Concert Series in Middletown, CT to Feature Jay Hoggard May 10

Mike Lawson • News • April 22, 2021

MIDDLETOWN, CT – Trevor Davis of The Library Studio, announces that the Middletown Commission on the Arts is providing funding support for the Library Studio to collaborate with the Hartford Jazz Society for a concert series entitled ‘Middletown on the Map.’

Both concerts are free via livestream on the Hartford Jazz Society Facebook Page and the Library Studio Facebook Page, and will feature artists associated with Middletown. The second concert will feature world renowned vibraphonist Jay Hoggard and his quartet, streaming live on Monday, May 10, 7:00-8:30PM.

Jay Hoggard has long ranked with the greatest vibraphone innovators. Jay’s music is positive, spiritual, uplifting, and happy. He masterfully draws on traditional and contemporary musical vocabulary to develop new direction for the vibraphone. Jay seamlessly blends jazz and gospel roots with African marimba rhythms. His performance repertoire represents the three B’s of the jazz tradition (Blues, Bop and Ballads) with original innovations. Joining Jay Hoggard will be James Weidman on piano, Yoron Israel on drums and Belden Bullock on bass.

Since June 2020, the Hartford Jazz Society has continued to present live jazz by streaming virtual concerts from the Library Studio. This includes their long running Paul Brown Monday Night Bushnell Park concert series and the virtual Monday Night Jazz series on a monthly basis. Their 60 Anniversary Concert and Fundraiser November 13 featured the Steve Turre Sextet.

The Library Studio is a fully operational multi-purpose studio for photo shoots, music, audio and video recording and live streaming. They have hosted events ranging from Power Yoga to video-taping interviews for documentaries, from parties to band rehearsals and concerts. The Library Studio is excited to build a creative space and community with the great, small City of Middletown.

The Central at 134 Broad is the rear of The Central at 363 Main St. The building was built in 1915 for the Central National Bank & Trust, and now is Webster Bank’s Downtown Middletown branch and home to approximately 30 office tenants.

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