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Student rehearsal at Garden Area Neighborhood Center
Student rehearsal at Garden Area Neighborhood Center

Monday Night Jazz Series and Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz

This summer concert series presents nationally and internationally renowned musicians as well as local talent in celebration of the uniquely American musical form of jazz. Said to be the oldest continually running jazz festival in the country, it has taken place in Bushnell Park for 33 years. The Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz, a weekend of free performances, was initiated eight years ago by the organizers of the Monday Night Jazz Series.

Included in project documentation is a five-page report, a list of headliners at the event from 1967 - 1999, four photos, 20 color slides, newspaper articles, a videotape of the Greater Hartford Jazz Fest entitled "On the Water," a videotape of the Ellington Orchestra at the 1994 jazz festival, and an audiocassette of Mickey Tucker at the West Indian Social Club.

Originally submitted by: Joseph I. Lieberman, Senator.

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