Tag Archives: jazz

Stringing Along

Rohn Lawrence

When Rohn (“Ron”) Lawrence isn’t playing in Lilly’s Pad at Toad’s Place, he’s hopping on planes to Texas, California, Florida and virtually anywhere his guitar is demanded. Shredding for over 50 years—closer to 60 if you count …

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Sticking Around

Jesse Hameen II

To jazz-drum is to lead, says Neighborhood Music School instructor Jesse Hameen II. “The proper name for what the drummer sits on is not a seat but a throne… It’s a seat of authority. You direct the pace, the rhythm, …

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Smooth Operator

Ed Tankus

Ed Tankus is known as a “smoothie”—not for his engaging interpersonal style, but rather his musical tastes. His passion for smooth jazz is the foundation of Blue Plate Radio, the Hamden…

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Swinging Praises

On the lectern at the Episcopal Church of St. Paul and St. James

On a recent blustery Sunday, lively jazz music fills the high-ceilinged sanctuary of the Episcopal Church of St. Paul and St. James in Wooster Square. The congregation trickles in, exchanging hellos and hugs. A five-piece band…

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The Fire’s in the Firehouse

Nick Lloyd, Firehouse 12

As a musician, Nick Lloyd tends to travel in rock and R&B circles; he’s playing a neighboring club, Café Nine, on March 24 with his “outlaw country rock” band The Wagon Riders. Yet, he maintains, “The type of music I …

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Macbeth 1969, Jazz, & Free Films

Macbeth 1969 at the Long Wharf Theatre

It’s a rare chance to see two reimaginings of a Shakespeare classic in a single week. …

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