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CHANGE IN LOCATION: The final (double-header) performance of Hartford Public Library's popular Baby Grand Jazz series will take place starting at 1 p.m. on April 30 at The Artists Collective, 1200 Albany Ave.

Seating will be first come, first seated. No registration is required. Concerts will continue to be streamed on Hartford Public Library's Facebook Page and YouTube channel.
Thank you to our presenting sponsor, The Kaman Foundation, for its continuing support. Special thanks to our longtime partners The Hartford Jazz Society and WWUH 91.3 FM.
Sign up for Baby Grand Jazz email updates here.


April 30

AA Team – 1:00 PM

Puerto Rican born master latin percussionist, Anthony Carrillo has joined with New York based pianist and midwestern import, Amy Quint-Millan in creating the latin jazz ensemble AA Team as well as the larger band, YÁMBAWA. Upon first meeting in 2015, the unlikely duo has fervently produced music of diverse styles and rhythms drawing from their extensive musical experiences including that of American jazz, Puerto Rican bomba, plena and salsa, Cuban guaracha and santeria, Colombian salsa and folkloric rhythms, Brazilian samba/bossa nova, pop, metal rock and most recently southeast Asian music. In 2018, their larger fusion band released an EP including jazz standard I Will Wait for You and pop hit Time after Time/I Can See Clearly as well as Puerto Rican reggaeton/lembon and salsa with a timba flair. AA Team is a more intimate ensemble and has recorded original music as well as standards with their own personal twist as can be heard in their interpretation of Dust in the Wind featuring tabla and Cuban percussion. Their YouTube channel contains a treasure chest of rich arrangements featuring solo piano meditations, Bata and Santeria, Rumba, Jazz and Salsa. Together they have combined their extensive experience and diverse talents to create a rich and fresh repertoire loaded with powerful musical chemistry.
Amy Quint Millan - piano 
Anthony Carrillo - percussion 
Ariel Robles - bass
Camilo Molina - drumset

Matt Dwonszyk and the Dwonztet 3:00 PM

In April of 2021, the Dwonztet went into the Parkville Sounds studio and recorded Dwonszyk's second album as a leader, “A Year and a Day”. The session consists of 7 Hartford based musicians freshly out of quarantine ready to make music. With spoken word by Ghazi Omair, and the soulful stylings of vocalist Shenel Johns, "A Year and a Day" directly reflect on Dwonszyk's experience throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. "A Year and a Day" releases July 1st, 2022.
Shenel Johns - vocals
Ghazi Omair - spoken word
Andrew Renfroe - guitar
Kris Allen - saxophone
Taber Gable - fender rhodes
Jonathan Barber - drums
Matt Dwonszyk - bass

Click here to watch Baby Grand Jazz performances from past seasons.



Haneef Nelson
From Pre-Jazz to Rag Time
May 8 and 15, 6-8 PM

Matt DeChamplain
Stride Piano-Be Bop
May 22 and June 5, 6-8 PM

Emmett Goods
Hard Bop and Modern Day Jazz
June 12 and 19, 6-8 PM

Jazz 101 is an interactive series with audience discussion and instrumental demonstration and serves as a spring/summer prelude to July's hugely popular
Paul Brown Monday Night Jazz and the Greater Hartford Jazz Festival.

This is free and open to the public; we ask that you register for this 6-week series.

This six week series will be hosted at
The Artists Collective
1200 Albany Ave
Hartford, CT 06112