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.
Alex Nakhimovsky and Friends
6:00 - 10:00 pm
Pianist Alex Nakhimovsky enjoys a versatile career as a performer, recording artist, producer, arranger and educator. After emigrating to the United States from Russia in 1978, Alex studied at the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT, with Jackie McLean and Luiz Castro among others.
He has been a full-time faculty member at the Greater Hartford Academy for the Arts, and adjunct faculty at the University of Hartford's renowned Hartt School of Music since 1999.
Alex's musical accomplishments as a Jazz and Classical artist include musical direction and arranging, as well as solo and ensemble performances, visiting over 50 countries and 6 continents. He has toured throughout the United States, Russia, Japan and Israel, performing with Jazz legends Benny Golson, Jackie McLean, Jimmy Cobb, Valery Ponomarev, Sheila Jordan, Curtis Fuller, Victor Bailey and Grammy nominated artists, Bill Evans and Carla Cook.
As co-producer of Russia's Baikal Waves International Jazz Festival since 2006, Alex has made cross-cultural connections for several Russian Music Festivals, bringing important international artists, such as Tania Maria, Richard Bona, Mike Stern, Jeff Tain Watts and Jeff Lorber, to Russia.
Alex Nakhimovsky's impressive classical repertoire, which spans the gamut from Bach to Gershwin, has led to performances on some of America's greatest stages, including Carnegie Hall and Steinway Hall in New York City. In addition to his multi-level career as a performer, recording artist and concert producer, Alex accompanies and arranges for notable singers from a wide range of musical genres, including jazz, pop, broadway and classical singers.
The Artists Collective is pleased to present Alex Nakhimovsky and Friends:
Reservations suggested. 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.