Tuesday, June 25, 2013


This past weekend, the Connecticut Artists Initiative paid tribute to world-renowned bassist Nat Reeves, faculty member of Hartt’s Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz, as part of Elizabeth Park’s Rose Weekend.  The celebration included a variety of activities and performances throughout the weekend.

The events included a performance by Prof. Reeves and his ensemble.  Along with Nat, featured artists from the Jackie McLean Institute included Josh Bruneau, trumpet; Andrew Renfroe, guitar; Taber Gable, piano; Jovan Alexandre, tenor saxophone; acclaimed Hartt faculty member Steve Davis, trombone; and Mike Dick, percussion. 

Prof. Reeves, along with Eric Alexander, tenor saxophone; Harold Mabern, piano; and Joe Farnsworth, drums, will tour extensively throughout Japan this July and August, performing more than a dozen concerts.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Paul Olefsky Obituary - Hartt Cello Prof.

The link below is for the obituary of former Hartt faculty member Paul Olefsky.  Prof. Olefsky taught cello at Hartt in the 1960s and 70s.  He passed away on June 1, 2013.


Saturday, June 1, 2013

Streaming Hartt Performances Online

Hartt Performances Streaming on the Web

Did you know that some Hartt performances are now accessible by live streaming online?  

Alumni know that Hartt has a vast collection of recordings of performances at the school.  Many are available at the Allen Memorial Library.  The Allen library’s website is accessible here. http://library.hartford.edu/universitylibraries/allen_library.aspx  

Also, if you would to own a copy of a specific recording, you can contact the Hartt Recording Studio to order a recording.  Link is here.  http://harttweb.hartford.edu/about/services/purchase.aspx

Now, certain performances are being streamed live!

With streaming, you can listen to the live performance as it is happening.  Most of us would rather listen to a live concert in person, but if you cannot make it to the performance, or if the concert is sold out, you may have the option to stream the concert from the comfort of your home.

This Saturday, at 1:00, you are invited to the saxophone recital of DMA candidate Collete Hall in Millard Auditorium.  But, if you cannot attend in person, you can stream the live performance.


Here is what you will Collete perform:
Lessons of the Sky - Rodney Rogers
Like Lightnings - Hilary Tann
Sonata - Edison Denisov
Distances Within Me - John Anthony Lennon
Klonos - Piet Swerts

You can check out future streaming performances here.