Friday January 12, 2024 - Palace Theater Poli Club


Rachel Z Trio



Showtimes at 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM

Tickets available at
The Palace Theater Box Office
 ( 203 ) 346-2000  
-or-
 
www.PalaceTheaterCT.org


Rachel Z is a keyboardist with a long history of award-winning performances in the worlds of jazz and rock. She co-wrote the Grammy-winning song ‘Tokyo Blue’ with saxophonist Najee. In addition to her 13 albums as bandleader and her work in internationally acclaimed bands such as Steps Ahead, Vertú, the Omar Hakim Experience, and OZmosys, she has played and toured with artists like Wayne Shorter (on the Grammy-winning album High Life), Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Terri Lyne Carrington, Al Di Meola, and Regina Carter. She also co-wrote the Grammy-winning song, 'Tokvo Blue' with saxophonist Najee Rachel came to worldwide prominence in the rock world in the Peter Gabriel concert films Growing Up Live and Still Growing Up Live. Since 2000, she has been a Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Music Studies at The New School University in New York and in 2022 became a Professor of Jazz Studies and Electronic Music at Montclair State University and Cali School of the Arts. Rachel is joined by Jonathan Toscano on bass and Omar Hakim on drums.

www.RachelZ.com

 

 

 


Friday January 26, 2024 - Palace Theater Poli Club


Broken Reed Sax Quartet



Showtimes at 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM

Tickets available at
The Palace Theater Box Office
 ( 203 ) 346-2000  
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www.PalaceTheaterCT.org


Charley Gerard is a saxophonist, author and composer. He is a 2019 recipient of the prestigious New Jazz Works grant from Chamber Music America with the generous support of the Doris Duke Foundation. Charley started The Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet in 2002. As of 2023 there are two lineups: one based in Brooklyn and the other, in Connecticut. The Brooklyn group is Charley on alto sax, Lily White on soprano sax, Justin Flynn on tenor sax, and Dimitri Moderbacher on baritone sax. The CT group is Charley on alto sax, Nathan Edwards on soprano sax, Malin Carta on tenor, and Matt Schmidt on baritone sax. Together, they transport their audience everywhere, from Mozart to New Orleans to Cuba, to the pages of poetry and popular culture. As its name implies, the group is as linked by its sense of humor as it is by its unique sound.

www.BrokenReedSax.com

 

 

 


Friday February 16, 2024 - Palace Theater Poli Club


Litchfield JazzFest Presents Richard Baratta Quintet



Showtimes at 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM

Tickets available at
The Palace Theater Box Office
 ( 203 ) 346-2000  
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Hollywood Producer and Grammy-Nominated drummer Richard Baratta and his all-star quintet will make this a special with Music from the Movies. Richard Baratta was born into a musical family in Poughkeepsie NY where he started his music journey on saxophone and soon switched to drums. After college he began studying with Jack Dejohnette . In the mid 80s his movie production career began. Flash forward, he has been a producer and executive producer for films like the wildly successful Joker, Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, five Spiderman movies, one Indiana Jones, the Wolf of Wall Street, Big among others. Now years later, he's returned to jazz always engaging some of the best side men in the business. Along the way he's garnered a Grammy nomination. Rich will be joined by saxophonist Vincent Herring, pianist Bill O'Connell, bassist Michael Goetz, and percussionist Paul Rossman in a program that includes iconic BALLADS like the Burt Bacharach-Hal David smash hit Alfie from the 1966 film of the same name, and Pure Imagination from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory by British composers Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, as well as hard swinging and Latin tinged sambas from your favorite films.

www.RichardBaratta.com

 

 

 


Friday March 1, 2024 - Palace Theater Poli Club


Rose C0olella Quartet



Showtimes at 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM

Tickets available at
The Palace Theater Box Office
 ( 203 ) 346-2000  
-or-
 
www.PalaceTheaterCT.org


Featured in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune & LA Jazz Scene, Los Angeles-based jazz vocalist Rose Colella has received mention in All About Jazz, JAZZIZ, & TimeOut NYC, describing her as “elegantly tipsy,” “pure seduction,” “cooly coquettish” & “beautiful and inviting." Her much-anticipated album, "Cocktail" was released to sold-out audiences and global acclaim, kicking off U.S. & Canada tour dates, with appearances in NYC, LA, San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto & more. Rose received her Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies from Roosevelt University in Chicago and owns the entertainment agency Lola Bard Productions, named for her grandmother, a 1930s vocalist who performed and recorded with Bobby Hackett & The Original Dixieland Jazz Band. Rose & Lola were featured in The New York Times, with a story detailing Rose’s career as a jazz vocalist, inspired by Lola’s career as a jazz vocalist in New York City.

https://www.facebook.com/rosecolellacocktail/