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  • CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF JAZZ ON THE GREEN

  • Schedule

  • 6/28/2018 – Run N’ Fly

    For questions about the series, please call 203-488-8304 or email to: branfordjazz@gmail.com

  • 7-5-2018 – TBA

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  • 7-12-2018 – Quarteto Moderno

    Question: Who do you encounter while listening to a first-class Brazilian Jazz Ensemble featuring top New York artist, exceptional original compositions, daring improvisations, fiery interaction and perpetual rhythmic exploration?
    Answer: Quarteto Moderno, led and founded by guitarist-vocalist Richard Boukas.
    On July 12th, this widely recognized and innovative contemporary Brazilian Jazz ensemble will spotlight the Branford Jazz Series on the Branford Town Green starting at 6:30 p.m.
    Formed in 2008, the ensemble features Richard Boukas compositions in a wide range of Brazilian genres including samba, choro, baiao, frevo, maracatu, marcha, frevo, valsa and guarania. These traditional forms are melded with a rich, melodic and harmonic vocabulary drawn from contemporary jazz and chamber music. The group’s New York City area performances include Hudson Hall Jazz Festival, Johnny Pacheco Latin Jazz Festival, Dizzy Gillespie Auditorium, and Queens College’s Year of Brazil. In 2016, they released their debut CD, “Live! Ao Vivo!”.
    Visit the ensemble page

  • 7/19/2018 – Paula Atherton

    Combine a seductive, crystal clear voice with the slow jam groove resonating from her saxophone and an exciting and irresistible charm of stage presence and you get the multi-talented saxtress Paula Atherton. She will perform on the Town Hall Stage on Thursday, July 19th at 6:30 p.m. as part of the Branford Jazz Series.
    It goes without saying and to no one’s surprise that once Paula began studying voice and flute at the age of nine and soon thereafter, becoming proficient on saxophone during her teenage years, success soon would follow. Paula studied with a number of notable jazz artists including Lee Konitz and Bob Mintzer. Paula formally released her first CD, “Let Me Inside Your Love” in 2004. It received national airplay and debuted on the smooth jazz charts. She returned in 2009 with the album, Groove with Me and later, in 2013, she released her third studio effort, Enjoy the Ride. In this cd, she had 2 billboard charting singles. The first penned and co-produced by Nick Colionne, entitled, “Sassy Strut”, reached #15 on Billboard, and was on the chart for 15 weeks. The second was the Herbie Mann influenced flute feature entitled, “Herbie”, which reached #22 and was on Billboard for 7 weeks.

  • 7/26/2018 – TBA

    For questions about the series, please call 203-488-8304 or email to: branfordjazz@gmail.com

  • 8/2/2018 – Althea Rene

    For more than 10 years, Althea Rene’ was employed as a Wayne County Deputy Sheriff in Detroit, Michigan. However, considering she began her musical journey at the tender age of four, studied classical music at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and gained musical inspiration from the likes of Yusef Lateef, Ian Anderson and her father, one of Motown’s original Funk Brothers, Dezie McCullers, it was only fitting that she “warranted” her own creative style as a world renown dynamic, soulful, and improvisational flutist.
    This full-time performing/recording artist, who some regard as a “master of her craft” will “subpoena” all Branford Jazz Series followers to the Town Green for her on-stage performance on Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

  • 8/9/2018 – TBA

    For questions about the series, please call 203-488-8304 or email to: branfordjazz@gmail.com

  • 8/16/2018 – TBA

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  • 8-23-2018 – TBA

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  • 8/30/2018 – TBA

    For questions about the series, please call 203-488-8304 or email to: branfordjazz@gmail.com