Coming EventS:






Jazz vibraphonist, mallet percussionist, and pianist Bryan Carrott has recorded and toured with a variety of musicians including David “Fathead” Newman, Ralph Peterson, John Lurie & the Lounge Lizards, and many more.

He has been cited in Down Beat Magazine's International Critics' Poll, has been featured on several film soundtracks, and has lead educational performances at the International Association of Jazz Educators Conference, Percussive Arts Society Int’l Convention, Berklee College of Music Percussion Festival, and others.

Carrott was also a featured soloist with Cologne, Germany's WDR Orchestra conducted by Gunther Schuller, and was a mallet percussionist for Disney’s Broadway production of “The Lion King”. He currently serves as coordinator & professor of percussion studies at Five Towns College in Dix Hills, N.Y.

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:

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.





Positively Center Street:
An evening with Iron Horse Music Hall's Jordi Herold

Jordi Herold, founder of the legendary Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, Massachusetts, stops by Real Art Ways to share his best stories from his 25 years in the business.

Copies of Herold's new memoir, Positively Center Street, will be available for sale and signing.



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.

The performance of William Parker and In Order to Survive, presented by Real Art Ways, Inc. in collaboration with Hallwalls, Inc. and Kerrytown Concert House, Inc., is supported by Presenter Consortium for Jazz, a program of Chamber Music America funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.




Other People's Stories

If you've attended a previous edition of Other People's Stories at La Paloma Sabanera or the Hartford Public Library, you know the drill. Here's how it works: people tell stories that someone else told them.

Other People's Stories celebrates the way that our favorite tales evolve with every telling, whether they're stories our parents told us about their parents, stories our friends told us about ourselves from when we were too drunk to remember, or the far-fetched boasting of a neighborhood raconteur.

There are only two rules for Other People's Stories: (1) No notes! Tell it as you remember it; make up the parts you forget. (2) No first-hand knowledge! Tell something that someone else told you.

Who will be telling these stories? A revolving crowd of Hartford area regulars, first timers, and maybe YOU!

If you've got someone else's story that you love to tell, the organizers would love to hear from you.


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