2018 Performers – Click here for our concert flyer
Feed the Need
August 7, 2018
Feed the Need is an evolving funk and rock musical journey. The quartet, each with feet in various projects, have all come together with the same mission in mind, to make great music and do it their way. Currently the band is performing some of their favorite covers while they work on recording their first 3 song EP. Find them at their monthly residency at The Crown and Hammer Pub in Collinsville, CT or check out the calendar for other dates.
A rockin’ nine piece band paying tribute to the great 60’s – 70’s and 80’s Horn Bands. A powerhouse rhythm and horn section delivering a variety of Classic Rock, R & B, Blues, Soul and Funk, with a touch of Country thrown in – to keep you moving on the dance floor.
They are a showcase band for the largest cruise night in New England “Marks Classic Cruise”. They have performed at “The Big E” and have been invited back again and again to the town of Windsor, Bloomfield, Granby , East Granby, and Westfield, MA for their summer music series. A perfect choice for festivals, fairs and prominent events!
Dan Liparini Quartet
August 21, 2018
Dan Liparini is a guitarist, composer, and arranger based in Hartford, CT. As a student at the Hartt School of Music he had the opportunity to study with Steve Davis, Nat Reeves, Rene McLean, Chris Casey, Rich Goldstein and other great musicians. Since graduating in 2013, he has stayed busy as a sideman in a number of bands, playing everything from Latin-Jazz to R&B and Folk. As a leader and a sideman he has performed at venues across the Northeast including the Sidedoor Jazz Club, Infinity Music Hall, Bowery Electric, Pianos, Nectars and many others. His music is based in the tradition of the guitar trio but also draws influence from blues, rock and electronic music; a crossroads where the music of Thelonious Monk and Jim Hall meets the music of The Beatles and Radiohead. The music is tied together through its simplicity, and the trio uses each song as a template to explore different sounds and textures. Dan regularly performs around Connecticut and New York as a sideman and a bandleader.
Ed Fast and Conga-Bop
August 28, 2018
The brainchild of percussionist extraordinaire Ed Fast, Conga Bop is the only ensemble of its kind to deliver a unique blend of Latin music and Jazz. Mr. Fast, himself an in demand musician, has honed the groups repertoire into one that is a balance of the obscure and accessible. Cal Tjader rarities linger with electrified songbook standards and Eds own originals. The group is a blend of seasoned performers and the newest generation of Hartfords young talent. The lineup has more or less ossified into octet formation, with certain members switching out depending on availability. Conga Bop can be seen at the Firebox Restaurant in Hartford on the first Wednesday of every month as well as at various other venues that will be announced on facebook and their website, www.congabop.com.