The Great Connecticut Traditional Jazz Festival will bring traditional jazz and blues to Meriden this Saturday, with eight hours of music by area performers.
The 25th annual festival will feature artists on two different stages at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel at 275 Research Parkway. Tickets for the whole day are $35 at the door. Traditional jazz performances start at 3 p.m. and run to 9 p.m., while blues picks up at 5 p.m. and goes until 11 p.m.
Heartbeat Dixieland Jazz Band - This Dixieland Jazz band is out of Central Connecticut and has been performing together for nearly 10 years.
Eran Troy Danner Band - Guitarist and singer plays blues, swing, and original songs.
The Midiri Brothers - These two New Jersey-based brothers play big band and swing on a multitude of instruments.
Peter Scheips Band - Blues artist out of West Hartford.
Basically Blues - The Connecticut-based band plays blues and American roots music.
Galvanized Jazz Band - This Connecticut-based band plays Dixieland jazz, blues, ragtime, swing and other types of popular jazz-based music.
Bluzberry Pi - Based in Wallingford, these artists play blues, rock and roots music.
For more information, see the fest's website HERE – complete with a photo of the proclamation from Gov. Dannel Malloy recognizing the fest on its 25th anniversary.