2022 Concert Schedule:
June 23: The Doug Maher Quartet
sponsored by the First Town Downtown Board of Directors
Doug Maher Quartet plays a variety of jazz styles and is headed up by famed Windsor High School musician and teacher, Doug Maher, and includes two other Windsor WHS graduates: Ken Fischer class of ‘71 who has taught at Loomis for many years, and acclaimed NYC jazz musician and recording artist (and Doug's former student) Jonathan Barber. This will be a once in a lifetime reunion of this Windsor-strong musical talent. WHS alumni and all music-lovers, come hear some fantastic music!
June 30: BUS13
sponsored by Windsor Independent Living Association (WILA)
BUS13 is well known for their heartland-rock and alternative-country style. Singer/songwriter Todd Daniels found his musical inspiration from Jeff Tweedy & WILCO, Ryan Adams and Whiskeytown, Tom Petty, John Prine, and Neil Young. The band has thrived on their original indie roots and has released three studio albums including, “Reflector”, “Band Radio”, and “Underground Parties and Other Fabulous Shoes”. “Daniels is an engaging front man. You can’t help being drawn in by the sentiments.” ~ Thomas Pizzola Hartford Advocate. BUS13 first garnered national notoriety on SiriusXM radio for their first album “Reflector” with the song “My Green Bike”, a feel-great tune about Daniels’ childhood modified chopper bicycle. The song famously begins with Daniels singing “I’m feeling great today” and the listener is taken along for the uplifting ride. SiriusXM DJ, Billy Zero of the RADAR REPORT, touted BUS13 as one of the “Most Notable Unsigned Artists in the US”. Expect an engaging show and a lot of good Americana fun.
July 7: Farmington Valley Big Band
sponsored by Carmon Funeral Homes
The Farmington Valley Band performs a wide variety of challenging and outstanding concert music, favorites and marches. Although the marching tunes of K.L. King, Sousa, R.B. Hall and old time American band leaders abound, you are also likely to hear a few jazz compositions in the "Big Band" tradition of the Dorseys or Woody Herman.
July 14: Gene Donaldson & The Stingrays
sponsored by Joyce Armstrong & Jordan Dental Health Group
Gene has been playing guitar for the last 35 years. In the 80's he was in a very popular band called "Smokestack Lightning". From there he joined a North east institution..."Motown Review" and played up and down the East coast. In 1992 Gene left the "Motown Review" in order to start his own group, "Gene Donaldson and the StingRays". With this band he has shared the stage with some of the Blues most respected artists. During this time Gene also toured with a number of blues artists as a sideman including Lee "Shot" Williams, Phil Guy, Eddie Kirkland, and Mary Taylor. He has also appeared on stage with blues artists such as Johnny Rawls, and Lucky Petterson. Currently Gene released a CD in the Spring of ’09'
sponsored by Windsor Federal Savings
A rockin' nine piece band paying tribute to the great 60's - 70's and 80's Horn Bands. A powerhouse rhythm and horn section delivering a variety of Classic Rock, R & B, Blues, Soul and Funk, with a touch of Country thrown in - to keep you moving on the dance floor.
July 28: Nekita Waller
sponsored by Grimshaw Tree Service, The Windsor Historical Society and Kimberly Hall
Nekita's live music repertoire includes, pop, Motown, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Tower to Power, Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson, Classic Rock, R&B, Pop, Gospel, Country, and originals. Those who support and enjoy her music are as diverse as the music Nekita performs. From young to old, of all backgrounds, Nekita moves, entertains, and connects with all who listen. https://www.facebook.com/nekitawaller
August 4: 102d Army Band
sponsored by 102d Army Band
102d Army Band is the official musical emissary for the Connecticut Army National Guard. Within the 102d Army Band, there are several musical groups which play a variety of music including classical, jazz, rock and many others. In addition to our concert band, we have multiple music performance teams, including: jazz combo, rock band, pop ensemble, brass quintet and duet teams. This allows us to perform many different types of concerts and ceremonies. No Rain Date
Steven Lipman Band
sponsored by Frank and Taryn Carmon
Steve’s dream of becoming a vocalist began at a very young age as he was sifting through his mother’s 78 RPM records. She had quite a varied collection of talented vocalists, but it was soon clear that Steve’s favorite was Frank Sinatra. To Steve, Sinatra was the ultimate storyteller. He communicated the essence of life to each individual listener like no singer had done before. Today, Steve retells the stories that Sinatra explored, conjuring the essence of the great master of the Songbook without impersonation. The arrangements and performances are creatively transformed, leaving no question in the audience’s mind as to who is on stage touching each of them with these unforgettable stories.
August 18: Personal Touch
sponsored by Sharon Dillon of Berkshire Hathaway & Donald Trinks of Bart’s Drive In Restaurant
Personal Touch is an old-school style R&B group. During their 12+ years with Jus Us Band, they opened for Howard Hewitt, Harold Melvin's Blue Notes, The Manhattan's and other legendary groups. They were also the sole entertainers at the annual Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony for nearly 10 years. These seasoned performers also closed out the Saturday festivities at the Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz for more than 8 years. As Personal Touch, they have just completed their premier CD entitled 'Better With Time'. The recording has a combination of cover songs with the Personal Touch flair, along with a spectacular original titled 'Take Me Back'.
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