Thursday, June 26, 2014

Don't know what you've got 'til it's gone...

Singer Dianne Mower Closes Out A Hartford Jazz Mainstay

Performs June 28 As Final Performer At Japanalia Eiko

( On Saturday, June 28, singer Dianne Mower and a cast of top-notch musicians will head to Hartford's Japanalia Eiko to perform a diverse program of songs by Burt Bacharach, Dave Brubeck and everything in between.  This is nothing new; for the past half-decade, Mower has been a steady performer at Dan Blow's West End clothing boutique, which started hosting live jazz five years ago. What's different this time is that Japanalia is closing, and Mower's will be the final show in the space.

The end of Japanalia, Mower said, "means leaving a hole in the Hartford jazz scene, a big hole. It's one of the few venues where you can actually give a concert and people aren't ordering food… It's like you brought the band to your home and you invited your friends over. They set it up so beautifully that you are always a star, even though you are always among friends." (more)

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