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SideDoor Jazz Club

85 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States

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June 2017

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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Deelee Dubé

July 8 @ 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
SideDoor Jazz Club, 85 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Deelee started out by performing as an acoustic/jazz/blues popular singer songwriter with musicians in London's live music circuit. She has worked as a session singer for several renowned artists and on musical projects with producers and emerging artists. Deelee has performed at several London venues and formed her first band at the age of 14. She studied at the BRIT School, where she also improved her piano playing skills and knowledge of music, she performed before record company A&R's who…

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Melissa Morgan

July 15 @ 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
SideDoor Jazz Club, 85 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Melissa Morgan - vocals Sam Hirsh - piano George Delancey - bass Joe Farnsworth - drums "You have to check out this voice. It is interesting. It is sassy. It is sexy.", says producer John Clayton. Brought up in the jazz clubs of New York City, Melissa Morgan has a voice that is unexpected. From the exterior you would assume a sultry lounge singer, which does make an appearance once and awhile, but from inside she contains a powerful instrument.…

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Alex Snydman Trio

July 21 @ 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
SideDoor Jazz Club, 85 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Drummer and composer, Alex Snydman, launched himself onto the modern jazz landscape with his 2013 debut album entitled Fortunate Action. Down Beat Magazine states "Snydman's debut recalls the heartland approach of Brian Blade's Fellowship Band" while All About Jazz declares "Fortunate Action deserves serious attention from critics and fans alike." This sentiment is echoed by EJAZZ NEWS saying "Alex Snydman has offered the listening public a new level of sound, with accolade-blanketed reactions" and Brent Black of Critical Jazz declaring…

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Joanna Wallfisch

July 22 @ 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
SideDoor Jazz Club, 85 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Joanna Wallfisch: voice, ukulele, loop effects Marta Sanchez: piano Hailed by pianist Fred Hersch as "a real discovery — a first rate musician in every way", London born, LA / NYC based vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist Joanna Wallfisch has emerged as a unique voice in the singer-songwriter world. With a classical and jazz background her music combines post-folk and art-song with a poetic lyricism which The New York Times described as "sensitive and deep”. She is a master in the…

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Craig Hartley

July 28 @ 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
SideDoor Jazz Club, 85 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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An accomplished producer, composer, arranger, and performer, Craig Hartley has an impressively eclectic music background. A graduate of Manhattan School of Music, Craig has studied under jazz legends such as Jackie McLean and has performed with greats such as Eddie Henderson and Anthony Braxton. His expertise has been sought by numerous organizations and institutions for master classes and performances, including Yale University, Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan), University of Naples Federico II (Naples, Italy), the Hartt School, and Berklee College of…

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Manuel Valera Trio

July 29 @ 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
SideDoor Jazz Club, 85 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Born and raised in Havana, Grammy nominated pianist and composer Manuel Valera since arriving in NYC has become well known in the modern jazz scene, garnering national reviews and lending his talents as a pianist and composer to such notable artists as Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D’Rivera, Brian Lynch, Dafnis Prieto, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Chris Potter, Dave Binney, Adam Rogers, Mark Turner, John Benitez, Samuel Torres, Joel Frahm, Yosvany Terry and Pedro Martinez and classical violinist…

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August 2017

Freddie Cole (thursday)

August 10 @ 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
SideDoor Jazz Club, 85 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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"Freddy has an impeccable sense of swing... he is, overall, the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive." - The New York Times "Gorgeous autumnal baritone, expressive phrasing and pitch-perfect feel for jazz standards, pop tunes and love ballads." - People Magazine Lionel Frederick Cole was born on October 15, 1931, the youngest of Edward and Paulina Nancy Cole's five children. His three elder brothers, Eddie, Ike and Nat (twelve years Freddy's senior)…

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Freddie Cole (friday)

August 11 @ 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
SideDoor Jazz Club, 85 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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"Freddy has an impeccable sense of swing... he is, overall, the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive." - The New York Times "Gorgeous autumnal baritone, expressive phrasing and pitch-perfect feel for jazz standards, pop tunes and love ballads." - People Magazine Lionel Frederick Cole was born on October 15, 1931, the youngest of Edward and Paulina Nancy Cole's five children. His three elder brothers, Eddie, Ike and Nat (twelve years Freddy's senior)…

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Emmet Cohen & Jimmy Cobb

August 18 @ 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
SideDoor Jazz Club, 85 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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After receiving wide acclaim for his inaugural album In the Element (2011), recorded at the age of twenty one, and an equally successful follow up collaboration with trumpeter Brian Lynch, entitled Questioned Answer (2013), Emmet Cohen has embarked on an important new mission: to celebrate the last remaining legendary jazz artists from an era long gone, by documenting, featuring, and preserving their artistry and excellence in the later stages of their careers. Cohen, who separate from leading the Emmet Cohen…

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Davina and the Vagabonds

August 25 @ 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
SideDoor Jazz Club, 85 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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DAVINA SOWERS AND THE VAGABONDS have created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows, level A musicianship, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers’ commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audiences one show at a time, from Vancouver to Miami and across Europe. In 2011 Davina released her first full length, all original album Black Cloud . It was…

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