Calendar of Events

December 2022
December 23, 2022
Elm City Big Band Holiday Show
Show Starts:
9:00 pm
Show End:
11:55 pm
Doors will open approximately 30minutes prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
20
Ages
0
and up allowed
About the Show and the Artist:

Elm City Big Band Holiday Show

The Elm City Big Band is a 17 piece jazz group comprised of some of Connecticut’s top jazz musicians and music educators. Elm City’s music includes instrumentals and vocal selections from up beat and danceable classics from across the entire era of jazz to the modern day. The band also features tap dancers and jitterbuggers met side by side with deep swinging and funky grooves and is entertainment for all ages. Elm City Big Band brings you their annual Holiday Concert featuring all your favorite Christmas and Seasonal Classics!

Showcase
Bassist, Composer, and Educator, Alex Tremblay has been on the music scene in New York City since 2013.His debut record Thoughts and Images is set to being released October 7th of 2022 and features some of the top NYC Jazz talent, including vocalist Vanisha Gould, saxophonist Nicholas Biello, guitarist Tony Davis, pianist Taber Gable, and drummer Evan Hyde. His melodies are reminiscent of some of the great singer/songwriters, consciously choosing to choose beauty and simplicity over complexity while letting the underlying harmonies carry thatbeauty to the ears and souls of the listener.

Matt Dwonszyk is an accomplished bassist, composer, arranger and educator from Rocky Hill, CT. Following his highly regarded 2019 debut album “Wonderful World”, Matt Dwonszyk’s new release, “A Year and a Day”, contains 12 original tracks and a jazz standard that highlight the bassist/composer’s versatility and mastery across a range of jazz idioms. His seven-piece band, the Dwonztet, first came together in 2012 while attending Hartford’s renowned Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz. The band plays with a relaxed confidence and tightly woven interplay that only comes with years of performing together.

Nick Di Maria is an award winning trumpeter, composer, bandleader, educator, and community activist based in New Haven, CT.
A graduate of the WCSU school of music, and student of legendary trumpeter Dr. Eddie Henderson, Nick has performed across the country with his band showcasing original straight ahead jazz and jazz-funk fusion since 2006. He is a mainstay of the Connecticut music scene and is the director and founder of the New Haven Jazz Underground, a grassroots community based organization dedicated to producing and preserving Jazz in Connecticut. Di Maria has worked with such notable musicians such as Saxophonist Abe Burton, Pianist Brian Charette, Guitarist Peter Bernstein, Drummer Mike Clark and more.
In 2021 The Hartford Courant picked Di Maria’s album Indigo Seven as one of the Top Twenty albums of the year. “Indigo Seven is an often-times funky, progressive album that sets a laid back, melodious tone right from the jump.”