-434-0886* www.thesidedoorjazz.com

*tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable

30
Jan

J.M.I QUINTET!

J.M.I Quintet! – Friday January 30th – Door 7:30 – Show 8:30 860-434-0886*

We are thrilled to have a student ensemble of the renowned Jackie McLean Inst. of Jazz/Hartt School come and perform at The Side Door. We hope to make this a continuing series as it is our greatest wish to support and encourage the upcoming generation of jazz musicians! Come by and see for yourselves that the future of jazz is indeed bright!!

This from the student ensemble:   The Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz/Hartt School of Music is very proud to present a student ensemble to perform at The Side Door Jazz Club. Many students at the JMI of Jazz have enjoyed frequently visiting the Side Door to watch some of their favorite musicians perform and are thankful to the owners of the Side Door for their generous student discounts and wonderful opportunities to listen and learn from some of the best musicians in jazz today.

The student quintet consists of juniors: Nathan Davis (Trombone), Josh Uguccioni (Bass) and sophomores: Tony Davis (Guitar), Jordan Young (Alto Saxophone), Corey Garcia (Drums).

This serious, young group of musicians are privileged to be studying under the tutelage of world renowned jazz musicians such as: Abraham Burton, Steve Davis, Javon Jackson, Nat Reeves, Rick Germanson, Rene McLean, Eric McPherson, Freddie Hendrix among many other remarkable musicians and teachers. The students at JMI are proud of the program that they are a part of and are working hard to continue the legacy of the great Jackie McLean along with all of the other great musicians who have been associated with the school.

The quintet is honored to be sharing the same stage that so many of their heroes and mentors in jazz have performed on at the Side Door and will be celebrating the music and legacy of John Coltrane to start off a hoped regular series of JMI student ensembles. The JMI student quintet is putting in lots of work and preparation for the opening night of student shows to ensure that it will certainly be an exciting night of music not to be missed.

J.M.I Quintet! – Friday January 30th – Door 7:30 – Show 8:30 860-434-0886

*tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable

VisitingTheSideDoor

ADDRESS

85 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371

Tickets

Buy Advance Tickets Here General Admission only. Doors 7:30pm. Show 8:30pm unless otherwise advertised. No standing room.

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Club Opens

7:30pm for cocktails and seating. Show 8:30pm unless otherwise advertised. General admission only.

Small bar/dessert menu available.

Dinner reservations available at The Old Lyme Inn

Enjoy our "All That Jazz" package at The Old Lyme Inn. #TasteStayGroove!

Featured Show

8:30pm to 11:00pm (approx. unless otherwise noted).

Small bar/dessert menu available. Dinner reservations available at The Old Lyme Inn


VOTED BEST LIVE JAZZ BY CT MAGAZINE 2014! Come check out why.....


Enjoy our "All That Jazz" Package

#TasteStayGroove! We invite you to stay the night, or the weekend, here!

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PastEvents

The CURTIS Brothers 4/26/14

THE COOKERS 5/2/14

Bill Charlap

Etienne Charles Quartet 5/31/14

Cyrille Aimee & Diego Figueiredo

PHAREZ WHITTED Quartet! 6/13/14

DOMINIQUE EADE QUARTET

Fred Hersch

RENE MARIE 5/14/14

ELDAR DJANGIROV Nov'13

KEVIN HAYS TRIO

WALLACE RONEY

WAYNE ESCOFFERY 3/1/14

GLEN ZALESKI TRIO

Mr. Nat Reeves Quartet (pictured with #1 fan!)

Javon Jackson WE FOUR (Jimmy Cobb, George Cables, Nat Reeves)

Jimmy Greene Quartet 10/19/13

Hector Martignon (Foreign Affair 7/13 and Pau Brasil 10/13)

Jonathan Michel BAM Quartet (and Marcus Strickland)

Dario Boente 9/28/13

Buce Barth Trio w/Steve Nelson on vibes

Freddy Cole Quartet 11/14/13

Manuel Valera Quintet 11/15/13

Samuel Torres Sextet - Premier of Forced Displacement 12/7/13

Donny McCaslin Trio

Orrin Evans Quartet

Chelsea Baratz (w/Orrin Evans Quartet Christmas Program!) 12/21/13

The tireless Christmas elves at the Side Door - Seasons Greetings from Ken and Jan

Happy Holidays from Ken and Jan!

Curtis Fuller (with Javon Jackson All Star Birthday Bash) 12/20/13

Curtis Fuller Birthday Celebration!

Rene McLean with Gary Bartz and Nat Reeves

Samuel Torres Octet. Forced Displacement CT Debut 12/6

Jani Siegel Trio 1/10/14

To name just a few.....

Welcomed in 2013 - the Reason We are Here!

Grace Kelly

Benny Green Trio 4/18/14

Nicholas Payton Trio 1/17&18/14

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Wow.....!!! All This weekend - NICHOLAS PAYTON TRIO All Next Weekend - BLACK ART JAZZ COLLECTIVE

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Brrrr.....! But we've got the answer...... From NOLA, Nicholas Payton Trio all weekend! Tickets still available at www.thesidedoorjazz.com

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Brrrr.....! But we've got the answer...... From NOLA, Nicholas Payton Trio all weekend! Tickets still available at www.thesidedoorjazz.com

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Thanks to everyone for the great response to the NY Times article this past weekend! And many thanks to Phillip Lutz for seeing the dream and sharing it so eloquently!...

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InTheNews

Articles /THESIDEDOOR

NY Times - "Its the Perfect Room....."
Nov 16, 2014 | see full article
CT Magazine - The Side Door Thrives!
May 7, 2014 | see full article
The Day - "A Lovely Spot To Listen"
November 14, 2013 | see full article
The SideDoor Announces Its Fall Line Up!
September 26, 2013 | see full article
Wine, dine, spend the night, and all that jazz!
September 17, 2013 | see full article
Old Lyme Inn opens the SideDoor
MAY 9, 2013 | see full article
Old Lyme Inn jazzed about new venue
MAY 6, 2013 | see full article
All About Jazz - Old Lyme Inn Goes Live At The Side Door Jazz Club
June 21, 2013 | see full article
Wallace Roney, Two Explosive Nights At The Side Door Jazz Club
July 21, 2013 | see full article
The SideDoor Opens to a Standing Ovation in Old Lyme
May 13 2013 | see full article

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OurStory

The SideDoor is quite literally a dream come true!

The Sidedoor jazz club is the realisation of a long cherished dream. Ken Kitchings has always been a true fan of jazz music and brought many great artists to The Garde Theatre in New London, CT during his time there.

In 2011 Ken and his wife Chris bought the beautiful, but sadly neglected, Old Lyme Inn and put their hearts and souls into bringing its former glory to life. Once the inn became an established part of the community, Ken set his sights on an unused “side door” space attached to the inn, visualizing the perfect jazz venue: Intimate, welcoming, elegant and a quality, great sounding room that the very best jazz artists would be happy to play in!

On May 10th, 2013 its door and stage was opened by none other than the venerable George Wein and his Newport All Star band, cutting the ribbon and giving his blessing to an awestruck Ken Kitchings! An incredible gala night opening to be remembered – setting the standard and placing The Sidedoor firmly on the jazz venue map!

PHOTO: DOLORES MAURISU, KEN KITCHINGS

KindWords

  • “Thank you for treating us so well. I’m happy that The Side Door brings quality, art and celebration to the community, thank you for inviting me to be a part of the magic! Sending love and wishing you health and joy, thank you. Benny”

    ~ Benny Green 4/18/14
  • “…First of all congratulations on a wonderful jazz joint – the SideDoor has all the Vibe a real top jazzclub should have and can easily be looked upon with both envy and fascination by other clubs around the world; because the SideDoor is based upon one man’s sheer and honest passion for a certain kind of music that thrives best when surrounded by loving and open-minded enthusiasts – and Ken’s passion for jazz nurtures exactly that exquisite atmosphere in which both musicians and audience will get the finest and rarest music experiences…”

    ~ Benjamin Koppel, renowned Saxaphonist
  • Hi Ken and Jan; I just wanted to thank you both again for a fantastic weekend. You have created a special environment (with both the inn and the club) where both Christos and I enjoyed ourselves immensely. Thank you also for being so kind to my family – they really loved it! Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

    ~ Sergio Salvatore
  • “It was a pleasure to experience The Old Lyme Inn and The SideDoor jazz club, and to witness again first hand your passion for and support of great music. We’ll be back!”

    ~ Luciano Salvatore
  • “This is the real deal! You’re right in the cross hairs of the NY and Boston music scene… This is every bit as great as playing the Vanguard!”

    ~ Kenny Werner
  • This is the best thing to happen to the Connecticut shoreline since the Baldwin Bridge!

    ~ Robin Whitney, Side Door VIP
  • Intimate room, good bar service and superb jazz band! A great place to go after dinner on the weekend in Old Lyme or Essex near the CT shore.

    ~ TripAdvisor User: Glenn C
  • very excited to see this has opened – just what we need in this area!!

    ~ Facebook User: Carrie Leber
  • As shepherded by Ken Kitchings – who owns the Old Lyme Inn with his wife, Christine, and is a booking force at the Garde Arts Center – the SideDoor will be an intimate venue dedicated to showcasing the finest touring jazz musicians as they negotiate the I-95 corridor.

    ~ RICK KOSTER, The Day

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