Sunset Sounds Concert Series at Butler-McCook House
*The event has already taken place on this date: Thu, 08/20/2020
Get outside, enjoy the return of live music to Hartford, and support our hometown musicians during this unprecedented summer. So grab your best mask, queue up your quarantine family and pals, and join us for the first-ever socially-distant Sunset Sounds Concert Series the first three Thursdays of August from 6 to 8 pm! Bring a picnic and your lawn chair or blanket to enjoy music on the Richard P. Garmany Fund Music & Education Terrace (made possible by Hartford Foundation for Public Giving) in the lovely setting of the Butler-McCook Garden. Or, watch the concerts from the comfort of your own home on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/pages/Butler-Mc-Cook-House-Garden.
August 6th: Orice Jenkins: Millennial Soul
The Sunset Sounds Concert Series will kick-off on Thursday, August 6th with a mesmerizing performance by Orice Jenkins: Millennial Soul. Orice Jenkins is a vocalist, arranger, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. After three remarkably diverse projects, his recent album, 'Centennial Cole', is a celebration of a great voice from the past, Nat 'King' Cole. His genre sits firmly on the outskirts of Jazz, adjacent to folk music, and stilled in Rhythm & Blues in what Jenkins has dubbed “Millennial Soul” to differentiate it from Classic Soul and Neo-Soul. He is known for infusing hip-hop into his covers of jazz standards like “Bye Bye Blackbird” and “Body & Soul,” as well as arranging swinging treatments of songs by Drake and Rihanna.
The sound of Millennial Soul is set apart by a distinct cast of musicians, many with roots in Jenkins’ hometown of Hartford. The ensemble includes Voice, 2 Trombones, Guitar, Rhodes, Electric Bass, and Drums. For more information, visit www.oricejenkins.com.
Same-day registration will be allowed only if the site has not reached capacity. In the event of inclement weather, the Sunset Sounds concerts will be moved to the following day (Friday, August 7th)
August 13th: The Lost Tribe
The Lost Tribe are a drum-centered African Diasporic instrumental collective from Connecticut, formed in 2017 and led by multi-percussionist Jocelyn Pleasant. Their sound winds through many genres that are rooted in West African rhythms and sensibilities. #givethedrummersome
Same-day registration will be allowed only if the site has not reached capacity. In the event of inclement weather, the Sunset Sounds concerts will be moved to the following day (Friday, August 14th)
August 20th: Ed Fast and Congabop
Ed Fast and Congabop are celebrated in Hartford for their soulful, sizzling performances. As a Hartt School alum, percussionist Fast is right at home sitting-in with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, touring with premier Broadway road shows, or gigging in backup bands at Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun accompanying the likes of Aretha Franklin and Paul Anka. Congabop features top artists in jazz, dance, and drumming coming together to create a unique and powerful force in Afro-Cuban Jazz, along with exceptional vocalists who apply their voice to unique “Rumbafied” versions of jazz standards, Broadway classics, and popular music of The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, and more.
Same-day registration will be allowed only if the site has not reached capacity. In the event of inclement weather, the Sunset Sounds concerts will be moved to the following day (Friday, August 21st from 6-8 pm)
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