The mission of Jazz & Strings is to perform jazz music originally recorded by major jazz artists incorporating string instruments usually associated with classical music, in order to break down the barriers between classical music and jazz.
The concert features Nicole New, a wonderful jazz vocalist from Detroit who has performed with Jazz & Strings in Michigan with the Jackson Symphony. She is considered Detroit's leading female vocalist and band leader.
Among the variety of Fitzgerald favorites to expect are "Begin the Beguine," "I Love Paris," "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got that Swing)" and "Night and Day."
The concert also features Gene Bozzi on drums, Rick Rozie on bass, Walt Gwardyak on keyboard, five members of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s string section, and a "horn" section of 2 saxes, trumpet and trombone.
Concerts are FREE and take place on the John G. Martin Foundation Stage, located on the Helen S Kaman Rose Garden Lawn.
Rain date is July 21
Visit jazzandstrings.com for more information.
Support for the 2022 Summer Concert Series comes from:
- The Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation
- The Greater Hartford Arts Council's All-Season Grant
- The Evelyn W. Preston Memorial Fund
- Musicians' Performance Trust Fund (MPTF)
- WECA (West End Civic Association)