The Greater Hartford Jazz Festival returns to CT’s capital
The Greater Hartford Jazz Festival is returning to Connecticut’s capital this week.
At a recent press conference, Festival President Charles Christie spoke about how talented these local groups are.
“These young folks from Hall High and Guilford and Conard, they’re just so gifted,” said Christie.
The first free festival was held in July 1991 celebrating the 25th anniversary of Monday Night Jazz concerts hosted by Hartford bassist, Paul Brown. As time passed and the festival grew, Brown gave the festival to a group of volunteers who now manage the event.
Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, said the festival is one of the defining events in the city.
“This is the most beautiful weekend of the year in Hartford. You will not see a more beautiful gathering, a more diverse gathering, coming together.”
The weather forecast says that there may be possible rain showers this weekend, but Christie says the event will run despite the weather.
“And we are a rain or shine event. Bring your boots, bring your rain gear, bring your umbrellas, and come experience the Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz.”
Attendees are asked not to bring any “high canopy chairs, tents, or any obstacles that may obstruct the view of others into the event.” Attendees are also asked to refrain from taking any form of cooking appliance into the park during the festival.
After this weekend, jazz celebrations continue in Hartford with the ongoing Monday Night Jazz series until August 14.