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        Friday December 8, 2017 - Palace Theater Poli Club 

             Emmet Cohen

Showtimes are at 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM

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


 

Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen has emerged as one of his generation's pivotal figures in music and the related arts. A recognized prodigy, Cohen began Suzuki method piano instruction at age three, and his playing quickly became a mature melding of musicality, technique, and concept. Downbeat observed that his "nimble touch, measured stride and warm harmonic vocabulary indicate he's above any convoluted technical showmanship." In the same spirit, Cohen himself has noted that playing jazz is "about communicating the deepest level of humanity and individuality; it's essentially about connections," both among musicians and with audiences. Possessing a fluid technique, an innovative tonal palette, and an expansive repertoire, Cohen plays with the command of a seasoned veteran and the passion of an artist fully devoted to his medium.

                


  www.EmmetCohen.com

 

 

 

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        Friday January 5, 2018 - Palace Theater Poli Club 

             Brian Charette Trio

Showtimes are at 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM

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


 

New York City organist/pianist, Brian Charette, has established himself as a leading voice in modern Jazz. Charette is a Grammy-nominated, Hammond-endorsed artist who was the winner of the 2014 Downbeat Critics’ Poll Rising Star: Organ award and has climbed to 4th place in The Critic's Poll main organ category. In 2015 Brian also won The Hot House Magazine's Fan's Decision Jazz Award for Best Organist in New York. His last Positone Records recording, Once and Future, reached #17 on the Jazz Week chart and was also on the Itunes new music Top 20. This Summer, Brian just released his new Circuit Bent Organ trio recording, Kürrent, featuring Ben Monder and will have a traditional Jazz organ trio release coming out on Steeplechase Records in Fall 2017. Charette was born in Meriden, Connecticut in 1972, and was introduced to music by his mother, Catherine. By the age of 17, he was playing with jazz luminaries Lou Donaldson and Houston Person. Since graduating on the Dean's List from UConn in 1994 with a BA in Music, Charette has been performing extensively in Europe and the USA with his home base being the East Village, NYC. Brian is a staple of the downtown NYC scene working with virtually everyone who plays with an organist. Besides being a critically acclaimed composer and bandleader, Brian has performed with many notable artists such as Joni Mitchell, Chaka Khan, Paul Simon, Cyndi Lauper, and many more. Most recently, Brian has worked with Miles Davis alumnus, George Coleman and Allman Brother's Band Drummer, Jaimoe.

                


  www.BrianCharette.com

 

 

 

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        Friday January 26, 2018 - Palace Theater Poli Club 

             Dana Lauren

Showtimes are at 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM

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


 

Being chosen as a semi-finalist in the prestigious 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocal Competition is just one of the highlights of Dana Lauren's rising career. Her latest CD “It’s You Or No One"(2010) has received rave reviews from some of the top jazz publications in the country. It brings together a stellar group of musicians including Joel Frahm on tenor sax, Manuel Valera on piano, Will Graefe on guitar, Luques Curtis on bass and Jake Goldbas on drums. The extraordinary Christian McBride joins her for a bass/voice duo of “On the Sunny Side of the Street". "Lauren is, at the tender age of 21, a true jazz stylist." - Jazz Times A chance meeting with Arturo Sandoval at the 2006 Newport Jazz Festival provided Dana with opportunities that any young performer could only dream about. In July 2007 Dana recorded her first CD titled “Stairway to the Stars" produced by and featuring Mr. Sandoval. Dana has had the honor of sharing the stage with Mr. Sandoval at the Arturo Sandoval Jazz Club in Miami, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Birdland, The Blue Note and Iridium in NYC and Sculler’s Jazz Club in Boston. "She don't push, don't pretend. She feels like a natural singer." -Arturo Sandoval - Miami Herald

                


  www.DanaLauren.com

 

 

 

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        Friday February 9, 2018 - Palace Theater Poli Club 

             Paul Jost Trio

Showtimes are at 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM

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


 

Paul Jost has been performing worldwide with recent tours in South Korea, Ireland and at JazzAhead, the international jazz expo and conference, in Bremen, Germany. Back home, he performs the last Wednesday of each month at 55 Bar, the highly respected New York jazz club. He can be seen frequently on other east coast locations in New Jersey, the Philadelphia region and other areas of PA and Delaware. He was recently commissioned to re-imagine Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run album and headline at the Exit Zero Jazz Festival. He performs this concert frequently and Charlie Calello, one of the original arrangers of Born to Run heard it and was “blown away.” In the band, The Jost Project, he performs with vibraphonist Tony Miceli, bassist Kevin MacConnell and guest drummers. They are reaching new audiences by presenting jazz through the lens of classic rock. Their CD, Can’t Find My Way Home (Dot Time Records), continues to get rave reviews and has been heard on SiriusXM radio and jazz stations throughout the country.

                


  www.PaulJostMusic.com

 

 

 

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        Friday March 2, 2018 - Palace Theater Poli Club 

             Nicki Parrott Trio

Showtimes are at 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM

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


 

Born in Newcastle, Australia, Nicki started her musical training at age four with the piano, followed by the flute, soon after. Nicki switched to double bass at the age of 15. In June 2000, Nicki began performing on Monday nights at the Iridium Jazz Club with the legendary guitarist and inventor, Les Paul. As part of the Les Paul Trio, Nicki worked side-by-side with guitar greats from Paul McCartney, Slash, Steve Miller to fellow Aussie, Tommy Emmanuel. Since then she has performed with such notable musicians as Michel Legrand, Joe Wilder, Randy Brecker, Clark Terry, Jose Feliciano, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Dick Hyman, Patti Labelle & the New York Pops Orchestra, Harry Allen, Marlena Shaw, David Krakauer, Ken Peplowski, Ann Hampton Callaway, Bill Mays, Scott Hamilton, Lillian Boutte, Larry Carlton and Houston Person, just to name a few. Nicki has also performed in several Broadway shows such as Avenue Q, Imaginary Friends, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Summer of ’42 and Jekyll and Hyde and has made several television and documentary appearances including The Gossip Girls, Chasing Sound and Thank You Les, which recently debuted on PBS.

                


  www.NickiParrott.com

 

 

 

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        Friday March 16, 2018 - Palace Theater Poli Club 

             Carolyn Leonhart Trio

Showtimes are at 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM

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


 

Carolyn Leonhart has said that she does not consider herself a jazz singer, just a singer, and she has performed with ensembles covering a wide range of musical styles. She was deeply influenced by her father and by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker of Steely Dan. She says that other influences include Wayne Shorter, Woody Shaw, Ahmad Jamal, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis and John Coltrane. She attended the University of Rochester, obtaining a degree in Comparative Religion. Leonhart returned to New York and in 1994 began singing in jazz clubs. That year she competed in the Thelonious Monk International Vocal Jazz Competition, coming third. In 2000, Leonhart released the album Steal The Moon, a collaborative project with pianist and composer Rob Bargad. Since then she began performing regularly with her own group at the Smoke Jazz Club in New York City, at Steamers and The Vic in California, and at other clubs on the east coast. She also performs regularly and tours with Steely Dan.

                


  www.facebook.com/CarolynLeonhartMusic/