Cafe nine Upcoming Events

February
February 23, 2024 9:00 PM
February 23, 2024 11:55 PM
Feb 23, 2024
FORAGER / Khatumu
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9:00 pm
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FORAGER is kaleidoscopic pop for musical omnivores.

Khatumu 

February
February 24, 2024 4:00 PM
February 24, 2024 7:00 PM
Feb 24, 2024
Chervansky, Tappan & Ice
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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Chervansky, Tappan & Ice Jazz Jam

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

February
February 24, 2024 9:00 PM
February 24, 2024 11:55 PM
Feb 24, 2024
SANCTUARY
Starts:
9:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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SANCTUARY CT is a monthly Goth/Industrial/Darkwave event operating out of New Haven, helmed by DJ R.I.C.H.A.R.D, DJ Azrael, and DJ Omegatelik!

February
February 25, 2024 4:00 PM
February 25, 2024 8:00 PM
Feb 25, 2024
The Chicago Dawgs
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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The Chicago Dawgs lay down the blues deep, soulful and hard-edged like an authentic Chicago blues band, and there's a good reason for that: They ARE an authentic Chicago blues band -- fronted by native
Chicagoans. They just happen to live in Connecticut.
This is serious, badass blues!
Guitarist and vocalist Tom Crivellone grew up in Chicago and now lives in West Haven, but still has one foot back home. He spent 11 years touring internationally with the late, great Blues Hall of Fame member Eddy"The Chief" Clearwater -- one of Chicago's greatest bluesmen (and a cousin of Lurrie Bell and the late Carey Bell) -- until Eddy's unfortunate passing a couple of years back. Before that, Crivellone was co-founder with veteran blues and soul singer L.C. Walker of Two for the Blues, performing for years in Chicago-area clubs while also maintaining a home in CT.

Harmonica player and vocalist Mark Zaretsky, who also grew up in and around Chicago, has led New Haven's The Cobalt Rhythm Kings for more than two decades. He learned about the blues by watching blues greats Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Koko Taylor, Otis Rush, James Cotton, Albert King, Mighty Joe Young, Lefty Dizz and Fenton Robinson perform while growing up in the Windy City. Zaretsky also performs a few times a year in Mark Naftalin & Friends with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Mark Naftalin of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band.

The rhythm section changes from gig to gig but we play with our friends -- and our friends are some of the top blues musicians in the state of Connecticut. So come on out and see what we've got in store for you this time!

February
February 27, 2024 7:00 PM
February 27, 2024 11:00 PM
Feb 27, 2024
NHJU Tuesday Night Jazz: Will Goble
Starts:
7:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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The New Haven Jazz Underground is a grass roots, community based organization dedicated to promoting & supporting Jazz and all of it's forms in New Haven, CT. The NHJU is committed to preserving New Haven’s vibrant music scene and history, while also providing employment for local musicians, support for local business, and to the community through social interaction and activism.Normally in the best of times we would be gearing up for our 2nd annual jazz festival.

The 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, the New Haven Jazz Underground hosts a night of jazz performance at cafe nine, with a house band/performer followed by an open jam session. It's always free admission and don't forget to bring your instrument with you to participate in the jam session immediately following the performance. 

February
February 28, 2024 6:00 PM
February 28, 2024 11:00 PM
Feb 28, 2024
In The Pines: Monthly Bluegrass Session
Starts:
6:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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‘In The Pines’ is a collaborative Americana music series hosted by veteran CT bluegrass group, Audrey Mae, and featuring performances by a roster of rising folk musicians in the Northeast. Experience ‘In The Pines’ at Cafe Nine in New Haven every last Wednesday of the month, starting 1/31/24. The night starts with an open bluegrass jam at 6:30 (musicians get in free!) followed by an Audrey Mae set, followed by a set from that month’s guest act. $10 cover, jammers with an instrument get in free. January's special guest is Five 'n' Change.

Audrey Mae
Audrey Mae features the duet harmonies of bluegrass veterans Peter Winne and Joe Delillo accompanied by the tasteful stylings of banjo player Joe Lemeris and fiddle & mandolin player Sam McDougle. Despite being a generation apart, Winne and Delillo evoke brother harmony groups such as The Stanley Brothers, The Blue Sky Boys, The Everly Brothers, and yes, even The Beatles. Named after Delillo’s mother, an Alabama belle named Audrey Mae, the band delivers a brand of bluegrass that is at times high octane and at other times just plain … lonesome.
 
Lilly Bosco
Lilly Bosco is a diamond in the rough. She's that girl tending bar at your local dive who opens her mouth at Karaoke night, and you're like: What the f--k are you doing here? At least that's what Americana music veteran Pete Winne (Audrey Mae, Tumbling Bones) said when he heard her sing. So he put together a band to back her up and show the world Lilly Bosco. Think Wanda Jackson meets The Chicks meets Hozier. 
February
February 29, 2024 8:00 PM
February 29, 2024 11:55 PM
Feb 29, 2024
New Cardiff Giants/Fafa/Earth Passenger
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8:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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A Leap Year phenomenon like no other right here at Cafe Nine! Join us in celebrating a celestial extravaganza that only graces us once every four years with the otherworldly sounds of the New Cardiff Giants, Fafa, and Earth Passenger. 

March
March 1, 2024 9:00 PM
March 1, 2024 11:55 PM
Mar 1, 2024
Go Kat Go! Presents: Screamin' Rebel Angels
Starts:
9:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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SCREAMIN' REBEL ANGELS
 
Screamin’ Rebel Angels’ unrelenting and hi-octane original music reimagines the legacy of rock ‘n roll, rockabilly, and rhythm ‘n blues into a contemporary sound. Their thrilling live performances are packed with primal passion and authenticity. The sound is unapologetically their own, and they take their audiences on an exhilarating adventure into an untamed world of dangerous women, broken hearts, courage and conviction.
Leading the band is Laura Palmer, a versatile multi-instrumentalist, song-writer, and producer. Equally adept at slapping out the rhythm on an upright bass or picking on a big ol’ Gretsch, Laura Palmer’s on stage presence and powerful vocals have garnered international attention and acclaim, including earning the 2020 Ameripolitan Award “Rockabilly Female of the Year.” Add in Brian Hack’s stratospheric lead guitar and additional song-writing, drummer Jungle Jim Chandler and the combination is a truly unique sound not to be missed. Screamin’ Rebel Angels regularly play like their lives depend on it throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe.
 
“With a vocal delivery that channels an otherworldly combo of Janis Martin and any great blues shouter you can possibly think of, Palmer’s voice explodes into a full-blown sonic assault. Few covers can match the incendiary power and fury of Little Richard in his prime (hey, even Elvis couldn’t pull that off on his first album), but Palmer knocks it out of the park.”
---Guitar World Magazine, December 2019
 
 
DIABLOGATO
 
We're not rockabilly. We're not punk rock. We aren't garage, soul, gothic southern swamp darkness, or straight mid-century American rock and roll.
Founded in 2014, Diablogato has always existed on the outskirts of the Boston music scene. Misfit outsiders rolling on their own dime and bar-hopping through punk, rockabilly, twang, and whatever else.
Drew Indingaro – Vocals/Guitar
Charlie MacSteven – Guitar
Jesse Lewis Mayer - Drums
Johnny Custom - Upright Bass
March
March 2, 2024 4:00 PM
March 2, 2024 7:00 PM
Mar 2, 2024
Jazz Jam Session with Michael Coppola
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4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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 Michael Coppola

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

After playing for 20 years, Michael Coppola, on a mission to solve the age old problem of executing jazz piano voicing on guitar, created a tuning for an 8 stringed instrument. This new type of guitar, with inner high end strings was the predecessor to the 9 string "hydra", which became Coppola’s instrument for life.

Michael Coppola has become one of a small handful of guitarists who have pushed the boundaries of the instrument, and the only to come up with this unique tuning. Reviews of his CDs have been filled with descriptions such as unique, amazing, mindboggling, magical, inventive and so much more.

He has played at major guitar shows and concerts throughout the world including the

Montreal Jazz Festival, The Chet Atkins Festival, Namm, and many others, as well as

some of the country’s top jazz clubs such as the Blue Note, The Iridium,

Knickerbocker and many others.

Mainly a solo artist, Coppola has also performed or recorded with many of today’s top

musicians, especially guitarists such as Gene Bertoncini, Jack Wilkins, Tony Purrone,

Howard Alden, Stephen Bennett, Tommy Emmanuel, and Joscho Stephan. Michael

was a regular guest on Monday nights at the Iridium, invited by Les Paul himself.

Lately, he has been performing with his 17 year old prodigy daughter Michaela, who is

the CT high school Allstate jazz guitarist as well as the national honor ensemble jazz

guitarist (#1 in the country).

Michael Coppola’s album Return Of The Hydra was chosen as a top ten pick for the

year 2002, in Coda Magazine. His original composition "Movin", released on the New

Impressions album, was a winner in the 2002 John Lennon Song Competition.

Reviews and articles about his work have appeared in numerous magazines including:

Guitar Player, Just Jazz Guitar, Jazztimes, 20th Century Guitar, and Fingerstyle

Guitar. Michael was listed as a main entry in acclaimed critic Scott Yanow's 2013 book

"The Great Jazz Guitarists, the ultimate guide". Yanow names Coppola "The master

of the 9 string guitar".

March
March 2, 2024 9:00 PM
March 2, 2024 11:55 PM
Mar 2, 2024
Cometa / Sober Bill / Shame Penguin
Starts:
9:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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Grab your skinny jeans, band tees, and let the biggest emo anthems of the 2000's transport you to a time when sadness reigned supreme!

We've curated a lineup of live bands ready to belt out your favorite anthems and turn nostalgia into a full-blown sing-along experience.

It's time to party like it's your last Warped Tour and let the good times roll!

Mark your calendars for WWWY-CT 

Cometa

Based in Milford, Connecticut, rocking an energetic blend of pop-punk and metal, Cometa was formed by twin brothers Grant and Gareth Cometa. They've been featured on the famous Vans Warped Tour, and have shared the stage with All Time Low, New Found Glory, and The All-American Rejects. With Wes Long on drums and Josh Styles on bass, the band prides itself on their energetic live show and connection with their fans. Since the band's formation, they've won several Battle of the Bands and have been nominated for Best Hard Rock Act at the New England Music Awards. They have released two studio albums and are currently working on recording their third. You can find them as @cometamusic on all social platforms.

Sober Bill

Sober Bill is a four piece pop punk ensemble consisting of lead guitarist Jake Coleman, bassist and producer Ryan Grustas, drummer Jake Noreika, and singer/rhythm guitarist Max Miller. The band is out of Torrington, CT and puts on a hell of a live performance. They independently record and produce their work at bassist Ryan Grustas' "Homebase Studio" in Torrington. This band just put out an album and is currently working on collaborations with other local artists as well as a few of their own singles.

Shame Penguin

Shame Penguin brings an anything-goes adventurousness to their songwriting. Like every band on the Internet these days, they've got an audible reverence for iconic acts of the 90s, but they're musically omnivorous: You might hear anything from noise pop to j-rock in their record collections, and their appreciation of the classics mean they're pulling from a pretty deep bag of musical tricks.
Their songs are tense, sometimes angry, often righteous. But fundamentally, this band wants to be kind. These guys may be singing songs about personal and societal harm, but you're more likely to notice hugs and smiles at a Shame Penguin show than most of their contemporaries. The band's brotherhood shines through in their music - guitar and bass parts that come alive in response to each other, a rhythm section groove so steady you could land an airplane on it, and multi-part vocals that feel come together like Voltron.

March
March 3, 2024 4:00 PM
March 3, 2024 8:00 PM
Mar 3, 2024
Almighty Yellow Star/Lys Guillorn/Danielle Howle
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4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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THE ALMIGHTY YELLOW STAR 

The Almighty Yellow Star is a dream-folk trio from New Haven and the Connecticut River Valley. Led by songwriter Kierstin Sieser, known for her work as the songwriter and bandleader of indie-folk combo Tiny Ocean, The Almighty Yellow Star weave a tapestry of ethereal melodies and surreal poetry.

Honed through his work with songwriting institution Mercy Choir and noise-rock duo Rivener, multi-instrumentalist Paul Belbusti is on percussion and electric guitar, adding unrestrained abstraction and faithful constancy. Samantha Miller's basslines provide a steady anchor, grounding the band’s cosmic compositions.

The Almighty Yellow Star's music blends minimalistic arrangements and spellbinding harmonies, creating a meditative and spiritual experience for listeners.

 

LYS GUILLORN

On recordings and sometimes live Lys Guillorn also plays 5-string banjo, lap steel, organ, Rhodes, mandola, mandolin, tenor banjo, toy piano, various other things with strings, bells n' whistles.

 

DANIELLE HOWLE 

Danielle Howle is a free spirit on a mission: “I want to be your friend, and I want to blow your mind,” she says. On her latest album, Current, the South Carolina songbird accomplishes both with tenderness, charm, and ease. 

A lifelong artist and natural storyteller, Howle has lived a million lives in one, releasing well over a dozen studio albums in a four-decade career that has traversed genres, styles, and cultures, encompassing everything from country-swamp-blues and jazz to folk, southern rock, indie, and Americana – all while endlessly exploring the depths of the human condition. She’s opened for legends like Bob Dylan and Bonnie Raitt, and was a close friend of the late singer/songwriter Elliott Smith, but Howle doesn’t focus on, nor does she live in the past: Her head and her heart are in the present, as is made abundantly clear throughout her highly anticipated sixteenth studio album, Current (out November 2023 via Kill Rock Stars Nashville). 

“I’ve been watching this Earth for a long time, and it’s still fascinating,” Howle says, reflecting on her work to date. “I find wonder in everything on some level. I’m still curious and captivated by the human experience; I’m a current reporter on that.” 

Howle’s generation-spanning career began in the late 1980s as a part of Columbia, SC-based new wave band Lay Quiet Awhile. She later helmed her own band, Danielle Howle and the Tantrums, before finding her true calling as a solo artist. Current is a particularly intimate, up-close-and-personal record that puts Howle and her raw humanity front and center. 

“I wanted to be folk as f***, man,” she laughs. “Staying very earthy and folky.” 

Her vision is one of urgency and connection. “I’m just listening to what my spirit and the earth wants me to write right now,” Howle admits. “I feel like my songs are reminders that we’re not alone, and we’re part of something greater than ourselves, and there’s a responsibility there. That’s where I feel things, but I don’t want to say that out loud; I just want to live it through my observations and what I write about.” 

Current exists at the epicenter of Howle's singular vision. “Producer Jeff Leonard, Jr wanted to record an album with a very intentional ensemble that highlighted my voice and flows with my sonic essence,” she says. Working with Leonard, Howle brought on bassist Kerry Brooks (Amy Ray Band) and guitarist Josh Roberts (Josh Roberts & the Hinges), along with accordion player Tony Lauria (Spottiswoode and His Enemies), all of whom added their own exemplary skills in great service to Howle’s songs. 

 "Some of these musicians met and played together for the first time virtually before we gathered for our in-person rehearsals,” Howle says. "I chose well! They gelled like magic and I realized this was a unique dream team situation. It was a beautiful collaboration among musicians, and I’m very proud of the album we created." 

Current opens with “Live Through,” a rip-roaring introspection that hits hard and leaves an instant mark, all while the artist dictates a conversation with herself. “Why did I let all of that out of my mouth? Don’t you know I feel insane?” she sings at the start. “The purity of being that I keep feeling… let it stay within.” 

“It’s about losing your ego enough to really be present and love people as they are, and have no expectations of them and of yourself – a lot of lyrical snapshots,” Howle says. 

Living unapologetically in the moment, Howle packs her multifaceted artistry into Current with grace. On “Do That Again” she adds a Latin musical flare to the mix on a song dedicated to Columbia, South Carolina’s dance community. She explores the power of shock and devastation, and our ability to find deeper purpose in those experiences, in “Back in the Sun” and the achingly raw “The Damage Appears on the Frame.” 

Howle balances those darker moments with lighter fares as well; the sweet folk song “I’m Alright” is an ode to seeing the good side of life, and not wasting time being angry or upset. 

“In the past it’s been hard for me to talk about my work – about the songwriting process, so this is a new venture for me,” she says. “I’m older now, I’m confident in a lot of ways, and I’m successful as a human being. That might not seem like a big deal, but everybody’s got their own row to hoe and their things to move through. I feel confident in myself enough to completely steer the ship.” 

Current is Danielle Howle at her most unabridged and unfiltered, sharing her innermost self for all to see, hear, and feel. 

“I hope the music will inspire people to have a beautiful life. I hope my songs are their friends. I hope to make someone happy – for my music to be a blanket or a coat.”

March
March 5, 2024 8:00 PM
March 5, 2024 11:55 PM
Mar 5, 2024
Dresser / Pulsr / Wally
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Dresser formed in 2018 after songwriter Finn Dalbeth relocated to Montréal from his hometown of Auckland, New Zealand.  The band swiftly became a regular fixture in the Montréal indie rock scene, emerging from the DIY landscape of the time with the tape release of a raw self-recorded EP, Dresser surrounded themselves with inspirational contemporaries via independently booked shows.  
 
2021’s 'Seventeen Blocks And Then Some' presented a sound rooted in art-rock and post-punk influences that center themselves around lyrically vulnerable structures, an aesthetic that Dresser has fleshed out with heightened impact and sophistication for their upcoming sophomore album ‘Fuel’.
 
 

Wally is a dream-pop/indie rock band from New Haven, CT. Blending many elements of shoegaze to pop -- brothers, Teo and Lucas Hernandez along with lifelong friend Alex Blair, share a tight relationship that reflects in their recordings and live shows.

 
 
March
March 6, 2024 8:00 PM
March 6, 2024 11:55 PM
Mar 6, 2024
OBOY! / Videodome / Wow, Okay, Cool
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8:00 pm
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  • OBOY!
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  • OBOY! is a gender/genre fluid (hence the most fluid band in America!) band with a punk rock approach that is heavily influenced genre-wise by metal and blues. OBOY!'s major musical influences include Acid Bath, Arctic Monkeys, Bikini Kill, The Distillers, and Nirvana. The band initially formed in 2019 when Cliff and Mara were freshmen but the current lineup (Mara, Cliff, Ben) began in 2021, and have continuously played shows with this same lineup under the sole name of OBOY! since the Middle of 2021

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VIDEODOME 

New Haven area noise rock/post-punk since 2017. Debut full-length coming in 2024.

WOW, OKAY, COOL 

Wow, Okay, Cool produces panicked, boisterous songs that convey an urgency in desperate times. The post-punk project is the handiwork of New Haven-based musicians Tim Fitzpatrick (vocals, synthesizer), Julian Michaels (guitar, backing vocals), Dan Barletta (bass, backing vocals), and CJ Dioguardi (drums). Originally a solo project for Fitzpatrick in 2021, the roster was rounded out in the summer of 2023 by the three stalwarts of the CT DIY punk scene to deliver an explosive live show experience.

Disproportionate Responses, Wow, Okay, Cool’s five song EP released in 2021, is an exploration of the absurdity within late-stage capitalism, mental illness, and American imperialism. Despite these heavy topics, the group brings levity to their songs and an obvious joy for playing it loud and fast, drawing inspiration from both 2000’s post-hardcore and early post-punk. Behind the chaotic exterior, the songs bely a meticulous and nuanced approach. Music blog CT Verses called Disproportionate Responses "an EP that feels like a swift kick to the solar plexus," and "an American answer to Future of The Left," while Issues e-zine described it as “pleasantly difficult to consign to a simple genre tag,” and “dizzying and highly enjoyable,”.

Wow, Okay, Cool's live performances deliver a flurry of wailing screams and hard-hitting hooks, contrasted by the band’s irreverent and loving banter. Fitzpatrick’s affable off-stage personality is starkly contrasted by his manic, furious, and bombastic on-stage performances, which have drawn comparisons to The Blood Brother’s Johnny Whitney, Refused’s Dennis Lyxzen, and comedian Sam Kinison.

Wow, Okay, Cool is now performing throughout the New England and the Tri-State area as they prepare their debut LP, set for release in early 2024.

March
March 7, 2024 8:00 PM
March 7, 2024 11:55 PM
Mar 7, 2024
Xur / Cvmrats
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8:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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XUR

XUR is a metal band formed in 2021 in Ridgefield, CT. James Hooker is the lead vocalist and guitarist. Henry Levitt plays the bass guitar, and Xaphan slams on the kit. We formed in our senior year of high school and have since played over 30 shows, many in prohibited areas, with the intent to express the chaos, rage, discomfort, desolation, and paranoia that plagues Connecticut. XUR's performances usually consist of improvised metal riffs, blast beats, and total unhinged chaos. Enjoy the energies of our combined emptiness!

CVMRATS 

Cvmrats are West Hartford folk punk/bluegrass anarchists.

March
March 8, 2024 8:00 PM
March 8, 2024 11:55 PM
Mar 8, 2024
Jim Lauderdale / Ira Wolf
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At any given time,you’re likely to find Jim Lauderdale making music, whether he’s laying down a new track in the studio or working through a spontaneous melody at hishome in Nashville. And  if he’s not actively crafting new music, he’s certainly thinking about it. “It's a constant challenge to try to keep making better and better records, write better and better songs. I still always feel  like I'm a developing artist,” he says. This may be a surprising sentiment from a man who’s won two Grammys, released 36 full-length albums, and taken home the Americana Music  Association’s coveted Wagonmaster Award. But his forthcoming album Game Changer is convincing evidence that the North Carolina native is only continuing to hone his craft. Operating under his own label, Sky Crunch Records, for the first time since 2016, Lauderdale recorded Game Changer at the renowned Blackbird Studios in Nashville, co-producing the release with Jay Weaver and pulling from songs he’d written over the last several years.  “There's a mixture on this record of uplifting songs and, at the same time, songs of heartbreak and despair—because that's part of life as well,” he says. “In the country song world especially, that's always been part of  it. That’s real life.” Lauderdale would know: He’s been a vital part of the country music ecosystem since 1991, when he released his debut album and began penning songs for an impressively long roster of country music greats. “When I was a teenager wanting to be a bluegrass banjo player, I never would have imagined that I would get to work with people like Ralph Stanley and Robert Hunter  and George Jones and Elvis Costello and John Oates,” he muses. “Getting to work with them inspires me greatly to this day, and I know it always will.”

From rollicking guitar riffs on “That Kind of Life (That Kind of Day)” to the slow,sweet harmonies of “I’ll Keep My Heart Open For You,” Game Changer shows off Lauderdale’s ingenuity as a  singer, songwriter, and producer—while reestablishing him as one of Americana’s most steadfast champions. "Country music is constantly evolving, but I'll always have a soft spot in my heart  for steel guitar and a Telecaster," he says. "I have done my job on this record if people who love classic country feel like they can put it on, or have it in their collection, and it would fit right in."

Respecting the past doesn’t mean he’s not breaking new ground. “We’re All We’ve Got,” a co-write with Mary Gauthier and Jaimee Harris, offers a timely message about healing torn  relationships at home and across the world. And “Friends Again,” a grinning number about rekindling a friendship, is fresh and forward-looking. At every turn, Lauderdale’s collaborative  spirit and genuine love for the creative process reveal themselves in thoughtful, well-crafted songs sure to stand the test of time. "When everything works right, it's just magical to be able to hear them back,"he says. "You feel, at least for those three-and-a-half minutes, like life makes sense.”

Raised in the mountains of Montana and making a home on the road, Ira Wolf's music and writing are vulnerably honest as she explores heartache, homesickness, and the highs and lows of an unconventional wandering lifestyle. She draws from personal experience and connects on an intimate level with her audience through her truthful lyrics and melancholy vocals.

Since she began touring in 2014, Ira has earned more than 100 million plays on Spotify, performed across six continents, and shared stages with artists such as Penny and Sparrow, Dead Man Winter, Adeem the Artist, David Ramirez, and Andrea von Kampen. She’s been featured for her songwriting and vocal style at Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, Kerrville Folk Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Americanafest, and Midwest Music Fest, and continues to travel the U.S. while living full time in a camper van.

After releasing her third album, The Closest Thing to Home, Ira took a step away from music to focus on her mental health and other passions. She recently finished recording her highly-anticipated fourth studio record, Rock Bottom, and began releasing singles in anticipation of the album release October 13th. Ira plans to continue touring both nationally and internationally in the coming months.

March
March 9, 2024 4:00 PM
March 9, 2024 7:00 PM
Mar 9, 2024
Jazz Jam Session with Gary Grippo
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4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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Gary Grippo

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

March
March 9, 2024 9:00 PM
March 9, 2024 11:55 PM
Mar 9, 2024
Julai and the Serotones / Solgyres
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9:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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JULAI AND THE SEROTONES 

Julai and the Serotones are an 8-piece powerhouse band that bring their high-energy sound to listeners worldwide. The band has appeared on bills with award-winning legends such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Mayer, Alanis Morissette, Trey Anastasio, Hozier, Steel Pulse, Gin Blossoms, The Skatalites, Ripe, and more. After hearing the band’s debut studio album, critics have commented, “Driving with outright creative freedom and faultless musicianship, the precision and passion of JULAI and the Serotones reaches unrivalled peaks... Guided by confidently meandering vocals, the Connecticut band showcases a level of unity and colorful optimism that’s unparalleled amidst such a vast group set-up.” Deftly navigating between high caliber improvisation and downright catchy original tunes, the band has a unique ability to bring out the best in every crowd they play for.

SOLGYRES

Solgyres fuses various influences to present a sound distinguishable to themselves. The band references multiple muses in instrumental and harmony development, taking inspiration from genres like roots reggae, ska, rocksteady, dub, Latin, and jazz. Additional inspiration, such as the punk genre, can be observed in the ethos of their lyricism and live performance. Due to their array of influences in all phases of the creative process, Solgyres has created a musical style unfindable elsewhere, setting them apart from proclaimed reggae and punk-rock.

Siblings Skyelyn and Scott Bernier grew up creating and playing music. Rising in skill as they ended their high school careers, they were allotted the time to record and actualize their passion projects by the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020. Without a studio or producer, the two taught themselves Logic Pro to present five demos in their first EP, Sol Gyres, by December 2020. They released their second demo EP, Night, in April 2021.

As Solgyres grew, Skyelyn and Scott met various musicians that naturally fit into the band. Solgyres now consists of Zach Neuneker on drums, Scott Bernier on bass guitar and vocals, Skyelyn Bernier on keys, melodica, and vocals including harmonies, Logan Tichnor on lead guitar, Lucia Magnuson on vocals including harmonies, and Jake Russell on rhythm guitar and vocals. Solgyres is set to release a studio album in 2023.

March
March 10, 2024 8:00 PM
March 10, 2024 11:55 PM
Mar 10, 2024
See Through Person / Minus Points / Bonsai Tree
Starts:
8:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
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See Through Person is emo from Fort Myers, FL. 

Minus Points is an emo band from Connecticut. The current lineup consists of Paul Buzel on bass, Jeremy Friedler on drums, and Julian Michaels on guitar and vocals. 

Bonsai Trees: Since their inception in 2011, former CT-based indie rock powerhouse Bonsai Trees has been making their mark on the alternative music world. Bonsai Trees has amassed over 2 million Spotify streams with their addictive brand of raw emotional songwriting and energetic rock hooks. Led by James MacPherson with a rotating live band, Bonsai Trees continues to do what they do best: creating heartfelt-yet-witty indie rock bangers and touring relentlessly across North America.

Following the success of their latest full length LP Learn To Grow, Bonsai Trees dropped numerous singles before releasing ‘MINE’, a 4-song EP brimming with unapologetic vulnerability. The band is set to embark on an exhilarating journey through 2024 with new releases starting in January. Stay tuned!

Sinking is Emo/Alt-Rock band from Pittsfield, Massachuestts. "Only Echoes" LP out now on Patient Zero Records

March
March 12, 2024 7:00 PM
March 12, 2024 11:00 PM
Mar 12, 2024
NHJU Tuesday Night Jazz: Matt Knoegel
Starts:
7:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
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The New Haven Jazz Underground is a grass roots, community based organization dedicated to promoting & supporting Jazz and all of it's forms in New Haven, CT. The NHJU is committed to preserving New Haven’s vibrant music scene and history, while also providing employment for local musicians, support for local business, and to the community through social interaction and activism.Normally in the best of times we would be gearing up for our 2nd annual jazz festival.

The 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, the New Haven Jazz Underground hosts a night of jazz performance at cafe nine, with a house band/performer followed by an open jam session. It's always free admission and don't forget to bring your instrument with you to participate in the jam session immediately following the performance. 

March
March 13, 2024 8:00 PM
March 13, 2024 11:55 PM
Mar 13, 2024
Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy/ W.D. Miller
Starts:
8:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
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CARRIE NATION & THE SPEAKEASY

CARRIE NATION & THE SPEAKEASY is a high-energy "Brass 'n' Grass" quintet from Wichita, KS. The band, whose sound has been described as “...a stagecoach in overdrive”, has brought their eclectic blend of bluegrass, ska, punk, and dixieland to packed clubs, basements, and festivals across the US since their inception in the spring of 2007.

CNS has built a solid following playing 49 states and 8 countries with their energetic live show and ability to fit on the bill with acts ranging from bluegrass to rockabilly; punk to ska.  Thoughtful songwriting is delivered through unique arrangements and unconventional instrumentation. Throaty vocals charge over percussive guitar rhythms. Breakneck mandolin solos melt into blaring trombone and trumpet lines, while the standup bass and charging drums churn out driving rhythms that carry the force of a Kansas freight train.

The band’s DIY mentality is shown through their self-recorded albums, self-published music, self-booked tours, and a community of local and regional visual artists that illustrate the band’s distinctly grassroots approach. CNS has been pounding the highways and byways of this great country (and others) for over 14 years now, bringing their songs and stories to thousands. Always providing a high energy, drink’em down atmosphere to any place they play, CNS has proven a dedication to their live shows with a solid understanding of what live entertainment really means.

W.D. MILLER 

W.D. MILLER is the country soundtrack to the deep South’s oldest roots. W.D. hones in on earnest storytelling and song craft, keeping in the tradition of country and folk songwriters. Channeling equal parts John Prine and Merle Haggard with a dash of Tom Waits, his honky-tonk country hymns and folky ballads keep boots stomping and tears flowing, whether touring through Germany or taking a full ensemble band on the highways and byways of America’s back roads. W.D.’s solemn guitar chords and gravelly intonations sing to the vagabond, disaffected spirits of country music’s past, while carving a new voice from traditions of rock n’ roll, blues and folk. W.D. MILLER performed at Muddy Roots Festival, Southbound and Down, Festival of the Red as well as regional tours throughout the southeast, proving this is a voice that speaks to the true heart of country and folk music. W.D.'s sophomore album "Hard Times Like These", was released in March 2022.

COLD FEELINGS

March
March 14, 2024 8:00 PM
March 14, 2024 11:55 PM
Mar 14, 2024
Billy Keane & The Waking Dream
Starts:
8:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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Billy Keane is a wanderer, a taker of the scenic route. To live lightly, to be seek truth, to live a life of contemplative, empathetic expression and creativity - these are the foundations of Billy’s life philosophy, and can be found thematically throughout much of his writing.

Billy started writing and performing in his preteens, and his adventures have taken him all around the world, within various communities, and throughout various phases of inspiration and experience. From college drop out to world traveller, to commercial deep sea diver, to socially minded entrepreneur, and always the traveling singer songwriter, Billy’s path has a been a winding one.

His sound - a blending of Neo folk/Americana with indie rock and country - is inspired by his life, his many adventures, and his insatiable curiosity about the world at large. He can be found performing his resounding anthemic songs either as a solo act, or with his touring band, The Waking Dream.

Billy’s debut solo record, Too Much To Let It Go, has been streamed many hundreds of thousands of times, and his next record - perhaps the most authentic to his true sound, “Oh, These Days” will be released in fall of 2023.

Billy’s musical legacy has taken him to venues, communities and festivals all over the U.S., and he has had the honor of sharing the stage with or supporting household names like: James Taylor, Yo-Yo MA, Molly Tuttle, The Gin Blossoms, Blues Travellor and many others.

In 2014 Billy co-founded the ever popular collaborative songwriter project called The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow (2020 release “Band Together” featuring Steve Gorman of The Black Crowes, and Pat Sansone of Wilco"). The Whiskey Treaty has toured nationally and received wide acclaim, both for their live records and studio album.

March
March 15, 2024 9:00 PM
March 15, 2024 11:55 PM
Mar 15, 2024
Phenomenal Handclap Band
Starts:
9:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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PHENOMENAL HANDCLAP BAND

The Phenomenal Handclap Band is Daniel Collás, Juliet Swango, and Monika Heidemann. Since 2017, they’ve released numerous critically acclaimed singles on labels such as Daptone, Toy Tonics, and Glitterbox that have garnered attention and praise from such luminaries as Paul McCartney, Zane Lowe, Bryan Ferry, Gilles Peterson, Elton John, Don Letts, and Simon LeBon, to name but a few. The band’s latest EP, Burning Bridges, was released with the venerated Brooklyn label Razor-N-Tape.

NATURE, BOY

Blurring the lines between the natural and material world
 
 
HEAVEN (AREV AND AARON)
 
Heaven is New Haven’s Post-Disco dance night. We play Italo, 80s pop, New Wave, New Romantic, Synth-Funk, Freestyle, modern alternative pop, and Disco-infused electronics of all kinds.
March
March 16, 2024 4:00 PM
March 16, 2024 7:00 PM
Mar 16, 2024
Jazz Jam Session with Tony Di & Friends
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
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Tony Di  and Friends

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

Tony Dioguardi is a Connecticut based jazz and blues guitarist who has performed with Jaimo's Jazz Band, Bernard Purdie, Jim Oblon, Guitar George Baker, Laco Deczi and Rickie Miller.

March
March 16, 2024 9:00 PM
March 16, 2024 11:55 PM
Mar 16, 2024
Vassell Meka
Starts:
9:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
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Vassell Meka is a recording artist, producer, and musician born in Kingston, Jamaica currently based in the USA. Founder of “Legacy Mekas Muzik” where he enjoys creating and producing music for himself and others. Legacy Mekas Muzik, an independent label started by Vassell Meka in 2018. The record label was created mainly for upcoming artists, producers, songwriters and musicians to get their start in the music space. Legacy Mekas Muzik is steadily making a name for themselves as the newest and freshest sound to the reggae genre but giving it a world sound to reach all corners of the globe.

 Vassell Meka studied music education at the Edna Manely College of the visual and performing arts. Afterwards, he went on to study music education and business at Mico University. After teaching music education at the secondary and primary levels in Jamaica, he moved to the States where he currently works in the special education field and while pursuing his music career. While he has many talents, he finds joy in working with kids who are affected by various social and emotional disorders. 

As a former drummer/percussionist, Meka has performed in Jamaica and North America for a wide variety of artists. Chiliguys, New Awtical Band, Minori, and Caleb Hart are some of the amazing groups/artists he collaborated with his production skills under his label imprint.  Meka had played a significant role in the creation of the Chiliguys and also the success of their debut album “Love,Papa” went number #1 on the US reggae charts. 

Legacy Mekas Muzik, his record label, hit #1 on the US reggae iTunes chart with a song called "Seeds" by the Chiliguys as well as "Children" by the Chiliguys hit #2. Vassell Meka's debut album will no doubt change the dynamic of reggae music globally.

March
March 21, 2024 8:00 PM
March 21, 2024 11:55 PM
Mar 21, 2024
Squints/Point Radar/melovictoria/Minus Points
Starts:
8:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
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March
March 22, 2024 9:00 PM
March 22, 2024 11:55 PM
Mar 22, 2024
Soft Spot/Cabins East!/Bajzelle/Always Morning
Starts:
9:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
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SOFT SPOT 

Soft Spot is an alternative rock band with a mission to make you cry. The band consists of vocalist/guitarist Gianni Carpanzano, Bass Man Dave Eisermann, and Marc Marenco on drums. Don’t be alarmed if you start tearing up as soon as the first chord is struck, that’s part of the magic. soft spots newest single will be dropping this march. Stay tuned and follow along with the soft spot boys to experience the madness.

CABINS EAST!

BAJZELLE

ALWAYS MORNING

March
March 23, 2024 4:00 PM
March 23, 2024 7:00 PM
Mar 23, 2024
Chervansky, Tappan & Ice
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
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Chervansky, Tappan & Ice Jazz Jam

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

March
March 24, 2024 4:00 PM
March 24, 2024 8:00 PM
Mar 24, 2024
Julian Gerstin Sextet
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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The Julian Gerstin Sextet plays global jazz — creative music with intense rhythms and engaging melodies. The songs are Julian’s original compositions based on a lifetime of living and working with musicians from the Caribbean, Africa and the Middle East. You’ll hear drums from Martinique playing a rhythm from Bulgaria, or an Arabic classical form remade with rumba and blues. The musicians are strong, sophisticated and funky: pianist Eugene Uman, Artistic Director of the Vermont Jazz Center; clarinet virtuoso Anna Patton; bassist Wes Brown, a veteran of such jazz luminaries as Earl “Fatha” Hines, Anthony Braxton and Wadada Leo Smith; Ben James, John Tchicai's drummer for several years; and creative improvisor Don Anderson on trumpet.

March
March 26, 2024 7:00 PM
March 26, 2024 11:00 PM
Mar 26, 2024
NHJU Tuesday Night Jazz: Christie Echols
Starts:
7:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
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The New Haven Jazz Underground is a grass roots, community based organization dedicated to promoting & supporting Jazz and all of it's forms in New Haven, CT. The NHJU is committed to preserving New Haven’s vibrant music scene and history, while also providing employment for local musicians, support for local business, and to the community through social interaction and activism.Normally in the best of times we would be gearing up for our 2nd annual jazz festival.

The 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, the New Haven Jazz Underground hosts a night of jazz performance at cafe nine, with a house band/performer followed by an open jam session. It's always free admission and don't forget to bring your instrument with you to participate in the jam session immediately following the performance. 

March
March 28, 2024 8:00 PM
March 28, 2024 11:55 PM
Mar 28, 2024
Little Silver / Jeff Mueller
Starts:
8:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
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10
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LITTLE SILVER

The duo of Erika Simonian and Steve Curtis wrote their debut LP, Somewhere You Found My Name, about the ever-shifting landscape of holding perspective and losing loved ones. They're currently working on a new record at Firehouse 12 in New Haven, and will be joined by their full band at Cafe Nine. 

 
“The elegantly understated debut from this Brooklyn band does what great, grown-up indie rock at its best has always done: It maps out states of personal, emotional and historical in-betweenness with careful, intelligent grace… Songs […] take their time building from muted beauty to closely held grandeur.”
—ROLLING STONE
 
 
JEFF MUELLER

Featuring members of Rodan, Shipping News, and June of 44 - no one from Radiohead or IDLES have ever played in Jeff Mueller.
This music is a much quieter, stripped down augmentation of what those familiar might anticipate from me - what I’ll be playing before beautiful LITTLE SILVER on this lovely evening will be a work in progress, very much looking forward to showing it to you, and then listening to them!
March
March 29, 2024 9:00 PM
March 29, 2024 11:55 PM
Mar 29, 2024
Steve Conte / Palmyra Delran / Marc Valentine
Starts:
9:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
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STEVE CONTE 

Steve Conte is one busy musician; guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer & music educator – both on tour and in studios around the world.

His most recent album, Bronx Cheer was released on Little Steven Van Zandt’s label, Wicked Cool Records in the fall of 2021 to great critical acclaim. The album spawned 5 singles, 3 of which were featured as “Coolest Songs In The World” on the Underground Garage Radio Program. Conte produced videos for 4 of the album’s songs, which can be seen on YouTube. (see video links here on the “Media” page of this site.) Prior to Bronx Cheer, Steve released a single, “Gimme Gimme Rockaway” on the Wicked Cool label in 2017, and albums; International Cover-Up in 2016 and The Steve Conte NYC Album in 2014 (both on his own label, Thunderdog Recordings) and Steve Conte & the Crazy Truth in 2009 on Varese Sarabande/Universal Music.

Steve is currently working on a new release for Wicked Cool Records on which he has written 5 of the album’s 10 songs with his songwriting hero – the incomparable Andy Partridge of XTC.

Besides a rich solo-career, Conte has recently been instrumental in helping some legendary artists like the New York Dolls get their groove back. After 6 years, 4 albums and a never-ending World Tour with the Dolls, he joined up with former Hanoi Rocks front man Michael Monroe as guitarist, songwriter and backing vocalist to release 5 albums of new original material;  Sensory Overdrive, Horns and Halos, Blackout States, One Man Gang and I Live Too Fast To Die Young.  On the Horns And Halos album (2013 Spinefarm) Conte wrote the lion’s share of the songs and it was nominated for “Album Of The Year” by the Finnish “Grammys” as well as The Nordic Music Prize.

In addition to playing in the USA, Steve has toured extensively in UK, Holland, Belgium and France with his Netherlands-based band as well as playing solo shows in Spain, Italy, Finland & Sweden.

PALMYRA DELRAN

Palmyra Delran is an American rock and roll musician, songwriter, guitarist and producer who was born in Princeton, New Jersey. and later moved to Philadelphia. She played in seminal 1990s Philadelphia-area rock bands The Friggs and Pink Slip Daddy, as well as several of her own solo releases and recordings.

Little Steven Van Zandt was a reported fan of Delran's previous band, the Friggs, and attended their 2008 NYC reunion show. After striking up a conversation with Palmyra, he learned of her new six-track solo EP She Digs the Ride. He added it to the Little Steven's Underground Garage playlist, picking "Baby Should Have Known Better" as a "Coolest Song in the World This Week", followed by radio listeners voting it "Coolest Song in the World" for 2008, which gained Delran considerable attention for her efforts.

The EP was followed up in 2013 with You Are What You Absorb, Delran's first full-length solo effort. The album included the single "You’re My Brian Jones", featuring a music video directed by Daniel Henry, and shot on location in Nashville. Little Steven continued his support of Delran's work, voting "You're My Brian Jones" his No. 1 song of the year. In 2013, the songs "Shy Boy" and "Some Day Soon" ranked among favorites on Steven's and many Underground Garage DJ lists. Steven also voted the full album You Are What You Absorb as the No. 3 best record of 2013.

Delran tours the East Coast, Scandinavia, and the West Coast each year, and released a new single in spring/summer of 2014, "Run Now Baby" b/w "Yeah Yeah Yeah." The single was recorded in LA with Dave Klein & Bubble Gun, and features special guest Kim Shattuck from the Muffs.

MARC VALENTINE 

As frontman of cult British power-pop outfit Last Great Dreamers, Marc Valentine has brought sparkle to venues and turntables alike with his distinctive vocals, wry charm and songbook of secret classics. Now, with his favourite guitar in tow, he's heading out on a solo adventure, loading his flight case with a fresh set of tunes, and polishing the trademark twinkle in his eye.
Debut album Future Obscure sees Valentine building on his past while expanding his sonic palette, to craft a collection of should-be hits – 7-inch-shaped songs that move both body and mind. The album is produced by Dave Draper (The Professionals, Wildhearts, Ryan Hamilton). Recorded with friends old and new, and featuring collaborations with Wreckless Eric and The Boys' Matt Dangerfield, this is a reflective, sometimes defiant album in the golden-era tradition – a pop record from the heart, packed with songs to holler, heal and hold.

April
April 3, 2024 8:00 PM
April 3, 2024 11:55 PM
Apr 3, 2024
Richard Lloyd / The Tines
Starts:
8:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
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15
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RICHARD LLOYD OF TELEVISION

Best known for his work with the ground-breaking group TelevisionRichard Lloyd is a strikingly gifted guitarist who has created an impressive body of work both as a frontman and as a collaborator with other musicians. Capable of bold, angular patterns as well as elegant, languid melodic lines, Lloyd first found acclaim for his work on Television's first two albums, Marquee Moon (1977) and Adventure (1978). Lloyd's solo career took a while to take off as he struggled with personal demons, but with 1985's Field of Fire, a highly personal and explosive set, he reaffirmed his status as a major talent. Lloyd impressed audiences as a sideman in his work with John Doe (1990's Meet John Doe) and Matthew Sweet (1991's Girlfriend and 1993's Altered Beast), and he helped to revive the influential pre-punk band Rocket from the Tombs with a series of live shows as well as the 2003 album Rocket Redux. And in the 2000s and 2010s, Lloyd put a new emphasis on his solo career with albums such as The Cover Doesn't Matter (2000), The Jamie Neverts Story (2009), and Countdown (2018).

Richard Lloyd was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 25, 1951. Developing an interest in music as a youngster, Lloyd started out as a drummer, taking lessons from noted percussionist William Kessler. However, when Lloyd saw the Beatles appear on The Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964, he fell in love with rock & roll, and as he dug deeper into the work of the British Invasion artists then dominating Top 40 radio, he became more aware of the jazz and blues musicians who influenced them. Lloyd quit the drums to take up the guitar, and in the late '60s, he became friends with Velvert Turner, a fellow guitarist who was mentored by the legendary Jimi HendrixTurner passed along what he had learned from Hendrix to Lloyd, and Lloyd also soaked up plenty of other influences, attending shows by the likes of Led ZeppelinJohn Lee Hookerthe WhoJeff Beckthe Grateful Dead, and the Allman Brothers Band. Lloyd also had a knack for getting backstage at shows, and he often had a chance to meet and compare notes with guitarists he admired. Deciding the guitar was where his future lay, Lloyd began taking his guitar with him to high school every day instead of his books. He eventually had to repeat his senior year at a different school, where he became friends with Al Anderson, another guitarist who would go on to play with Bob Marley.

After spending time in Boston and Los Angeles, in 1973 Lloyd settled in New York City after hearing about the New York Dolls and believing that the city's rock scene held promise. Lloyd shared an apartment with Terry Ork, an artist and music fan who did silk screening at Andy Warhol's Factory and also worked at Cinemabilia, a bookstore devoted to material on movies. One of Ork's co-workers at Cinemabilia was Richard Meyers, an aspiring writer and musician who, using the stage name Richard Hell, was playing in a band called the Neon Boys. Ork believed the band needed a second guitarist, and he introduced Lloyd to Hell and his bandmates Tom Verlaine (aka Tom Miller) and Billy Ficca. The Neon Boys evolved into the band Television, and they landed a Sunday night residency at CBGB, a club that had opened on New York's Bowery. The guitar interplay between Lloyd and Verlaine became Television's hallmark, and Television began attracting larger crowds as a new music scene began growing out of the Bowery club, which would come to be known as punk rock, even though Television's music sounded very different than the fast-loud attack of groups like the Ramones. Word began to spread about the band, and in 1975 Television recorded a demo tape with Brian Eno producing. No labels opted to sign Television, and Hell soon left the band, with Fred Smith, formerly of Blondie, took over on bass. Later in 1975, Ork founded the Ork Records label to release Television's debut single, "Little Johnny Jewel," which spread the word about the band far outside New York City, and in 1976, they landed a deal with Elektra Records.

Television's debut album, Marquee Moon, was released in February 1977, and was a major critical success, and the band toured extensively in support. April 1978 saw the release of Television's second studio album, Adventure, which was also well-liked by critics but didn't live up to commercial expectations. The failure of Television to break through commercially, coupled with creative differences within the band, led them to break up in July 1978, and Lloyd soon launched a solo career. Lloyd released a solo album in 1979, Alchemy, and the title track received airplay on alternative rock outlets. However, sales were unimpressive, and personal problems sidelined Lloyd for several years. In 1985, he struck a deal with a Swedish label, Mistlur Records, and cut an album with a handful of Scandinavian musicians. The results, Field of Fire, was a critical success and sold well in the United States as an import before the Moving Target label made it available in an American edition. In 1987, Lloyd issued Real Time, a live album recorded at CBGB that featured songs from his tenure with Television as well as his solo career.

In 2007, Lloyd announced that he was severing his ties with Television to focus on his own projects; the group continued to perform on occasion, with Jimmy Rip taking Lloyd's place in the group. In 2010, Lloyd completed the album Lodestones, and made it available as a digital download. 2016 brought the release of another solo effort, Rosedale; Lloyd handled most of the instrumental work himself, though it also included contributions from Television drummer Billy Ficca, as well as Chris Frantz, formerly of Talking Heads. In 2017, Lloyd published his autobiography, Everything Is Combustible, with paperback and e-book editions arriving the following year. In 2018, Lodestones was given a limited-edition reissue on vinyl for Record Store Day, and in October of that year, Lloyd followed it with the album Countdown, recorded during two days of sessions in Nashville. When not busy with writing, recording, and performing, Lloyd offers guitar lessons both in person and via the internet; he's also written an instructional column for Guitar World magazine.

THE TINES 

The Tines are a New Haven base indie alternative outfit. They play cleverly crafted indie rock that focuses on the balance of tension and beauty.

April
April 4, 2024 8:00 PM
April 4, 2024 11:55 PM
Apr 4, 2024
The Sadies / Bronson Rock
Starts:
8:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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THE SADIES
Dallas Good – Vocals, Guitars
Travis Good – Vocals, Guitars, Fiddle, Banjo & Mandolin
Sean Dean – Bass
Mike Belitsky – Drums

“Colder Streams” is the sound of everything coming together for The Sadies. Long confident that the result of their recordings is far more important than adhering to any schedules or deadlines - they took their time on this one.

The songs here are ambitious and accomplished. Having had that extra time to grow benefited these tracks, and they stand up alongside any of their earlier work.  As Mike Stax of Ugly Things Magazine once opined “Most bands only get worse with age - much, much worse – The Sadies continue to confound us by getting better and better”.

This record is pure Sadie - as the band has long referred to itself. From the moment ‘Stop and Start’ blasts out of your speakers like some long-lost nuggets monster, through the cinematic closer ‘End Credits’, it’s the sound of an experienced, confident band at the peak of their powers.  You will hear a new favourite song with nearly every spin.

The pandemic offered The Sadies the gift of time and the opportunity to record comfortably with Producer Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire/Belle Orchestre) at his Montreal studio. The ease of working with their dear friend helped create what Richard feels “is The Sadies’ finest album and the one I always hoped they’d make one day.”

The recording was ably assisted by engineers Pietro Amato at Richard’s Skybarn Studio, and Mike Dubue for the two songs tracked at his Studio Cimetière.  Jon Spencer contributed guitar to a track, as well as Dallas & Travis’ parents, Bruce and Margaret Good, adding autoharp and backing vocals respectively. 

Once finished, the band were eager to get out and play in support of this new album.  Tour plans were already well underway when the devastating news of Dallas’ unexpected death on February 17th, 2022, stopped everything in its tracks.

Needing music to help process and heal, Travis worked out new arrangements for many of the “Colder Streams” tracks. This labour of love had him combine both his and Dallas’ guitar parts, as well as tackling vocals for all these songs by himself.  Travis, Mike and Sean convened to see if it might be possible to play some of these songs without Dallas, making no bets on whether that would be successful, and agreeing to leave it alone if it didn’t seem right to do it. 

After three days of rehearsal, the band felt it appropriate, cathartic even - to continue playing.  This decision to play both to honour Dallas’ memory and to promote the release of the album that supporters had waited so long to hear. Performing these shows was a positive and healing experience for all involved and helped the band realize that they want to continue doing this as long as it feels right.

At the JUNO Awards in Edmonton in March of 2023, The Sadies won the JUNO for “Colder Streams” for Adult Alternative Album of The Year, a proud but bittersweet moment for the band.  Most recently “Colder Streams” made the Polaris Music Prize Short List for 2023.

Extensive touring continues, honouring the legacy of what Dallas created, ensuring that the huge body of work they made together is kept alive and out there for loyal fans and new that have yet to discover this amazing band.

BRONSON ROCK 

Bronson Rock is an original rock'n'roll band from New Haven, CT. They are influenced by garage rock, classic soul, punk, and lots more.

April
April 6, 2024 4:00 PM
April 6, 2024 7:00 PM
Apr 6, 2024
Jazz Jam Session with Michael Coppola
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 Michael Coppola

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

After playing for 20 years, Michael Coppola, on a mission to solve the age old problem of executing jazz piano voicing on guitar, created a tuning for an 8 stringed instrument. This new type of guitar, with inner high end strings was the predecessor to the 9 string "hydra", which became Coppola’s instrument for life.

Michael Coppola has become one of a small handful of guitarists who have pushed the boundaries of the instrument, and the only to come up with this unique tuning. Reviews of his CDs have been filled with descriptions such as unique, amazing, mindboggling, magical, inventive and so much more.

He has played at major guitar shows and concerts throughout the world including the

Montreal Jazz Festival, The Chet Atkins Festival, Namm, and many others, as well as

some of the country’s top jazz clubs such as the Blue Note, The Iridium,

Knickerbocker and many others.

Mainly a solo artist, Coppola has also performed or recorded with many of today’s top

musicians, especially guitarists such as Gene Bertoncini, Jack Wilkins, Tony Purrone,

Howard Alden, Stephen Bennett, Tommy Emmanuel, and Joscho Stephan. Michael

was a regular guest on Monday nights at the Iridium, invited by Les Paul himself.

Lately, he has been performing with his 17 year old prodigy daughter Michaela, who is

the CT high school Allstate jazz guitarist as well as the national honor ensemble jazz

guitarist (#1 in the country).

Michael Coppola’s album Return Of The Hydra was chosen as a top ten pick for the

year 2002, in Coda Magazine. His original composition "Movin", released on the New

Impressions album, was a winner in the 2002 John Lennon Song Competition.

Reviews and articles about his work have appeared in numerous magazines including:

Guitar Player, Just Jazz Guitar, Jazztimes, 20th Century Guitar, and Fingerstyle

Guitar. Michael was listed as a main entry in acclaimed critic Scott Yanow's 2013 book

"The Great Jazz Guitarists, the ultimate guide". Yanow names Coppola "The master

of the 9 string guitar".

April
April 6, 2024 9:00 PM
April 6, 2024 11:55 PM
Apr 6, 2024
Blick Bassy / Nehway
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BLICK BASSY

Indie pop and afro-soul sounds enthusiast, deeply rooted in the African continent, the very talented Cameroonian singer-songwriter Blick Bassy will soon unveil his new album (InFiné).

Blick Bassy has chosen to address the environment, particularly the burning issue of water, on its new album due out in the spring of 2023. Known for his vibrant live performances, he will present it on stage.

At the confluence of several living sources, navigating between Africa and the West, Blick Bassy's music – for which he mainly uses Bassa, its mother tongue – is distinguished by its mix as much as by its density. Tending towards the essential, it reaches a high emotional level.

 

NEHWAY

Nehway says she makes “sad girl” music. At least for now. As an alt-indie artist based out of Waterbury, CT, Nehway’s sonic stories coat her listeners with a warm blanket of healing and peace.
Sharing her music with the world has brought her to stages in New York, Los Angeles, Connecticut; her most acclaimed shows being in the 2023 Seeing Sounds Festival, and one of the final shows at popular New Haven venue, the State House.
As she continues on this journey, she expresses excitement and gratitude for her loved ones and fans who inspire her to keep moving towards better days.

You can find her music on all platforms at @nehway.

April
April 9, 2024 7:00 PM
April 9, 2024 11:00 PM
Apr 9, 2024
NHJU Tuesday Night Jazz: David Chevan
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The New Haven Jazz Underground is a grass roots, community based organization dedicated to promoting & supporting Jazz and all of it's forms in New Haven, CT. The NHJU is committed to preserving New Haven’s vibrant music scene and history, while also providing employment for local musicians, support for local business, and to the community through social interaction and activism.Normally in the best of times we would be gearing up for our 2nd annual jazz festival.

The 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, the New Haven Jazz Underground hosts a night of jazz performance at cafe nine, with a house band/performer followed by an open jam session. It's always free admission and don't forget to bring your instrument with you to participate in the jam session immediately following the performance. 

April
April 11, 2024 8:00 PM
April 12, 2024 11:55 PM
Apr 11, 2024
Bella's Bartok / DiTrani Bros.
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BELLA'S BARTOK

"Apocalypse WOW! has just been released, with the promise of shining light in the darkest depths of this cruel world, BUT O! the beauty of the people within it! It’s the juxtaposition of the inevitable — death, sadness, loss — with the will to rage against them that makes Bella’s Bartok’s latest offering so irresistible. Our rage doesn’t take the form of anger or bitterness. It’s the rage of stubbornly holding onto a moment of happiness even in the darkest moments.  By the time the album ends, you will be cleansed, you'll be able to stare into the abyss of hopelessness and despair, and choose hope.

Spread that fire of joy unto others and take a little bit of us home with you, for your listening pleasure. The inevitable end may be rather nigh, but together, we have only just begun.  

Hearts and stars,

Bartok" 

 “Live your fantasy and embrace the stranger side of life with Bella’s Bartok. A band known for raucous theatrical performances and an outspoken political message of finding hope in a world beset by cruel uncertainty. With utter joy, they seamlessly blend a rich cacophony of sound and soul into their music with influences ranging from Punk to Folk and Pop to Americana.  Let your freak flag fly high, fiercely and free, throw your societal inhibitions to the wayside and seek comfort in the warm sonic embrace of Bella’s Bartok. We are the night and you are bound to boogie.” 

 Floors may be broken but hearts will be mended.

DITRANI BROS. 

DiTrani Brothers play original songs from and about the dystopic present, and ragtime and jazz tunes from the underside of the past.

April
April 12, 2024 9:00 PM
April 12, 2024 11:55 PM
Apr 12, 2024
Flummox / The Fiction Kids
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FLUMMOX 

Genrefluid sounds for the strange and nocturnal. 

THE FICTION KIDS 

The Fiction Kids are a band unstuck in time. They occupy a post-punk niche nestled between shoegaze and goth rock that’s both nostalgic and fresh, replete with rollicking guitar anthems.

Rama Kooks is joined by a rhythm section featuring Alexa Ambrose and Harrison McClain. Since their inception in 2018 this group has played with artists like Future Islands, Pile, Dehd, and Franz Ferdinand. In 2019, The Fiction Kids released their debut album, Souvenir, a diverse collection of songs produced by former TFK bassist Sam Carlson at Sans Serif Recording.

Their music is comes from a shoegaze meets post-punk approach to their songwriting and floats between pop and noise from song to song

April
April 13, 2024 4:00 PM
April 13, 2024 7:00 PM
Apr 13, 2024
Jazz Jam Session with Gary Grippo
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Gary Grippo

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

April
April 13, 2024 9:00 PM
April 13, 2024 11:55 PM
Apr 13, 2024
Ruen Brothers
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Ruen Brothers create neo-noir Western gold with their upcoming album Ten Paces, their third full-length and first on Yep Roc Records.
“We aimed to create something cinematic and personal, an album that takes listeners out of their world and into the West, like Marty Robbins’ Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs does,” says Rupert.

A Western record may seem out-of-place for two British brothers (Rupert and Henry Stansall) raised thousands of miles from the desert landscape from which they draw. However, their hometown of Scunthorpe, England offers more similarities than you might expect. An industrial steel town, Scunthorpe sits amid the vast farmlands of Northeast England. “We tended to horses and often got stuck behind a tractor on the way to school,” recalls Henry. “Mum would play American western films as Rupert fingerpicked a nylon string guitar and I practiced my Howard Keel impersonation,” he laughs. This upbringing gave them the confidence to embrace their love of the genre through this album, having first hand knowledge of saddling up, strumming guitars and spending hours and hours in fields, bars and barns in the middle of nowhere.

The experiences combine with the Brothers’ technical prowess - Rupert is a classically trained guitarist; Henry, a choir-trained tenor with a dynamic four-octave range - to create a tour-de-force album that both glorifies and modernizes the Western genre.

In addition to ten spectacular tracks, Ruen Brothers have created slick, noiresque images and videos inspired by mid-century films like ‘The Night of the Hunter’ to further immerse the audience in their romantic, haunting vision.

Ten Paces was also produced by Rupert who developed the skill after receiving a four-track cassette recorder on his tenth birthday. He's helmed many Ruen Brothers singles to date including their first UK radio hit “Aces,” and their 2021 album ULTRAMODERN. Ten Paces further showcases his astounding technical ability as he deftly manages to preserve the quality and authenticity of early recording gear and techniques, while achieving a uniquely modern sound.

More still, Ruen Brothers had the hurdle of writing and recording Ten Paces while living on opposite coasts. Rupert would craft the base of the recordings from Los Angeles then send them to Henry to lay down acoustic guitar and vocals in Brooklyn.

Henry often recorded hundreds of vocal takes to get the delivery and emotion just right for each song. “My approach to the vocal delivery on Ten Paces differs from that of previous records,” Henry shares. “I sang much of the album in a lower octave register than usual to create a grounded and conversational feel, true to the laconic, hard boiled characters of the West.” This lower register - apparent in upcoming single “The Fear” - also reflects his years of covering Johnny Cash songs in their British pub days.

Another vocal method Henry used in Ten Paces was “jumping between octaves” in songs where emotions are highest. His love for Orbison and extensive training helped him achieve that balance of power and delicacy in ballads like “Bullet Blues” and “The Good Surely Die.”

Because of their separation, Ruen Brothers slightly adapted their approach to songwriting. Some songs Rupert created entirely before they were revised via telephone calls with Henry, and visa-versa. “The Fear,” “Don’t Know What’s Come Over You,” “Slow Draw” and “Silver To Gold” are examples of this. Overall this process allowed them to generate a lot of new material quickly and their joint revision process created the album’s consistency in tone.

Similarly to their previous two albums, Ten Paces showcases Ruen Brothers' wide range of songwriting ability and profound knowledge of the musical influences from which they pull.

Fans of “All My Shades of Blue” will recognize the soaring chorus of “Bullet Blues;” those who love “The Storm In You” and “Summer Sun” may lean into the alt-tinged tracks “Slow Draw” and “The Good Surely Die;” fans of the country train beat track “Walk Like A Man” won’t be able to resist the toe- tapping “Silver to Gold” and “Hi-Yo.”

One production aspect that Ten Paces expands on from their previous albums is their use of sound effects such as the ricochets and thunder heard in “Slow Draw” and “The Fear.” On some tracks, canyon sized reverbs expand the aural environment. On others, reverbs that mimic small wooden rooms confine the space.

Unusual instruments like theremin and saw add nuance and emotion. “Those instruments glide and wail between notes like the human voice,” says Rupert. Electric guitars pushed through vintage tape machines give an unsettled, tactile feel; wobbling the pitch like a burnt-out old record player.

Much of this sonic ingenuity was born from a turbulent period of bad luck and good fortune. After the pandemic canceled their live music gigs - including a promising tour with rising alt-country star Orville Peck - the duo turned to writing music for film. Since 2020, they’ve penned songs for films like Blumhouse’s Adopt a Highway, Netflix’s award-winning rom-com The Half of It, and even a full score for the indie feature Going Nowhere.

Rupert describes how there’s “commonly a void between songs, score and sound design. We wanted to take some steps toward merging them with this album”.

Furthering their idea of creating an immersive soundscape, the album’s cover art features a blood red crescent moon above a cactus and eagle - an ode to Rupert’s dusky evening strolls through Moon Canyon in Los Angeles - to instantly place the audience in the right setting.

For “The Fear” music video, Ruen Brothers created a wooden cabin set in their Los Angeles studio. A seemingly incongruous teddy bear also appears in the video to create an unnerving surrealism and hint of vulnerability in the seemingly rugged characters.

The video uses an old-fashioned and unusual 1.19:1 ratio to bring out the claustrophobic and anxiety- driven nature of the lyrics which were initially inspired by the flooding of Henry’s basement recording studio during Hurricane Ida.

The Brothers had a similarly unique approach to capturing the light. “We saw a difference between modern black and white footage and early 20th century black and white footage. After some research we realized early film couldn't capture red light, so we filtered it out using green and blue lenses for that same orthochromatic look,” Rupert explains. This technique tends to make skin tones darker and more uneven which creates a slightly sinister atmosphere.

“We shot it using very low exposure, which meant introducing a lot of light to the sets. it achieved a high quality image with detailed shades that preserved the details and texture of our black clothes, body language and performances,” Rupert continues.

“Initially, it was surprisingly hard to avoid looking like lumps of black-clad flatness. My black hat could easily blend into the background leaving mostly my teeth and eyes peering through the darkness at the camera,” Henry remembers.

They were happy that much of the video footage ended up looking like moving versions of noir photos. The slow motion, used in “Slow Draw”’s music video, makes the footage a strange hybrid between new and old. “Slow motion wasn't possible in the early part of the 20th century but it created some great effects, like beautifully slow evolving swirls of smoke and a smoothness and clarity we don’t see in old footage,” says Rupert. For everything else they shot at 24fps, the standard for cinema.

Shooting wasn’t without its upsets from piercingly bright lit sets that turned pitch black when the pause button was hit, to the air-con failing midway though the week-long session. “It was LA in August and we were fully dressed in trousers and thick faux suede shirts. Still, they didn’t have air con in those big movie studios during the early days, so maybe it made us look a little more ‘the part’,” laughs Henry.

The Brothers’ all black attire took some influence from their year-long residency at NYC’s McKittrick Hotel (home of famed Off-Broadway show ‘Sleep No More’) as that was the dress code for the Art Deco, 1930s-style ‘Manderley Bar’ where they performed.

The starkly lit visuals, cinematic references, and torments of trying to achieve quality under tough conditions call back to their “Aces” music video which they made with an iPhone 4 and a clip light in their tiny London apartment.

“Aces” became a BBC Introducing Track of the Week, and garnered back-to-back radio spins from Zane Lowe, exposing the Brothers to a national audience and lots of new fans. Soon after they worked with legendary producer Rick Rubin on their debut album All My Shades of Blue (Ramseur/Universal).

“I liked that their songwriting seemed like it was from another era, making something new again with these traditional influences,” Rick Rubin has said.

First learning to play music from their dad’s vintage record collection - Charlie Feathers, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Chuck Berry and The Everly Brothers - by 12 and 13, Rupert and Henry (as they were then known around town) were performing in the smoke-laced working mens pubs of Northern England. Local farmers and steel workers would drunkenly dance, often fight, and usually call out to hear those old-timey American hits.

They’d play every gig from barn weddings to bar funerals. They never had much money, and no one in the town really did either, so “150 pounds from a landlord was a very tempting offer that brought [them] out to play in all weather, usually rain,” jokes Henry.

It was this older-than-their-years childhood that honed the decisiveness and professionalism that streamlined their album’s creative journey. “If it didn’t work, we wouldn't keep it. We weren’t precious about ideas, each song and idea was simply, ‘do we like it or not,’ similarly to how the pub-goers would judge us on stage,” tells Rupert.

On that note, Ruen Brothers hope the album takes them ten paces closer to people who yearn for uniquity, quality and, above all, great songs.

Single “The Fear” and its music video will be released January 24th, 2023. Full-length album Ten Paces follows on June 2nd, 2023.

April
April 14, 2024 4:00 PM
April 14, 2024 8:00 PM
Apr 14, 2024
The Human Fund / Hippocrisis / Fafa
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Punk matinees are alive and well in the Elm City! This Sunday afternoon show is a perfect example. Featuring Connecticut's own The Human Fund and Fafa and special guests Hippocrisis. $5 suggested donation at the door. 

April
April 14, 2024 8:00 PM
April 14, 2024 11:55 PM
Apr 14, 2024
Go Kat Go! Presents: The Black Kat Boppers
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BLACK KAT BOPPERS (ENGLAND)
 
Black Kat Boppers hail from down on the South Coast Water Way in Southampton and are 4 fellas who love to play hard boppin’, jump up, rockin’ blues, dance music. “With The Black Kat Boppers you get to immerse yourselves in that rockin’ feelin’.  Think of us as ‘rockin the blues’ if you must, cos that’s the way we roll!”.
 
Influences include Rhythm & Blues, Jump & Jive, Ska, Doo-Wop with a lucky energy.  Collectively, when all brought together, Black Kat Boppers sound is raw, authentic, sincere & unique.
 
Black Kat Boppers formed after some chance meetings, speculative phone calls and a little bit of fate.  A shared love for rockin’ roots music was clear and they haven’t looked back since.  There’s been triumphant performances at Glastonbury many times, Port Eliot, Bestival & Hyde Park (with Blur & The Specials).  They’ve rocked Notting Hill Carnival, Rockabilly Rave Latitude & Viva Las Vegas, not to mention performing a memorable set with Florence and The Machine at Bob Geldof’s 60th birthday party.  They’ve been joined on stage by Damon
Albarn as well as working with him in the studio and have regularly had Clash legend Paul Simonon playing with the band.  Paul Simonon, who has been a great support to them, also appears on their debut album “Boppin Atcha” and has done the sleeve artwork. Their new album "All Out Rock & Roll" is out on Swelltune Records, a New England based label.
 
SHAUN YOUNG (MA)
April
April 17, 2024 8:00 PM
April 17, 2024 11:55 PM
Apr 17, 2024
Ruminators w/ Patti Rothberg
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RUMINATORS W/ PATTI ROTHBERG

Patti Rothberg’s recording career goes back to 1996, with her debut on EMI Records, ‘Between the 1 and the 9’, which refers to the time she spent performing in New York City’s 14th Street subway station. The title track relates some of her experiences when an EMI executive discovered Patti performing there. Seemingly overnight, Patti Rothberg achieved the kind of worldwide success one could only dream of. Critically acclaimed, Between the 1 and the 9 was an instant hit and remains a timeless classic. The success of Between the 1 and the 9 had Patti touring quite non-stop from 1996 through 1997, and into 1998. She toured the USA supporting the Wallflowers, Chris Isaak, Midnight Oil, and Garbage, and she toured Europe supporting the Black Crowes. Patti and her band performed on Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and she appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Patti has 11 full length cd’s which have followed her debut. She has also written 2 books, Extra Awesome and Extra Awesome 2 and she has collaborated on multiple cd’s with other artists. 

Just Jill, a NYC Native, returned to NYC, after her Chicago stint in ’99. She was a fixture in the Anti-Folk scene in the East Village at Sidewalk Café in the Aughts. Her album, “Shift”, was recorded by Major Matt Mason USA, a major influencer in the Anti-Folk scene. Just Jill’s music was played on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast and was included on a collection of songs related to 9/11, organized by Suzanne Vega. She recorded with Suzanne Vega at Phillip Glass’s studio for the album “Vigil.” Her 2020 release, “To Amuse,” featured Patti Rothberg and Freddie Katz, who lent their magic to the album (produced and recorded by Freddie Katz.) Patti has said about the duo’s new EP “Catch and Release,” “It took years to write and 5 minutes to record and produce.” Rothberg recorded, produced, and played most instrumentation on “Catch and Release,” an album with a perspective on dating. Patti and Jill are working on their 2nd EP. Jill has appeared in multiple museum shows across the country, as she also does photography and collage. She has a photo in the permanent collection of the Museum of the City of NY. 

April
April 18, 2024 8:00 PM
April 18, 2024 11:55 PM
Apr 18, 2024
Habbina Habbina
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Habbina Habbina: The Brooklyn based Mediterranean surf trio Led by guitarist Amit Peled, channel the rare repertoire of Mediterranean music by guitar giants such as Aris San and Omar Khorshid. Retro-Mediterranean-hits are brought to life with renditions to songs by Umm Kulthum, Ahuva Ozeri, Farid Al-Atrache, Tzlilay Ha’Oud, TLC, Daklon, Britney Spears, Margol, Blondie, Dick Dale, and Link Wray and many more.
 
The band is set to make every concert turn into a loud, unforgettable celebration of life. Their dedication to the lineage of Mediterranean music along with their unstoppable live mosh-pit energy, and one of a kind sound is what makes Habbina Habbina one of the most interesting bands to come out of NYC today.
April
April 20, 2024 4:00 PM
April 20, 2024 7:00 PM
Apr 20, 2024
Jazz Jam Session with Tony Di & Friends
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Tony Di  and Friends

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

Tony Dioguardi is a Connecticut based jazz and blues guitarist who has performed with Jaimo's Jazz Band, Bernard Purdie, Jim Oblon, Guitar George Baker, Laco Deczi and Rickie Miller.

April
April 21, 2024 4:00 PM
April 21, 2024 8:00 PM
Apr 21, 2024
Minor Gold
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4:00 pm
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MINOR GOLD–Americana/Folk Duo (AUS)

Minor Gold are ARIA nominated artists Tracy McNeil & Dan Parsons. Canadian and Australian respectively, this Trans-Pacific duo echo 70’s cosmic Americana with an easy charm and potent honesty. The strength of the songwriting and the indeterminate perfection of how these two artists' voices lock in together hit right where the emotions live inside us.With dynamics ranging from the intense restraint of campfire intimacy through to open throttle abandon, Minor Golddelight and enthrall as they weave masterful harmonies and deft guitar playing around unforgettable, stripped back performances.

Since releasing their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album in August 2023, the duo have been on the road-recently returning from a 30 date North American album tour with supports for The Teskey Brothers and an official showcase at Americana FEST in Nashville, TNand the 2024 Folk Alliance International in Kansas City.

April
April 23, 2024 7:00 PM
April 23, 2024 11:00 PM
Apr 23, 2024
NHJU Tuesday Night Jazz: Mike Carabello
Starts:
7:00 pm
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The New Haven Jazz Underground is a grass roots, community based organization dedicated to promoting & supporting Jazz and all of it's forms in New Haven, CT. The NHJU is committed to preserving New Haven’s vibrant music scene and history, while also providing employment for local musicians, support for local business, and to the community through social interaction and activism.Normally in the best of times we would be gearing up for our 2nd annual jazz festival.

The 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, the New Haven Jazz Underground hosts a night of jazz performance at cafe nine, with a house band/performer followed by an open jam session. It's always free admission and don't forget to bring your instrument with you to participate in the jam session immediately following the performance. 

April
April 25, 2024 8:00 PM
April 25, 2024 11:55 PM
Apr 25, 2024
Alan Walker / Brian Larney
Starts:
8:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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ALAN WALKER

Alan Walker was formerly the lead singer and keyboard player for New York City's rootsy/melodic pop legends The Brilliant Mistakes, who were aptly named after a song by one of their songwriting mentors, Elvis Costello. The band frequented the downtown NYC club scene from the early 90's through 2011, and played across the US, from Portland, ME to Southern California, from Austin, TX to Milwaukee, WI, and were independent radio favorites along the way (WFUV, WFMU, WFDU, WXPN among many others). They released three records which are still available on CD through Alan's website and on all streaming services.

After releasing his first solo album in 2018, Something Up My Sleeve, Alan is close to releasing his second solo effort with special guests Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams, Lucy Kaplansky and Jon Herington (of Steely Dan). He will be performing songs from both records as well as an oldie or two from The Brilliant Mistakes catalog, backed by a stellar backup band made up of John Putnam on guitar (Richard Shindell, Jimmy Cliff), Mike Visceglia on bass (Suzanne Vega, John Cale) and Denny McDermott (Donald Fagen, Graham Parker). 

"Sparkling pop in the vein of Crowded House and Squeeze." —The Boston Globe

"Alan Walker's voice reminds me of Karl Wallinger from World Party . . . terrific melodies and songs." —Portland Press Herald

"Well-crafted rock songs with a healthy twangy bent reminiscent of . . . Neil Young, Teenage Fanclub, Nick Lowe, Elvis Costello, Wilco and The Jayhawks." —powerofpop.com

"Pop songs for adult listeners, clothed in rich musical arrangements with a nod towards such classic bands as the Byrds, Squeeze and the Jayhawks." —Maverick Magazine (UK)

"Seriously mature pop; intelligent lyrics with depth, breadth and meaning, grown-up melodies and brilliantly conceived catchy choruses." —www.toxicpete.co.uk

Alan Walker's website is https://alanwalkermusic.net/

BRIAN LARNEY

 

Hailing from the picturesque village of Black Rock, CT, Brian Larney's musical journey has been defined by a rich tapestry of melodies, heartfelt lyrics, and a commitment to genuine storytelling.

With a sound that resonates with authenticity, Larney has carved a niche for himself in the Northeastern music scene, with his songs finding a home on the airwaves of esteemed stations like WFUV in New York. His hauntingly beautiful compositions have not only captured the hearts of radio listeners but have also made their mark on television and film, including the soundtrack of Sylvester Stallone's "Driven."
 A seasoned performer, Larney has graced stages alongside musical luminaries such as Cheap Trick, Big Head Todd, Eddie Berman, and many more. From the historic Tarrytown Music Hall to the vibrant Wall Street Theater and the intimate Space Ballroom, his performances leave an indelible impression on audiences.

A true musical polymath, Larney's prowess extends beyond his soul-stirring vocals; he is a multi-instrumentalist, weaving intricate melodies on both guitar and piano. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Neil Finn, Glenn Tilbrook, Gregory Alan Isakov, and Nathaniel Rateliff, Larney's music is a fusion of classic influences and contemporary artistry. 
 With a discography that boasts five albums and a dozen singles, Larney's dedication to his craft is evident in the depth and diversity of his musical output. Each track is a testament to his commitment to creating an immersive and unforgettable sonic experience for his listeners.
 Brian Larney's journey continues to unfold, his music resonating with those who appreciate the power of storytelling woven into the fabric of expertly crafted songs. As he continues to captivate audiences with his evocative tunes, there's no doubt that Brian Larney is a force to be reckoned with in the world of alt-folk and adult pop.

April
April 27, 2024 4:00 PM
April 27, 2024 7:00 PM
Apr 27, 2024
Chervansky, Tappan & Ice
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
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0
Ages:
21
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Chervansky, Tappan & Ice Jazz Jam

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

April
April 27, 2024 9:00 PM
April 27, 2024 11:55 PM
Apr 27, 2024
Iba MaHr
Starts:
9:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
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12
Ages:
21
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Iba MaHr is a reggae singer known for his unique vibrato style and hit record "Diamond Sox". 

Iba MaHr was born Mario Glendon Greaves on January 21 and was raised in Linstead, Jamaica to parents, Glendon Greaves and Roselin 'Mama Rosie' Embden. 

With a passion for music at a young age, he began by writing his own songs. In 2010, he released his first single, "Had It and Lost It" produced by reggae legend Max Romeo then, "Rather Be Alone" in the same year and in 2014 he released his debut album/EP titled "Great is H.I.M."

He has earned representation from a variety of different record labels including Marley's Tuff Gong/Ghetto Youths, VP Records/VPAL and Tad's Record Inc. 

As a musician who focuses primarily in the reggae genre, Iba can be seen in relation to other artists who utilize the genre including Jacob Miller, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Dennis Brown and Damian Marley. 

His music can be found on all streaming services including Spotify, iTunes and Youtube. 

URL: 

https://linktr.ee/IbaMaHr 

May
May 2, 2024 8:00 PM
May 2, 2024 11:55 PM
May 2, 2024
Johnny Manchild & The Poor Bastards / Holdfast
Starts:
8:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
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12
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21
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JOHNNY MANCHILD AND THE POOR BASTARDS

Johnny Manchild and the Poor Bastards is an American multi-genre ensemble founded by Johnny Manchild (composition, production, vocals, keys), and forming members Ethan Neel (drums), Ben Wood (trumpet), with Alex Coleman on Bass, Isaac Stalling on Guitar, and Eric Neel on Saxophone. Since its founding in 2016, the band took the internet by storm, with a unique conundrum of jazz idioms, alt-rock, world music, and funk that prompted even Anthony Fantano himself (known as “The Only Music Critic Who Matters” by the NYT) ask “what gives them the right to be this good? ” The Bastards have since answered that question, drawing from a dedicated and thriving fanbase that is bound together by a deep love of music, lyricism, engineering and sonic exploration. From their hometown of Oklahoma City to the global stage, each release has been a marked discovery not just for the fans, but the Poor Bastards themselves. With 18+ million streams, 4 albums, and new sonic horizons to be crossed, the Poor Bastards have morphed into a collective of sorts with as many as 10 collaborators (affectionately “Bastards”) in regular rotation, with Johnny Manchild at the helm.

HOLDFAST

Charlie, Tommy, and Mikey Maddocks of the Denver based alt-rock band "Holdfast." have quickly taken the U.S. and U.K. by storm with their energetic, captivating live show and introspective songwriting. Beginning touring in 2022, this band of brothers took on the U.S. with their own headline tour in the summer and joined Red Rum Club for both their U.S. National tour and U.K. tour. On May 15th, 2023 Holdfast opened for Dermot Kennedy at the historic Red Rocks Amphitheatre with an unforgettable show and then hit the road for the summer on their own headline tour. Holdfast. is a must-see band for fans of The Killers, Coldplay, Muse, The 1975, U2, and Bad Suns. These three brothers will be selling out stadiums of their own someday soon.

May
May 4, 2024 4:00 PM
May 4, 2024 7:00 PM
May 4, 2024
Jazz Jam Session with Michael Coppola
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
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0
Ages:
21
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All

 Michael Coppola

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

After playing for 20 years, Michael Coppola, on a mission to solve the age old problem of executing jazz piano voicing on guitar, created a tuning for an 8 stringed instrument. This new type of guitar, with inner high end strings was the predecessor to the 9 string "hydra", which became Coppola’s instrument for life.

Michael Coppola has become one of a small handful of guitarists who have pushed the boundaries of the instrument, and the only to come up with this unique tuning. Reviews of his CDs have been filled with descriptions such as unique, amazing, mindboggling, magical, inventive and so much more.

He has played at major guitar shows and concerts throughout the world including the

Montreal Jazz Festival, The Chet Atkins Festival, Namm, and many others, as well as

some of the country’s top jazz clubs such as the Blue Note, The Iridium,

Knickerbocker and many others.

Mainly a solo artist, Coppola has also performed or recorded with many of today’s top

musicians, especially guitarists such as Gene Bertoncini, Jack Wilkins, Tony Purrone,

Howard Alden, Stephen Bennett, Tommy Emmanuel, and Joscho Stephan. Michael

was a regular guest on Monday nights at the Iridium, invited by Les Paul himself.

Lately, he has been performing with his 17 year old prodigy daughter Michaela, who is

the CT high school Allstate jazz guitarist as well as the national honor ensemble jazz

guitarist (#1 in the country).

Michael Coppola’s album Return Of The Hydra was chosen as a top ten pick for the

year 2002, in Coda Magazine. His original composition "Movin", released on the New

Impressions album, was a winner in the 2002 John Lennon Song Competition.

Reviews and articles about his work have appeared in numerous magazines including:

Guitar Player, Just Jazz Guitar, Jazztimes, 20th Century Guitar, and Fingerstyle

Guitar. Michael was listed as a main entry in acclaimed critic Scott Yanow's 2013 book

"The Great Jazz Guitarists, the ultimate guide". Yanow names Coppola "The master

of the 9 string guitar".

May
May 11, 2024 4:00 PM
May 11, 2024 7:00 PM
May 11, 2024
Jazz Jam Session with Gary Grippo
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
DONATION BASED
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
FREE
0
Ages:
21
+
All

Gary Grippo

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

May
May 11, 2024 9:00 PM
May 11, 2024 11:55 PM
May 11, 2024
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers
Starts:
9:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
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15
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21
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It’s obvious listening to Sarah Shook and the Disarmers’ clear-eyed, biting, and unafraid songs that integrity is the most important thing to the Chapel Hill, North Carolina, country-punk outfit. “A lot of artists are in this industry for fame, recognition, and money but those things don’t mean anything to me,” says bandleader River Shook. “Songwriting is it for me. It’s the only real healthy coping mechanism I've ever had. It’s life-saving. I don't care about any superficial things when I’m making a record.” On their resonant fourth album Revelations, produced by Shook and out March 29 via Thirty Tigers, these raw and resilient tracks come first. Throughout, Shook’s deft storytelling documents regular people getting by and keeping on, all presented without filter or pretension.

In 2022, Shook was remarkably productive. They released two albums: debut solo indie rock record Cruel Liars under the moniker Mightmare (Kill Rock Stars) and a third Disarmers full-length called Nightroamer (Thirty Tigers). Compared to every Disarmers record before that, which captured the in-the-room energy of the band with live recorded songs, the latter LP was instead more of a product of the studio with meticulous tracking sessions and an outside producer. While that effort was well-received, Shook believed the songs on Revelations deserved a more direct approach. “Since the Disarmers started in 2015, our strength has always been in our live performance,” says Shook. “To me, an album should capture the essence of a band. With this new set of songs that are all super special to me, I didn't trust anybody else to capture the songs and decide how to best serve each song.” Shook, who honed their production skills with their Mightmare LP and Izzy Ryder’s debut record, confidently took the reins during a blistering recording session, capturing 10 songs in two days.

For Shook, it was paramount the recordings match the band’s tangible live ferocity because these songs boast their most immediate lyrics yet. “All of my writing is autobiographical, and I write everything based on my observations and experiences,” says Shook. “But there was something about Revelations that felt more personal to me. I unlocked this level of honesty with myself and an ability to be more objective about the things I struggle with daily.” Take the title track, which finds Shook singing about the precariousness of navigating mental health under capitalism. Over a rollicking, twang-hued arrangement, they sing, “Black cloud followin' me around, little storm in my head / Some days I levitate off the ground, some days I can't get outta bed.” The track doesn’t preach or romanticize. Instead, it’s galvanizing and relatable.

These are lived-in stories about real people with real dreams, atmospheric pasts, and inescapable problems. “I think of myself as a collector: I just go around and collect experiences and observations,” says Shook. “I'm still adjusting to writing songs as a sober person but a lot of the themes are just about being a working person and navigating mental health and relationships with other people going through the same things.” Lead single “Backsliders” comes directly from Shook’s life when they were a bartender at a Chapel Hill dive called The Cave. The song is a deceptively breezy romp about workplace romantic entanglements with Shook singing, “Love you like a breath when I ain't workin' myself to death / cause I'm longin' for the ghost of a friend.” On one hand, it captures the closeness that only service workers can experience on the job but on the other, it plainly states how easy it is to fall into bad habits when dealing with any type of loss.

Throughout the LP, there are cathartic, snarling kiss-offs to villainous men (“Motherfucker”) but also moments of tenderness and ecstasy. Shook describes closer “Criminal” as their “gay cowboy song”, the torturous longing of the lyrics is anchored by shimmering guitar leads from Blake Tallent and bastioned by drummer Jack Foster’s hypnotic rhythms. River sings, “If lovin' you will always be a crime I'll always be a criminal.” It’s a triumphant line that highlights Shook’s emotional sturdiness. “That line got me thinking about how we as queer people have been persecuted, and how we so often have to keep all kinds of things under wraps because of the law because of social taboo,” says Shook. “I wanted “Criminal” to portray these feelings of longing and desire that two gay people can have for each other. They're complicated feelings because human beings are complicated. Gay love is every bit as complicated as straight love.”

Revelations is the most assured Sarah Shook and the Disarmers record yet because it so pointedly captures the gamut of the human experience: anger, sadness, confusion, love, and acceptance. It’s a document of Shook at the top of their game and a reflection of their own journey not just as a writer but as a person. “I’m a firm believer that if you are an artist, and you want to make better art, a big part of that isn't just exercising your musical skills, it’s growing as a human being,” says Shook. “So every time I make a record, I want to be able to listen to it and look back on who I was then. I want to see this arc and this evolution. That's really fucking important to me.”

May
May 14, 2024 7:00 PM
May 14, 2024 11:00 PM
May 14, 2024
NHJU Tuesday Night Jazz: Matt Pearl
Starts:
7:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
DONATION BASED
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
FREE
0
Ages:
21
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All

The New Haven Jazz Underground is a grass roots, community based organization dedicated to promoting & supporting Jazz and all of it's forms in New Haven, CT. The NHJU is committed to preserving New Haven’s vibrant music scene and history, while also providing employment for local musicians, support for local business, and to the community through social interaction and activism.Normally in the best of times we would be gearing up for our 2nd annual jazz festival.

The 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, the New Haven Jazz Underground hosts a night of jazz performance at cafe nine, with a house band/performer followed by an open jam session. It's always free admission and don't forget to bring your instrument with you to participate in the jam session immediately following the performance. 

May
May 18, 2024 4:00 PM
May 18, 2024 7:00 PM
May 18, 2024
Jazz Jam Session with Tony Di & Friends
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
DONATION BASED
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
FREE
0
Ages:
21
+
All

Tony Di  and Friends

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

Tony Dioguardi is a Connecticut based jazz and blues guitarist who has performed with Jaimo's Jazz Band, Bernard Purdie, Jim Oblon, Guitar George Baker, Laco Deczi and Rickie Miller.

May
May 25, 2024 4:00 PM
May 25, 2024 7:00 PM
May 25, 2024
Chervansky, Tappan & Ice
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
DONATION BASED
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
FREE
0
Ages:
21
+
All

Chervansky, Tappan & Ice Jazz Jam

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

June
June 1, 2024 4:00 PM
June 1, 2024 7:00 PM
Jun 1, 2024
Jazz Jam Session with Michael Coppola
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
DONATION BASED
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
FREE
0
Ages:
21
+
All

 Michael Coppola

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

After playing for 20 years, Michael Coppola, on a mission to solve the age old problem of executing jazz piano voicing on guitar, created a tuning for an 8 stringed instrument. This new type of guitar, with inner high end strings was the predecessor to the 9 string "hydra", which became Coppola’s instrument for life.

Michael Coppola has become one of a small handful of guitarists who have pushed the boundaries of the instrument, and the only to come up with this unique tuning. Reviews of his CDs have been filled with descriptions such as unique, amazing, mindboggling, magical, inventive and so much more.

He has played at major guitar shows and concerts throughout the world including the

Montreal Jazz Festival, The Chet Atkins Festival, Namm, and many others, as well as

some of the country’s top jazz clubs such as the Blue Note, The Iridium,

Knickerbocker and many others.

Mainly a solo artist, Coppola has also performed or recorded with many of today’s top

musicians, especially guitarists such as Gene Bertoncini, Jack Wilkins, Tony Purrone,

Howard Alden, Stephen Bennett, Tommy Emmanuel, and Joscho Stephan. Michael

was a regular guest on Monday nights at the Iridium, invited by Les Paul himself.

Lately, he has been performing with his 17 year old prodigy daughter Michaela, who is

the CT high school Allstate jazz guitarist as well as the national honor ensemble jazz

guitarist (#1 in the country).

Michael Coppola’s album Return Of The Hydra was chosen as a top ten pick for the

year 2002, in Coda Magazine. His original composition "Movin", released on the New

Impressions album, was a winner in the 2002 John Lennon Song Competition.

Reviews and articles about his work have appeared in numerous magazines including:

Guitar Player, Just Jazz Guitar, Jazztimes, 20th Century Guitar, and Fingerstyle

Guitar. Michael was listed as a main entry in acclaimed critic Scott Yanow's 2013 book

"The Great Jazz Guitarists, the ultimate guide". Yanow names Coppola "The master

of the 9 string guitar".

June
June 8, 2024 4:00 PM
June 8, 2024 7:00 PM
Jun 8, 2024
Jazz Jam Session with Gary Grippo
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
DONATION BASED
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
FREE
0
Ages:
21
+
All

Gary Grippo

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

June
June 15, 2024 4:00 PM
June 15, 2024 7:00 PM
Jun 15, 2024
Jazz Jam Session with Tony Di & Friends
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
DONATION BASED
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
FREE
0
Ages:
21
+
All

Tony Di  and Friends

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

Tony Dioguardi is a Connecticut based jazz and blues guitarist who has performed with Jaimo's Jazz Band, Bernard Purdie, Jim Oblon, Guitar George Baker, Laco Deczi and Rickie Miller.

June
June 16, 2024 4:00 PM
June 16, 2024 8:00 PM
Jun 16, 2024
Jenny Don't & The Spurs
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
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FREE
10
Ages:
21
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All

JENNY DON'T & THE SPURS 

    Since their inception in 2012, the Spurs have kept a relentless schedule of recording, playing locally, and touring. After nearly 500 live appearances in almost a dozen countries, and with a slew of albums and singles to their name, Jenny Don’t and The Spurs are just getting warmed up.

    The Spurs were founded one cold, winter’s evening by Jenny and Kelly. Jenny had been fronting her own band, DON’T, for some time, as well as playing the occasional solo acoustic set here and there. Kelly, who had been in a slew of Portland punk bands since the 80’s, and who had spent the previous several years balancing a grueling touring schedule playing drums with the garage rock trio PIERCED ARROWS and bass with Portland punk-rock destroyers P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S., and wanted to switch gears a bit. After the concept of forming a raw, real, and back-to-the-roots country band had taken hold, it wasn’t long before the couple was rehearsing a seminal set of standards by such influential early country crooners and outlaws like Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Ernest Tubb, and Hank Sr., as well as a sprinkling of originals. It was only a few weeks later that Kelly’s bandmates Fred and Toody Cole got wind of the developing musical project that was taking form in Jenny and Kelly’s kitchen and decided to call their bluff by giving them an unsolicited support slot on an upcoming show featuring the Cole’s own solo two-piece act. Not having anticipated such a high-profile live appearance as a first live outing, and feeling like the guitar-and-bass-only lineup that the band had started life as was lacking something on the rhythm end of things, they decided to ask their friend Sam Henry to join them on drums. Sam, who in addition to being Jenny’s bandmate in DON’T and sometimes solo-set-collaborator, had already had a long, well-respected career as one of Portland’s best drummers, having played with such first-generation punk bands as the Wipers, The Rats and Napalm Beach. After a couple of weeks of practice, the debut live appearance of the band went off without a hitch and the core lineup of Jenny Don’t and The Spurs was born. The trio of Jenny, Kelly, and Sam existed in this form for the first year-an-a-half or so of the band’s existence, playing whatever local venue would take them – bars, clubs, porches, basements, backyards, and even a bookstore. This worked well for a while, and occasionally the Spurs would enlist talent from a pool of several friends to sit in on lead guitar or lap steel. The addition of a second guitar rounded out the sound of the band to the point where Jenny and Co. decided to make it a permanent part of the band’s lineup. After a couple of false starts and a bit of difficulty finding a fourth member who could commit to the Spur’s sometimes grueling touring schedule, the incredible Christopher March became a member of the family in early 2017. Christopher brought with him a wealth of talent and live gig experience, having spent years playing on the Northwest Country, Rockabilly, and Honky-Tonk circuit. 

    This lineup – Jenny, Kelly, Christopher, and Sam – formed the core of the group for several great years, solidifying the band’s sound and enabling them to tour extensively until January of 2022.  It was at this point, while on their winter West coast tour in California, that Sam began experiencing abdominal pains.  His discomfort increased to the point where the band had to cancel the last date of the tour in order to get Sam to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with late-stage cancer.  This was devastating news for Sam, the band, and all of the people around the world that loved him, and when, only weeks later, Sam passed away after a brief battle with the disease, everyone was stunned. As saddened and lost as the remaining members of the band were, there was really no question as to whether the band would continue.  Sam was truly dedicated to his art until the very end, and there was no way that he would have wanted the band to dissolve.  He had dedicated his life to his music and the last ten years of his life to Jenny Don’t and The Spurs, and the surviving members of the band decided without reservation to keep Sam’s legacy alive by continuing to play.  The trio has sense welcomed Buddy Weeks to the band and now with him they have been touring non stop. Buddy brings with him a great playing style and has a lot of touring experience under his belt. A perfect fit for being on the road!  

    With a decade of live appearances under their tooled-leather Western belts, the Spurs aren’t slowing down a bit. The Spurs are a musical force to be reckoned with, and the intensity and energy of their live set is a must-see for anyone who enjoys spirited garage-infused country music played with sincerity and raw conviction.

June
June 22, 2024 4:00 PM
June 22, 2024 7:00 PM
Jun 22, 2024
Chervansky, Tappan & Ice
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
DONATION BASED
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
FREE
0
Ages:
21
+
All

Chervansky, Tappan & Ice Jazz Jam

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

July
July 6, 2024 4:00 PM
July 6, 2024 7:00 PM
Jul 6, 2024
Jazz Jam Session with Michael Coppola
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
DONATION BASED
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
FREE
0
Ages:
21
+
All

 Michael Coppola

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

After playing for 20 years, Michael Coppola, on a mission to solve the age old problem of executing jazz piano voicing on guitar, created a tuning for an 8 stringed instrument. This new type of guitar, with inner high end strings was the predecessor to the 9 string "hydra", which became Coppola’s instrument for life.

Michael Coppola has become one of a small handful of guitarists who have pushed the boundaries of the instrument, and the only to come up with this unique tuning. Reviews of his CDs have been filled with descriptions such as unique, amazing, mindboggling, magical, inventive and so much more.

He has played at major guitar shows and concerts throughout the world including the

Montreal Jazz Festival, The Chet Atkins Festival, Namm, and many others, as well as

some of the country’s top jazz clubs such as the Blue Note, The Iridium,

Knickerbocker and many others.

Mainly a solo artist, Coppola has also performed or recorded with many of today’s top

musicians, especially guitarists such as Gene Bertoncini, Jack Wilkins, Tony Purrone,

Howard Alden, Stephen Bennett, Tommy Emmanuel, and Joscho Stephan. Michael

was a regular guest on Monday nights at the Iridium, invited by Les Paul himself.

Lately, he has been performing with his 17 year old prodigy daughter Michaela, who is

the CT high school Allstate jazz guitarist as well as the national honor ensemble jazz

guitarist (#1 in the country).

Michael Coppola’s album Return Of The Hydra was chosen as a top ten pick for the

year 2002, in Coda Magazine. His original composition "Movin", released on the New

Impressions album, was a winner in the 2002 John Lennon Song Competition.

Reviews and articles about his work have appeared in numerous magazines including:

Guitar Player, Just Jazz Guitar, Jazztimes, 20th Century Guitar, and Fingerstyle

Guitar. Michael was listed as a main entry in acclaimed critic Scott Yanow's 2013 book

"The Great Jazz Guitarists, the ultimate guide". Yanow names Coppola "The master

of the 9 string guitar".

July
July 9, 2024 7:00 PM
July 9, 2024 11:00 PM
Jul 9, 2024
NHJU Tuesday Night Jazz: Scott Robert
Starts:
7:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
DONATION BASED
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
FREE
0
Ages:
21
+
All

The New Haven Jazz Underground is a grass roots, community based organization dedicated to promoting & supporting Jazz and all of it's forms in New Haven, CT. The NHJU is committed to preserving New Haven’s vibrant music scene and history, while also providing employment for local musicians, support for local business, and to the community through social interaction and activism.Normally in the best of times we would be gearing up for our 2nd annual jazz festival.

The 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, the New Haven Jazz Underground hosts a night of jazz performance at cafe nine, with a house band/performer followed by an open jam session. It's always free admission and don't forget to bring your instrument with you to participate in the jam session immediately following the performance. 

July
July 10, 2024 8:00 PM
July 10, 2024 11:55 PM
Jul 10, 2024
Madou Sidiki Diabite
Starts:
8:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
DONATION BASED
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
FREE
15
Ages:
21
+
All

Madou Sidiki Diabaté is the youngest son of the late Sidiki Diabaté. "The King of the Kora." Since 1997, Madou has filled the position as lead kora for some of the best singers and musicians in West Africa, including Kandia Kouyaté, Ami Koita, Baaba Maal, Salif Keita, Sekouba “Bambino” Diabaté, and many others. He has performed at over 1000 concerts and more than 40 festivals throughout Africa, North America, Europe, and Australia. Madou has collaborated with artists such as Damon Albarn, Will Calhoun, and Brian Eno and continues to redefine the role of Kora in the traditional and modern world.

Salif Bamakora, aka Gordon Hellegers, has been playing Kora for over 20 years and has been a primary student of Madou Sidiki Diabaté for over 15 years. Salif is deeply versed in the traditional repertoire, histories, and cultural practices of Mande Djeliya and has become a skilled and experienced performer in concerts around the world. As a foundational member of the world music group SIMRIT and a periodic collaborator with Estas Tonne, Bamakora continues to explore the growing edges of contemporary kora music, from original composition to spontaneous  improvisation concerts. 

July
July 13, 2024 4:00 PM
July 13, 2024 7:00 PM
Jul 13, 2024
Jazz Jam Session with Gary Grippo
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
DONATION BASED
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
FREE
0
Ages:
21
+
All

Gary Grippo

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

July
July 13, 2024 9:00 PM
July 13, 2024 11:55 PM
Jul 13, 2024
Hillbilly Casino / Sasquatch & The Sick-a-Billys
Starts:
9:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
DONATION BASED
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
FREE
15
Ages:
21
+
All

HILLBILLY CASINO 

In a town known for ‘hat act’ pop country, and slick production, the Hillbilly Casino has been working hard.  Since 2005, the band has been an anchor of Nashville’s underground roots music community.  Booking their own local shows, and touring across the US and Europe with acts as diverse as Brian Setzer, Rancid and Yelawolf, and releasing their own records, The Hillbilly Casino took the best of the DYI ethic from the punk scene, and applied it to their very own brand of real american music.

Drawing inspiration from early rock and roll and blues, to punk, metal and everything inbetween, these four have created a sound and attitude that is unforgettable.  Featuring former members of Brian Setzer’s Nashvillains, BR549, and the Blue Moon Boys, The Hillbilly Casino has a roots pedigree that comes through in their writing and playing, and a live show that has blown away audiences from all over the world.

SASQUATCH & THE SICK-A-BILLYS

Serious songwriting from YEARS of hardship, road experience and inner turmoil.
The way it was supposed to be, but with a new approach.

Over 10 years of relentless touring has cemented SASQUATCH as one of the most high gear, powerhouse band leaders around... his bands, The Sick-a-Billys, Holy Hellraisers, Full Moon Boys and his critically acclaimed King Sickabilly 'One Man Band' have all stayed true as far as vocals, lyrics and his fiery guitar-work. Never giving up his song-writing mission... keeping real music alive and dangerous in the under-underground. Risen from a not so forgotten past, when Live Music still meant something and the scene wasn't a Pre-Apocalyptic Ghost Town... bloody fingertips and a soul-haunting voice will deliver you songs about Sin, Love, Murder, Tornadoes and drinking until you wake up under a random barstool.

July
July 20, 2024 4:00 PM
July 20, 2024 7:00 PM
Jul 20, 2024
Jazz Jam Session with Tony Di & Friends
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
DONATION BASED
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
FREE
0
Ages:
21
+
All

Tony Di  and Friends

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

Tony Dioguardi is a Connecticut based jazz and blues guitarist who has performed with Jaimo's Jazz Band, Bernard Purdie, Jim Oblon, Guitar George Baker, Laco Deczi and Rickie Miller.

July
July 20, 2024 9:00 PM
July 20, 2024 11:55 PM
Jul 20, 2024
The Empty Pockets
Starts:
9:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
DONATION BASED
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
FREE
16
Ages:
21
+
All

THE EMPTY POCKETS 

Light flickers in even the darkest of spaces and smallest cracks. Similarly, The Empty Pockets ignite a bright flame of their own by harnessing a joyful friction between Americana, folk, and rock ‘n’ roll spiked with roots soul. The Chicago quartet—Josh Solomon [guitar, vocals], Erika Brett [keyboards, vocals], Nate Bellon [bass, vocals], and Adam Balasco [drums]—lean on an unspoken, yet airtight musical dialogue honed by countless miles on the road, performances alongside the likes of Kenny Loggins, a procession of fan favorite releases (including two #1 debuts), and a wealth of memories together.

July
July 27, 2024 4:00 PM
July 27, 2024 7:00 PM
Jul 27, 2024
Chervansky, Tappan & Ice
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
DONATION BASED
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
FREE
0
Ages:
21
+
All

Chervansky, Tappan & Ice Jazz Jam

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

August
August 3, 2024 4:00 PM
August 3, 2024 7:00 PM
Aug 3, 2024
Jazz Jam Session with Michael Coppola
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
DONATION BASED
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
FREE
0
Ages:
21
+
All

 Michael Coppola

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

After playing for 20 years, Michael Coppola, on a mission to solve the age old problem of executing jazz piano voicing on guitar, created a tuning for an 8 stringed instrument. This new type of guitar, with inner high end strings was the predecessor to the 9 string "hydra", which became Coppola’s instrument for life.

Michael Coppola has become one of a small handful of guitarists who have pushed the boundaries of the instrument, and the only to come up with this unique tuning. Reviews of his CDs have been filled with descriptions such as unique, amazing, mindboggling, magical, inventive and so much more.

He has played at major guitar shows and concerts throughout the world including the

Montreal Jazz Festival, The Chet Atkins Festival, Namm, and many others, as well as

some of the country’s top jazz clubs such as the Blue Note, The Iridium,

Knickerbocker and many others.

Mainly a solo artist, Coppola has also performed or recorded with many of today’s top

musicians, especially guitarists such as Gene Bertoncini, Jack Wilkins, Tony Purrone,

Howard Alden, Stephen Bennett, Tommy Emmanuel, and Joscho Stephan. Michael

was a regular guest on Monday nights at the Iridium, invited by Les Paul himself.

Lately, he has been performing with his 17 year old prodigy daughter Michaela, who is

the CT high school Allstate jazz guitarist as well as the national honor ensemble jazz

guitarist (#1 in the country).

Michael Coppola’s album Return Of The Hydra was chosen as a top ten pick for the

year 2002, in Coda Magazine. His original composition "Movin", released on the New

Impressions album, was a winner in the 2002 John Lennon Song Competition.

Reviews and articles about his work have appeared in numerous magazines including:

Guitar Player, Just Jazz Guitar, Jazztimes, 20th Century Guitar, and Fingerstyle

Guitar. Michael was listed as a main entry in acclaimed critic Scott Yanow's 2013 book

"The Great Jazz Guitarists, the ultimate guide". Yanow names Coppola "The master

of the 9 string guitar".

August
August 10, 2024 4:00 PM
August 10, 2024 7:00 PM
Aug 10, 2024
Jazz Jam Session with Gary Grippo
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
DONATION BASED
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
FREE
0
Ages:
21
+
All

Gary Grippo

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

August
August 17, 2024 4:00 PM
August 17, 2024 7:00 PM
Aug 17, 2024
Jazz Jam Session with Tony Di & Friends
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
DONATION BASED
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
FREE
0
Ages:
21
+
All

Tony Di  and Friends

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

Tony Dioguardi is a Connecticut based jazz and blues guitarist who has performed with Jaimo's Jazz Band, Bernard Purdie, Jim Oblon, Guitar George Baker, Laco Deczi and Rickie Miller.

August
August 24, 2024 4:00 PM
August 24, 2024 7:00 PM
Aug 24, 2024
Chervansky, Tappan & Ice
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
DONATION BASED
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
FREE
0
Ages:
21
+
All

Chervansky, Tappan & Ice Jazz Jam

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

September
September 7, 2024 4:00 PM
September 7, 2024 7:00 PM
Sep 7, 2024
Jazz Jam Session with Michael Coppola
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
DONATION BASED
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
FREE
0
Ages:
21
+
All

 Michael Coppola

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

After playing for 20 years, Michael Coppola, on a mission to solve the age old problem of executing jazz piano voicing on guitar, created a tuning for an 8 stringed instrument. This new type of guitar, with inner high end strings was the predecessor to the 9 string "hydra", which became Coppola’s instrument for life.

Michael Coppola has become one of a small handful of guitarists who have pushed the boundaries of the instrument, and the only to come up with this unique tuning. Reviews of his CDs have been filled with descriptions such as unique, amazing, mindboggling, magical, inventive and so much more.

He has played at major guitar shows and concerts throughout the world including the

Montreal Jazz Festival, The Chet Atkins Festival, Namm, and many others, as well as

some of the country’s top jazz clubs such as the Blue Note, The Iridium,

Knickerbocker and many others.

Mainly a solo artist, Coppola has also performed or recorded with many of today’s top

musicians, especially guitarists such as Gene Bertoncini, Jack Wilkins, Tony Purrone,

Howard Alden, Stephen Bennett, Tommy Emmanuel, and Joscho Stephan. Michael

was a regular guest on Monday nights at the Iridium, invited by Les Paul himself.

Lately, he has been performing with his 17 year old prodigy daughter Michaela, who is

the CT high school Allstate jazz guitarist as well as the national honor ensemble jazz

guitarist (#1 in the country).

Michael Coppola’s album Return Of The Hydra was chosen as a top ten pick for the

year 2002, in Coda Magazine. His original composition "Movin", released on the New

Impressions album, was a winner in the 2002 John Lennon Song Competition.

Reviews and articles about his work have appeared in numerous magazines including:

Guitar Player, Just Jazz Guitar, Jazztimes, 20th Century Guitar, and Fingerstyle

Guitar. Michael was listed as a main entry in acclaimed critic Scott Yanow's 2013 book

"The Great Jazz Guitarists, the ultimate guide". Yanow names Coppola "The master

of the 9 string guitar".

September
September 14, 2024 4:00 PM
September 14, 2024 7:00 PM
Sep 14, 2024
Jazz Jam Session with Gary Grippo
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
DONATION BASED
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
FREE
0
Ages:
21
+
All

Gary Grippo

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

September
September 21, 2024 4:00 PM
September 21, 2024 7:00 PM
Sep 21, 2024
Jazz Jam Session with Tony Di & Friends
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
DONATION BASED
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
FREE
0
Ages:
21
+
All

Tony Di  and Friends

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

Tony Dioguardi is a Connecticut based jazz and blues guitarist who has performed with Jaimo's Jazz Band, Bernard Purdie, Jim Oblon, Guitar George Baker, Laco Deczi and Rickie Miller.

September
September 28, 2024 4:00 PM
September 28, 2024 7:00 PM
Sep 28, 2024
Chervansky, Tappan & Ice
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
DONATION BASED
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
FREE
0
Ages:
21
+
All

Chervansky, Tappan & Ice Jazz Jam

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

October
October 5, 2024 4:00 PM
October 5, 2024 7:00 PM
Oct 5, 2024
Jazz Jam Session with Michael Coppola
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
DONATION BASED
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
FREE
0
Ages:
21
+
All

 Michael Coppola

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

After playing for 20 years, Michael Coppola, on a mission to solve the age old problem of executing jazz piano voicing on guitar, created a tuning for an 8 stringed instrument. This new type of guitar, with inner high end strings was the predecessor to the 9 string "hydra", which became Coppola’s instrument for life.

Michael Coppola has become one of a small handful of guitarists who have pushed the boundaries of the instrument, and the only to come up with this unique tuning. Reviews of his CDs have been filled with descriptions such as unique, amazing, mindboggling, magical, inventive and so much more.

He has played at major guitar shows and concerts throughout the world including the

Montreal Jazz Festival, The Chet Atkins Festival, Namm, and many others, as well as

some of the country’s top jazz clubs such as the Blue Note, The Iridium,

Knickerbocker and many others.

Mainly a solo artist, Coppola has also performed or recorded with many of today’s top

musicians, especially guitarists such as Gene Bertoncini, Jack Wilkins, Tony Purrone,

Howard Alden, Stephen Bennett, Tommy Emmanuel, and Joscho Stephan. Michael

was a regular guest on Monday nights at the Iridium, invited by Les Paul himself.

Lately, he has been performing with his 17 year old prodigy daughter Michaela, who is

the CT high school Allstate jazz guitarist as well as the national honor ensemble jazz

guitarist (#1 in the country).

Michael Coppola’s album Return Of The Hydra was chosen as a top ten pick for the

year 2002, in Coda Magazine. His original composition "Movin", released on the New

Impressions album, was a winner in the 2002 John Lennon Song Competition.

Reviews and articles about his work have appeared in numerous magazines including:

Guitar Player, Just Jazz Guitar, Jazztimes, 20th Century Guitar, and Fingerstyle

Guitar. Michael was listed as a main entry in acclaimed critic Scott Yanow's 2013 book

"The Great Jazz Guitarists, the ultimate guide". Yanow names Coppola "The master

of the 9 string guitar".

October
October 12, 2024 4:00 PM
October 12, 2024 7:00 PM
Oct 12, 2024
Jazz Jam Session with Gary Grippo
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
DONATION BASED
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
FREE
0
Ages:
21
+
All

Gary Grippo

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

October
October 19, 2024 4:00 PM
October 19, 2024 7:00 PM
Oct 19, 2024
Jazz Jam Session with Tony Di & Friends
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
DONATION BASED
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
FREE
0
Ages:
21
+
All

Tony Di  and Friends

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

Tony Dioguardi is a Connecticut based jazz and blues guitarist who has performed with Jaimo's Jazz Band, Bernard Purdie, Jim Oblon, Guitar George Baker, Laco Deczi and Rickie Miller.

October
October 26, 2024 4:00 PM
October 26, 2024 7:00 PM
Oct 26, 2024
Chervansky, Tappan & Ice
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
DONATION BASED
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
FREE
0
Ages:
21
+
All

Chervansky, Tappan & Ice Jazz Jam

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

November
November 2, 2024 4:00 PM
November 2, 2024 7:00 PM
Nov 2, 2024
Jazz Jam Session with Michael Coppola
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
DONATION BASED
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
FREE
0
Ages:
21
+
All

 Michael Coppola

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

After playing for 20 years, Michael Coppola, on a mission to solve the age old problem of executing jazz piano voicing on guitar, created a tuning for an 8 stringed instrument. This new type of guitar, with inner high end strings was the predecessor to the 9 string "hydra", which became Coppola’s instrument for life.

Michael Coppola has become one of a small handful of guitarists who have pushed the boundaries of the instrument, and the only to come up with this unique tuning. Reviews of his CDs have been filled with descriptions such as unique, amazing, mindboggling, magical, inventive and so much more.

He has played at major guitar shows and concerts throughout the world including the

Montreal Jazz Festival, The Chet Atkins Festival, Namm, and many others, as well as

some of the country’s top jazz clubs such as the Blue Note, The Iridium,

Knickerbocker and many others.

Mainly a solo artist, Coppola has also performed or recorded with many of today’s top

musicians, especially guitarists such as Gene Bertoncini, Jack Wilkins, Tony Purrone,

Howard Alden, Stephen Bennett, Tommy Emmanuel, and Joscho Stephan. Michael

was a regular guest on Monday nights at the Iridium, invited by Les Paul himself.

Lately, he has been performing with his 17 year old prodigy daughter Michaela, who is

the CT high school Allstate jazz guitarist as well as the national honor ensemble jazz

guitarist (#1 in the country).

Michael Coppola’s album Return Of The Hydra was chosen as a top ten pick for the

year 2002, in Coda Magazine. His original composition "Movin", released on the New

Impressions album, was a winner in the 2002 John Lennon Song Competition.

Reviews and articles about his work have appeared in numerous magazines including:

Guitar Player, Just Jazz Guitar, Jazztimes, 20th Century Guitar, and Fingerstyle

Guitar. Michael was listed as a main entry in acclaimed critic Scott Yanow's 2013 book

"The Great Jazz Guitarists, the ultimate guide". Yanow names Coppola "The master

of the 9 string guitar".

November
November 9, 2024 4:00 PM
November 9, 2024 7:00 PM
Nov 9, 2024
Jazz Jam Session with Gary Grippo
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
DONATION BASED
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
FREE
0
Ages:
21
+
All

Gary Grippo

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

November
November 16, 2024 4:00 PM
November 16, 2024 7:00 PM
Nov 16, 2024
Jazz Jam Session with Tony Di & Friends
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
DONATION BASED
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
FREE
0
Ages:
21
+
All

Tony Di  and Friends

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

Tony Dioguardi is a Connecticut based jazz and blues guitarist who has performed with Jaimo's Jazz Band, Bernard Purdie, Jim Oblon, Guitar George Baker, Laco Deczi and Rickie Miller.

November
November 23, 2024 4:00 PM
November 23, 2024 7:00 PM
Nov 23, 2024
Chervansky, Tappan & Ice
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
DONATION BASED
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
FREE
0
Ages:
21
+
All

Chervansky, Tappan & Ice Jazz Jam

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

December
December 7, 2024 4:00 PM
December 7, 2024 7:00 PM
Dec 7, 2024
Jazz Jam Session with Michael Coppola
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
DONATION BASED
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
FREE
0
Ages:
21
+
All

 Michael Coppola

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

After playing for 20 years, Michael Coppola, on a mission to solve the age old problem of executing jazz piano voicing on guitar, created a tuning for an 8 stringed instrument. This new type of guitar, with inner high end strings was the predecessor to the 9 string "hydra", which became Coppola’s instrument for life.

Michael Coppola has become one of a small handful of guitarists who have pushed the boundaries of the instrument, and the only to come up with this unique tuning. Reviews of his CDs have been filled with descriptions such as unique, amazing, mindboggling, magical, inventive and so much more.

He has played at major guitar shows and concerts throughout the world including the

Montreal Jazz Festival, The Chet Atkins Festival, Namm, and many others, as well as

some of the country’s top jazz clubs such as the Blue Note, The Iridium,

Knickerbocker and many others.

Mainly a solo artist, Coppola has also performed or recorded with many of today’s top

musicians, especially guitarists such as Gene Bertoncini, Jack Wilkins, Tony Purrone,

Howard Alden, Stephen Bennett, Tommy Emmanuel, and Joscho Stephan. Michael

was a regular guest on Monday nights at the Iridium, invited by Les Paul himself.

Lately, he has been performing with his 17 year old prodigy daughter Michaela, who is

the CT high school Allstate jazz guitarist as well as the national honor ensemble jazz

guitarist (#1 in the country).

Michael Coppola’s album Return Of The Hydra was chosen as a top ten pick for the

year 2002, in Coda Magazine. His original composition "Movin", released on the New

Impressions album, was a winner in the 2002 John Lennon Song Competition.

Reviews and articles about his work have appeared in numerous magazines including:

Guitar Player, Just Jazz Guitar, Jazztimes, 20th Century Guitar, and Fingerstyle

Guitar. Michael was listed as a main entry in acclaimed critic Scott Yanow's 2013 book

"The Great Jazz Guitarists, the ultimate guide". Yanow names Coppola "The master

of the 9 string guitar".

December
December 14, 2024 4:00 PM
December 14, 2024 7:00 PM
Dec 14, 2024
Jazz Jam Session with Gary Grippo
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
DONATION BASED
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
FREE
0
Ages:
21
+
All

Gary Grippo

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

December
December 21, 2024 4:00 PM
December 21, 2024 7:00 PM
Dec 21, 2024
Jazz Jam Session with Tony Di & Friends
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
DONATION BASED
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
FREE
0
Ages:
21
+
All

Tony Di  and Friends

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.

Tony Dioguardi is a Connecticut based jazz and blues guitarist who has performed with Jaimo's Jazz Band, Bernard Purdie, Jim Oblon, Guitar George Baker, Laco Deczi and Rickie Miller.

December
December 28, 2024 4:00 PM
December 28, 2024 7:00 PM
Dec 28, 2024
Chervansky, Tappan & Ice
Starts:
4:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 1 hour prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
DONATION BASED
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
FREE
0
Ages:
21
+
All

Chervansky, Tappan & Ice Jazz Jam

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the areas finest players. Sit in with the band and show off your chops or just sit and enjoy a cold drink while the music creates the vibe.