Celebrating Art Blakey

Jazz aficionados are well acquainted with the name Art Blakey, a renowned 20th Century bebop/hard bop drummer from Pittsburgh who teamed with jazz pianist Horace Silver (from Norwalk) in 1954 to form the Jazz Messengers, and helped lead the group to greatness. The group was responsible for the recordings “Moanin’” and “Ugetsu,” two must-haves for …

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Sound of Music: concerts, recitals and more

Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Nov. 16, 6 p.m., Hyatt Regency, 1800 East Putnam Ave., Greenwich. The concert will benefit the Inner-City Foundation. Tickets $500 – $2,500. Info: innercityfoundation.org. P.V. O’Donnell Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann session featuring Jeanne Freeman, Nov. 16, 7:45 p.m., St. Gabriel Parish Hall, 26 Broadway, Milford. Free. Info: call 203-876-9973. Clan na Gael …

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Broadway, cabaret and jazz meet: ‘Perfect Pairs at The Palace’

Lynn DiMenna is the producer for Perfect Pairs at the Palace.

“It’s never happened at The Palace Theater before. In fact, it’s never happened before anywhere that I know of!”  Darien resident Lynn DiMenna  is talking about “Perfect Pairs at The Palace.” She is the producer of a Broadway, cabaret and jazz series, which teams up unexpected pairs of performers:  a musical theater singer and comedian, …

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