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02
Oct

JAVON JACKSON Stellar 4tet Two Nights! Showcasing living legend Louis Hayes, George Cables and Santi DeBriano!

JAVON JACKSON 4tet Featuring Louis Hayes, George Cables and Santi DeBriano! – Fri Oct 2 and Sat Oct 3 – Doors 7:30pm Show 8:30pm 860-434-0886* www.thesidedoorjazz.com

Tenor saxophonist extraordinaire, Javon Jackson brings us a weekend of music showcasing the living legend Louis Hayes, the stellar George Cables and world class bassist Santi DeBriano.

The weekend consists of original material and selection of standards, along with new original material created for this engagement!

JAVON JACKSON: Our friend and neighbor (Division Director, Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz – Hartt School, Hartford), has gathered yet another extraordinary ensemble together for us! As a member of Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Javon toured and made many recordings with the legendary drummer. In addition to Blakey, Jackson has toured and recorded with Elvin Jones, Freddie Hubbard, Betty Carter, Cedar Walton, Ron Carter, Donald Byrd, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Richard Davis, Bobby Hutcherson, Curtis Fuller and Stanley Turrentine. www.javonjackson.com

LOUIS HAYES: At the tender age of 18 in New York Louis become a member of the great Horace Silver Quintet from 1956 until 1959, when he joined Cannonball Adderley propelling the quintet to joyous musical heights and recordings through 1965. He joined piano master Oscar Peterson from 1965-67. Louis would rejoin Oscar in 1971 for a year. For the next decade or more he became leader or co-leader of a series of electrifying groups including musicians Freddie Hubbard, Kenny Barron, Junior Cooke, Woody Shaw and Dexter Gordon. Louis also spent several years touring with McCoy Tyner. The Louis Hayes Group with Herald Mabern and Frank Strozier culminated four years of artistry with album “Variety Is The Spice” www.louishayes.net

GEORGE CABLES: We are honoured to call stellar pianist George Cables a friend, and have had the pleasure of his extraordinary talent at The Side Door on several memorable occasions! This will certainly be one of them! He has performed and recorded with some of the greatest jazz musicians of our time, including: Joe Henderson, Roy Haynes, Max Roach, Art Blakey, Sonny Rollins, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Sarah Vaughn, Tony Williams, Bobby Hutcherson and Dizzy Gillespie. www.georgecables.com

SANTI DIBRIANO: Santi is a prolific composer and has played with greats of jazz like Hank Jones, Larry Coryell, Randy Weston, Freddie Hubbard and Cecil Taylor. Since his first record date in 1987, Santi has appeared on over 100 recordings, including eight as leader. We are really looking forward to welcoming him to The Side Door!

JAVON JACKSON 4tet Featuring Louis Hayes, George Cables and Santi DeBriano! – Fri Oct 2 and Sat Oct 3 – Doors 7:30pm Show 8:30pm 860-434-0886* www.thesidedoorjazz.com

*tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable – no audio or video recording allowed (incl. cell phones) photos only during first set – no flash. Enjoy a pre-show dinner, or discounted overnight stay with tickets, at The Old Lyme Inn!

03
Oct

JAVON JACKSON Stellar 4tet Two Nights! Showcasing living legend Louis Hayes, George Cables and Santi DeBriano!

JAVON JACKSON 4tet Featuring Louis Hayes, George Cables and Santi DeBriano! – Fri Oct 2 and Sat Oct 3 – Doors 7:30pm Show 8:30pm 860-434-0886* www.thesidedoorjazz.com

Tenor saxophonist extraordinaire, Javon Jackson brings us a weekend of music showcasing the living legend Louis Hayes, the stellar George Cables and world class bassist Santi DeBriano.

The weekend consists of original material and selection of standards, along with new original material created for this engagement!

JAVON JACKSON: Our friend and neighbor (Division Director, Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz – Hartt School, Hartford), has gathered yet another extraordinary ensemble together for us! As a member of Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Javon toured and made many recordings with the legendary drummer. In addition to Blakey, Jackson has toured and recorded with Elvin Jones, Freddie Hubbard, Betty Carter, Cedar Walton, Ron Carter, Donald Byrd, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Richard Davis, Bobby Hutcherson, Curtis Fuller and Stanley Turrentine. www.javonjackson.com

LOUIS HAYES: At the tender age of 18 in New York Louis become a member of the great Horace Silver Quintet from 1956 until 1959, when he joined Cannonball Adderley propelling the quintet to joyous musical heights and recordings through 1965. He joined piano master Oscar Peterson from 1965-67. Louis would rejoin Oscar in 1971 for a year. For the next decade or more he became leader or co-leader of a series of electrifying groups including musicians Freddie Hubbard, Kenny Barron, Junior Cooke, Woody Shaw and Dexter Gordon. Louis also spent several years touring with McCoy Tyner. The Louis Hayes Group with Herald Mabern and Frank Strozier culminated four years of artistry with album “Variety Is The Spice” www.louishayes.net

GEORGE CABLES: We are honoured to call stellar pianist George Cables a friend, and have had the pleasure of his extraordinary talent at The Side Door on several memorable occasions! This will certainly be one of them! He has performed and recorded with some of the greatest jazz musicians of our time, including: Joe Henderson, Roy Haynes, Max Roach, Art Blakey, Sonny Rollins, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Sarah Vaughn, Tony Williams, Bobby Hutcherson and Dizzy Gillespie. www.georgecables.com

SANTI DIBRIANO: Santi is a prolific composer and has played with greats of jazz like Hank Jones, Larry Coryell, Randy Weston, Freddie Hubbard and Cecil Taylor. Since his first record date in 1987, Santi has appeared on over 100 recordings, including eight as leader. We are really looking forward to welcoming him to The Side Door!

JAVON JACKSON 4tet Featuring Louis Hayes, George Cables and Santi DeBriano! – Fri Oct 2 and Sat Oct 3 – Doors 7:30pm Show 8:30pm 860-434-0886* www.thesidedoorjazz.com

*tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable – no audio or video recording allowed (incl. cell phones) photos only during first set – no flash. Enjoy a pre-show dinner, or discounted overnight stay with tickets, at The Old Lyme Inn!

09
Oct

ALICIA OLATUJA!

ALICIA OLATUJA – Fri Oct 9 and Sat Oct 3 – Doors 7:30pm Show 8:30pm 860-434-0886* www.thesidedoorjazz.com

Alicia will be joined by the talents of Michael Olatuja on bass, Ulysses Owens Jr., drums and Jon Cowherd, piano!

St. Louis native Alicia Olatuja burst onto the national scene with her performance at President Obama’s second inauguration, but she has been honing her craft for many years, playing alongside giants like Chaka Khan, Christian McBride, and BeBe Winans. Blending elements of classical, jazz, gospel and pop, Alicia’s unique and soulful musical style is refined and captivating.
“Olatuja posses a special instrument: a full-bodied tone, precise pitch and personal engagement at the lowest whisper or highest wail.” -Downbeat
“[a] singer with a strong, lustrous tone and an amiably regal presence onstage.”
-The New York Times

Alicia has sung with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir since 2007, often performs as a soloist with the Juilliard Jazz ensemble, and has sung with various recording artists such as Christian McBride, Chaka Khan and Bebe Winans. She has recently released her solo debut album, titled Timeless, on which she is joined by such acclaimed jazz artists as 3-time Grammy©-Award winner McBride and husband Michael Olatuja (both on bass), Jon Cowherd and two-time Grammy ©-nominee Christian Sands (both on piano), Grégoire Maret on harmonica, Ulysses Owens, Jr., on drums and David Rosenthal on guitar.

For a tiny sample of her talent, view this, then come see her LIVE at The Side Door! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9TS7QpwVZ8

ALICIA OLATUJA – Fri Oct 9 and Sat Oct 3 – Doors 7:30pm Show 8:30pm 860-434-0886* www.thesidedoorjazz.com

*tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable – no audio or video recording allowed (incl. cell phones) photos only during first set – no flash. Enjoy a pre-show dinner, or discounted overnight stay with tickets, at The Old Lyme Inn!

10
Oct

RUSSELL MALONE QUARTET w/Gerald Cannon, Willie Jones III and Rick Germanson!

RUSSELL MALONE QUARTET – Saturday Oct 10 – Doors 7:30pm Show 8:30pm 860-434-0886* www.thesidedoorjazz.com

We are thrilled to welcome Russell to The Side Door, his quartet made up of the incredible talents of Gerald Cannon on bass, Willie Jones III on drums and Rick Germanson on piano!

Russell Malone is one of the signature guitar players of his generation. The leader of ten albums since 1992, Malone is well known on the international circuit for helming a world class quartet and trio as he is for his long standing participation in Ron Carter’s Golden Striker Trio and his recent consequential contribution to the musical production of the likes of Sonny Rollins and Diane Reeves, who recruited Malone for his singular tone, refined listening skills, limitless chops, and efflorescent imagination.

In all these circumstances, Malone addresses the tradition on his own terms, refracting the vocabularies and syntax of such heroes as Charlie Christian, Chet Atkins, George Van Eps, Johnny Smith, Wes Montgomery, Grant Green, Kenny Burrell, Pat Martino and George Benson into an argot entirely his own. A master of all tempos, a relentless swinger he spins his stories – in idioms ranging from the urban and down home blues, country, gospel and various corners of the American Songbook, and hardcore jazz – with a soulful, instantly recognizable instrumental voice and seasons them with sophisticated harmonies that are never “too hip for the room.”

“I take pride on being open enough to play with anybody,” says Malone, citing encounters with such diverse artists as B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Andy Williams, James “Blood” Ulmer and Ornette Coleman. “I love to swing, but I don’t look down my nose at other styles of music, or other musicians. I’ll play with anybody if the music is good.”

RUSSELL MALONE QUARTET – Saturday Oct 10 – Doors 7:30pm Show 8:30pm 860-434-0886* www.thesidedoorjazz.com

*tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable – no audio or video recording allowed (incl. cell phones) photos only during first set – no flash. Enjoy a pre-show dinner, or discounted overnight stay with tickets, at The Old Lyme Inn!

16
Oct

CARL ALLEN AND THE ART OF ELVIN!

CARL ALLEN AND THE ART OF ELVIN – Friday Oct 16 – Doors 7:30pm Show 8:30pm 860-434-0886*

Carl Allen and The Art of Elvin. A tribute to Art Blakey and Elvin Jones – with Tivon Pennicott – Tenor & soprano saxophone, Freddie Hendrix – Trumpet, Xavier Davis – Piano, Dezron Douglas – Bass, Carl Allen – Drums

The group is a tribute to Art Blakey and Elvin Jones and features music by both Art Blakey and Elvin Jones in addition to some original music. In the tradition of both Art and Elvin the music is hard bop, gospel infused, hard swinging music that is designed to make one feel good!

With over 200 recordings to his credit, the gifted Milwaukee-born, New York-based drummer, sideman, bandleader, entrepreneur, and educator, Carl Allen’s profound and propulsive percolations have provided soulful and syncopated support for nearly three decades.

Allen grew up on gospel, R&B, and funk, but later turned to jazz after hearing an LP by the legendary saxophonist Benny Carter. His first hometown gigs were with sax greats Sonny Stitt and James Moody.

Allen joined trumpeter Freddie Hubbard a year before his graduation, served as his Musical Director for eight years, and recorded several recordings with the trumpeter including Double Take and Life Flight. Allen also played with Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Benny Golson, Jennifer Holliday, J.J. Johnson, Rickie Lee Jones, Sammy Davis Jr., Branford Marsalis, Kenny Garrett to name just few of the many!

Carl Allen’s multifaceted career provides the perfect template for what a modern musician should be. As Sid Gribetz of Jazz Times wrote, “more than just another fine drummer, Carl Allen has it all together as a bandleader, businessman, and producer, becoming a force in today’s jazz world.”

Allen maintains an exhaustive schedule of recording, touring and teaching. He remains active as a sideman with Christian McBride and Inside Straight, Benny Golson and others. As a leader he most recently leads The Carl Allen Quartet as well as The Art of Elvin, a tribute band dedicated to his two drum influences, Art Blakey and Elvin Jones was started after the passing of Elvin Jones in 2004.

In ‘Art Of Elvin’, Carl has assembled a group of the finest jazz artist of today – with Tivon Pennicott – Tenor & soprano saxophone, Freddie Hendrix – Trumpet, Xavier Davis – Piano, Dezron Douglas – Bass, Carl Allen – Drums! Do not miss this special evening!

CARL ALLEN THE ART OF ELVIN – Friday Oct 16 – Doors 7:30pm Show 8:30pm 860-434-0886*

*tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable – no audio or video recording allowed (incl. cell phones) photos only during first set – no flash. Enjoy a pre-show dinner, or discounted overnight stay with tickets, at The Old Lyme Inn!

17
Oct

Tammy McCann Quartet

TAMMY McCANN Quartet – Saturday Oct 17th – Doors 7:30 Show 8:30 860-434-0886* www.thesidedoorjazz.com

Joined by Jon Weber (piano), Steve Williams (drums), Kenny Davis (bass) – Singer Tammy McCann stands poised on the precipice of a brand new musical adventure and solo career teaming up with Grammy award winning arranger Laurence Hobgood on a new cd project ” Love Stories…”. The two have wowed audiences and critics alike with their chemistry and electric performances and Howard Reich says of the pair “The very thought of a singer of McCann’s vocal prowess sharing a stage with a pianist as sensitive and technically accomplished as Hobgood is enough to quicken the pulse of just about any jazz listener.” McCann says ” I just threw a penny in a wishing well and I believe the universe was planning something before I knew it”.   And now so many who love and admire superb jazz vocalists will be the beneficiaries of her commitment to song. Stay tuned!

For more artist details please visit her website here: www.tammymccann.com

TAMMY McCANN Quartet – Saturday Oct 17th – Doors 7:30 Show 8:30 860-434-0886* www.thesidedoorjazz.com

*tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable – no audio or video recording allowed (incl. cell phones) photos only during first set – no flash. Enjoy a pre-show dinner, or discounted overnight stay with tickets, at The Old Lyme Inn!

21
Oct

The Brubeck Brothers! Special Wed Show!

THE BRUBECK BROTHERS Quartet – Wednesday Oct 21th – Doors 7:30 Show 8:30 860-434-0886* www.thesidedoorjazz.com

A special Wednesday night show – The Brubeck Brothers Quartet is an exciting jazz group featuring two members of one of America’s most accomplished musical families – Daniel Brubeck (drums), and Chris Brubeck (bass & trombone.) Guitarist Mike DeMicco, and pianist Chuck Lamb, complete this dynamic quartet.

They have performed at concert series, colleges, and jazz festivals across North America and Europe including the Newport, Detroit, Ravinia, Las Vegas, Sedona, Spokane & Monterey Jazz Festivals. Their Koch release, Classified, has already earned this rave review from All About Jazz: “Once again the BBQ attains that rarefied level where music is both relaxed and expressive, and their joy in its creation is contagious. There’s really nothing out there that comes close to their unique brand of inventiveness.”

These versatile musicians also collaborate with orchestras, and in 2006 ignited the Salt Lake City Jazz Festival by playing with the Utah Symphony conducted by Keith Lockhart. With Chris Brubeck’s compositions as a vehicle, the BBQ has joined with chamber groups to collaborate with musicians from the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Russian National Symphony Orchestra.

The Brubeck Brothers Quartet’s debut Koch recording, Intuition, impressed the national jazz media and spent several weeks in the top ten radio charts while earning enthusiastic reviews from JazzTimes, Downbeat, Boston Globe and many other respected publications. “Intuition was measure for measure one of the hardest swinging sets of the year.” (Philadelphia Inquirer) Although the quartet’s style is rooted in “straight-ahead” jazz, their concerts reveal an inherent ability to explore and play odd time signatures while naturally integrating the influences of funk, blues and world music. The group’s creativity, technique and improvisation can be heard in their uncompromising music, which reflects their dedication to melody, rhythm, culture and the spontaneous spirit of jazz

BRUBECK BROTHERS Quartet – Wednesday Oct 21th – Doors 7:30 Show 8:30 860-434-0886* www.thesidedoorjazz.com

*tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable – no audio or video recording allowed (incl. cell phones) photos only during first set – no flash. Enjoy a pre-show dinner, or discounted overnight stay with tickets, at The Old Lyme Inn!

23
Oct

THE BROTHERHOOD SEXTET! w/Yosvany and Yunior Terry, Marcus and E.J Strickland, Michael and Robert Rodriquez!

THE BROTHERHOOD SEXTET – Friday & Saturday Oct 23rd & 24th – Doors 7:30 Show 8:30 860-434-0886* www.thesidedoorjazz.com

We are so thrilled to have this incredible group of consummate jazz talent playing two nights at The Side Door on this Fall weekend. Each have performed at the club as headliners in their own accomplished bands, but this unique ensemble of three pairs of brothers should not be missed!

Driven to pursue music, three sets of brothers moved to New York City and crossed paths while doing so: The Rodriguez Brothers (Robert & Michael Rodriguez), The Strickland Brothers (E.J. & Marcus Strickland), & The Terry Brothers (Yosvany & Yunior Terry). Throughout the years they all enjoyed working with each other in various situations with other artists. Eventually they recognized the special bond between them and decided to form a group.

With that vision of contributing each of their own artistry to create a collective sound, The Brotherhood Sextet was formed around 2006. It is always a very rare & special occasion when they all can come together due to their high demand as both leaders & sidemen.

Michael Rodriguez – trumpet, Robert Rodriguez – piano, Yosvany Terry – alto sax, Yunior Terry – bass, Marcus Strickland – tenor & soprano saxes, E.J. Strickland – drums

Visit www.brotherhood-music.com  Please don’t delay getting your tickets ahead for this as it is going to be a memorable weekend!! See you there!

THE BROTHERHOOD SEXTET – Friday & Saturday Oct 23rd & 24th – Doors 7:30 Show 8:30 860-434-0886* www.thesidedoorjazz.com

*tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable – no audio or video recording allowed (incl. cell phones) photos only during first set – no flash. Enjoy a pre-show dinner, or discounted overnight stay with tickets, at The Old Lyme Inn!

24
Oct

THE BROTHERHOOD SEXTET! w/Yosvany and Yunior Terry, Marcus and E.J Strickland, Michael and Robert Rodriquez!

THE BROTHERHOOD SEXTET – Friday & Saturday Oct 23rd & 24th – Doors 7:30 Show 8:30 860-434-0886* www.thesidedoorjazz.com

We are so thrilled to have this incredible group of consummate jazz talent playing two nights at The Side Door on this Fall weekend. Each have performed at the club as headliners in their own accomplished bands, but this unique ensemble of three pairs of brothers should not be missed!

Driven to pursue music, three sets of brothers moved to New York City and crossed paths while doing so: The Rodriguez Brothers (Robert & Michael Rodriguez), The Strickland Brothers (E.J. & Marcus Strickland), & The Terry Brothers (Yosvany & Yunior Terry). Throughout the years they all enjoyed working with each other in various situations with other artists. Eventually they recognized the special bond between them and decided to form a group.

With that vision of contributing each of their own artistry to create a collective sound, The Brotherhood Sextet was formed around 2006. It is always a very rare & special occasion when they all can come together due to their high demand as both leaders & sidemen.

Michael Rodriguez – trumpet, Robert Rodriguez – piano, Yosvany Terry – alto sax, Yunior Terry – bass, Marcus Strickland – tenor & soprano saxes, E.J. Strickland – drums

Visit www.brotherhood-music.com  Please don’t delay getting your tickets ahead for this as it is going to be a memorable weekend!! See you there!

THE BROTHERHOOD SEXTET – Friday & Saturday Oct 23rd & 24th – Doors 7:30 Show 8:30 860-434-0886* www.thesidedoorjazz.com

*tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable – no audio or video recording allowed (incl. cell phones) photos only during first set – no flash. Enjoy a pre-show dinner, or discounted overnight stay with tickets, at The Old Lyme Inn!

29
Oct

AARON DIEHL TRIO! Special Thursday Night Show

AARON DIEHL Trio – Thursday Oct 29th – Doors 7:30 Show 8:30 Show 8:30 860-434-0886* www.thesidedoorjazz.com

“Not yet 30, Diehl is already a virtuoso upon whom no major style of jazz is lost… there are no boundary lines to this young man’s potential.”         – New York Daily News

In an era revolving around celebrity hype and mediocre entertainment, Columbus, Ohio native Aaron Diehl seeks to stand out as an artist in his generation to exemplify excellence, sophistication, and a fluency in the American musical vernacular. The 2011 Cole Porter Fellow of the American Pianists Association, Diehl has been hailed by the New York Times as “a smart young pianist with a fastidious grasp of Jazz traditions.” He is committed to unearthing the treasures of a musical aesthetic through collaborative efforts with musicians across generations.

Born in 1985, Aaron began studying classically at age 7, and discovered his passion for jazz music when attending Interlochen Summer Camp. There he met piano prodigy Eldar Djangirov, who made a lasting impression on Diehl through his enthusiasm for Oscar Peterson and Art Tatum.

In 2002, Diehl was a finalist in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington competition, where he was awarded “Outstanding Soloist.” The following year, he was invited to tour with the Wynton Marsalis Septet on their European tour. Immediately following, he attended the Juilliard School where he studied with Kenny Barron, Oxana Yablonskaya and Eric Reed. He was awarded the Martin E. Sehgal Award in 2004.

Diehl released his first live album in 2008, a solo concert recorded at the Caramoor Festival. In 2010, “Live at the Players” featured two of his trios, featuring David Wong, Paul Sikivie (bass), Quincy Davis, and Lawrence Leathers (drums), with whom he has been working since 2005 and 2009 respectively. His latest release, “The Bespoke Man’s Narrative,” (Mack Avenue) is the current product of Diehl’s ensemble cultivation, influenced partly by John Lewis and the Modern Jazz Quartet. Visit www.aarondiehl.com for more details.

We hope you can join us in welcoming Aaron for his first appearance at The Side Door.

AARON DIEHL Trio – Thursday Oct 29th – Doors 7:30 Show 8:30 860-434-0886* www.thesidedoorjazz.com

*tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable – no audio or video recording allowed (incl. cell phones) photos only during first set – no flash. Enjoy a pre-show dinner, or discounted overnight stay with tickets, at The Old Lyme Inn!

30
Oct

HAROLD LOPEZ-NUSSA TRIO!

HAROLD LOPEZ-NUSSA Trio – Friday Oct 30th – Doors 7:30 Show 8:30 Show 8:30 860-434-0886* www.thesidedoorjazz.com

We welcome Harold back to the Side Door for his second appearance! Harold Lopez-Nussa was born in Havana, Cuba, on July 13, 1983. At the age of eight he began piano studies at the Manuel Saumell Conservatory. In 1995, Harold went on to study at the Amadeo Roldán Conservatory before graduating with a specialty in Classical Piano from the Higher Institute of Arts (ISA).

As a young emerging artist, Harold has performed at Cuba’s most important theatres and also as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra and the Matanzas Symphony Orchestra. He has played with outstanding figures of Cuban traditional music and popular music, as well as known jazz musicians such as Chucho Valdés, David Sánchez, Horacio “El Negro” Hernández, Christian Scott, Stefon Harris, Bobby Carcassés, Elmer Ferrer, and Alexander Brown. He toured internationally with Omara Portuondo during 2008-2011 and also as a member of Maraca & The Monterey Latin Jazz All-Stars.

Other major performances include appearances at international venues such as the Olympia Theater, the anthological New Moring in Paris, the Barbican Center in London, and the Satin Doll in Bordeux. Major festival appearances include the Wien Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Oslo World Music Festival, Barcelona Jazz International Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Martinique Jazz Festival, Verona Jazz Festival, the 33rd Conference of International Association for Jazz Educators (IAJE), Enghien Les Bains 1st Piano Festival, OLoron Jazz Festival, Jazz a Viennes, and the Puebla International Festival, among others.

He brings his incredible trio which includes his brother Ruy Adrian and Jorge Sawa Perez. For more details check http://www.haroldlopeznussa.com/en/index.php and listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8T8LBFxcbA#t=14

HAROLD LOPEZ-NUSSA Trio – Friday Oct 30th – Doors 7:30 Show 8:30   860-434-0886* www.thesidedoorjazz.com

*tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable – no audio or video recording allowed (incl. cell phones) photos only during first set – no flash. Enjoy a pre-show dinner, or discounted overnight stay with tickets, at The Old Lyme Inn!

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Pre-show dinner reservations available at The Old Lyme Inn

(dessert selections available in the club, no dinner)

No unauthorized audio or video recording is permitted during performance. This includes cell phones.

Photos restricted to first set, or per artist request.

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Pre-show dinner reservations available at The Old Lyme Inn

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PastEvents

CHRISTIAN McBRIDE TRIO 2-15 w/Ulysees Owens Jr, Christian Sands

E. J. Strickland!

HAROLD LOPEZ-NUSSA TRIO 10-14

STEVE WILSON-LEWIS NASH Duologue! w/Jackie McLean Ins. student fans!

RENE McLEAN, Dolly McLean, Lesedi Ntsane, great night!

Cyrus Chestnut, Lummie Spann, Dezron Douglas, Victor Lewis, Steve Davis,

WAYNE ESCOFFERY 4tet w/Dave Kikoski, Luques Curtis, Jonathan Barber!

The CURTIS Brothers 4/26/14

THE COOKERS 5/2/14

Bill Charlap

Etienne Charles Quartet 5/31/14

KYLE EASTWOOD BAND Kick off to U.S tour!

Cyrille Aimee & Diego Figueiredo

PHAREZ WHITTED Quartet! 6/13/14

DOMINIQUE EADE QUARTET

Fred Hersch Trio

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 1/3/15

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

Jonathan Michel BAM Quartet (and Marcus Strickland)

Dario Boente 9/28/13

Bruce 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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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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