NEW BRITAIN - The Walnut Hill Jazz Series begins on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the New Britain Museum of American Art.
For four Wednesday nights, the museum and the Hartford Jazz Society will partner to bring regional jazz masters to the city.
Performances start at 6:30 p.m. in the museum’s Stanley Works Center for Education and Community Development. Doors and cash bar will open at 5:45.
The first concert of the series will feature a New York-based trio led by Brian Charette, an organist and pianist.
Originally from Meriden, Charette is a Grammy-nominated performer who won the 2014 Downbeat Critics Poll in the category of Rising Star on the organ.
He has performed throughout Europe and the United States since graduating with a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Connecticut in 1994.
Charette’s most recent album, “Kürrent,” was released in 2017 and features guitarist Ben Monder and drummer Jordan Young.
Charette describes the group as a “futuristic circuit bent organ trio,” preserving the core tradition of jazz with the addition of electronics and contemporary compositions.
The remainder of the schedule for the series is: Manuel Valera Trio on March 21, Zaccai Curtis Trio on April 25 and Kris Allen Trio on May 23.
Tickets must be purchased in advance as they will not be any sold at the door. Admission is $10 for museum and Hartford Jazz Society members and $15 for non-members. Admission also includes entrance to the galleries and special exhibitions.
For more information visit nbmaa.org or call 860-229-0257