Hartford’s home of the best Live Jazz, Blues, Rock & Roots music.
For the aficionado, or the curious first-timer, Jazz Mondays is the best taste of live jazz in Hartford. Set in the southern juke joint atmosphere of Black-eyed Sally’s, Jazz Mondays will strike a chord as you hear what our local talent has to offer, with regular special appearances by big city jazz names. Experience the cool original music of the jam session while you enjoy the hot fierce Southern cookin’ of Sally’s kitchen. Jam session begins after 1st set. Under 21s welcome. Sponsored by the Hartford Jazz Society!
Every wed at 8:00 pm we host one of the longest running open blues jams in New England! Featuring our house band with a different host each week, you’ll hear some of the best musicians CT has to offer and it’s open to all ages (under 18 with a parent). Come on in, sign up, and let us hear your stuff- No Cover Charge!!
Amanda began as a singer songwriter in late 2012, refining her original material as a solo act for 2 years before she formed her band in early 2014, a Roots Rock and Soul project featuring Amanda’s signature ‘from-the-gut’ vocals locked into a sturdy groove.
In 2015, she released her first LP, “Down In The Dirt”, on VizzTone Label Group, for which she was awarded the 2016 “Sean Costello Rising Star” Blues Blast Music Award. Amanda and her band set Beale Street on fire in the 2017 International Blues Challenge Semi Finals.
In 2018, Amanda released her second studio album, “Free”, on VizzTone Label Group, debuting at #6 on the Billboard Blues Album Chart and nabbing a Blues Music Award nomination for Best Emerging Artist Album.
Latin Night- A Special Evening of Spanish Guitar feat. Latin and World Rhythms
With The Daniel Salazar Ensemble and Latin Dance Music Sets w/ DJ Willie Rios
Acclaimed guitarist Daniel Salazar returns to Hartford for this exciting performance with his group of international musicians. Daniel’s music combines the beautiful sounds of the Spanish guitar with Latin and World rhythms for an exciting concert experience that’s not to be missed. This special evening will also feature DJ TBD spinning the best Latin tunes between sets, so bring your dancing shoes!
A super fun bar band that loves to throw a great party! MLC is a six piece Band with an extensive song list with hits from the 60’s to Today! All your favorite covers –Rock/ Alternative/Country/Blues and lots of dance party favorites! Since 2002, we’ve been ‘rockin the house’ all over New England. As lifelong musicians, we bring tight vocals (all 6 of us on mics) smoking’ guitar, cool keys, kickin’ harmonica, and a great rhythm section. You’ll be on your feet, from the first note, shakin’ what you got and singing along!
The Colbys are a new Orleans style piano driven R&B band, steeped in swing, gospel & blues- they are proud to have a special guest with them tonight.
Noé Socha, 27, is a guitar and harmonica player from Carpi, Italy, who resides in NYC. Noé began his studies at Conservatorio Vecchi Tonelli in Italy at age seven, where it was discovered he had perfect pitch. He was classically trained on xylophone, piano, cello and guitar. At age 12, at another private music school, Musicology, a guitar teacher introduced him to blues music by teaching him ‘Sweet Home Chicago.’ Noé liked it so much he had his Dad get him every blues record he could find. In 2004 Italian newspaper La Repubblica released a series of six blues CDs and that led Noé to discover many blues artists. Influenced by artists such as Bob Dylan and Neil Young, and blues musicians Mississippi John Hurt, Muddy Waters, and Lightnin’ Hopkins, Noé has created his own signature sound. He pairs a fiery guitar technique with virtuoso harmonica playing, channeling the sounds of the Mississippi Delta with a touch of Hendrix-esque flavor.
Noé was graduated from Berklee College of Music, with full scholarship and has received many awards including the ”Jimi Hendrix Award” for the college’s leading guitarist and the “Billboard Magazine Endowed Scholarship” presented to Berklee’s top student. Noé was mentioned in Rolling Stone regarding his standout performance at the Berklee Commencement Concert honoring Willie Nelson’s career. Noé has had the great honor of performing and recording with Nona Hendrix (Labelle), Vernon Reid (Living Color), and multi-Grammy winner Javier Limón, and has also toured extensively with Grammy award-winning artist Paula Cole. In 2018 he was prominently featured in a U.S. and Canadian Mastercard Grammy Commercial along side Sza, an artist who was nominated five times for a Grammy Award. He recently played with Franchell “Frenchie” Davis, a Broadway performer and a soul singer, for the American Troops in Qatar.