Latin Jazz . SALSA . LATIN DANCE PARTY . MARIACHI . TANGO . FLAMENCO & Scroll down for what's NEW to the listings:

    New Releases!  Get yours:  TROMBEATZ and more at TruthRevolutionRecords.com 

    New CD!- The Gonzalez-Ragazzi Project-"Fantasia del Sur" -selected among the Best Recordings of  Puerto Rico for 2019!!-  now available at: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/thegonzalezragazziproject

                   Love Live Music!  Celebrate with your loved ones!  

    ~HARTFORD JAZZ SOCIETY Memberships . Direct link here: http://hartfordjazzsociety.com

    . WRTC LATINO Monday-Friday 6-7:30pm . WRTC 89.3FM Hartford . Radio Trinity College.  Online at www.wrtcfm.com

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  • Check out the numbers here :  Hispanics in Hartford.
     41.3% (not including Asian & Black Hispanics)
     ~THURSDAY Jan. 16. 2020
    Soma Grille @ The 1820 House . 731 Hopmeadow St . Simsbury. Res/Info 860-217-0937
    7pm THE TORRES TRIO Marcos Torres
    Tablao Wine Bar . 86 Washington St . Norwalk.  203-939-9602
    ~FRIDAY Jan 17. 2020
    6:30-9:30pm GOZA Latin Jazz Quartet . Dave Giardina
    Casona . 681 Wethersfield Ave . Hartford.  860-519-5590
    Dinner/Party Reservations & Information 860-578-8416
    ~SATURDAY Jan 18 . 2020
    Roma 56 . 898 New Britain Ave . Hartford. Entrada gratis.
    ~SUNDAY Jan 19 . 2020
    5-8pm LOS TROVADORES DE AMERICA Mariachis . Jaime Chiluisa
    Puerta Vallarta . 2385 Berlin Turnpike . Newington.
    ~FRIDAY Jan 24. 2020
    6:30-9:30pm NELSON BELLO & COMPANY
    Nelson celebrating his birthday! 2nd set is an open jam!!
    Casona . 681 Wethersfield Ave . Hartford.  860-519-5590
    Dinner/Party Reservations & Information 860-578-8416
    ~SATURDAY Jan 25. 2020
    Murphy's Law . 239 Fairfield Ave . Bridgeport.  203-366-5207 
    ~SUNDAY Jan 26 . 2020
    2pm JOSE GONZALEZ & CRIOLLO CLASICO Rotunda Rhythms Concert Series. FREE admission! 
    Springfield City Library . 220 State St . Springfield, MA.  For information contact Matthew Jaquith at (413) 263- 6828, ext 221  

    "Hello! -We are just back from our  Puerto Rico Xmas Tour where we performed at various venues and shared with fellow island musicians. We ran into my friend Danny Rivera (see photo) who I had toured and recorded with  (Three CD's ) as his Music Director /Guitarist together for 5 years . Happy to visit and share but we left the day before the earthquakes started and are now hoping for he best for all affected by this tragedy.  Thanks to all for your continued support in 2020 - Best! José Gonzalez. (Catch us Feb 21, 2020 at 7:00 PM in Concert at Springfield College!)

    5-8pm LOS TROVADORES DE AMERICA Mariachis . Jaime Chiluisa                                                                                                 Puerta Vallarta . 2385 Berlin Turnpike . Newington. 

    ~FRIDAY Jan 31. 2020
    6:30-9:30pm SABOR A TIMBA Victor "Papo" Sterling
    Casona . 681 Wethersfield Ave . Hartford.  860-519-5590
    Dinner/Party Reservations & Information 860-578-8416
    ~SATURDAY Feb 1. 2020
    9pm Noches Argentinas con SONORA VACILON tocando la música de la Sonora Palacios
    Temas como la:Un Año Más, La Peineta, Daniela, Candombe Para José y más Como Embrujo y más temas de Américo
    T Salon Café House . 245 Main St . Bristol
    ~SUNDAY Feb 5. 2020                                                                                                                                                                                3-4pm ED FAST & CONGA BOP . Baby Grand Jazz Series . www.hplct.org                                                                                                                                     Afro-Cuban influenced rhythms and hard-bop harmony fused to create unique, soulful originals and creatively arranged jazz standards. Ed Fast has become a celebrated figure in town through his band’s many well-received appearances in Hartford, including its soulful, sizzling sessions at The Firebox Restaurant.  As a versatile, Hartt School-trained percussionist, Fast is also right at home sitting-in on occasion with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, touring with premier Broadway road shows throughout Russia, China, Japan and South Korea, or gigging in backup bands at Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun accompanying big-name, casino favorites like Aretha Franklin and Paul Anka. Lineup TBA
    500 Main St . Hartford.
    ~FRIDAY Feb 14 . 2020
    7:30-9:30pm TITO ROJAS @ The Bushnell . 166 Capitol Ave . Hartford
    Tito Rojas, conocido como "El Gallo Salsero", ha prevalecido en el ámbito Salsero por más de 36 años, donde es conocido como uno de los monarcas de la Salsa.
    Tito Rojas, known as "El Gallo Salsero", has prevailed in the Salsa genre for more than 36 years, where he is known as one of the monarchs of Salsa.  Tickets www.mpv.tickets.com                
    ~SUNDAY Feb 16. 2020
    3-4pm EMILIO SOLLA TRIBUTANGO . Baby Grand Jazz Series . www.hplct.org
    With a career that spans 35 years now, Grammy nominated, Argentina born and New York based pianist and composer Emilio Solla got his degree in Classical Piano at the National Conservatory of Music in Buenos Aires and his MA in Jazz Composition at Queens College in New York. Solla has released ten albums as a leader and more than forty as producer/arranger and is recognized by peers and press as one of the most outstanding and personal creators worldwide in the Tango-Jazz genre, a blend of Argentine tango and other Latin American rhythms with the freedom and improvisation of jazz music. He has performed all around Europe, Japan, the US and Latin America to outstanding reviews in many of the most important jazz houses and Festivals.
    Emilio Solla— piano
    Javier Sanchez— bandoneon
    Pablo Aslan— bass
    ~FRIDAY Feb 21 . 2020
    6:30-9:30pm THE TORRES TRIO Marcos Torres
    Casona . 681 Wethersfield Ave . Hartford.  860-519-5590
    Dinner/Party Reservations & Information 860-578-8416
    7pm JOSE GONZALEZ & CRIOLLO CLASICO @ Springfield College.
    ~SATURDAY April 18. 2020
    8pm VAL RAMOS QUARTET presented by the CT Guitar Society www.ctguitar.org
    The performance will feature dance and fiery Flamenco guitar.
    Asylum Hill Congregational church (AHCC)
    814 Asylum Avenue, Hartford. Members $25 . Non-members $30 . Students $10
    ~SUNDAY April 19. 2020
    Having performed, recorded and taught in such diverse places as Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba and Recife in Brazil, Bombay, Bangalore and Goa in India, Trossingen and Stuttgart in Germany and Paris and Corsica in France, Joe Carter has used these experiences to form a sound and style based in “Samba Jazz”, a style that combines the improvisational nature of North American Jazz with the lyrical and rhythmical aspects of Brazilian Bossa Nova, Samba, Choro, Baiao and MPB but also flavored with the lyrical and rhythmical aspects of all the places he’s played, recorded and taught. Joe Carter has recorded and performed with Jazz artists such Art Farmer, Lee Konitz, Cecil Payne, Rufus Reid and others and with Brazilian artists such as Luiz Eca, Mauricio Einhorn, Robertinho Silva, Paulo Russo and others.  In addition, he has recorded several CDs through the years, his most recent is Both Sides of the Equator, with bassist David Finck and percussionist Ze Mauricio.
    Joe Carter (USA)— guitar
    Felipe Viegas (Brazil)— piano
    Leco Reis (Brazil)— bass
    Graciliano Zambonin (Brazil)— drums
    ~SUNDAY May 3. 2020
    HAROLD LOPEZ-NUSSA CUBAN JAZZ QUARTET | 4-6pm | www.MusicSeries.org
    Hailing from Havana, Cuba, prodigious composer and virtuosic pianist Harold López-Nussa is rapidly becoming a household name in jazz with a feverous global following. With fellow artists Mayquel González, Julio César González and his brother, Ruy Adrían López-Nussa, Harold’s tight-knit quartet captivates audiences with a relentless vivaciousness that “bridges generations and genres” according to Billboard Magazine. His music reflects the full range and richness of Cuban music, with its distinctive combination of classical, folkloric and popular elements, as well as its embrace of jazz improvisation. This is a ticketed event.  Ticket prices: $15, $25, $35
    South Church-New Britain. 90 Main St . New Britain.  860-223-7555
    This information is from the Hartford Jazz Society calendar. For more shows & concerts go to www.HartfordJazzSociety.com