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Legendary British saxophonist Evan Parker kicks off the fall season with his first Real Art Ways appearance!

Improvisations is curated by musicians Joe Morris and Stephen Haynes, who welcome a different guest each month for a collective improvised performance. With its impressive lineup of world-class musicians, the Improvisations series features the best that the international culture of "Free Music" has to offer, right here in Hartford.

Tickets are $15, $12 for members, and are available for purchase at the door.

Check out the lineup for the rest of the Fall season:

Sunday, October 26 at 3 PM: Bryan Carrott (vibraphone)

Thursday, November 13 at 7 PM: Mess Hall with Joe Morris (guitar), Steve Lantner (keys), Jerome Deupree (drums/percussion) and Stephen Haynes (cornet)

Sunday, December 7 at 3 PM: Chad Taylor (percussion)

Photo by Rob Miller.



Speak Up


Speak Up

Speak Up is an evening of true stories centered on a common theme, told by storytellers chosen for their skill and expertise. This remarkable event, brought to Real Art Ways by Matthew and Elysha Dicks, celebrates the craft of live storytelling in the Greater Hartford area.

All stories are 5-10 minutes long, and may not be suitable for young kids.

The theme is Shoulda Coulda Woulda, and this event features something special: live music by a band of the same name from 7-8 PM.

Storytellers are:

Matthew Dicks
Chris Hall
Lynn Katz
Doug Malan
Sandi Marx
Louise Krippenstapel
James Judd
Ellen Painter Dollar
Lee Pollock



William Parker

William Parker + In Order to Survive

The great William Parker - American free jazz double bassist, multi-instrumentalist, poet and composer - performs live in the Aetna Theater at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, with his band In Order to Survive.

Tickets: $15; $12 Real Art Ways, Hartford Jazz Society & museum members. Tickets are available for purchase online here, or by calling the Wadsworth at 860-838-4100 Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm.


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