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SideDoor Jazz Club

85 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States

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May 2017

Ralph Peterson’s Aggregate Prime

May 27 @ 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
SideDoor Jazz Club, 85 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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In a varied and prodigious career whose span now encompasses three decades, percussionist-composer Ralph Peterson Jr. has never stopped expanding horizons for the hard-bop idiom he helped revive. Nor has he shirked from intensifying his formidable artistic resources to connect, urgently and emotionally, with the energies of the present day . He takes yet another bold step with his 20th album, as a leader, Dream Deferred (Onyx), which is also the first to feature his new quintet, Aggregate Prime, comprising…

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Brubeck Brothers Quartet

May 27 @ 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
SideDoor Jazz Club, 85 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Chris and Dan Brubeck have been making music together practically all their lives. Drummer Dan and bassist, trombonist, and composer Chris cut their first record together in 1966—nearly a half century ago. They’ve subsequently played a variety of styles in a number of different groups, as well as with their father, jazz giant Dave Brubeck, and with their own Brubeck Brothers Quartet. With Dan and Chris as the foundation, guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb, complete this dynamic quartet.…

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June 2017

Terell Stafford Quintet (friday)

June 2 @ 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
SideDoor Jazz Club, 85 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Terell Stafford, acclaimed trumpet player based in New York, has been hailed as “one of the great players of our time, a fabulous trumpet player” by piano legend McCoy Tyner. Stafford is recognized as an incredibly gifted and versatile player, he combines a deep love of melody with his own brand of spirited and adventurous lyricism. Stafford’s exceptionally expressive and well defined musical talent allows him to dance in and around the rich trumpet tradition of his predecessors while making…

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Terell Stafford Quintet (saturday)

June 3 @ 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
SideDoor Jazz Club, 85 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Terell Stafford, acclaimed trumpet player based in New York, has been hailed as “one of the great players of our time, a fabulous trumpet player” by piano legend McCoy Tyner. Stafford is recognized as an incredibly gifted and versatile player, he combines a deep love of melody with his own brand of spirited and adventurous lyricism. Stafford’s exceptionally expressive and well defined musical talent allows him to dance in and around the rich trumpet tradition of his predecessors while making…

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Jazzmeia Horn

June 9 @ 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
SideDoor Jazz Club, 85 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Winner of the 2015 Thelonius Monk International Vocal Jazz Competition and 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, Jazzmeia Horn has a name that speaks for itself capturing her very essence. Hailing from the great Dallas, Texas Jazzmeia has already earned a reputation in New York as a “Rising Star.” With the ambition to pursue a solo career, Jazzmeia graced the New York scene in 2009 and earned her degree at The New School for Jazz and contemporary Music .…

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Charnett Moffett

June 10 @ 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
SideDoor Jazz Club, 85 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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2017 marks 30 years since bassist extraordinaire Charnett Moffett burst onto the scene with his Blue Note debut, Net Man. Barely 20 years old but already drawing attention for his virtuosic but soulful contributions to seminal recordings by Wynton Marsalis and Stanley Jordan, Moffett immediately staked out his position as one of the leading voices of his generation, uniquely adept at juggling tradition and innovation, explosive freedom and deep-pocket swing, with a fleet but muscular sound that remains instantly identifiable.…

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David DeJesus & Drive

June 17 @ 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
SideDoor Jazz Club, 85 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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David DeJesus - Saxophone Tristen Napoli - Trumpet Donald Vega - Piano Luques Curtis - Bass E.J. Strickland - Drums Drawing from his background of performing with legends in Jazz like Ron Carter and Jimmy Heath as well as his experience working with Latin giants such as Eddie Palmieri and Arturo O’Farrill, David DeJesus has created something special with his debut album and band - DRIVE. Featuring lyrical melodies that float on top of complex song forms, the most distinctive…

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Ed Reed

June 23 @ 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
SideDoor Jazz Club, 85 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Ed Reed, vocals Gary Fisher, piano Jamie Fox, guitar John Benitez, bass Alvester Garnett, drums Ed Reed was born on February 2, 1929, in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to Los Angeles with his family in 1936. At age 11, he learned how to sing to chord changes from his neighbor's younger brother, then-teenage bassist Charles Mingus. At 17, he dropped out of school and joined the army where he got into drugs. After leaving the service with a general discharge,…

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Adam O’Farrill’s Stranger Days

June 24 @ 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
SideDoor Jazz Club, 85 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Adam O'Farill was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Born to a deep musical legacy- his grandfather, the legendary Afro-Cuban composer/arranger, Chico O'Farrill, his father, the GRAMMY award-winning pianist/composer/activist Arturo O'Farrill, and his mother, pianist and educator Alison Deane-O'Farrill has been surrounded by music since he was very young. He began studying piano at age 6, and trumpet at age 8, while starting to compose around the same time. Since then, O'Farrill has made numerous artistic accomplishments. With his brother,…

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Polly Gibbons

June 29 @ 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
SideDoor Jazz Club, 85 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Polly Gibbons - vocals James Pearson - Piano Richie Goods - basses Paul Bollenbacl - guitar Ulysses Owens Jr. - drums Fully embracing the inspiring, expansive array of American jazz, soul and blues influences that have infused her dynamic career as an artist and live performer, Polly Gibbons fashions a frolicsome, freewheeling musical history lesson on Is It Me…?, her second release on the indie jazz label Resonance Records. Capturing the joyful essence of the 12-track collection, the multi-talented British…

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Bill Charlap Trio (friday)

June 30 @ 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
SideDoor Jazz Club, 85 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Grammy award winning pianist Bill Charlap has performed with many of the leading artists of our time including Phil Woods, Tony Bennett, Gerry Mulligan, Wynton Marsalis, Freddy Cole and Houston Person. Born in New York City, Charlap began playing the piano at age three. His father was Broadway composer Moose Charlap, whose credits include Peter Pan, and his mother is singer Sandy Stewart, who toured with Benny Goodman, and was a regular on the Perry Como show. She earned a…

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July 2017

Bill Charlap Trio (saturday)

July 1 @ 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
SideDoor Jazz Club, 85 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Grammy award winning pianist Bill Charlap has performed with many of the leading artists of our time including Phil Woods, Tony Bennett, Gerry Mulligan, Wynton Marsalis, Freddy Cole and Houston Person. Born in New York City, Charlap began playing the piano at age three. His father was Broadway composer Moose Charlap, whose credits include Peter Pan, and his mother is singer Sandy Stewart, who toured with Benny Goodman, and was a regular on the Perry Como show. She earned a…

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Jamie Baum & Short Stories

July 7 @ 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
SideDoor Jazz Club, 85 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Jamie Baum - flutes Gregoire Maret - harmonica Gilad Hekselman - guitar Andy Milne - piano Joe Martin - bass Jeff Hirshfield - drums Jamie Baum, known for her award-winning Septet+ that features her global-influenced, increasingly complex and long-form compositions, formed Short Stories to compliment and expand her palette. With an emphasis on improvisation, her inspiration came from the short but eloquent, harmonic and motivically-packed compositions by such jazz icons as Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk. Combined with…

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