CONNECTICUT Jazz Clubs
Twisted Vine Restaurant. 285 Main Street. Tel: 203-734-2462 Fax: 203-735-7121 [contact: Frank. The Old Birmingham Bank. Dining upstairs and down. Great Italian Cuisine. Victorian Ambiance. Brick walls old gas lights, balcony. The Fred Lembo Jazz Quintet begins playing at 8:00pm every Saturday. Guest vocalists appear with the band.]
Black-eyed Sally's. 350 Asylum St. Hartford, CT 06103. Tel: 860.278.7427 Fax: 860.808.0149 [Jazz Mondays. For the aficionado, or the curious first-timer, Jazz Mondays is the best taste of live jazz in Hartford. Set in the southern juke joint atmosphere of Black-eyed Sally’s, Jazz Mondays will strike a chord as you hear what our local talent has to offer, with regular special appearances by big city jazz names. Experience the cool original music of the jam session while you enjoy the hot fierce cookin’ of Hartford’s favorite BBQ joint. Jam session begins after 1st set. Under 21s welcome.]
New Britain Museum of American Art. 56 Lexington Street. Tel: 860.229.0257 Fax: 860.229.3445 [contact: First Friday Jazz Evenings! Featuring live jazz, great art, and food. First Friday of every month. Call for entertainment schedule and more information]
Jazz Underground. 33 Golden St. Tel: 860-447-1125 [contact: Bob Sylvester, Dan Hartman, Matt Spates. An intimate jazz club (seats 50) with perfect acoustics. We are open every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and host the finest jazz musicians, both local and beyond. On Thursdays the doors open at 7 and the music starts at 8. On Fridays and Saturdays, the doors open at 7 and the music starts at 8. Enjoy full bar featuring specialty Belgian beers, and fine wines. Menu is light fare (soups, cheese platters, sandwiches, etc. and desserts).]
Firehouse 12. 45 Crown St. Tel: 203-785-0468 Fax: 203-785-0478 [contact: Nick Lloyd. The performance space at Firehouse 12 is unique in its design. The performance space is the recording studio - and all performances happen in an acoustically balanced, soundproofed space with installed sound reinforcement and stage lighting systems. The space seats 75 audience members. The build-out of this space creates a perfect venue for music that benefits from close listening]
Silvermine Tavern. Inn Late Jazz. 194 Perry Ave. Tel: 203-847-4558 Fax: 203-847-9171 [contact: Frank Whitman. New England American restaurant and country inn with live jazz Thursday, Friday and Saturday year round. We range from Dixieland to contemporary jazz]
The Side Door. 85 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371. Tel: (860) 434-0886 [The Sidedoor jazz club is the realisation of a long cherished dream. Ken Kitchings has always been a true fan of jazz music and brought many great artists to The Garde Theatre in New London, CT during his time there.
In 2011 Ken and his wife Chris bought the beautiful, but sadly neglected, Old Lyme Inn and put their hearts and souls into bringing its former glory to life. Once the inn became an established part of the community, Ken set his sights on an unused “side door” space attached to the inn, visualizing the perfect jazz venue: Intimate, welcoming, elegant and a quality, great sounding room that the very best jazz artists would be happy to play in!
On May 10th, 2013 its door and stage was opened by none other than the venerable George Wein and his Newport All Star band, cutting the ribbon and giving his blessing to an awestruck Ken Kitchings! An incredible gala night opening to be remembered – setting the standard and placing The Sidedoor firmly on the jazz venue map!]
The Red Door. 675 Main St. Tel: 860-945-6688 Fax: 860-945-9694 [contact: Joe Ascione. Every Wednesday at the Red Door means Jazz and Sushi. With some of the top New York players, some local favorites and Sushi Bob, Wednesday at the Red Door is just the mid week escape you need. Sushi is served form 6 pm til it runs out, usually around midnight. Music starts at 9:00 and goes to Midnight.]