Student and Special Events 2018
Winter Workshops begin January 9
New Seeds Music Showcase Friday, March 16
Young Urban Voices Saturday, March 17
Piano Recitals May 10, 11
Music Showcase Saturday, May 19
Yaboo Rite of Passage Ceremony Tuesday June 5
Student Showcase FestivalTuesday, June 5
Saturday, June 9
Rites of Passage and Neighborhood Studios Summer Program July 2 - August 10
O-H-A-T-A-C (Open House At The Artists Collective) Sunday, November 18
Pre-Kwanzaa / Christmas Celebration Saturday, December 15
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Jackie McLean International Arts Festival 2018
Music in the Atrium
Emery Smith TrioFriday, January 12
6:00 – 10:00 pm
A native of Hartford, CT, pianist Emery Smith is widely regarded as “the patriarch of Hartford’s first Golden Age of Jazz.” Influenced by Theolonius Monk and Bud Powell, Emery Smith has performed with Coleman Hawkins, Howard McGhee, Tina Brooks, and Dizzy Gillespie. Locally, he was the co-leader with Lou West of the Progressive Arts and Culture Company 15 piece band which performed at the first Arts Festival in Hartford. Mr. Smith also performed with Harold Holt and Percy Nelson.
As a leader, composer and arranger, Emery Smith has led a Quintet performing in schools, colleges, and museums, as well as lecture demonstrations.
Call (860) 527-3205 for more information.
Note: Advance ticket prices are honored until the day of the performance, excluding Sunday, until 2:00 p.m.