• WELCOME TO LATIN MUSIC TONIGHT!!

    Febrero, el mes de AMOR y AMISTAD . 

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

    ~Have a Heart for Puerto Rico Fundraiser! Go to the Donate button at https://hispanicfederation.org       

    ~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                                                           ~So Latin This Jazz . Tuesdays 5:30-7:30pm. Latin Jazz of the 90's, thru today! Local artists and Latin Jazz greats! Mario Bauza, Jerry Gonzalez, Irakere, Claudio Roditi, Eddie Palmieri, Ray Mantilla, Steve Berrios...and more! 

    ~If you have a listing you'd like to see included on this page, please email it to: flmcnutt@yahoo.com     


  • jh Check out the numbers here :  Hispanics in Hartford.
     41.3% (not including Asian & Black Hispanics)
     
    LIVE MUSIC . LIVE MUSIC . LIVE MUSIC 
     
    ~THURSDAY 2/20/2020
    6pm Door THIS IS OUR MUSIC ENSEMBLE @ Creative Cocktail Hour
    Matt Chasen – vocals • Brian Simontacchi – trombone • Zaccai Curtis – piano 
    Alex “Apolo” Ayala – bass • Joel Mateo – drums • Nelson Bello – congas
    paying tribute to Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band.
    Real Art Ways . 56 Arbor St . Hartford.  860-232-1006
    CREATIVE COCKTAIL HOUR IS EVERY THIRD THURSDAY, 6 - 10 PM
    $10 AT THE DOOR
    $5 REAL ART WAYS MEMBERS & BICYCLISTS
    RAW MEMBERS ON BIKES GET IN FREE
     
    6-9pm ESTEBAN ARRUFATT Latin Jazz Trio
    Chris Herbert-sax & flute, David Yi-keyboard & Esteban Arrufatt-percussion
    Soma Grille @ The 1820 House . 731 Hopmeadow St . Simsbury.  860217-0937
    www.SomaGrille.com
     
    7-10pm THE TORRES TRIO Marcos Torres
    Tablao Wine Bar . 426 Main St . Ridgefield.  203-244-5320
     
    ~FRIDAY 2/21/2020
    6:30-9:30pm THE TORRES TRIO w/special guest Manolo Mairena
    Manolo Mairena performed on Friday 2/14 at the Bushnell w/Ray Gonzalez Orchestra.
    Casona . 681 Wethersfield Ave . Hartford.  860-519-5590
    Dinner/Party Reservations & Information 860-578-8416
     
    7pm JOSE GONZALEZ & CRIOLLO CLASICO TRIO
    Springfield College . Marsh Memorial Chapel Free admission!
    263 Alden St . Springfield, MA
    Jose Gonzalez and The Criollo Clasico Trio will bring the festive rhythmic excitement, color, and passionate energy of authentic Latin, Spanish, and world music to Marsh Chapel. The members are a Caribbean powerhouse bringing to life the high energy of Puerto Rico Cuatro (Jibaro music), the excitement of Afro-Boricua drums (bomba and plena), and the elegant guitars of Spanish Old San Juan.
       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
     
    ~SATURDAY 2/22/2020
    11am TV - EL SHOW DE ANALEH www.analehshow.com.  UNIVISION Cable TV Channel 18 . 
    February 22 - Hartford Adult Education and Education Commissioner Cardona.
    February 29 –®   Benefits of Gastric Surgery, Dr. Hannoush and Dr. Ram
     
    9pm Door-1:30am THE EDDIE RIVERA ENSEMBLE presented by
    Rum & Tequila Fusion Salsa Night!
    Rum & Tequila Fusion . 211 State St . Bridgeport.  $5.00 Admission
     
    9pm LINEA SOLIDA
    Roma 56 . 898 New Britain Ave . Hartford. No cover charge
     
    ~SUNDAY 2/23/2020
    3-4pm Baby Grand Jazz Series . www.hplct.org
     
    5-8pm LOS TROVADORES DE AMERICA Mariachis . Jaime Chiluisa 
    Puerto Vallarta . 2385 Berlin Turnpike . Newington.
     
    7pm RITMO TROPICAL
    Roma 56 . 898 New Britain Ave . Hartford. No cover charge
     
    ~FRIDAY 2/28/2020
    6:30-9:30pm MARIO PUEBLO y LOS SABROSOS DE LA SALSA Party!
    Casona . 681 Wethersfield Ave . Hartford.  860-519-5590
    Dinner/Party Reservations & Information 860-578-8416
     
    ~SATURDAY 2/29/2020h
    8pm Door LOS GIGANTES DEL RECUERDO EN CONCIERTO
    Concierto Oficial del Amor y La Amistad ♥️🤝
    • LA SONORA DINAMITA 🔥
    • LOS PASTELES VERDES 🔥
    • LOS ANGELES NEGROS 🔥
    • GRUPO LOS IRACUNDOS 🔥
    • LOS TERRICOLAS FOREVER🔥 
    Plaza Mexico Centro de Espectaculos . 3340 Main St . Hartford. 
    Preventa $35 - Boleto VIP $50
    Informes y Reservaciones 
    (401)617-9106
    tickeri.com
     
    8:30-11pm THE CHEMBO CORNIEL QUINTET
    Hery Paz - tenor sax / flute
    Carlos Cuevas - piano
    Ian Stewart - electric bass
    Joel E. Mateo - drums
    Chembo Corniel - congas / percussion
    Grammy nominated percussionist Wilson “Chembo” Corniel, Jr. studied music at The Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts in New York City, Pastore Music in New Jersey, and also attended La Escuela National de Arte (ENA) in Havana, Cuba in 1997 and 1999 under the direction of Chucho Valdez. Chembo is a member of the faculty at Purchase College and also teaches percussion privately. Chembo had the pleasure of working/touring and or recording with many artists such as Chucho Valdes, Larry Harlow, Tito Puente, Machito, Celia Cruz, Grady Tate, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Hilton Ruiz, Dave Valentin, Willie Colon, Angela Bofill, Steve Wilson, Ray Vega, Buddy Montogmery, Bob Baldwin, Chico Freeman and many more. Chembo now leads his own Latin Jazz quintet since October 2001 and also started his record company “Chemboro Records, Inc.” in 2004. Chembo Corniel has landed a nomination from the 52nd NARAS GRAMMY AWARDS for the cd “Things I Wanted To Do” for "BEST LATIN JAZZ ALBUM" 2010. His fifth and latest 2016 cd “Land Of The Descendants” with invited guests Kat Gang (vocals) and James Zollar (trumpet) on this cd are getting great reviews around the world. 
    Side Door Jazz Club . 85 Lyme St . Old Lyme.  $40.  eventbrite.com
     
    ~FRIDAY 3/6/2020
    6:30-9:30pm GOZA LATIN JAZZ
    Dave Giardina-guitar, Brian Wallace-trumpet, Jessica Torres-vocals, Robert Torres-congas.
    Casona . 681 Wethersfield Ave . Hartford.  860-519-5590
    Dinner/Party Reservations & Information 860-578-8416
     
    8pm EL GRAN COMBO
    Foxwoods Resorts. 350 Trolley Line Blvd. Mashentucket
    Tickets via Ticket Master $68-$98
     
    ~FRIDAY 3/13/2020
    6:30-9:30pm ESPADA!
    Casona . 681 Wethersfield Ave . Hartford.  860-519-5590
    Dinner/Party Reservations & Information 860-578-8416
     
    ~SATURDAY March 14 . 2020
    Gran Concierto Bailable
    - YULY TUMBA BANDA
    - EL CLON
    - A FUEGO MAXIMO
    Puerto Rican Society. 152 High St . New Britain.  $10/Door
     
    ~FRIDAY 3/27/2020
    6:30-9:30pm NELSON BELLO & COMPANY
    Casona . 681 Wethersfield Ave . Hartford.  860-519-5590
    Dinner/Party Reservations & Information 860-578-8416
     
    ~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
    3-4pm THE JOE CARTER SAMBA RIO QUARTETO
    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 
     
    ~SUNDAY June 7 . 2020
    CICD Puerto Rican PARADE, INC. - Hartford Chapter present Parade and Festival Headliner
    GRUPO MANIA . Bushnell Park, Hartford.  
     
    ~SATURDAY 6/20/2020
    Noon-7pm LATINO FEST!  New Location!
    Dunkin' Donuts Park . 1214 Main St . Hartford.  
    Victor Luna for sponsorship/vendor information 860-983-5629
    HartfordLatinoFest@gmail.com . www.VictorLuna.net